Monthly Archives: November 2016
Research presented at Neuroscience 2016 this morning has revealed new discoveries about the pathology, development and potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Here, we speak with Professor Guojun Bu, co-Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Neurodegeneration, to discuss his research on APOE4.2
Alzheimer’s research breakthroughs cannot come fast enough, which is why we need approaches that break the rules and find new proactive ways to fight the disease that affects all of us. In this guest post, Egle M. Ramanauskaite of the Human Computation Institute (HCI), tells us how a new Alzheimer’s citizen science game – Stall Catchers – is aiming to achieve just that.
A new study in the Psychonomic Society’s Cognitive Research: Principles & Implications (CRPI), led by David Strayer and colleagues at the University of Utah, looked into what kinds of interactive media systems for cars are more distracting, and for which demographics, as well as whether a system’s difficulty can be overcome, and how long the effects of distraction linger.
Last Wednesday, I attended a conference called Publishing Better Science Through Better Data at the Wellcome Collection, organized by Scientific Data. Genome Biology has always been at the forefront of making data open, and we were insisting on data being openly available before most other journals were, so it was interesting to see how the… Read more »
During the last 50,000 years in Europe, Bison have experienced population expansion, contraction and extinction as a result of environmental and climatic changes. In this new BMC Biology study, Eva-Maria Geigl and her team have sequenced the mitochondrial DNA of 57 specimens to reveal that three populations of bison occupied western Europe in correlation with climate induced environmental changes.