Ringing in the brain: tinnitus and the nervous system
Jamie Adams reviews what we know about tinnitus, and options for treating this mysterious medical condition.
The particle physics of tomorrow: The Future Circular Collider
A new particle accelerator at CERN will allow physicists to investigate theories beyond the Standard Model, reports Jairus Tristan Patoc.
Are microbiomes worth the hype?
More holistic and interdisciplinary attention is needed for microbiome research to live up to its hype, argues Isabel Williams.
You are what you eat: The gut-brain connection
Iza Basharat reviews what is known of the connection between the brain and nutrition—and particularly the microorganisms in our gut.
ME/CFS: The fatigue that sleep can’t shake
Megan Stoker reviews the current medical understanding of the enigmatic condition ME/CFS, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome.
Distributed communication networks: Bridging science fiction and reality
Tanmayee Desprabhu describes how the development of de-centalised communication networks are making science fiction ideas a reality.
Is the blood-brain barrier a barrier to medical progress?
Sophie Beaumont reviews research into how the blood-brain barrier protects the brain, and poses challenges for delivery of medical treatment.
Checkpoints: Progress in cancer immunotherapy
Cecilia Jay describes the challenges facing immunotherapy as cancer treatment, and its potential to revolutionise personalised medicine .
How WEIRD biases reduce diversity in behavioural science
Bessie O’Dell explains how bias towards people from Western, educated, industrialised, rich and democratic (WEIRD) societies skews research.
Intellectual property in the life sciences: A barrier or a key to a better future?
Jacques William Bouvier debates the pros and cons of intellectual property in the life sciences, and how regulation might foster innovation.