Astrocytes Play an Important Role in Maintaining Slow Wave SleepNews
Data presented by researchers from GliaLab at the Letten Centre at the University of Oslo lends further support to the idea that astrocytes are important for uninterrupted slow wave sleep and brain rhythms that are essential for learning and memory, through mechanisms involving intracellular calcium signals.Read more
Vitamin D Supplements Can't Protect Against DepressionNews
Vitamin D supplementation does not protect against depression in middle-age or older adulthood, according to results from one of the largest ever studies of its kind. This study answers a longstanding question that has likely encouraged some people to take the vitamin.Read more
Prostheses Could One Day Be Wirelessly Controlled by Our ThoughtsNews
A team of electrical engineers and neuroscientists have shown how it would be possible to create a wireless device, capable of gathering and transmitting accurate neural signals, allowing for wireless control of prostheses.Read more
Enzyme Has Newly-Discovered Potential To Clear Huntington's ProteinNews
Scientists have identified an enzyme that could play a central role in developing a new route of treatment for Huntington's disease.Read more
Top Tips for Selecting a Custom Manufacturing PartnerArticle
With life science industries facing increased competition, global regulatory demands, and pressure to shorten time to market, outsourcing part – or all – manufacturing is becoming increasingly prevalent. But what should be considered in choosing such a custom or contract manufacturing partner?Read more
The Markram Interviews Part Three: The Blue Brain ProjectArticle
In the final part of our exclusive interview series with Blue Brain Project Founder and Director Professor Henry Markram, we discuss the goals that he has strived towards over the last 15 years – simulating the mouse, and eventually human, brain. We discuss the Blue Brain Project’s achievements and setbacks and Markram explains what he feels are the Project’s most surprising findings. Finally, we look towards the future – when will we have simulated the human brain?
The Markram Interviews Part Two: Simulations and Experiments – How Can They Work Together?Article
In the second of our exclusive three-part interview series with Blue Brain Project Founder and Director Professor Henry Markram, we discuss how brain simulations can benefit neuroscience.
Green Spaces Are Vital to Combating Social Isolation and Mental IllnessArticle
Green spaces are a vital benefit to our mental health that can mitigate some of the difficulties of social isolation, reaffirmed research presented last week at FENS Virtual Forum of Neuroscience.
Simulating the Brain: The Markram InterviewsArticle
The EPFL Blue Brain Project (BBP) is a Swiss National Research Infrastructure project which has spent the last 15 years trying to advance the cause of simulation neuroscience. Through successes and headwinds, the BBP has been led since inception by Professor Henry Markram. Read all three parts of our exclusive interview series with Markram now.Read more
Scholars International Conference on Frontiers in Chemistry and Drug DiscoveryEvent
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