Soundwave Surgery Improves Life for Parkinson's PatientsNews
A high-tech form of brain surgery that replaces scalpels with sound waves improved quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease that has resisted other forms of treatment, a new study has found.
‘Strongest Evidence Yet’ That Being Obese Causes DepressionNews
“Our research shows that being overweight doesn’t just increase the risks of chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease; it can also lead to depression.”Read more
Computer-Aided Material Design Program Summarizes Thousands of Articles in One ChartNews
NIMS and the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago have jointly developed a Computer-Aided Material Design (CAMaD) system that enables information from thousands of scientific and technical articles to be summarized in a single chart, rationalizing and expediting material design.
Unlocking the Secrets of Brain Organization -in the Fruit FlyArticle
As many people spent the summer trying to keep the flies away from their fruit-bowls, an international group of scientists published one of the biggest and most important datasets in the field of connectomics to date, the complete 3D electron micrograph volume of the fruit-fly (Drosophila melanogaster) brain.Read more
Care in the Community – How Biofilms Improve Bacterial SurvivalArticle
A single bacterial cell on its own is vulnerable to attack and like many living things they can benefit from safety in numbers. But bacteria take communal living to a whole new level, forming veritable civilizations - the bacterial biofilm.Read more
'Microdosers' of LSD and Magic Mushrooms are Wiser and More CreativeArticle
Researchers just ran the first ever pre-registered scientific study on the microdosing of psychedelics and found some very promising results.Read more
Overcoming Western Blot Reproducibility Problems: Tips for Producing More Accurate and Reliable DataArticle
This article outlines key workflow steps to help researchers perform better western blots. By executing best practices in these steps – sample preparation, gel electrophoresis, gel transfer, protein detection, and image analysis – researchers can expect good western blot data.Read more