Social Sciences

Jeffry A. Simpson – Taking The Long View On Wellness

Nature vs. nurture is one of the oldest debates in biology. Are people’s lives determined by their genes, their upbringing, or both? Nearly 30 years ago at the onset of the human genome project, scientists believed that once all human genes were known, all of human...

Dr Frances M. Sladek – Turning The Tables On ‘Healthy’ Fats

Dr Frances Sladek is a world leader in molecular biology research. Here she talks to us about her latest research, how soybean oil affects health and what the molecular mechanisms that underlie these outcomes may be. What is your research background and what triggered...

Dr Mirjam Knörnschild – Bats In Translation

Dr Mirjam Knörnschild and her group at the Free University Berlin study the acoustic communication and social behaviour of wild bats to understand the evolutionary interplay of social and vocal complexity, the functional significance of culturally transmitted song...