Monthly Archives: October 2018
Numerous environmental factors can impact an individual’s risk of Autism. With this area of research in its infancy, this blog looks at the challenges faced by researchers and highlights a few of the factors being uncovered. You can hear Dr. Avi Reichenberg discuss the topic in more detail on 16th October on Facebook live, hosted by The Mount Sinai Hospital.
Do you know how dogs like to poop?
From the molecular to the extra-terrestrial, you may be surprised by some of the research that is happening in the diverse fields involved in biological research. Test your knowledge on the latest (and often bizarre) biological research.
Biosensors have the potential to revolutionize the way we monitor the human body, pathogens and food or environmental contaminants. Professor Man Bock Gu of Korea University explains more and tells us about his own innovations in the field. His review on the topic in Journal of Biological Engineering won this years Institute of Biological Engineering article of the year award.
Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon. Or as this study found, the 1.3 million cattle movement events in Ireland in 2016 cover a cumulative distance of travelling to the moon and back 60 times. Guy McGrath explains the animation he and his colleagues created to highlight the magnitude of cattle movements and the biosecurity issues this poses.