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Interviews with Scientists: Stuart Maudsley

By Sam Roome 8 days ago 1884 Views No comments

In our latest Interviews with Scientists, we talked to Stuart Maudsley! Stuart is the Group Leader of the Translational Neurobiology Group and Adjunct Department Director of the VIB Center for Molecular Neurology at the University of Antwerp. His research focuses on the age-dependent changes in receptor pharmacology associated with neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and Frontotemporal dementia. Find out what Stuart had to say!

Stability of DREADD Ligands in Solution - a Review

By Sam Roome 12 days ago 106 Views 1 comment

Check out our new technical review: Stability of DREADD ligands in solution. Find out all you need to know about how to handle, store and use commonly used water-soluble DREADD ligands (such as Clozapine N-oxide dihydrochloride, and Compound 21 dihydrochloride) - and discover brand new data on the stability of these important tools.

Interviews with Scientists: Dr Laura Boddington

By Sam Roome 23 days ago 1897 Views No comments

Next in our Interviews with Scientists series, we speak to Dr Laura Boddington. Laura is currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oregon looking at using peripheral nerve stimulation to modulate learning and performance.

Interviews with Scientists: Chloe Thomas

By Sam Roome 23 days ago 10282 Views No comments

Next up in our Interviews with Scientists, meet Chloe Thomas! Chloe is a final year PhD student researching cell death mechanisms in retinal ganglion cells after traumatic eye injury. She is currently based in the Neuroscience and Ophthalmology group at the University of Birmingham in the UK.

We spoke to Chloe about her research, her advice for new PhDs, as well as her recent experience speaking at ARVO 2018 in Hawaii, which was her first time speaking at an international conference.

Review on Neural Stem Cells & Small Molecules

By Sam Roome 29 days ago 163 Views No comments

Check out our new mini-review on Neural Stem Cells & Small Molecules - it includes descriptions of the small molecules commonly used in neural stem cell research, and the signaling pathways that they target...

Interviews with Scientists: Lizzie Mann

By Sam Roome 1 month ago 18894 Views No comments

Lizzie Mann did her undergraduate degree in Pharmacology at the University of Bath, and is now working hard on finding a neuroprotective therapy for Parkinson’s disease in Susan Duty’s lab at King’s College London. She loves to talk about science and can often be found trying to get undergraduates, postgraduates and anyone else who will listen, excited about research.

Read more about Lizzie, her PhD, her passion for science, and more...

The Big Life Scientist Survey: Here’s What You Told Us

By Sam Roome 3 months ago 1856 Views 2 comments

The results of The Big Life Scientist Survey are in!

Thank you so much to all of you 222 life scientists from around the world who took the time to answer our questions and helped spread the word about the survey.

We asked the life sciences community a range of questions around funding, study replication, lifestyle, equal opportunities and diversity with some eye opening results...

Synaptic Plasticity Review

By Sam Roome 3 months ago 423 Views No comments

Check out our new mini-review on synaptic plasticity - including types and mechanisms of short-term and long-term synaptic plasticity, plus pharmacological manipulation, useful tables, diagrams and more...

Interviews with Scientists: Rachelle Balez

By Sam Roome 3 months ago 2465 Views 1 comment

Rachelle Balez is a PhD student at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, whose work focuses on understanding Alzheimer’s disease by generating brain cells from patient skin cells. She is passionate about equality in STEM and has recently returned from Antarctica with the Homeward Bound women in science leadership initiative. Read more about her fascinating work...

Interviews with Scientists: James Quinn

By Sam Roome 3 months ago 27671 Views No comments

In our next Interviews with Scientists, meet James Quinn! James is a final year PhD student studying the proteolytic cleavage of tau in different types of dementia at the University of Manchester in The Hooper Lab.