Thomas Durcan’s lab is using pluripotent stem cells to grow human brain neurons in a dish, in search of a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
Thomas Durcan's lab is growing 3D mini-brains in the search for a cure for Parkinson's disease. Over the next year he is giving all his lab's protocols, methods and results away.
People high on psychopathic personality traits, such as fearlessness and impulsiveness, often refuse to find common ground.
Some people are better team players than others, but people with goal-oriented and manipulative personality traits can undermine collaborative efforts and affect the team outcome.
Global collaborations between the political and educational sectors aim to address the challenges faced by women scientists.
Academic partnerships with diplomats, industry leaders and others, can provide a comprehensive approach to addressing the challenges faced by women in STEM.
Women leaders tend to collaborate better than men.
New research suggests women-led startups can experience more rapid employment growth than those run by men in certain scenarios.
Group project experience doesn’t automatically translate to competence at collaboration.
From the biggest 'wicked' problems on down, finding solutions to challenges depends on working together collaboratively. Students think they're good at this, but they aren't. Here's what could help.
Health professionals must work effectively in a team.
Sharing expertise and experiences of different health and social care professionals can improve health care.
A police officer stands guard over the global elites who decided to make the trek to Davos this year.
AP Photo/Markus Schreiber
The high-profile absence of several world leaders including Trump from the World Economic Forum has led some to suggest its influence is in decline. A philosopher who has seen Davos up close disagrees.
Making the most of human-robot collaborations will require good teamwork.
Years of research into how humans work best together yield lessons useful for designing robots to interact with people.
Energy-efficient water supply is a wicked problem – and we might have found a way to solve it.
NBC News intern Cassie Semyon, dashing to beat the competition.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
Instead of taking pride in how quickly they cover the same stories as everyone else, these organizations make public service journalism their top priority.
Listening and learning during a Sustainable Futures in Action meeting in Kampala, Uganda.
Without change, the trajectory of growth and development in the world will remain consistent with that of the past 80 years.
Who can concentrate under these conditions?
There is even more research showing open-plan environments can actually have negative impacts on collaboration. Workspaces should provide various options for different work styles and preferences.
The MeerKAT radio telescope under construction in South Africa’s Karoo region.
Photo courtesy of Dr Fernando Camilo, Chief Scientist at SKA SA
The SKA global project could be a driver that contributes to South Africa' economic growth.
Teachers come to adopt a design thinking mindset through a combination of design experience, professional development and ongoing support.
The recently released Gonski report contains a recommendation to supporting teacher collaboration. Researchers in Queensland have been conducting research on how design thinking can foster this.
The concept of ‘new power’ can be applied to modern digital journalism.
A new book on so-called 'new power' can help us understand transformations in journalism like increased collaboration and use of digital technologies for investigative journalism.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, has promised support for scientific research as the United States under President Donald Trump has made moves to change leadership and cut funding for scientific agencies and programs. The men are seen in this file photo at the White House last February.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
Canada must take the lead as a global champion of science as America under President Donald Trump presses its assault on fact and knowledge.
Engineering can greatly bolster any country’s development and growth.
Africa has recorded a tremendous growth in its output of academic engineering research over the past 20 years. Greater collaboration can increase this growth even more.
What’s going on in there when you decide?
A new initiative called the International Brain Laboratory is tackling this fundamental mystery of neuroscience in an unusual way.
Looking up in the main chamber at SNOLAB’s facility in the Vale Creighton nickel mine in Sudbury, Ont., a giant spherical neutrino sensor array the size of a 10 storey building is used to detect subatomic particles that pass through the earth.
Deep underground, scientists research subatomic particles from space in a bid to understand the building blocks of our universe.
Data should be open, shareable - but not at the expense of African researchers and communities.
A focus on collaboration among African universities and research institutions is crucial in developing national policies that meet the principles of open data while keeping it safe from exploitation.