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Charlie Wood

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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

As genetic sequencing becomes more affordable and the number of families seeking answers grow, neuroscientists make a discovery that could lead to treatments.
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Take a look inside the anatomy of a spiral ganglion neuron.
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Researchers grew this embryoid body from mouse stem cells in about a week.
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Getting to the right place so the brain can work properly is the ultimate challenge for any neuron, but motor neurons have it especially tough.
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These proteins are representative of the boundary between the nervous system and the outside world.
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Welcome to the crossroads of the optic nerves.
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The junction between the cortex and the brainstem highlights the center of our emotions.
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Glycinergic neurons stops your muscles from making too many moves.
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Training your non-dominant hand can improve your motor control, but you shouldn't expect an IQ boost.
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Advances in imaging technology allow scientists to look at the wiring that helps us understand our surroundings.
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Named after an iconic video game character, this protein shows nerves how to get to the right place.
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Curses, swears, and cussing are treated in a different way in our brains than our more proper and acceptable speech.
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