Issue 3

Fall 2018


Becoming A Scientist

Carlos Rico

It took two years to get his sample, and three more to master his method. But by the end of his graduate training, Carlos Rico had nailed it: a new system to pinpoint candidate drugs.


Life, illuminated

Despite decades of study, we know surprisingly little about why neurons fail and memories fade. One researcher is finding clues where few others have looked—in the brain’s blood chemistry.