Easter Sunday is just around the corner, a time when many of us will be indulging on lots of chocolate! But what is it that makes chocolate taste so good? Sophie Marchant reflects on research published in Flavour investigating how the sound of food can change our perception of its taste.
Publishing inJournal of Nanobiotechnology, researchers use bioluminescent magnetic nanoparticles to allow imaging and manipulation of sperm without damaging the cells. Co-author Keisha Walters talks us through this technique.
Cell lines are among the most valuable tools in a biologist’s arsenal. But with recent studies suggesting that as many as 1 in 6 researchers are working with cells that are corrupted or contaminated, drastic changes are needed to preserve the integrity of biological research. Sam Fraser explains more.
Research recently published in Movement Ecology examined how the migratory paths of white storks are changing, and how this could be linked to their addiction to junk food in Europe. Dan Caley explains more here.
In support of Brain Awareness Week, we’re highlighting some of the amazing benefits of brain research and showcasing the progress being made by researchers around the world (learn more here). Molecular Brain today publishes research exploring the molecular basis of gender differences in dementia, focusing on Alzheimer’s with cerebrovascular disease. Co-author Xavier Gallart-Palau explains more in this guest blog.
, we’re highlighting some of the amazing benefits of brain research and showcasing the progress being made by researchers around the world (learn more here). In this blog, Helena Ledmyr tells us about her current role at the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility and how neuroinformatics is so fundamental to the progress of brain research.
Today marks the beginning of Brain Awareness Week (BAW), a global campaign aiming to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Why not take our quiz to find out how much you know already!
This week marks the launch of Marine Biodiversity Records at BioMed Central, official journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Marine Biodiversity Records was launched as a subscription journal in 2008, however from 2016 onwards it will be publishing wholly Open Access. Matt Frost, Deputy Director at the MBA, told us a little more about the society, the journal and why they’ve decided to go Open Access…