The Value of Investing in Sex- and Gender-Based Alzheimer’s Disease Research
Women’s Health Access Matters recently released The WHAM Report, outlining new research conducted by the RAND Corporation to study the impact of accelerating sex- and gender-based AD, heart and autoimmune research on women, their families and the economy. To learn more about the report, the recently released AD findings and their significance, we spoke to Carolee Lee, founder and CEO of WHAM.
A “Living Pharmacy” That Can Shift the Body’s Circadian Clock
Many of us are familiar with the undesirable physical and mental effects of a disrupted sleep/wake cycle caused by traveling across multiple time zones or working irregular hours. A collaborative project designed to address these issues is working to develop a “living pharmacy” – a personalized, wireless and fully implantable device that can control the body’s circadian clock.
Earworm Songs Help Boost Our Long Term Memory
New research from UC Davis suggests these experiences are more than a passing nuisance -- they play an important role in helping memories form, not only for the song, but also related life events like hanging out with friends, or watching other people hang with their friends on the '90s television show, Friends.
"Complementary Cognition" Theory Suggests Adaptive Role for Dyslexia
New research proposes a new theory of human cognitive evolution entitled ‘Complementary Cognition’ which suggests that in adapting to dramatic environmental and climactic variabilities our ancestors evolved to specialise in different, but complementary, ways of thinking.
Kids "Recycle" Brain Regions To Learn New Skills
Scientists have studied the brain activity of school-aged children and found that regions that activated upon seeing limbs subsequently activated upon seeing faces or words when the children grew older.
Gut Microbiome Changes Identified After Spinal Cord Injury
A pilot study led by Professor Phillip Popovich has placed focus on how traumatic SCI might impact the gut microbiome – the population of microbes inhabiting the digestive tract. We spoke to study author Ahmed Zayed to find out more.
The Physicality of Consciousness and Self
The desire to understand consciousness is a human need. For some of us, this need presents as a fleeting sense of curiosity every now and then, often becoming buried under the preoccupations of daily life. For others, pursuing this need can become our life's purpose. This is the case for British visual artist Susan Aldworth.
What Is cfDNA?
The advancement of liquid biopsies in the clinic have made these processes invaluable in the search for disease biomarkers in a minimally invasive manner. While a wide variety of biomolecules can be isolated from bodily fluids, free-floating nucleic acids are particularly useful when it comes to the detection of clinically relevant biomarkers in blood. In this article, we will define what circulating free DNA are and how these biomarkers are analyzed in the clinic.
LC-MS – What Is LC-MS, LC-MS Analysis and LC-MS/MS
Coupling liquid chromatography (LC) with mass spectrometry (MS) has provided scientists with a powerful tool to meet stringent analytical demands and their versatility and efficiency means LC-MS instruments have become desirable in many laboratories. In this article, we consider how LC-MS works, what it tells us and highlight some of the technique's strengths and weaknesses.
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.
Caring for Your Confocal Microscope
Download this guide to gain insight into the key aspects of caring for your confocal microscope.
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.