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Charlie Wood

  • Science Writer

Charlie Wood is a science writer with a bachelor’s degree in physics from Brown University and a master’s degree in science journalism from New York University. In previous lives he taught physics in Mozambique and English in Japan, but these days he freelances from his home in New York.

Articles by Charlie Wood

Optic vesicles grow into an empty pathway where the brain lays wiring that becomes the optic nerve.
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From cell metabolism to electrical signaling, the multitasking mineral does it all.
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Many of the retina’s cells act as supporting characters to the neuron chains responsible for handling visual information.
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This protein helps fortify cellular might.
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We all have a blind spot.
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Neuroscientists are exploring the potential of stem cell treatments for Alzheimer’s disease in mice models.
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Why pain from stubbing your toe comes in waves from sharp to dull.
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You’re trying to feel your tongue now, aren’t you? Let the trigeminal ganglion do what it does.
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Sorting through past experiences to help make our best choices possible.
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A battle for the prize of the last connection standing.
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These dorsal root ganglion cells respond to temperature to help us quickly calculate our next move.
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The nerve fibers sensing touch, pain, and heat bundle together before entering the spinal cord.
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