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Ruairi J Mackenzie

Technology Networks


RJ is a freelance science writer based in Glasgow. He covers biological and biomedical science, with a focus on the complexities and curiosities of the brain and emerging AI technologies. RJ was a science writer at Technology Networks for six years, where he also worked on the site’s SEO and editorial AI strategies. He created the site’s podcast, Opinionated Science, in 2020. RJ has a Master’s degree in Clinical Neurosciences from the University of Cambridge.


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Lottery-Loving Rats Reveal How the Brain Handles Uncertainty

Now, a new study details an ingenious task that explores how rats weigh up complex economic decisions.
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How Poop Transplants Battle Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria

In hospital settings, multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) are a major threat to patient safety. A new study has taken a different approach to eradicating MDROs. They’ve developed a method that fights microbes with other microbes.
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Fly Study Reveals Neurons That Assist a Discerning Sense of Smell

A well-trained nose can sniff out the smallest details in a scent. A new study examining the nose of a species less focused on luxury – the fruit fly – may explain this phenomenon.
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Prenatal Fentanyl Abuse May Have Caused a New Syndrome in Babies

A new syndrome of birth defects, apparently caused by fentanyl abuse, has been identified at a Delaware hospital.

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AI and the Lab of the Future

In this infographic, we explore some of the potential AI holds for the future of laboratory research.
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The Pulse: Psychedelic News From Technology Networks Issue 7

Hello and welcome to the Pulse, the monthly psychedelics industry roundup from Technology Networks and Analytical Cannabis. Here, we’ll highlight some of the most significant psychedelic industry news from the past month, including important announcements, pre-clinical work and the latest from groundbreaking psychedelic clinical trials.
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Pain-Busting Ballads: Researchers Identify Music That Best Soothes Pain

Your favorite music might be good for more than a workout soundtrack or late-night listening session, suggests a new study. The research suggests that individuals’ most-loved music could reduce feelings of pain compared to relaxing stock music.
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Diabetes Can Age the Eye by 30 Years, Finds Protein Study

A team of scientists at Stanford University has taken a look inside the human eye with a new level of detail by using cutting-edge molecular analysis.
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"Missing Law of Nature" Proposes How Stars and Minerals “Evolve” Over Time

An interdisciplinary study, drawing on expertise from fields including philosophy of science, astrobiology, data science, mineralogy and theoretical physics, has identified a previously overlooked aspect of Darwin’s theory of evolution.
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Exercise Benefits Mental Health Like Antidepressants – But Can Participants Keep It Up?

A study conducted at Vrije University, Amsterdam, has compared the effects of antidepressants and running on individuals experiencing anxiety and depression.
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