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Exercise during pregnancy helps restore tissues of obese mothers

Researchers at the University of Cambridge found that exercise immediately before and during pregnancy restores key tissues in the body.
University of Guelph

School of Environmental Sciences – University of Guelph

The School of Environmental Sciences focuses on the integration of the life and physical sciences to address important environmental problems we face today.
british butterflies, climate change

British butterflies and moths at risk from climate change

Scientists speak out on why climate change impacts the decline of British butterflies and moths, such as Silver-studded Blue and High Brown Fritillary butterflies.
childhood obesity, brain structure

Childhood obesity linked to differences in the brain

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.
ecology and evolutionary biology

A time of unprecedented opportunity for ecology and evolutionary biology

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.
Dinosaur DNA

No resurrecting dinosaurs, but we should return to the Ark

Here, Professor Darren Griffin and Doctor Becky O’Connor discuss their fascinating work on Dinosaur DNA, as well as new initiatives for preserving species DNA.
North America Analysis

North America Analysis – October 2019

A very warm welcome to the October 2019 edition of North America Analysis, which boasts a vast array of mind transforming content on many policy issues from the region, including a special feature on advanced computing in the United States.
Synthetic biology

Synthetic biology: Past, present and future

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.
genetic testing

Genetic testing: What’s wrong with my child?

Dr Katie Finch discusses with Professors Darren Griffin and Alan Thornhill her personal journey involving genetic testing of her son Brandon.
auditory development

The importance of patterned activity in the nervous system for auditory functions

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.
understand brain function, elementary navigation

Turning left, right or going straight: Using elementary navigation decisions to understand brain function

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.
peptide pathways, human evolution

A focus on biology: Peptide pathways to human evolution

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.
aliens in the baltic, biofouling

Biofouling: Aliens in the Baltic Sea

Dominik Littfass, HELCOM Communication Secretary explains the biofouling – the attachment of living organisms to the hull of ships – one of the main vectors of invasions of aquatic ecosystems from alien or non-indigenous species.

Bringing mathematical perspectives to the biological search for the Rules of Life

Editor of Open Access Government, Jonathan Miles, spoke to Juan Meza at the National Science Foundation about the launch of four new centres to bring mathematical perspectives to the biological search for the Rules of Life.
advances in plant pathology, tomato diseases

Advances in plant pathology: Impact on tomato diseases

Aarthi Janakiraman, Industry Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, discusses advances in plant pathology, with a focus on the impact of this on tomato diseases.
oxytocin in birth, oxytocin vasopressin

Oxytocin, vasopressin and mother nature

Dr Sue Carter, The Kinsey Institute, discusses the critical role of oxytocin in birth, lactation and maternal behaviour and in tuning the baby’s developing endocrine and nervous system.
opportunities in dementia research, disease-modifying treatment

Current gaps and future opportunities in dementia research

Here, Hilary Evans, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Research UK, outlines the current gaps and future opportunities in dementia research.
functional nanomaterials, biological targeting

Functional nanomaterials: Fit for purpose

Researchers at Técnico, Univ. Lisboa, share their expertise on functional nanomaterials and why they are fit for purpose.

Paediatric Hepatitis B: Investigating fingernails and hair

Here, Haruki Komatsu discusses how Paediatric Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is one of the main things which can lead to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.
genetics project, GlaxoSmithKline

UK launches £200 million genetics project

The UK government announced the launch of a huge genetics project, working with GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca, to understand diseases like dementia and cancer.

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