Neuroscientists at the University of Oxford are investigating the pathways that lead to dopamine transmission in the brain; their observations challenge long-held beliefs surrounding neural function in this area and could have implications for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and addiction
IEEE PES’s Executive Director Patrick Ryan outlines the Society’s scope, highlighting its growing presence as a leading provider of scientific and engineering information on electric power and energy for the betterment of the global society
The gap between the numbers of STEM jobs versus the number of highly skilled professionals ready to fulfil these positions is a problem that appears to be growing. International Innovation examines how industries and governments are adapting to meet the needs of an increasingly technological world
Returning to Asia for the first time in 20 years, the ICLEI World Congress 2015 will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 8-12 April 2015. As the organisation celebrates its 25th anniversary, this special event returns with an emphasis on ‘Sustainable Solutions for an Urban Future’. The Congress will unite government, industry and…
Since 2008, the G20 leaders have met annually to coordinate global efforts in an effort to promote and sustain growth, as well as to ensure the future resilience of the global economy. The 2014 meeting saw tensions rising on the subject of climate change, and presented a glaring reminder of the importance of a coordinated…
In a global ageing population, the under-diagnosis and inadequate treatment of depression in older people is a growing concern. International Innovation’s Becky Norman explores the reasons behind this problem. Affecting 350 million people worldwide, depression is an enormous public health concern. According to the World Health Organization, this mental health condition places a huge strain…
International Innovation gives a brief introduction to the diversity of extrasolar planetary bodies, and examines the varieties of exoplanet that have been discovered so far – as well as those whose existence has been hypothesised by astronomers.