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Sleep and ageing: Two sides of one coin?

Oxford University researchers have discovered a brain process common to sleep and ageing in research that could pave the way for new treatments for insomnia.
Lund Vision Group

Stanley Heinze of the Lund Vision Group – Researching visual ecology

The Lund Vision Group is a cluster of eight independent research labs in the field of visual science, studying visual ecology and neuro-ethology.
neurotrophin signalling

Complexity of neurotrophin signalling in the nervous system

Momoko Takahashi, a Doctoral Student at Northwestern University, explains the complex research of neurotrophin signalling in the nervous system in this report.
don't sleep for days, sleep deprivation

What happens to the body when you don’t sleep for days?

In this article, the health impact of when you don't sleep for days is explored: Find out what happens to you cognitively, physically, mentally and hormonally.
wildlife migrations, east africa, threat to wildlife

Wildlife migrations are collapsing in East Africa

In Kenya, wildlife numbers declined by 68% in the 40-year period from 1977 to 2016 both outside and inside protected areas, writes Dr. Joseph Ogutu, Senior Statistician at the University of Hohenheim.
understanding life

Progressing science in the U.S. – Enabling discoveries for understanding life

The work of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance science is charted here, with a focus on the work of their Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) in enabling discoveries for understanding life.

The biology of “love”: Lessons from prairie voles

Sue Carter, Director of The Kinsey Institute, discusses the fascinating nature of prairie voles and explains how they can teach us about the biology of “love”.
marine genomics

A look below the surface of marine genomics

Nicolas Pade, Executive Director at EMBRC-ERIC (European Marine Biological Resource Centre) takes a glimpse below the surface of marine genomics, including a fascinating discussion about our oceans and their health.
medicinal chemistry and chemical biology, University of Strathclyde

Double vision in research? Medicinal chemistry and chemical biology

Professor Colin Sucking discusses the work undertaken at the University of Strathclyde that explores the combination of medicinal chemistry and chemical biology.
biomedical research

Employing “living biobanks” to advance biomedical research

A group of seasoned experts from the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories explain the notion of employing “living biobanks” to advance the field of biomedical research.
in stem cell research

Biology: The remarkable advances in stem cell research

Graham Rowe, Lecturer in Biological Sciences at the University of Derby turns the spotlight on an aspect of biology that concerns the remarkable advances that have been made in stem cell research.
geckos walk on water, gecko acrobatic ability

Study solves mystery of how geckos walk on water

Despite being just a few centimetres long, the gecko is known for its superior acrobatic skills and ability to power through the most challenging terrain: climbing trees, running across ice and walking on water: but how do they do these things?
science of romantic relationships, valentine's day science

Research exposes the science of romantic relationships

Reflecting on Valentine's day, at Open Access Government we push aside the petrol-station flowers and questioning of love lives to discuss recent developments by researchers on the science of romantic relationships.
Genetic improvement

The genetic improvement of cowpea: Develop high-yielding varieties

CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals is working on genetic improvement of the important crop cowpea to develop high-yielding varieties with resistance to diseases and pests and to increase its production and consumption, as this article from The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) explains.
embryology research, IVF

Genetics: Why investing in basic embryology research must be a priority

Darren K Griffin, Professor of Genetics and Alan R Thornhill Professor of Reproductive Genetics at University of Kent, School of Biosciences lift the lid on why investing in basic embryology research must be a priority.
sun damages skin, ageing in skin

Research reveals sun damages skin of older black people

Premature ageing in the skin of white people caused by repeated exposure to the sun also occurs in black skin - though about 50 years later.
cystic fibrosis, NHS foundation trust

Introducing cystic fibrosis from an expert perspective

Gary Connett from the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust introduces the subject of cystic fibrosis (CF) from his expert perspective, on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Alzheimer's brain, Alzheimer's disease research

Scientists reveal largest ever map of human Alzheimer’s brain

On the 4th February 2019, a scientific breakthrough for the future of Alzheimer's brain reserach has been published - read on to explore the developments.
biological traces in our brains, national story-telling week

Research finds that stories leave biological traces in our brains

National story-telling week is here in the UK from January 26th to February 2nd, so it is time to look at some of the ongoing scientific research on stories.
biological traits

Genetics: Understanding the origins of our biological traits

Virginie Courtier-Orgogozo, Directeur de Recherche at CNRS details a fascinating aspect of genetics that concerns understanding the origins of our biological traits

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