Caitlin Kirkwood

  • Freelance Writer

Caitlin Kirkwood is freelance science writer and PhD candidate in neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh.  Her translational research focuses on molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer disease and psychosis. In addition to contributing to BrainFacts.org, she has written for Scientific American and Being Human.

Articles by Caitlin Kirkwood

The United States bets big on the brain by funding new tools and technologies to study the nervous system.
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Research into how myelin insulates nerves is shedding light on diseases like multiple sclerosis.
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Peering into the brains of people as they sing, brainstorm, and play is guiding neuroscientists to new insights into the neural underpinnings of creativity.
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Efforts to uncover nature's way of initiating labor led to the basic science discovery of a brain chemical that is involved in a host of social behaviors.
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Researchers are studying what happens in the brains of people and other animals when laughing to gain deeper insight into human behavior and its evolution.
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