Your Successful Grant-Writing Journey
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The Neuroscience of... Creativity
Given the scale of human ingenuity, it has been no mean feat for science to define and study the neural basis of the creative process. In this article, the latest in our “The Neuroscience of…” series, we investigate the research that has attempted to understand where creativity emerges in the brain and why it exists in the first place.
The Brain’s “Blue Spot” May Help Identify Alzheimer’s Earlier
The locus coeruleus (LC) is a minuscule region of the brain that plays an outsized role in how our central nervous system functions. A new study suggests changes in the LC might provide a novel way of indicating the early spread of Alzheimer’s disease through the brain.
Pacemaker-Like Personalized Brain Stimulation Relieves Patient’s Chronic Depression
Researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have revealed results suggesting that personalized deep brain stimulation (DBS) can produce a sustained antidepressant effect by targeting a brain circuit linked to low mood.
Treating Pediatric Brain Tumors Harboring Epigenetic Mutation
Thirty to 60% of pediatric brain tumors bear mutations in the gene H3F3A. Now an international research team has found a small-molecule inhibitor that was able to suppress tumor growth in animal models of this glioma.
Singing and Imagined Singing Prompts "Flow-Like" Brain States
A research team has identified how the brain changes when artists are in a state of “flow” and found that simply imagining improvised performances elicits the same flow-like brain states as when musicians are singing.
Could Ketamine Help Tackle Gambling Addiction?
Recruitment is now underway for a first-of-its-kind study investigating the potential of ketamine to fight gambling addiction. The new research will look to explore whether ketamine’s effect on human memory might be leveraged to break down the “superstitious thinking” that is common in gambling addiction, as well as lessen the general habit or compulsive urge to gamble.
Western Blot Procedures, Analysis and Purpose
There are many reasons you may need to determine the presence (or absence) and size of a given protein within a sample, potentially against a background of many others. The western blot is one such technique that offers these capabilities. In this article, we discuss what western blots are, how they are performed, what they show us and how they differ to related techniques.
Teach Me in 10 Hub Page
At Technology Networks we understand the importance of time. That's why we've launched Teach Me in 10 a video series that challenges scientists to present and summarize their research area, a scientific concept, or technology in ten minutes or less.
Electron Microscopy Techniques, Strengths, Limitations and Applications
Electron microscopy has harnessed the power of physics to allow us to see beyond the limits imposed by visible light. In this article, we explore how electron microscopy works, some of the common techniques and applications and ways the field continues to push the boundaries.
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.
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.
Antibodies in Neuroscience
Antibodies are invaluable tools in many areas of life science research, including neuroscience. Download this listicle to discover how antibodies are being applied to address key questions in the field, explore manufacturing approaches and learn how to choose the right antibodies for your research.
How To Study the Degenerating Brain
Download this listicle to discover more about some of the main techniques deployed to study the degenerating brain.