Ever wonder why so many meetings are so unproductive? Chances are good an uninvited guest has been riding shotgun. Turns out this unseen hitchhiker loves to sabotage your well-organized, well-intentioned workplace gatherings.
The sense of smell is extremely important in everyday life. It can, for example, warn us of danger or alert us to the presence of food. Thanks to researchers like Dr. Linda Buck, scientists can now better learn how smell works. “Through the sense of smell, humans and other mammals can detect a vast array of chemicals in the environment,” she said.
You don’t need to be a gym rat to know that muscle matters; without it, we wither toward our own personal finish line. “Declining muscle function is a significant contributor to deficiencies in health and a powerful predictor of mortality,” said Dr. Amy Wagers.
Could you convince an investor to back a biomedical technology that you invented or designed? Could you make the pitch in 10 minutes or less? For 16 teams of NIH-funded scientists and engineers, transforming scientific savvy into business-oriented value propositions and investment strategies was the challenge each met recently at the end of their intensive 6-month commercialization boot camp.
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Adult Caenorhabditis elegans, 5 days old. C. elegans has become one of the most studied organisms on the planet. Researchers have determined that C. elegans has exactly 959 cells, 302 of which are neurons.