Can a tasty high fat, high carb Western diet do harm to our bodies by unnecessarily activating the immune system? A study published this year in Cell shows that this could in fact be true. Read on here for more…
Seems like we are thinking a lot about sleep lately. Here, we take a look at obstructive sleep apnea and the new FDA-approved, surgically implanted medical device that is promising to offer effective treatment for this disorder by upper air-way stimulation.
How do animals, plants and even bacteria function without clocks and alarms? We now know this is down to the level of genetics, and humans too have circadian rhythms. But our modern lifetyle is disrupting this, with noticeable consequences. Is there room for innovation to fix the problem? Read here for more….
This September marks the 7th World Alzheimer’s month. In this article, biomarkers for Alzheimer’s are reviewed and we learn more about the innovative game Sea Hero Quest, the crowdsourcing neuroscience project supporting Alzheimer’s research.
For Part II of our event series on the UK-China ecosystem for science and technology development, our speakers presented the emerging area of contract research organizations and also highlighted academic initatives such as OSCAR, a university of Oxford led facility established in Suzhou, China.
SIUOxford hosted an eye-opening two part event focused on the UK-China collaboration ecosystem for science and technology. In Part I, our three invited speakers addressed why there is a good match between the UK and China and presented two examples of start-ups that have benefitted from such collaboration. Read here for more..
Is patent drafting an art form and are patents an underused resource for scientists? What criteria must be satisfied to be granted one? Read here to also learn about pivotal patent cases in biotechnology and the consequences for the patenting culture in this industry.
SIUFrankfurt recently hosted an event to raise awareness of open science. What is open science and how is it relevant to the reproducibility crisis facing academia? How does industry view this topic? Read here to find out more….
In this opinion piece, PhD student Layal Liverpool argues why scientists have the responibility to engage with the public. How is social media influencing genuine science communication and can policy makers be better informed on STEM fields? Read here for more..
We talked to Professor Ted Dinan from the University College Cork to learn more about his field of expertise- gut microbes and how they influence human brain function. Read here for more insights and his advice to medical students thinking about pursuing research.