Rat Study Suggests "Good Bacteria" Could Relieve Autism-like Symptoms in PregnancyNews
Giving beneficial bacteria to stressed mothers during the equivalent of the third trimester of pregnancy prevents an autism-like disorder in their offspring, according to a new animal study by University of Colorado Boulder researchers.
Marine Molecules With Therapeutic Potential Against Alzheimer's DiseaseNews
A study has discovered two potential candidates to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The two marine molecules, meridianine and lignarenone B, can alter the activity of GSK3B activity, a protein linked to several neurodegenerative diseases.Read more
New Evidence for a Blood-based Biomarker for Alzheimer's DiseaseNews
A potential blood-based biomarker for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases seems even more promising thanks to new research from a Massachusetts General Hospital-led study.Read more
Structure of Unique Optogenetic Tool Obtained for the First TimeNews
An international research team has for the first time obtained the structure of the light-sensitive sodium-pumping KR2 protein in its active state.Read more
Measuring Our Brains' State of Mind Using State-of-the-Art TechnologyArticle
Ever wonder what happens in your brain to make the switch between exhaustion and over-caffeination after a few cups of coffee? New research has teased out information about "brain states" and how changes in our neurons' activity and synchronization drive these switches in our brain and behavior.Read more
Parachutes to PPE: Providing Safety Equipment During COVID-19Article
Adventure sports materials provider NOVA has spent decades making safety equipment. But the recent COVID-19 pandemic has seen the Austrian company repurpose their products to fight viruses rather than prevent skydiving accidents.
Is Research Quality Being Compromised During the COVID-19 Pandemic?Article
It is an extraordinary time, but it is not an excuse for lowering scientific standards, argue Professor Jonathan Kimmelman, McGill University, and Professor Alex John London, Carnegie Mellon University, in a Policy Forum published in the journal Science . Technology Networks spoke with Kimmelman in a recent interview to gain his insights on research exceptionalism.Read more
Exploring the Coronavirus Pandemic: Why Is Testing So Important?Article
In a recent interview with Technology Networks, Marcus Walker and Matthew Donora from Open Cell, a startup lab facility in London that has created testing labs inside shipping containers, explained in greater detail exactly why testing is so important to combating a pandemic.Read more