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Constancy & plasticity in biology – the central role of hierarchical causal models

Ute Deichmann of the Jacques Loeb Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences at Ben-Gurion University, explores the role hierarchical causal models have on constancy and plasticity in biology.
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Researchers uncover Australia’s largest flying reptile

Researchers from the University of Queensland have discovered Australia’s largest flying reptile, a pterosaur, which has been named the Thapunngaka shawi.
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Scientists discover new part of brain that remembers faces

Neuroscientists have discovered the closest thing to the infamous "grandmother neuron" - they have identified the cells responsible for how the brain remembers faces.
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Finnish scientists invent blood test for dementia

A new study by the University of Eastern Finland finds that a blood test could help to diagnose patients with frontotemporal dementia.
life science sector

The importance of the life science sector to the post-COVID economic recovery

Dean Billington, Chief Operating Officer at Brains Bioceutical, discusses the pivotal role of the life science sector in spearheading the post-Covid economic recovery and why driving forward R&D and innovation should be the nation’s top priority.
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Israeli scientists grow mice in artificial wombs outside the body

In a significant breakthrough for life science, Israeli scientists have succeeded in growing mice embryos in artificial wombs - completely outside the body.
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Scientists find “strange creatures” 900 metres under Antarctic ice shelves

Researchers dug a bore hole 900 metres into the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, where they found something unexpected - "strange creatures" living in those -2.2°C depths.
Growth Factors

BioScience: Connecting Growth Factors and Cyclic Peptides

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.
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Cutting-edge life sciences and technologies: Assessing chemicals exposure toxicity

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group explains cutting-edge life sciences and technologies that assess exposure toxicity when it comes to chemicals, including novel tools to address human health and environment.
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Swindon and Wiltshire – The home of life sciences

Swindon and Wiltshire LEP discuss how they have become established as a key location for life sciences and research in the UK.
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Peru fossil discovery shows that whales walked on land

42.6 million years ago, whales walked on land and swam in the sea: Scientists unearthed an unusual fossil of the amphibious whale along the Coast of Peru.
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Qingjiang fossils reveal 50 creatures unknown to scientists

Scientists discovered mysterious, soft remains dating back 541 million years ago in the Qingjiang fossil site at China’s Hubei province.
machine learning

Machine learning: An unexplored horizon in Arctic science

Joseph Cook, Vice President of the UK Polar Network (UKPN) Committee explores why machine learning is an unexplored horizon in Arctic science.
Pursuing physics

Pursuing physics at the forefront of knowledge

Denise Caldwell, Director, Division of Physics at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) provides a fascinating perspective on how the organisation is pursuing physics to the forefront of knowledge
clinical trials and medicines

New UK-wide agreement to speed up clinical trials and medicines R&D

Life Science leaders from across the UK have welcomed a new agreement that will make it easier for life-changing clinical trials and medicines research and development to take place across different parts of the UK
china

Government announces strong UK-China healthcare deals

Prime Minister Theresa May and Secretary of State Liam Fox have prompted many UK-China healthcare deals on their recent trip to China
DB research

What is developmental biology and why is it important?

Andreas Prokop from the British Society for Developmental Biology explores how developmental biology (DB) addresses questions of societal importance The life science discipline Developmental Biology (DB) aims to understand the processes that lead from the fertilisation of an egg cell (or equivalent) to the formation of a well-structured and functional...
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How adolescent experiences influence adulthood: The LifE Study

The LifE Study is investigating how our adolescent experiences influence adulthood by following the lives of individuals over the course of 30 years The data structure of the LifE Study offers unprecedented insights into an individual’s life-course, from youth to middle adulthood. Sustainable and prospective policy strategies target youth as...

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