Christopher Perry, PhD discusses how his laboratory aims to discover mechanisms by which metabolic dysfunction causes muscle weakness and apply these findings to develop new therapies for muscle disorders. Homira Osman, PhD provides a particular focus on leveraging scientific findings for practice and policy and linking trainees with patient communities.
Semaglutide, also known as Ozempic and Wegovy, has become increasingly popular -- but why? Here we discuss the mechanism behind these drugs, how they've become so well known, and what current research says about their long-term effects.
Discover the future of human cognition with our overview of recent developments in brain-computer interface technology. Read this blog to find out how brain-computer interfaces function, ways they can be utilized, and how a few individuals have personally advanced this burgeoning neuroscientific field.
A recent publication from Singh et al. demonstrate how taurine, an amino acid used widely throughout the body, can improve age-related health outcomes in mice, roundworms, non-human primates, and also highlight how this effect appears to be evolutionarily conserved in humans.
What can biological age tell us about our health? Is it a fixed number, or can it be reduced? A recent study from Poganik et al. investigates the fluctuations in biological age in response to physiological stress.
Chemotherapy treatment is incredibly difficult on patient wellbeing, but an unlikely plant-derived substance may yet improve the adverse side effects. In this blog, we discuss the use of CBD as a treatment for side effects like organ damage and drug resistance in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.
Micaela Merrill discusses her inspiration for science, as well as where she plans to take her career in the future. Her current project is a subset of a larger research story that seeks to understand the risk factors and comorbidities of PTSD in a metropolitan population of Black Americans.
Early life trauma (ELT) has been identified as a risk factor for binge eating and obesity in adult life, but the neural mechanisms behind this phenomena have yet to be determined. In this blog post we discuss a recent publication from Shin et al., which delineates the circuitry of this ELT-induced maladaptive eating.