Cutting Through the Headlines: Are Morning People at a Higher Risk of Alzheimer’s?
A new study has investigated the links between Alzheimer’s disease (AD), major depressive disorder (MDD) and sleep. This study, armed with a huge cohort of over half a million people, has become the latest in a series of studies to find no causal link between sleep and dementia.
Advances in Cell Line Development for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Progression in cell line development has served as the foundation for countless discoveries and advancements in biology and biomedicine – in this article, discover how such developments are being applied in neurodegenerative disease research.
The New Home of Sports Neuroscience: An Interview With Dr Jaime Tartar
Jaime Tartar, Ph.D, is president of the Society for NeuroSports, an academic society dedicated to the interdisciplinary collaboration between the fields of exercise science and neuroscience. We spoke to Dr. Tartar about the need for sports neuroscience, and how this young field is rapidly advancing.
The Sci-Fi Eye: How Artificial Retinas Could Help Restore Sight
Artificial eyes are one of the most characteristic elements of robots in science fiction movies. But this technology may soon be moving out of the cinema and into the clinic, as part of efforts to restore blind people’s vision.
Green Apple Vape Flavor Makes Nicotine More Rewarding
A new study conducted in mice suggests that farnesene, a molecule responsible for the green apple flavoring used in some vape devices, is not only rewarding in itself, but may also increase the rewards felt when consuming nicotine.
Top Tips for Selecting a Custom Manufacturing Partner
With life science industries facing increased competition, global regulatory demands, and pressure to shorten time to market, outsourcing part – or all – manufacturing is becoming increasingly prevalent. But what should be considered in choosing such a custom or contract manufacturing partner?
A Second Chance at Sight? Developments in Vision-Inducing Brain Prosthetics
Scientists have long dreamed of a prosthetic that would deliver video input to the brain, skipping over non-functional eyes or optic nerves. A new study takes a significant first step towards this dream prosthetic by using a novel brain stimulation technique to elicit visual images in both sighted and blind participants.
The Markram Interviews Part Three: The Blue Brain Project
In the final part of our exclusive interview series with Blue Brain Project Founder and Director Professor Henry Markram, we discuss the goals that he has strived towards over the last 15 years – simulating the mouse, and eventually human, brain. We discuss the Blue Brain Project’s achievements and setbacks and Markram explains what he feels are the Project’s most surprising findings. Finally, we look towards the future – when will we have simulated the human brain?
The Markram Interviews Part Two: Simulations and Experiments – How Can They Work Together?
In the second of our exclusive three-part interview series with Blue Brain Project Founder and Director Professor Henry Markram, we discuss how brain simulations can benefit neuroscience.
Green Spaces Are Vital to Combating Social Isolation and Mental Illness
Green spaces are a vital benefit to our mental health that can mitigate some of the difficulties of social isolation, reaffirmed research presented last week at FENS Virtual Forum of Neuroscience.