Emotional Intelligence: The Missing Link in Diabetes Treatment
As a group, people with diabetes are especially prone to substantial regimen adherence challenges. In this article, current diabetes management protocols are discussed and the potential of adopting personalized digital solutions is explored.
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.
The Role of DNA Methylation in Human Disease
DNA methylation is one of the earliest epigenetic modifications to be discovered in human beings. Here we highlight some of the diseases caused by aberrant DNA methylation.
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.
Identifying Novel Drug Targets for Neurodegeneration
During this year’s ELRIG Drug Discovery Meeting, Prof. Paul Brennan from the University of Oxford, discussed recent progress to develop drug compounds against novel targets in neuroinflammatory and sub-cellular organelle dysfunction pathways.
An Introduction to Five Psychedelics: Psilocybin, DMT, LSD, MDMA and Ketamine
Interest in the therapeutic potential of psychedelics, having lain relatively dormant in the face of stigma and heavy regulations for decades, has reignited in the last ten years. Landmark studies showing these compounds’ effectiveness in treating some mood disorders have kickstarted a wave of clinical research, with well over 100 separate trials now investigating psychedelics’ health applications.
The Neuroscience of... Language
In this article, the latest in our “The Neuroscience of…” series, we investigate recent, leading theories about the emergence of language, the surprising phenomena that correlate with or might have preceded language, and what it means for our place in the animal kingdom.
Neuroscience 2021: What To Watch on Day 4
While Neuroscience 2021’s in-person offering was cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the conference is still going ahead online November 8-11. Here, we pick a few highlights from the final day of the conference.
Neuroscience 2021: What To Watch on Day 3
While Neuroscience 2021’s in-person offering was cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the conference is still going ahead online November 8-11. Here, we pick a few highlights from day three of the conference.