How Understanding Depression Goes Beyond The Scientific Method
Podcast host and author John Moe discusses his own experiences with depression, and what he’s learned interviewing others with the illness.
Scientists Are Trying To Study Human Neurons… In Rat Brains?
Human neurons implanted in rat brains could offer scientists a new way to study the brain. Plus, more stories from this week in science.
Hurricane Ian Destroys Iconic Florida House Meant To Survive Hurricanes
Rising sea levels and Hurricane Ian finally destroyed the Cape Romano Dome House in Florida, built to withstand the elements.
Sperm Swim Together To Help Each Other Reach The Egg
Researchers created a simulation of the female reproductive tract and, rather than compete, sperm may cooperate to swim upstream.
Understanding Metabolism Genes Might Improve Depression Treatment
A professor of psychiatry studies the genes responsible for metabolizing medication to predict if patients will respond to depression treatment.
An AI Partnership May Improve Breast Cancer Screenings
A longtime researcher in the field of breast imaging dives into the benefits and limitations of AI cancer screenings.
Depression Isn’t Caused By Low Serotonin. So How Do Antidepressants Work?
Antidepressants work, but researchers still don’t fully understand why. Experts discuss what we do and don’t know about how antidepressants affect the brain.
New, More Protective COVID Vaccines Are On The Way
In the face of a fall and winter surge, the newly formulated vaccines will offer more protection.
Coming Soon: A Germ-Killing Countertop?
Engineers designed a new germicide coating that sterilize surfaces from pathogens, like E. coli or MRSA, and lasts for months.
The SciFri Book Club Is Going To Talk About The Vagina
A celebration of the science knowledge and storytelling talent behind the new book, Vagina Obscura—plus a whole lotta joy.