Opinionated Science Episode 32: Debunking the "Hygiene Hypothesis" and Psychedelic Brain Changes
On this episode, the team take a look at a new study that suggests people's interpretation of the "Hygiene Hypothesis" - that early exposure to some microorganisms protects against allergic disease - might be in need of a cleanup. They also detail some findings on the psychedelic drug psilocybin and its effects on the connections of the mammalian brain. Not to be missed!
How Do Newborn Mammals Dream About the World Before Opening Their Eyes?
A new Yale study suggests that, in a sense, mammals dream about the world they are about to experience before they are even born.
Clever Cockatoos Learn From Each Other
Scientists have shown that cockatoos learn novel behaviors, like lifting garbage bin lids to gather food, through social learning.
Magnetic Device Shrinks Tumor in Glioblastoma Patient
A case study has allowed the testing and verification of the potential effectiveness of the first noninvasive therapy for glioblastoma in the world.
Another Psychedelic and Its Potential Psychiatric Promise
Despite the excitement about adding psychedelic substances to psychiatrists’ toolkits, one of the most potent psychedelic compounds available, DMT (N,N-dimethyltryptamine), has received very little attention from clinicians until recently. This article discusses the science of DMT and explores its potential as a therapeutic.
Teach Me in 10 Hub Page
At Technology Networks we understand the importance of time. That's why we've launched Teach Me in 10 a video series that challenges scientists to present and summarize their research area, a scientific concept, or technology in ten minutes or less.
What Have We Learned From the Neanderthals Lately?
The result of our ancestors reproducing with Neanderthals is that we present-day humans possess archaic genetic mutations from the extinct species. Through genetic analyses, scientists can infer how mutations from the Neanderthals impact the phenotypes of present-day humans. What have we learned from recent research?
Best Practices for Returning to the Lab
Download this free how to guide to learn more about the tips and best practices for returning to the lab after an unexpected shutdown.
Download this guide to discover how to select the most appropriate labelling and detection strategy for your research as well as mounting media options and a variety of accessory reagents.
Advances in Cell Microscopy
Since the earliest microscopy efforts in the 1600s, cell imaging has significantly modernized and become a ubiquitous tool in cell biology laboratories. Here, we cover five key advances in cell microscopy to help you understand how the field is progressing.
Examining the Reproducibility Crisis
Download this listicle to learn about the importance of reproducibility, why problems in reproducibility persist and steps you can take to improve reproducibility.