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Charlie Wood

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Charlie Wood is a science writer with a degree in physics from Brown University. In previous lives he taught physics in Mozambique and English in Japan, but these days he writes for The Christian Science Monitor and freelances from his home in New York.

Articles by Charlie Wood

A network of supporting cells, called oligodendrocytes, acts as electricians of the brain.
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This imaging technique leads neuroscientists to new insights.
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Fish eyes’ stored stem cells could give clues to develop potential therapies for an injured mammalian eye.
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Every step you take, every move you make, motor neurons play a role.
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With more than half of its tiny brain devoted to sight, the fruit fly is a favorite animal model for scientists studying the visual system.
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These bundles form the information cables of your entire nervous system.
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Take a closer look at the layers that make a strong core.
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This furrowed structure helps you execute every move you make.
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Even great visions require support.
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One of the most common types of nerve cell has been hiding secret abilities.
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The blood-brain barrier once stopped medication from reaching the brain. Researchers have found their way through.
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To form the billions of connections in your brain, your neurons need to find their way.
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