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Shweta Karikehalli

Shweta Karikehalli is an environmental and science journalist based in New York City. Prior to joining _Spectrum_, Shweta was an editorial fellow at _Audubon_ magazine and worked for the _Daily Orange_, Syracuse University’s award-winning independent newspaper, as a copy editor and reporter. She has an M.A. in magazine, newspaper and online journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a B.S. in conservation biology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

May 2019

‘Zombie’ pig brains fire hours after death

by  /  31 May 2019

A new method restores blood flow and some functions in pig brains four hours after the animals have died.


New method creates complex, long-lived brain ‘organoids’

by  /  10 May 2019

A new method for growing brain organoids allows them to survive for up to a year — more than four times as long as is possible with other methods.

April 2019
Installers working on massive MRI machine install

Mighty magnet promises to render human brain in intricate detail

by  /  26 April 2019

A new magnetic resonance imaging machine has the power to reveal the brain’s structure and activity at unprecedented resolution.

March 2019
Microscope image of microbes.

Genome catalog bolsters global microbiome research

by  /  22 March 2019

The largest-yet attempt to characterize the global diversity of the human microbiome — the population of microbes that live in our bodies — has found 4,930 species, 77 percent of which were previously unknown.