A UK-wide survey, organized by the British Neuroscience Association, has exposed the damaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on neuroscience research.READ MORE
A new paper provides timely evidence to explain the therapeutic benefits of vagal nerve stimulation (VNS), a nervous system-modifying treatment that proponents say could offer relief to patients with lupus, arthritis and even heart failure.
This year's winners of the Lundbeck Foundation’s Brain Prize are Sir Adrian Bird and Huda Zoghbi, who are recognized for their work towards understanding the inherited brain disorder Rett syndrome. Technology Networks recently spoke to Sir Adrian to discuss his lab’s contribution towards decoding the syndrome's origins.READ MORE
In the wake of #ShutdownSTEM, we share some important resources and look towards the impact of the movement on science and science communication.READ MORE
In science, being green can be challenging but one not-for-profit organization are trying to do something to fix that. Hear about the ACT label initiative, an eco-labeling system similar to food nutritional labeling, for laboratory products enabling scientists to understand the environmental impact of a product and its packaging and make informed choices.READ MORE
Inner Speech, Internal Monologues and “Hearing Voices”: Exploring the Conversations Between Our EarsArticle
We don’t often outwardly discuss the conversation inside our heads. New research has aimed to better define what our "inner speech" is and what areas of the brain are responsible for it.READ MORE
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
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.
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