"Zombie" Parasite Takes Over Insects Through Mind Control
Deep in the Amazon jungle, a parasitic fungus infects ants and other insects in order to reproduce.
Stanford's Professor Robert Sapolsky Lecture on Schizophrenia (Video)
In this video, Stanford Professor Robert Sapolsky dives into a discussion about schizophrenia. He discusses environmental factors as well as genetic characteristics that could apply to people who are affected. He describes schizophrenia as a disease of thought disorder and inappropriate emotional attributes.
Teach Me in 10 – Open Access Science With Dr Norman Van Rhijn
What do we mean by "open access" when it comes to scientific research? What are the benefits and drawbacks? How have attitudes towards publishing open access changed during the COVID-19 global pandemic? Dr Norman Van Rjihn discusses each of these points for Teach Me in 10.
Giant Spider Provides Promise of Pain Relief for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Molecules from the venom of one of the world’s largest spiders could help researchers tailor pain blockers for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Gene Therapy
The most common form of muscular dystrophy is called Duchenne. The disease is caused by a faulty gene that interferes with how muscle cells produce a protein called dystrophin. It’s part of a vital protein complex that works to strengthen and protect muscle fibers.
Teach Me in 10 – 500 Women Scientists With Lauren Edwards
In this Teach Me in 10, we're joined by Lauren Edwards, director for the Fellowship for the Future and leader of the Reproductive Justice Initiative at 500 Women Scientists. Lauren teaches us about how 500WS came to be, the mission and vision of the organization, and provides a handy tutorial on how to use the Request a Woman in STEMM platform.
Preventing Opioid Addiction and Overdose Fatalities Through Novel Therapies
Scripps Research Professors Laura Bohn and Kim Janda presented their latest research on innovative strategies for developing therapies to address opioid addiction and preventing related fatalities.
How Can Mindfulness Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
In this interview, Johns Hopkins Assistant Professor Dr Neda Gould explains how mindfulness can benefit the brain, especially during the stressful period of the coronavirus pandemic.
Teach Me in 10 – The Vagus Nerve and COVID-19 With Dr Paul-Peter Tak
Nicknamed "the wanderer", the vagus nerve plays a variety of interesting roles in our body. Now, researchers are exploring whether vagus nerve stimulation is a viable treatment option for COVID-19. Immunologist Dr Paul-Peter Tak teaches us more in this installment of Teach Me in 10.
How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime
Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain.