Life as a Long-Hauler: What Do We Know About Long COVID?
In this honest account, science writer Leo Bear-McGuinness shares what it's like to live with long COVID as a "long-hauler", and explores how the condition has awakened an urgency in post-viral research.
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.
Another Psychedelic and Its Potential Psychiatric Promise
Despite the excitement about adding psychedelic substances to psychiatrists’ toolkits, one of the most potent psychedelic compounds available, DMT (N,N-dimethyltryptamine), has received very little attention from clinicians until recently. This article discusses the science of DMT and explores its potential as a therapeutic.
Cerebral Cavernous Malformation: Moving Away From Surgery, Exploring Alternate Treatments
Technology Networks spoke to Douglas Marchuk, PhD and Daniel Snellings of Duke University School of Medicine to find out more about the current state and future prospects of CCM treatment.
What Have We Learned From the Neanderthals Lately?
The result of our ancestors reproducing with Neanderthals is that we present-day humans possess archaic genetic mutations from the extinct species. Through genetic analyses, scientists can infer how mutations from the Neanderthals impact the phenotypes of present-day humans. What have we learned from recent research?
New Type of Memory Identified by Behavioral Researchers
New research indicates the existence of an unconscious memory store that supports predictions made by one of the leading theories of consciousness, called the global workspace theory.
Gut Microbiome Changes Identified After Spinal Cord Injury
A pilot study led by Professor Phillip Popovich has placed focus on how traumatic SCI might impact the gut microbiome – the population of microbes inhabiting the digestive tract. We spoke to study author Ahmed Zayed to find out more.
The Physicality of Consciousness and Self
The desire to understand consciousness is a human need. For some of us, this need presents as a fleeting sense of curiosity every now and then, often becoming buried under the preoccupations of daily life. For others, pursuing this need can become our life's purpose. This is the case for British visual artist Susan Aldworth.
What Is cfDNA?
The advancement of liquid biopsies in the clinic have made these processes invaluable in the search for disease biomarkers in a minimally invasive manner. While a wide variety of biomolecules can be isolated from bodily fluids, free-floating nucleic acids are particularly useful when it comes to the detection of clinically relevant biomarkers in blood. In this article, we will define what circulating free DNA are and how these biomarkers are analyzed in the clinic.
Three Psychology Experiments That Pushed the Limit of Ethics
We examine three studies that pushed the limits of what experimental scientists can consider ethical in the wake of the Deep Time experiment's conclusion.