Opinionated Science x Extraordinary Grace: Growing a Culture of Opportunity in STEM
In this episode of Opinionated Science, Lucy Lawrence is joined by Farzana Azam who heads up Ideation at SCIEX as part of the Strategy and Innovation team to discuss the power of building a culture of opportunity in STEM fields.
Opinionated Science Episode 48: From Culture Plate to Dinner Plate –The Lingering Promise of Lab-Based Meat
This latest episode is an audio version of a cover story from our online magazine, The Scientific Observer. In that article, writer Tanaaz Khan explores the “lingering” promise of lab-based meat, investigating whether this future food will deliver for the world’s rapidly growing population.
A Conversation on Immunity
Dr. Jenna Macciochi is a lecturer in immunology at the University of Sussex, where her research centers on understanding the role that nutrition and lifestyle play in human immunity. Technology Networks sat down with Dr. Macciochi to ask: how can we really stay well? What has immunological research taught us about the effects of modern lifestyle on our bodies and what are some of the latest breakthroughs in this field?
Ex-Rugby Players Face 15 Times Higher Risk of Motor Neuron Disease
A new study by researchers at the University of Glasgow has found that former Scottish international rugby union players have a higher risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia, Parkinson’s disease and motor neuron disease.
Better Brain Health in Midlife Linked to Omega-3 Levels
Scientists have discovered an association between brain structure, cognitive function and Omega-3 concentration in red blood cells. The study is published in the journal Neurology.
Why Do "Eukeka" Moments Occur in the Shower?
Being in the shower is the classic example. Your mind wanders. Then, all of the sudden, eureka! A new insight or creative breakthrough occurs. Researchers have investigated why a wandering mind sometimes comes up with creative solutions to a problem when a person is engaged in a “mindless” task.
New Theory Suggests Consciousness Is a Memory System
A researcher has developed a new theory of consciousness, explaining why it developed, what it is good for, which disorders affect it, and why dieting (and resisting other urges) is so difficult.
The Binomial Test
The Binomial test, sometimes referred to as the Binomial exact test, is a test used in sampling statistics to assess whether a proportion of a binary variable is equal to some hypothesized value. In this article, we explore the key features of this test and walk through an example test.
To Hallucinate or Not: The Big Questions Facing Psychedelics at FENS 2022
One sign that the tide around psychedelic science is changing is the decision by the organizers of the recent Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) conference, the largest such neuroscience event in Europe, to carve out a slot for this burgeoning area of research. Here's a summary of what went down.
CRISPR Screening: Studying Evolution in a Dish
CRISPR screening enables the rapid and unbiased identification of genes relevant to a specific biological pathway. In this article, we explore how researchers are using this cutting-edge tool to shape our understanding of biology and advance medicine.
Radically Rethinking Scientific Publication: The “Octopus” Model
Dr. Alexandra Freeman believes that the major problems associated with research culture in science can be traced back to one source: the current scientific publishing model. In this interview with Technology Networks, she explains why a novel approach, called Octopus, is a logical solution to these issues.
A Popular Theory About Depression Wasn’t "Debunked" by a New Review
A new paper that reviews the evidence around the serotonin “chemical imbalance” theory of depression has caused an online storm, with figures from across psychiatry commenting on the study’s merits and limitations. In this article, we take a look at what the paper has changed about our understanding of depression.
How To Build an Effective Protein Degrader
This guide highlights the four major stages of targeted protein degradation, the challenges at each step, and the questions you should ask yourself to ensure your final product will result in a complete protein degradation.
Fall in Love With Pipetting Again: Automated Liquid Handling
Download this guide to learn more about automated liquid handling solutions.
Spatial Transcriptomics: Understanding Gene Regulation in the Tissue Context
Download this listicle to explore spatial transcriptomics applications and key technologies including next-generation sequencing based-methods, In situ sequencing-based methods and In situ hybridization-based methods.
Recent Developments in Proteomics Research
Here, we take a closer look at some recent developments in the world of proteomics research.