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BEACON Researchers at Work: The Evolution of Regeneration in the Deuterostomes

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Washington graduate student Shawn Luttrell. Regeneration has captured the interest and imagination of people for centuries. Popularized in myths, science fiction, and even horror movies, regeneration of missing … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: BEACON on the Beach

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by University of Washington graduate student Bryan Bartley. Like some kind of planktonic larva, I drifted through my formative years, until I finally settled in Seattle 14 years ago. Seattle belongs to … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: What’s a Genetic Algorithm?

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Matt Ryerkerk. A genetic algorithm is a method often used for optimization, or finding the best solution to a particular problem. When I first heard of genetic … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Electrical Life

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas at Austin graduate student Ben Liebeskind.  All life stores energy in the form of electrochemical gradients. These gradients drive nutrient uptake in bacteria, water uptake in plants, … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The Networked Brain

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas at Austin graduate student Sean Maguire. The Networked Brain The brain has long been viewed as being composed of isolated regions controlling specific functions. Modern neuroscience has … Continue reading

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