Using Light to Fight Pain

The field of optogenetics involves using light to control cells in living tissue such as neurons. Lately, scientists within this field have been working to modify the DNA of neurons so that they either send sig...

The Pain of Social Distress

Almost everyone has been in a stressful social situation‒ tripping in the quad, running into a new friend and immediately forgetting their name, getting called on in class when you don’t know the answer, or eve...

Advancements in Wound Repair

Before recent technological developments, the standard care for wounds resulted in substantial scarring and discomfort. However, a new approach that is preventative of permanent scarring is now available. In a ...