Opinionated Science Episode 35: Mighty Microbes Battle Cancer and Protect the Environment
In this episode, the Technology Networks team review a pair of studies showing off the power of microbes. In one, they act as a conduit in an unlikely potential health benefit for a high-salt diet. In the other, they are revealed to play an important role in the breakdown of plastic in the environment.
Opinionated Science Episode 34: Genetics of Endometriosis, the Birthing Brain and Cancer Vaccines
In this episode, the Technology Networks team reviews world-leading research into the mechanisms behind endometriosis, a condition that affects up to 10% of women of reproductive age, but often takes a decade to diagnose. There's also a peek into mom's brain during birth and a new cancer vaccine that harnesses similar technology used to create the Oxford–AstraZeneva COVID-19 vaccine.
The Brain’s “Blue Spot” May Help Identify Alzheimer’s Earlier
The locus coeruleus (LC) is a minuscule region of the brain that plays an outsized role in how our central nervous system functions. A new study suggests changes in the LC might provide a novel way of indicating the early spread of Alzheimer’s disease through the brain.
Plant Compound Helps Virus-Infected Honey Bees Find Their Way Home
A plant-derived compound helps bees beset by a colony-ravaging virus overcome the cognitive effects of infection and navigate their way home, suggests a new study.
New Screening Device Shows Promise in Detecting Lazy Eye
According to a study, a handheld screening device that detects subtle misalignment of the eyes can accurately identify children with amblyopia (lazy eye).
Alzheimer's Patients Show Cognitive Benefits From Anti-Seizure Medication
According to a study, an inexpensive anti-seizure medication markedly improves learning, memory and other cognitive functions in Alzheimer’s patients who have epileptic activity in their brains.
Electron Microscopy Techniques, Strengths, Limitations and Applications
Electron microscopy has harnessed the power of physics to allow us to see beyond the limits imposed by visible light. In this article, we explore how electron microscopy works, some of the common techniques and applications and ways the field continues to push the boundaries.
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.
Scientific Storytelling: It's All About Context
In this interview, Dr. Yotam Ophir discusses the different types of narratives that exist around science, their impact and why retractions should be interpreted as a positive step in scientific progress.
An Introduction to the Light Microscope, Light Microscopy Techniques and Applications
Today, light microscopy is a core technique in many areas of science and technology. In this article, we explore the basic working principle of light microscopy and discuss some more advanced forms of light microscopy that are commonly used today, comparing their strengths and weaknesses for different applications.
Privacy in the Brain: The Ethics of Neurotechnology
The rise of neurotechnology promises huge advances for people with motor disabilities. But with pioneers of brain implant devices looking to one day roll them out to the wider population, how can we prepare for the moral minefield such technology could become?
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.
How To Implement a LIMS Successfully
Download this guide to learn about designing and building the LIMS IT platform, interfacing core analytical instruments, training the LIMS project team and LIMS implementation do's and don'ts.
How To Study the Degenerating Brain
Download this listicle to discover more about some of the main techniques deployed to study the degenerating brain.
Data Integrity in Research: What Does It Mean and How Do We Achieve It?
Download this listicle to learn about the importance of data integrity in research, data integrity in the digital age and improving data integrity.