Todd Kuiken

Oct. 03, 2014

Community Labs Practice Do-It-Yourself Biology

In DIY biology labs across the country, citizen scientists take the tools of synthetic biology into their own hands.

diy, do it yourself, laboratories, community lab, genspace, biocurious, bugss, biology, hacker

Feb. 13, 2009

Prosthetic Limb Advance

A new surgical technique improves amputees' control of prosthetic arms.

arm, prosthetic limb, rehabilitiation

Nov. 30, 2007

Re-Wiring the Sense of Touch

Doctors have rewired the nerves of two amputees to restore the sensation of touch in a missing hand. The researchers hope the work will lead to better prosthetic devices.

prosthetic, brain, nervous system, amputees

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Tar Noir: Paleoforensics at the La Brea Tar Pits

\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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