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Molly Campbell

Senior Science Writer

In the editorial team Molly reports on a broad range of scientific topics, covering the latest breaking news and writing long-form pieces for The Scientific Observer. She is a fervent believer that science – and science communications – should be accessible to everyone. In 2020, she created the Teach Me in 10 video series, where weekly guests discuss and teach a scientific concept in less than 10 minutes. Prior to joining Technology Networks in 2019, Molly worked as a clinical research associate in the NHS and as a freelance science writer. She has a first-class honors degree in neuroscience from the University of Leeds and received a Partnership Award for her efforts in science communication.

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Two women cycling.

Exercising Warps Our Perception of Time

A new study, published in Brain and Behavior has experimentally demonstrated that exercise impacts our perception of time.
A soft, flexible band.

A Protein’s Stiffness Determines How Easily It Enters the Nucleus

“Unanticipated” findings from a new Nature Physics study show that the mechanical stability of a protein determines how easily and how quickly it can enter the nucleus.
The inside of a cell, featuring A4Cell's microchip.
Industry Insight

Monitor What’s Happening Inside Your Cells in Real Time

At ELRIG’s Research and Innovation 2024 event, Technology Networks spoke with A4Cell to learn about its SPAchip® technology, which consists of intracellular silicon microchips that monitor cellular pathways in real time.

Psilocybin Looking “Rather Good” as an Anti-Depressant, Trial Data Shows

A meta-analysis of trials testing psilocybin-based treatments for depression has "encouraging" results. Here, we speak with the co-author of the study to learn more about how it was conducted, the key findings and implications for clinical implementation of psychedelic-based treatments.
Blood bags.

Gut Bacteria Enzyme Converts Blood to Universally Compatible Blood Group

The findings from a new research study published in Nature could help boost blood transfusion stocks by offering a novel way to convert blood cells from one group to another.
A bright image depicting neuronal connections.

BARSeq Reveals the Brain Is Like a Pointillism Painting

BARseq, a high-throughput sequencing method, allows scientists to read and localize RNA barcodes in situ. In a new Nature study, researchers from the Allen Institute for Brain Science applied BARseq to explore how peripheral inputs shape the cellular composition of cortical neurons.
Sweetener being added to a beverage.

Common Sweetener Neotame Damages Gut Cells

The common sweetener neotame damages in vitro gut cells at concentrations replicating the acceptable daily intake. That's the finding from a new Anglia Ruskin University study, published in Frontiers in Nutrition.
Artificial intelligence.
Industry Insight

Using Explainable AI To Ensure Drug Discovery Safety

While in vitro tests and animal models can give some indication of potential drug safety issues, they do not always translate well to humans. Ignota Labs is tackling this challenge.
Schematic representation of SemaCyte microcarriers including optical barcodes.
Industry Insight

Tackling Unmet Drug Screening Needs

In this interview, Jeroen Verheyen tells us about Semarion, its SemaCyte technology and how it can help to address unmet drug screening needs.
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Probing the Inner World of Cells Provides Unexpected Boost to Prime Editing

While probing the inner workings of cells, Dr. Britt Adamson, assistant professor of molecular biology at Princeton University, and colleagues discovered a way to boost the efficiency of prime editing.