Why the Meat Paradox Causes Cognitive Dissonance for Millions of People
A recent review paper has revealed the reasons behind a piece of cognitive dissonance that many of us perform daily, called the meat paradox. At the heart of the paradox is this conflict: most of us like animals, but will happily eat animals housed in cruel conditions.
Ketamine as an Antidepressant With Dr. Lisa Monteggia
The Monteggia laboratory at Vanderbilt University has been investigating the molecular mechanisms that underly this rapid action. In this Teach Me in 10, Dr. Monteggia outlines some of the key discoveries that her team have made, particularly in relation to ketamine, neuroplasticity and neuroreceptors.
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.
Microbiome Likely Not a Causal Factor for Autism, Suggests Largest Study
A new study challenges the idea that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be causally influenced by childhood gut microbiota.
New Scaffold Helps Regenerating Neurons Grow
Across the world, several million people every year suffer from spinal cord injury. Now, researchers have used a new technique to create 3D scaffolds that can guide regenerating neurons in the right direction.
Caffeine Shown To Enhance Visual Alertness and Reaction Times
In the first study of its kind to explore caffeine’s effects on dynamic visual skills, researchers concluded that caffeine increases alertness and detection accuracy for moving targets. Caffeine also improved participants’ reaction times.
Towards Improved Data Reproducibility
In this article, we look at some of the measures we can take as individual scientists and as a global community to improve the reproducibility and rigor of scientific endeavor.
Amplifying the Voices of PhD Students
Technology Networks spoke with PhD Voice to discuss why doing a PhD can be so challenging, the use of Twitter by the PhD community, and tips and future changes it would like to see in the academic field.
Team Reverses the Clinical Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in Mice
In a study published in Genome Medicine, Dr. Patrick Aloy, head of the structural bioinformatics and network biology laboratory at IRB Barcelona and colleagues report that they have successfully reversed the clinical signs of Alzheimer's disease in mice by repurposing four existing drugs that are currently approved to treat high blood pressure and inflammation.
Achieving Data Compliance: What Not To Do
Download this guide to learn how to avoid remediations for citations such as loss of electronic records, uncontrolled and unvalidated spreadsheets and conflict of interest.
Best Practices for Returning to the Lab
Download this free how to guide to learn more about the tips and best practices for returning to the lab after an unexpected shutdown.
Ketamine, MDMA, DMT and Psilocybin: A Closer Look at Four Psychedelics
Treatments using psychedelics are making waves in psychiatric medicine. In this article we explore the background, mechanisms of action and therapeutic applications of four leading psychedelic drugs.
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.