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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”.
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Putting a spotlight on the dark metabolome

David S. Wishart discusses metabolomics, how the field is breaking into biochemical mysteries and the “dark metabolome”.

Researchers create world’s most detailed map of breast cancer risk

An international team identified over 350 DNA 'errors' that increase risk of developing the disease, creating a map of breast cancer risk.
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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.
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January 2020 North America Analysis

The January 2020 edition of North America Analysis boasts a wide array of content on policy issues from the region, including a special feature from Dr Suresh Kuppuswamy at Frost & Sullivan, who explores the future of medical imaging.

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.
traumatic brain injury, disease control

Controlling and preventing diseases: A focus on traumatic brain injury

The work of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is examined here, with a special focus on traumatic brain injury.
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Late blight and organic crops: Solving the arduous copper equation

Didier Andrivon from INRA underlines late blight and organic crops, including solving the arduous copper equation.
Psoriasis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, cannabinoids

Cannabinoids in Medicine Part 3: Psoriasis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Following the first two articles that discussed the treatment of cancer and pain, this third piece will focus on the use of cannabinoids to treat psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.
sodium current, nervous system

To speed up: Resurgent sodium current in the nervous system

Jason Tait Sanchez, Ph.D., CCC-A, FAAA, Associate Professor at Northwestern University, discusses resurgent sodium current in the nervous system.
magnetic resonance techniques, lipid metabolism

Using magnetic resonance techniques to monitor lipid metabolism and homeostasis

Professor Ulrich Flögel, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, explains how magnetic resonance techniques can be exploited to unveil crucial alterations in lipid metabolism and homeostasis.
is birth necessary, the kinsey institute

Is birth necessary? And if so, why?

Dr. Sue Carter, Distinguished University Scientist and former Director of the Kinsey Institute, asks if birth is necessary, and if so, why?
pesticide risk assessment, european framework

Pesticide risk assessment: European framework shows need for safer alternatives

Here, Alberto Mantovani discusses how to balance chemical pesticides with crop-protection and food security, referring to the ever-evolving European framework.
autumn leaf colour, plant science

A focus on plant science: The biology of autumn leaf colour

Dr Nina Bassuk, Professor at Cornell University, details an absorbing aspect of plant science that concerns the biology of autumn leaf colour and deciduous trees of the northern hemisphere.
risk of heart problems, older mothers

Men born from older mothers at risk of heart problems

Researchers have found that placenta changes could suggest that male offspring are more at risk of heart problems later on in life.
behaviour in galapagos finches, antipredator behaviour

Researchers find unusual behaviour in Galapagos finches

University of Cambridge researchers have found unusual behaviour in Galapagos finches, who are showing signs of fear despite losing their predators over ten years ago: Why?
exercise during pregnancy, key tissues

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.

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