Health and Medicine

Professor Robert Fairman – Twists And Turns In Protein Assembly

In nerve cells, the accumulation of protein into bundles of insoluble fibres is the underlying cause of a number of neurodegenerative diseases. Professor Robert Fairman and his team at Haverford College are developing cutting edge techniques to unravel this process....

The American Society For Cell Biology

Founded over half a century ago, the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is an inclusive, international community of biologists studying the cell – the fundamental unit of all life on Earth. The Society aims to advance scientific discovery, advocate sound...

Spirometry 360: Asthma Management Gets An Upgrade

  Dr Jim Stout and his multidisciplinary team at the University of Washington are on a mission to improve asthma care. Through novel training schemes, quality improvement methods and research into health disparities, these researchers are determined to reduce...

Digs-bb: Setting The Standard For Modern Phd Training

Over the past decade, the Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering (DIGS-BB) has risen to the forefront of PhD student training. The program combines cutting edge research projects with innovative mentoring strategies to train...

Professor William F. Marzluff – Histones: Tailless Mrnas

  Professor William F. Marzluff and his colleagues at the University of North Carolina study the regulation of gene activity in animal cells. Specifically, they are interested in the regulation of gene expression during the cell cycle by postranscriptional...

Dr Philipp Scherer – Adiponectin: The Body’s Fat Controller

  Dr Philipp Scherer’s lab has been studying the role of fat cells in our metabolism. Over the past 20 years he has helped to explain how not all fat is created equal, and that the signals it produces influence the health of every other part of the body. Fat...

Dr David Marcinek – Guiding Ageing Research Into Maturity

Old age is a bigger part of life today than ever before, yet our ability to tackle age-related diseases is lagging behind our extraordinary leaps in lifespan. One of the many dedicated researchers delving into the ageing process is Dr David Marcinek, who is bringing...

Dr Detlef Wegener – Investigating How The Brain Shapes Perception

Neuroscientist Dr Detlef Wegener and his colleagues at the University of Bremen’s Brain Research Institute in Germany study how cognitive processes influence the way we perceive the world in which we live and act. How Does the Brain React to Keep Us Alive Minute by...

Caprisa: Centre For The Aids Programme Of Research In South Africa

The Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) was established in 2002 with a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant award. The organisation was created as a partnership between five institutions: University of KwaZuluNatal, University of...

Trees For Cities: Boosting Public Health

  Trees for Cities – Scientia’s charity partner – has been working on an international scale to create greener cities, engaging over 70,000 people to plant almost 700,000 trees to date. Here, we have had the pleasure of speaking with Kate Sheldon, Development...

Dr Mario Noti – Do Modern Lifestyles Cause Food Allergies?

  Over the last 30 years, there has been an explosion in the prevalence of food allergies in the Western world. What’s going on and what are the culprits for this epidemic? While genetics may not be blamed for the rapid increase in food allergies over such a...

Fighting Towards A Cure For Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (cll)

By developing cutting-edge research projects to improve care and treatment options for individuals with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), the CLL Research Cluster at CancerCare Manitoba and the University of Manitoba is leading the charge in the fight against this...

Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Honor Society

Founded in 1886 at Cornell University, Sigma Xi is an international community of scientists and engineers dedicated to promoting excellence in research, enhancing public engagement with science, and fostering the next generation of researchers. Here, we have had the...

Soapbox Science

Soapbox Science was founded as a public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and their research. Now in its seventh year, Soapbox Science takes female scientists out of the lab and onto the streets, to talk to the passing, unsuspecting public about...

Breezometer – One, Two, Three, Breathe

Air pollution has been a growing world problem, amplified by the ever increasing number of people and their consumption patterns. Now, technological progress and big data have merged to enable environmental scientists and engineers at BreezoMeter to address the...

Dr Osamu Hataji – An Improved Quality Of Life For Copd Patients

Dr Osamu Hataji is a physician who diagnoses and treats various respiratory and lung diseases. Dr Esteban C.Gabazza is a professor with expertise in inflammation and the immune system. Here, they discuss COPD treatment and how they are working together to assess...

Dr Charles L. Bowden – A New Frontier For Bipolar Disorder

Dr Charles L. Bowden, an expert in the field of bipolar disorder research, has defined the symptoms and biology of bipolar disorders. Here he discusses the obstacles patients and physicians face when assessing and managing bipolar disorder and how developments made...