Concussion doesn’t just happen in sports or only in teens and young adults; it affects people of all ages and backgrounds.
Canadian researchers are exploring unanswered questions about concussion: How to diagnose it accurately and quickly, how to predict outcomes and promote recovery, and how to prevent it altogether.
When asked to recall the popular children’s book series ‘The Berenstain Bears,’ many people make the same error by spelling it ‘The Berenstein Bears.’
Stephen Osman/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
People are puzzled when they learn they share the same false memories with others. That’s partly because they assume that what they remember and forget ought to be based only on personal experience.
A major review of the Australian Research Council follows years of concerns about political interference, tedious red tape and inadequate funding.
Funding research is essential to meet future health challenges.
Canadian scientists have made significant contributions during the pandemic response, including vital roles in developing COVID-19 vaccines. But underfunding puts the future of science in Canada at risk.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health is meant to bring forward-thinking nimbleness to health innovation.
Pixtum/iStock via Getty Images
Renee Wegrzyn will lead the new Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, which is tasked with speeding up how fast basic science is translated into real-world applications.
Open access journals make peer-reviewed research available to anyone interested.
Some open access journals — those that don’t charge their readers a fee — require that researchers pay to publish with them. Removing author fees helps more researchers to publish their work.
Creating a safe space for patients to ask questions and provide fully informed consent could help increase clinical trial recruitment.
FatCamera/E+ via Getty Images
Overcoming the access barriers and biases that underrepresented and underserved communities face could not only improve research participation but also improve care.
Rhesus macaques experience an aging process similar to people’s.
Goddard Photography/E+ via Getty Images
Nonhuman primates like rhesus monkeys share certain characteristics with people that may make them better study subjects than mice for research on neurodegenerative diseases.
A microscope slide that can diagnose cancer, mapping how what we eat affects the environment, and an effort to track bushfire damage are among the winners at Australia’s leading scientific awards.
Research using animals must be more transparent regarding how animals are used and treated.
The public’s lack of knowledge about animal research can cause a moral conflict. Institutions that use animals in research need to be more transparent about their practices.
Severe thunderstorms occur in Canada every year, bringing with them large hail, damaging downburst winds, intense rainfall and tornadoes.
Are severe and extreme weather events on the rise? And does this have anything to do with manmade climate change? The simple answer is: it’s complicated.
The African Energy Commission says expanded access to new, people-centred renewable energy systems will “lift hundreds of millions of people” out of poverty.
Are studies right that expanded access to off-grid solar products has driven economic development in Africa?
Women lack emotional support as working academics
The pandemic lockdown added a big teaching load; female academics also found themselves having to play more of a nurturing role.
Americans are deciding to be childfree at a far younger age than previously thought.
Photo via Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images
People who say they don’t want children are often told they’ll change their mind. The authors of a new study found otherwise.
No, it’s not like donating a kidney. But it is still a gift.
The chemical properties of coffee are what produce its waking-up effects.
Drinking a cup of coffee means ingesting a complex mixture of chemicals. Research has given us mixed messaging about whether coffee is beneficial or harmful.
Peer review is an essential part of academic publishing, but it can be exploitative, opaque and slow. There’s plenty journals, publishers and universities can do to make the system work better.
Blog art. Shutterstock.
Blogs can be useful sources of data for the urban planning research community if the researchers know how to assess them critically.
International scientific collaboration has boomed since the end of the 20th century.
Yuichiro Chino/Moment via Getty Images
Scientific research done through international collaboration has boomed in the past 30 years. But recently, powerful countries are using science as a tool of politics, threatening that work.
Heroic actions are often intuitive – even impulsive – rather than a product of thoughtful deliberation.
Study after study has shown that men tend to be more willing to put themselves in harm’s way to help others. Why some men rise to the occasion – and others don’t – has been a bit trickier to pin down.