Scientists at the University of Cambridge recently found that childhood obesity is associated with differences in brain structure, compared to the brains of children who are normal weight.
Lorenza Romanese, Managing Director of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) examines the future of hemp and explains in this vein, what is at stake, as well as looking back at its fascinating history.
It is often said that we know more about the surface of the moon or Mars than the ocean floor, but marine geoscience research is enabling a better understanding of some of the biggest issues.
Now is a challenging time for science. Here, we learn about the importance of funding Dutch science and research to help tackle complex societal issues.
Here, we unveil the sterling efforts of the National Science Foundation to further astronomical sciences in the U.S.
Stephanie E. Hampton, Division Director and George W. Gilchrist, Acting Deputy Division Director, at the National Science Foundation’s Division of Environmental Biology, convey that now is a time of unprecedented opportunity for ecology and evolutionary biology.
The National Science Foundation’s Division of Chemistry is placed under the spotlight here, with a focus on their Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) program that sets out to promote and encourage research in the chemical sciences.
Hirai Takuya, Member of the House of Representatives and former Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy in Japan, shares his thoughts on The Moonshot Research and Development Program, that challenges research and development towards the future.
Maud Evrard, Head of Policy Affairs at Science Europe, shares her views here on building a stronger European Research Area: We find out that performing excellent, ground-breaking research in Europe is a priority.
Matteo Barbarino, Sehila Gonzalez de Vicente and Danas Ridikas from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) give some useful information about harnessing energy nuclear fusion.
Gábor Balázsi, Ph.D. from the Louis and Beatrice Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University in the U.S., shares his perspective on the field of synthetic biology in terms of the past, present and future.
Dr Katie Finch discusses with Professors Darren Griffin and Alan Thornhill her personal journey involving genetic testing of her son Brandon.
Prof Colin J Suckling OBE DSc FRSE from the Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry, at University of Strathclyde, explains the importance of getting your chemistry right.
George Ordiway, a PhD student in the laboratory of Dr. Jason Tait Sanchez at Northwestern University, discusses how patterned activity in the nervous system permits a wide range of biologically relevant functions, including auditory development.
Toralf Scharf, Senior Scientist/Faculty Member at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, charts today’s challenges in training in modern optical technology.
NCREE (National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering) explain how they have developed an Earthquake Early Warning System which can estimate the oncoming waves.
Using cross-disciplinary technology, Dr Kunio Matsumoto, PhD, Professor at Kanazawa University in Japan is extending research on growth factor toward synthetic biologics for regeneration-based medicine and cancer theranostics.
Dr Stanley Heinze, Associate Professor at Lund University’s Department of Biology, underlines his work on neuroscience, notably using elementary navigation decisions to understand brain function.
Dr Sue Carter, Director, Emerita of The Kinsey Institute, argues that emotionally powerful social behaviours are built upon primal functions in her fascinating discussion on peptide pathways to human evolution.
Christoph Brochhausen, Max Babel, Tanja Neumair, Karl Friedrich Becker, Judita Kinkorova, Ondrej Topolcan, explain here exactly how BRoTHER brings biobank know-how to scientists, students and the public.