How Menopause Affects the Brain
Neuroscientist Lisa Mosconi reveals how decreasing hormonal levels affect brain aging.
DNA Damage and Its Role in Cancer
Senior group leader Simon Boulton from the Francis Crick Institute talks to Adam Blain, a lawyer and writer living with brain cancer, about how DNA damage plays a role in cancer.
Could We Spot Alzheimer’s Early With RNA?
Detecting diseases early can be a big help when it comes to treating them, and researchers may have gotten one step closer to diagnosing Alzheimer's with a simple blood test.
How To Communicate Science Effectively With Professor Yotam Ophir
In this Teach Me in 10, Professor Ophir explains the different narratives often used to communicate science and what impact these narratives can have on the general public's perception of scientific research. He also provides useful tips and tricks on how to communicate science effectively.
The Brain Science of Obesity With Mads Tang-Christensen
Your belly and your brain speak to each other, says obesity researcher Mads Tang-Christensen. Offering scientific proof that obesity is a disease influenced by genetics and the environment, he introduces a molecule discovered in both the brain and gut that helps control appetite -- and which could be engineered to promote healthy weight loss for those living with obesity.
Why More Men Die From West Nile Virus With Dr. Sarah Rosen
In this week’s Teach Me in 10, we are joined by Dr. Sarah Rosen. Why does the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus affect men more severely than women? Rosen outline swhy sex differences in a type of immune cell in the brain, called microglia, might underlie these different outcomes.
How Humans Became (Mostly) Right-Handed
No other placental mammal that we know of prefers one side of the body so consistently, not even our closest primate relatives. But being right-handed may have deep evolutionary roots in our lineage. And yet, being a leftie does seem to come with some unexpected advantages.
Precision Therapies for Age-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases
Scripps Research professor Jeff Kelly shares his research into a broad set of disorders where aberrantly folded proteins lead to degeneration of the heart and/or nervous system.
UK Doctor Switches to 80% Ultra-Processed Food Diet For 30 Days
When Dr Chris van Tulleken embarked on an ultra-processed 30-day diet to uncover what effect it has on our bodies, the results leave him and the scientists in shock!
What Causes Seizures and How Can We Treat Them?
Discover what we know (and don’t know) about the causes and treatment of seizures, and what to do if you encounter someone experiencing a seizure.