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.
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.
MDMA for Traumatic Brain Injury To Be Studied in $1.5 Million Partnership
A new partnership between MAPS Public Benefit Corp (PBC) and Wesana Health will see $1.5 million contributed towards investigation into the therapeutic potential of the psychedelic compound MDMA in treating traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Films Can Synchronize Viewers’ Heartbeats, Even If They Don’t Watch Together
When people watch a film or listen to a recording, strange things happen to their physiology. Scientists have noted that such social activities –or even having a conversation with another person – can induce synchronization between participants’ brain activity and heart rate. Now, a new study suggests that we can experience synchronization together, even when we observe something alone.
Improvements in Optical Tissue Clearing Help Clinicians To Diagnose Cancer
The ability to visualize cancerous tumors and metastatic tissue in three dimensions helps clinicians diagnose the precise type and stage of cancer. Now researchers have developed specialized hydrogels designed to rapidly remove fats from tissues, which are a factor in tissue opacification.
Why Does Protein Production Slow in This Peripheral Nerve Disease?
A team has figured out why protein production slows down in the nerve cells of people suffering from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. This discovery could lead to a new therapeutic approach.
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?
Older Age Care: Could Less Be More?
The aging populations of many Western countries mean that promoting better older age care is paramount. Psychologists have long advocated the importance of perceived control (PC) in both physical and mental welfare, but what policies do older age care homes implement to bolster the PC of their residents?
How Can Psychedelics Be Used To Treat Addiction?
Psychedelics are being explored for a myriad of neurological and psychiatric conditions. Recently, Technology Networks spoke with Professor David Nutt and Anthony Tennyson from Awakn Life Sciences, a Toronto-based company who focus on the use of psychedelics to treat addiction.
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.
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.