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
Based on new climate model projections, a team of researchers led by Cornell University scientists has found that the frequency and severity of coral disease outbreaks is likely to increase in future. Coral reefs are rich in biodiversity. Although they cover less than 1 per cent of the ocean floor, they support 25 per cent…
Bristol is the first UK city to win the European Green Capital title, making it the sixth Green Capital after Stockholm, Hamburg, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Nantes and Copenhagen. Shortlisted several times in previous years, the city is finally taking the lead for 2015, having impressed the judges with its innovative, environmentally-friendly approach to transport, energy, water and food.…
Infertility is a distressing but common condition that affects as many as one in six couples. International Innovation examines the latest scientific advances offering hope to would-be parents, including a controversial cutting-edge technique.
As the scientific community worldwide is left reeling over ‘that’ chauvinistic review, Dr Clare Hoskins thinks it is time to sit back and wonder why we are all so surprised. As an active researcher, I have seen many an odd comment on peer-review responses to articles, book chapters and grant applications over the years. It…