In Science, a team led by Brown Institute for Brain Science faculty member Alexander Jaworski reports the discovery of a protein that guides neurons as they extend axons across the spinal cord midline. The finding could help unravel the complexity of how neural connections form and help understand diseases that result from errant brain wiring.
For many, summer is a time to escape. For rising senior Sarah Grosser of Babylon, N.Y., that has often meant relaxing with work in a greenhouse. But this is a summer when the neuroscience concentrator decided that instead of taking a little bit of a break, she would double down on her research and thesis work.