Melina Hale explains how her research of zebrafish is helping to advance brain research

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Melina Hale of the University of Chicago is studying neuronal circuits in zebrafish that generate startle responses. Because little is known about how circuits operate in any organism and because startle responses are controlled by relatively simple circuits, an improved understanding of the circuitry of the zebrafish's startle responses is expected to help lay the groundwork for research on more complicated circuits.

Clifton Ragsdale reveals why octopuses are such successful predators

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Clifton Ragsdale of the University of Chicago is researching the nervous system of the octopus, which is a successful predator partly because it has excellent eyesight--the best of any invertebrate. The octopus's excellent eyesight enables it to visually zero in and focus on prey.

Assembling Contractile Actomyosin Bundles

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Assembling Contractile Actomyosin Bundles by Margaret Gardel, University of Chicago, USA
Soft Active Materials
May 18, 2009 – May 21, 2009
Syracuse University, New York

Rick Stevens on "HPC and Genomics: Overview of the Issues"

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Rick Stevens of Argonne National Laboratory presents an overview of the issues to be covered during the JGI/Argonne HPC Workshop on January 25, 2010.