Cell Types Vulnerable in Multiple Sclerosis Are IdentifiedNews
Scientists have discovered that a specific brain cell known as a 'projection neuron' has a central role to play in the brain changes seen in multiple sclerosis (MS). The research shows that projection neurons are damaged by the body's own immune cells, and that this damage could underpin the brain shrinkage and cognitive changes associated with MSRead more
Discovering the Brain's Metronome NeuronsNews
By measuring the fast electrical spikes of individual neurons in the touch region of the brain, Brown University neuroscientists have discovered a new type of cell that keeps time so regularly that it may serve as the brain's long-hypothesized clock or metronome.
Facial Expression Analysis Tells Us Little About EmotionNews
Software that purportedly reads emotions in faces is being deployed or tested for a variety of purposes, including surveillance, hiring, clinical diagnosis, and market research. But a new scientific report finds that facial movements are an inexact gauge of a person's feelings, behaviors or intentions.
Novel Clinical Mass Spectrometry Applications: From Bench to BedsideArticle
Mass spectrometry (MS) was once primarily within the chemist’s domain for molecular structural characterization. MS is now growing in familiarity and popularity for a variety of clinical applications; from laboratory tests for analyte quantification, to diagnostic applications in infectious disease, inborn errors of metabolism, and cancer, including a foray into the surgeon’s suite.Read more
Uncovering the Secrets of the Breast Cancer EpigenomeArticle
The epigenome plays a crucial role in the development of breast cancer. This exciting and rapidly evolving area of research holds great promise for new interventions – from prevention through to personalized treatment.Read more
BNA Interview Series: Understanding Consciousness With Anil SethArticle
At the British Neuroscience Association (BNA)’s Festival of Neuroscience in April 2019, we were lucky enough to sit down with some influential neuroscientists to discuss their work. We’ve assembled these transcripts into our BNA Interview Series. Here we interview the University of Sussex's Anil Seth, whose research explores the mysteries of consciousness.Read more
It’s in the Water: Antimicrobial Contamination and the EnvironmentArticle
It is hard to imagine a world without antimicrobials. Unfortunately, the lifecycle of an antimicrobial does not end with the human or animal to which it was administered, posing challenges for their removal from the environment.Read more
International Congress on Advanced Materials Sciences and Engineering 2019Event
Jul 22 - Jul 24, 2019Osaka, Japan