Making the 'Human-Body Internet' More EffectiveNews
As electronics become smaller and faster, the adoption of "wearables", like smart watches, has increased. However, like regular computers, wearables are vulnerable to conventional hacking. What if we could use the human body itself to transfer and collect information? This area of research is known as human body communication (HBC).
The App Teaching Anorexics to Eat AgainNews
An approach to eating disorders that treat them as just that - disorders of eating, and not mental health disorders - has led to the development of an eating app that has shown a vastly improved rate of remission for anorexics over traditional therapy.Read more
Conversation Analysis Predicts Psychosis With 93% AccuracyNews
A machine-learning method discovered a hidden clue in people’s language predictive of the later emergence of psychosis — the frequent use of words associated with soundRead more
Using Third-party Apps to Analyze Personal Genetic DataNews
More and more consumers are using services like 23andMe to learn about their genetic blueprint. Included with most of these services is the ability for users to download their "raw" genetic data, which can be further analyzed using third-party apps. But little is known about how and why consumers are using these apps, or about a variety of potential risks associated with these apps, until now.Read more
Smartphone Addiction: A Myth in the Machine?News
A new study suggests that the surveys routinely used to understand how people use their smartphone are poorly related to actual smartphone use when measured with an app. Researchers say this means that existing evidence suggesting that screen time is “addictive” cannot be used to justify any change of policy.
The EPIC-XS Consortium Kicks OffArticle
The European Proteomics Infrastructure Consortium providing access (EPIC-XS), funded as part of the Horizon 2020 Work programme, held its kick-off meeting in Amsterdam on April 25-26 2019. In this article, we discuss the objectives and highlights of the meeting.Read more
Addressing Gender Bias – “It Is Time to End the Tradition in Science of All-Male Speaking Panels”Article
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Director of the National Institutes of Health, has recently directly addressed the issue of underrepresented groups in science: "Too often, women and members of other groups underrepresented in science are conspicuously missing in the marquee speaking slots at scientific meetings and other high-level conferences.”Read more
Data Visualization in Biopharma: Leveraging AI, VR and MR to Support Drug DiscoveryArticle
This article dwells upon the challenges presented by prevailing data visualization solutions for drug discovery and covers how enablers such as AI and VR have transformed the drug discovery data visualization market. It touches upon examples of existing solutions, new players and upcoming industry partnerships.Read more
The Evolution of Proteomics - Professor John YatesArticle
The final instalment of The Evolution of Proteomics series features an interview with Professor John Yates from the Department of Molecular Medicine at Scripps Research. The Yates laboratory is focused on developing strategies and tools in proteomics to answer basic biological questions.
The Give and Take Relationship of XL-MS and Cryo-EMArticle
Structural biology has recently observed the marrying of two remarkably complimentary techniques for the study of protein structure and interaction: cross-linking mass spectrometry (XL-MS) and the Nobel prize winning cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM).Read more
The Evolution of Proteomics - Dr Richard ScheltemaArticle
Richard Scheltema is an assistant professor at Utrecht University where he heads up the Scheltema laboratory within the wider context of the group of Albert Heck. The research group focuses on mass spectrometry (MS) based structural proteomics, for which they develop advanced liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) platforms and analysis software.Read more
International Conference on Cell and Structural biologyEvent
Jul 15 - Jul 16, 2019Toronto, Canada