Opinionated Science Episode 36: The Neuroscience of Creativity
In this episode of Opinionated Science, Senior Science Writer Ruairi J Mackenzie speaks with Dr. Rex Jung, an assistant professor in the department of neurosurgery and director of neuropsychological services at the University of New Mexico, about the neuroscience of creativity. Together, they investigate the research that has attempted to understand where creativity emerges in the brain and why it exists in the first place.
The World’s Smallest Water Treatment Plant Comes in a Packet
About 800,000,000 people worldwide don’t have reliable access to clean water. Using a technology first developed to reuse dirty laundry water, scientists have developed a water treatment plant the size of a teabag. Inside, a potent chemical triple-threat removes microbes, heavy metals, silt and dirt to produce clean, safe water one bucket at a time.
Protective Shield Against Microplastics Produced by Tap Water
Tap water produces a natural protective shield against harmful microplastics, which can help prevent household products such as plastic kettles from releasing them, according to new research.
Neurons Grow Synapses Using "Call-and-Response" Circuits
A team of scientists has found one way that neurons and astrocytes work together to form healthy connections called synapses.
Why Did Three Teenagers Develop Psychiatric Symptoms After COVID-19?
Suicidal thoughts, “paranoia-like fears,” delusions and “foggy brain” have been identified in three adolescents who had mild or asymptomatic COVID-19. Now, a new study into their immune responses identifies a potential mechanism by which these symptoms emerged.
The Neuroscience of... Creativity
Given the scale of human ingenuity, it has been no mean feat for science to define and study the neural basis of the creative process. In this article, the latest in our “The Neuroscience of…” series, we investigate the research that has attempted to understand where creativity emerges in the brain and why it exists in the first place.
The Role of Neuropilin-1 in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Dr. Maria Anastasina from the University of Helsinki and colleagues have been investigating the involvement of neuropilin-1 in SARS-CoV-2 cell entry and infectivity. Technology Networks had the pleasure of speaking with Anastasina to learn more about this work.
Gut Instinct Should Not Play a Part in Drug Repurposing
Technology Networks spoke to Ahmad Besaratinia, PhD, professor of Research Population and Public Health Sciences, Keck School of Medicine of USC to find out more about drug repurposing and the dangers that come with using a drug without fully assessing its potential for harm.
Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control for Biologic Development
Biomanufacturers are under immense pressure to expeditiously develop streamlined chemistry, manufacturing and control (CMC) strategies. This article explores CMC design challenges for small biopharmas and highlights factors that make a strong CMC strategy.
Organoid Culture Handbook
While methods for generating organoids are still evolving, presently they are providing exciting and more accurate systems that are advancing our understanding of basic organ biology and tissue regeneration.
How To Pipette Accurately
Download this guide to learn how to avoid instrument damage, volume inaccuracies and sample and reagent contamination.
Contamination Control During Biopharmaceutical Processing
Download this article to learn more about the strategies for reducing contamination.
Therapeutic Antibody Engineering: Past, Present and Future
Download this free listicle to learn more about the current scope and future prospects for therapeutic antibody engineering.