Health and Medicine

Dr Keith Brunt | Dr Jeremy Simpson – Old Drugs for New Tricks

Dr Keith Brunt | Dr Jeremy Simpson – Old Drugs for New Tricks

Dr Keith Brunt from Dalhousie University and Dr Jeremy Simpson from the University of Guelph in Canada have pioneered research into understanding the mechanisms of increased shortness of breath in patients with heart failure. By applying a collaborative approach, they...

Professor Hannah M. Wexler – Good Bacteria Gone Bad

Professor Hannah M. Wexler – Good Bacteria Gone Bad

Bacteria within our gut play an essential role in breaking down our food, but when they escape to a new environment some can turn nasty in order to survive. Professor Hannah Wexler’s lab at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Health Care System (GLAVAHCS) has been...

FutSci and ORUK

FutSci and ORUK

FutSci (www.futsci.com) is a donation-rewards crowdfunding platform dedicated to complement funding for research, innovation and technology within the Life Science arena. At FutSci they have been developing a game-changing solution to three of the biggest challenges...

Dr Samantha Meenach – A Three-Dimensional Model of Lung Cancer

Dr Samantha Meenach – A Three-Dimensional Model of Lung Cancer

New and successful drug development for the treatment of lung cancer requires imaginative and creative thinking by scientists and doctors alike. Dr Samantha Meenach and her colleagues at the University of Rhode Island have developed an innovative approach for testing...

Dr Madhu Bhaskaran – Stretchable Sensors: Electronics on the Move

Dr Madhu Bhaskaran – Stretchable Sensors: Electronics on the Move

Stretchable electronic devices have numerous applications in many fields, such as healthcare monitoring, communications and detecting dangerous substances. Dr Madhu Bhaskaran and her group at the RMIT University have developed an innovative new method for producing...

The Stroke Foundation, Australia

The Stroke Foundation, Australia

The Stroke Foundation, Australia has for the last two decades worked to support stroke survivors and their families. As ‘the voice of stroke’ in Australia, the national charity is working to increase community awareness and understanding of how stroke can be...

Dr. Erik Sontheimer – Innovation Is in Our RNA

Dr. Erik Sontheimer – Innovation Is in Our RNA

DNA, as the molecular blueprint for life on earth, has long held a special place in scientific discourse and popular culture. DNA also has a lesser-known sister molecule, called RNA, which transfers specific instructions from DNA to produce proteins. RNA is now...

The National Science Teachers Association

The National Science Teachers Association

  Founded in 1944, the Virginia-based National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is the largest organisation in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. In this exclusive interview, we talk to Executive Director of...

Professor Wenxuan Zhong – New Statistics for Smelling Out Disease

Professor Wenxuan Zhong – New Statistics for Smelling Out Disease

Cutting-edge scientific techniques are generating a wealth of details about biological systems. This information could enable the rapid detection of disease and toxic substances, and provide insights into the mechanisms behind complex diseases. However, teasing out...

Count Down To The Future

Count Down To The Future

At the NASA Ames Research Center in California, the next generation of space biologists are working to understand the effects of long duration space flight on model organisms, and are developing ways to protect the health of future astronauts. The human body has...

The National Institute of  General Medical Sciences

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences

As one of the 27 Centers, Institutes and Offices within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) supports basic research that increases our understanding of biological processes, laying the foundation for...

Professor Roy Robins-Browne – Disarming Bacterial Virulence

Professor Roy Robins-Browne – Disarming Bacterial Virulence

With antibiotic resistance rapidly emerging among many important bacterial pathogens, it is imperative that new classes of antimicrobials are developed. Professor Roy Robins-Browne and his team at The University of Melbourne are taking a novel approach to...

Dr Ashley Cowart – Small Scale Roots of Metabolic Disease

Dr Ashley Cowart – Small Scale Roots of Metabolic Disease

Although metabolic diseases plague Western countries, we still don’t fully understand the molecular mechanisms that trigger these diseases. Therefore, biochemists such as Dr Ashley Cowart at the Medical University of South Carolina strive to uncover the cellular...