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Celebrating Brain Awareness Week with DNALC’s 3D Brain – revolutionizing education in the classroom and the doctor’s office

This week we again welcome guest blogger Amy Nisselle, Ph.D. – Multimedia & Evaluation Manager for the DNA Learning Center. Today marks the end of Brain Awareness Week, a global campaign to increase awareness about the benefits of brain research. … Continue reading

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The Single Cell Analysis course – at the cutting edge of science

  In June I had the chance to sit down and talk with Professors Jim Eberwine (University of Pennsylvania) and Cynthia McMurray (University of California, Berkeley/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) about the Single Cell Analysis course they co-direct, held here at … Continue reading

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STEM matters to CSHL and NYC Schools

Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott visits students at the Spring Break DNA Science Camp Share Lab Dish:

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Students are not short on ideas at the Graduate Student Symposium

Kristen Delevich and John Sheppard, students in the Ph.D. program at the Watson School of Biological Sciences (WSBS), give us the lowdown on several hot research projects now ongoing at the Laboratory, details of which were presented by their colleagues … Continue reading

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Visiting undergraduates at CSHL: the 2012 class of URPs explores neuroscience, bioinformatics and cancer biology

by Mike Schatz and Anne Churchland** Each summer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory hosts 25 visiting undergraduates, affectionately known as “URPs,” after the historic program in which they participate.  The Undergraduate Research Program began in 1959, and provides a unique opportunity … Continue reading

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High School Science Clubs: The kids are all right

I recently had the chance to ask twenty 9th and 10th graders at Flushing International High School why they participate in an after-school science club. “Is it because you want to be scientists when you grow up?” I asked. The … Continue reading

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CSHL research takes center stage at the Secret Science Club

Like most scientists, HHMI-GBMF Investigator and CSHL Professor Rob Martienssen is used to giving lectures in darkened, cavernous auditoriums with plush seating where the audience holds its applause until after his talk. So it was quite the surprise when he … Continue reading

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Your chances of inheriting a disease-causing gene? There’s an app for that.

The app makers at CSHL’s DNA Learning Center (DNALC) are at it again. Two years after launching The 3-D Brain, a highly-ranked interactive app for iPhones and iPads, the DNALC team has just released Gene Screen, a cool tool for … Continue reading

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Caught on camera! CSHL’s Partners for the Future dabble in cutting-edge science

MyLITV.com, a program on Verizon’s FiOS1 channel, was recently on campus to follow two high school seniors as they went about their daily routine in their respective CSHL labs. The students are part of CSHL’s prestigious, 20-year old Partners for … Continue reading

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