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Age-related muscle wasting and cognitive decline linked

Age-related muscle wasting and cognitive decline linked

by Blake Alec Miranda. We’re all familiar with the concept that with ageing comes a gradual loss of bone density and reduced size and strength of our muscles. Some loss of muscle and bone density is normal, but losing too much leads to frailty and increased risk of injury. We’re also familiar with the idea… Continue Reading

Six Brain-Based Solutions to Beat Stress.

Six Brain-Based Solutions to Beat Stress.

Stress is an inevitable part of life. We feel ‘stressed’ when real or imagined pressures exceed our perceived ability to cope. If things all feel ‘too much’, we experience the sensations of ‘stress’. But feeling stress is not always a bad thing. When stress is short-term and manageable, it motivates and facilitates learning and change.… Continue Reading

The art and science of your beautiful brain.

The art and science of your beautiful brain.

  Self Reflected in violets. The entire Self Reflected microetching under violet and white light (photo by Greg Dunn and Will Drinker)   This is the most advanced artistic visualisation of the brain in the world. Dr Greg Dunn is an artist and neuroscientist and together with Dr Brian Edwards (artist and physicist) he created… Continue Reading

How does the brain process emotions?

How does the brain process emotions?

The emotion centre is the oldest part of the human brain: why is mood so important? Genevieve Rayner, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health   “Somebody woke up on the wrong side of bed this morning.” You know that comment; the one that rarely makes you feel any more gracious towards the world (or… Continue Reading

How to: Scientist to Communicator

How to: Scientist to Communicator

Ready to hang up your lab coat and enter the world of science, health and medical communications? But not really sure what the options are and what steps you should take next? I’m thrilled to offer my one-to-one ‘Scientist to Communicator’ training days for scientists, academics, PhDs, postdocs or health professionals interested in a career in health, medical or science… Continue Reading

The colour of music

The colour of music

Vanessa Wamsley is a journalist who writes science, nature and education stories. After years of misunderstanding science, she brings a keen sense of wonder to her observations of the world. Vanessa is also a content and SEO editor intern at BiohacksBlog.com and studies science and medical writing in the Johns Hopkins University Masters in Science Writing program. A former teacher,… Continue Reading

Why facing death makes us want to live

Why facing death makes us want to live

This weeks fabulous and thought-provoking guest blog post comes from Mandy Hu (aka Xian Hu) who studied Neurobiology at the University of Amsterdam and majored in Science Communication. Who she is? A writer, a traveller and a dreamer. She is still searching for her voice in science writing, but to get an idea of her writing style you… Continue Reading

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