Exploring the Coronavirus Pandemic: Expert Insights on Tackling the Outbreak
We hear directly from experts on what we know about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and how it is being tackled.
How the Coronavirus Outbreak Is Impacting Research
The spread of COVID-19 has caused huge changes in how society functions. Scientific research has been similarly changed. Whilst efforts to fight the virus have seen huge investment in vaccine research, diagnostics and efforts to understand how the virus spreads, other fields of research have largely ground to a halt. We spoke to five scientists about how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting them.
Pandemic Lockdown Gives Preview of Attainable Air Quality
Satellite data reveals how rapidly and markedly the harmful compounds polluting our atmosphere drop off when humanity grinds to a halt. The ongoing pandemic lockdown highlights just how much our industrialized areas contribute to air pollution problems, but what lessons can be learnt?
Can MDMA Therapy Help Treat PTSD?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has a reputation for being stubbornly resistant to treatment. Managed with a combination of medicines and therapies that are partially successful, at best, its effects can haunt sufferers for a lifetime. But new hope for PTSD sufferers is coming from an expected quarter: MDMA therapy.
Why Gender-Neutral Facial Recognition Will Change How We Look at Technology
When we look at the world, we don't always see clearly. We can be tripped up by our own personal biases, or a lack of information. Facial recognition algorithms may help us change that.
Understanding Preprints in Scientific Publication
An increasing number of online platforms are enabling scientists to share their research before it has undergone peer-review. In this article, we explore the concept of preprints.
Using Single Cells To Get the Whole Picture of the Epigenome
In this article, we explore the advancements of single-cell sequencing methods such as scATAC-seq, and how these methods allow the mapping of large cell populations, one cell at a time. How does this information enhance our understanding of the epigenome?
Gene vs Allele: Definition, Difference and Comparison
Genes and alleles are essential to basic genetics, but what are the differences between them? In this guide, we compare genes and alleles and provide simple definitions and examples for both.
Jane C. Wright: The Woman Who Changed the Landscape of Oncology
Dr Jane Cooke Wright – whether you’ve heard of her or not, her research changed the path of oncology, paving the way for cancer treatment as we know it.
Jack of All Trades: Auditory “Highway” Also Processes Motion
A new study from Gunsoo Kim’s group at the Center for Neuroscience Imaging Research in Suwon suggests that the IC, a subcortical area of the brain known to centralize auditory signals, also processes motion information.