The Neuroscience of... Birth
Our new series, The Neuroscience of… explores how the brain orchestrates the critical events and behaviors of human life. In this article, we take a look at the numerous changes affecting a mother’s brain before and after birth, and then consider why so little research has been conducted on the brain during birth.
Cancer is an extremely complex group of diseases. As it progresses, tumors can evolve to comprise varied cell types with distinct morphological and genetic features. This diversity – or heterogeneity – is reflected at many levels. In this infographic, we explore the mechanisms causing intratumor heterogeneity and the clinical implications of cancer heterogeneity.
INTEGRA Introduces Its Portable 96 Channel Pipette at the Most Affordable Price
INTEGRA Biosciences has launched the MINI 96 portable electronic pipette, giving every lab access to significantly increased liquid handling productivity. This ultra-compact and portable system is the most affordable electronic 96 channel pipette on the market and available in four liquid volume ranges
PFAS Exposure May Affect Women's Breastfeeding Ability
Women with higher levels of the endocrine-disrupting chemicals per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their system may be 20% more likely to stop breastfeeding early, according to a new study.
Ancient DNA Rewrites Japanese History
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Japan and Ireland have discovered that modern day populations in Japan have a tripartite genetic origin, rather dual genomic ancestry as previously thought. The study is published in Science Advances.
Bone Tools Indicate Clothing Production in Morocco 120,000 to 90,000 Years Ago
A new study details more than 60 tools made of bone and one tool made from the tooth of a cetacean. These finds, first unearthed from Contrebandiers Cave, Morocco in 2011, are highly suggestive proxy evidence for the earliest clothing in the archaeological record and attest to the pan-African emergence of complex culture and specialized tool manufacture.
Why We Need To Investigate Menstrual Changes After COVID-19 Vaccination
Technology Networks interviewed Dr. Victoria Male to learn more about the plausible link between COVID-19 vaccines and menstrual cycles, and what kind of research she would like to see in this space. Male also discussed why a lack of conversation surrounding menstruation may lead individuals to conceal information in this context.
Will UK Public Approval of Whole Genome Sequencing for Newborn Screenings Lead to National Rollout?
There are still a number of critical questions that need to be answered before WGS becomes a staple of neonatal care in the NHS. What are its benefits? What are the costs involved? What potential ethical issues does it incur?
Memories of Cancer: What the Extracellular Matrix Can Tell Us About Cancer and How To Combat It
Chronic inflammation has long been linked to cancer, especially the most lethal and untreatable types. But the details of this mysterious relationship have also long defied scientific elucidation – until now.
Flow Cytometry Capabilities Guide
Flow cytometry enables the simultaneous analysis of multiple proteins, gene expression, and cell functions from an individual cell. This technology makes it possible to obtain a statistically relevant amount of data.
De-Risking Cell Culture: Getting Canny With Contamination
Download this guide to learn how to achieve effective aseptic technique, identify microbial infections and develop essential contingency plans.
Gut Feeling: How the Gut–Brain Axis Affects Our Mood
Download this listicle to learn more about correlations between the gut–brain axis and personality, how life events impact the gut microbiota and stress response, pain from the gut and in the gut, the microbiota and the immune system.
Five Innovations in Cell-Based Therapy
Download this listicle to learn about recent advances in cell-based therapies including off-the-shelf chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, engineered T-cell receptor therapy and mesenchymal stem cell therapies.
Fundamentals of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Definition, Importance and Methods
Download this listicle to discover answers to key questions such as: can therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) be used for all drugs? Which drugs are currently monitored using TDM approaches? What analytical methods are used for TDM?