Content: Volume 9, Issue 1
Two hits in one – the neurobiology of schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a severe psychiatric disorder, affecting about one percent of the population worldwide. Perturbation of pre-natal development is known to contribute to the disease, although onset typically occurs between late adolescence and early adulthood. This led to formulation of the ‘two-hit’ hypothesis: the disruption... click to read more
Do bacteria control our appetite?
Our gut microbial community is not as stable as one might think. Our diet has a big impact on the type and amount of bacteria we have in our gut. Every time we eat, we are not only satisfying our nutritional needs, but we are... click to read more
Making nature compute for us
Models of neural networks are used ubiquitously in science and technology these days. Such artificial neural networks are computer algorithms inspired by the way the human brain works. While they enable revolutionary technology, their execution on digital computers eats up increasingly large amounts of energy... click to read more
How do immune cells enter tissues to protect the body?
Most cells in our body don’t move: they stay put, forming dense tissues. But one population of cells moves continually, and we would not survive without them. These immune cells arrive at any spot in our body where damage or infection arises. Immune cells... click to read more