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VIRTUAL DEMO: Cardiac Trabeculae Dissection and Experiments with the Aurora Scientific 1500A

The Aurora Scientific team will provide a methodology focused virtual demonstration of the dissection, tissue preparation, and mounting of cardiac trabeculae muscle with their 1500A small intact muscle system.

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Scent-sational Developments in Neuroscience

June 24th, 2024|Olfaction & Plume Tracking, Publication Review|

In anticipation for ISOT 2024, taking place every 4 years, June's publication review encompasses a proof-of-concept for a novel biological sensor and novel insights into odour perception in the piriform cortex. Together, these studies underscore the widespread contributions of olfaction research, with profound implications on technological developments and our understanding of cognitive functions.

Women’s Health Month: Strides in Muscle Physiology

May 28th, 2024|Muscle Physiology, Publication Review|

In honour of Women's Health Month, May’s publication review covers recent advances in female-focused muscle physiology research. These investigations into gradual ovarian failure, the impact of non-sugar sweeteners during the reproductive stage, and the effects of partial glycogen synthase kinase 3 knockdown, collectively advance our understanding of how sex differences can impact muscle physiology.

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Muscle Physiology

Women’s Health Month: Strides in Muscle Physiology

May 28th, 2024|Muscle Physiology, Publication Review|

In honour of Women's Health Month, May’s publication review covers recent advances in female-focused muscle physiology research. These investigations into gradual ovarian failure, the impact of non-sugar sweeteners during the reproductive stage, and the effects of partial glycogen synthase kinase 3 knockdown, collectively advance our understanding of how sex differences can impact muscle physiology.

Spring into Action: Proteins of the Myofilament

April 29th, 2024|Muscle Physiology, Publication Review|

In anticipation of the upcoming Myofilament Meeting, April’s publication review covers recent advances in the myofilament field. From the effects of inotropic agents on cardiac myofilament Ca2+ sensitivity, protein kinase D’s role in cardiac homeostasis, and the contribution of specific myosin-binding protein C domains in muscle contraction, the following studies usher in a promising trend of exciting breakthroughs.

Moving Mountains: Recent Feats in Muscle Physiology

March 25th, 2024|Cardiovascular, Muscle Physiology, Publication Review|

As we March towards the 2024 American Physiology Summit, this month’s publication review covers recent advancements in the realm of muscle physiology, including the development of an improved resistance training method, the long-term musculoskeletal consequences of chemotherapy, and the characterization of crossbridge kinetics in cardiac trabeculae. Taken together, these studies reveal a promising trend of breakthroughs in muscle physiology.

Tackling the Heart of the Issue: Advances in Cardiovascular Research

February 29th, 2024|Cardiovascular, Muscle Physiology, Publication Review|

February notably marks “Heart Month”, aiming to highlight the importance of cardiovascular health and its critical implications on our overall wellbeing. Tackling the heart of the issue, several cardiovascular studies stand out as key players within the preclinical research landscape. The following publication review covers recent advancements in the field, including a promising therapeutic drug candidate for heart failure as well as novel insights into the cardiovascular biology of Marfan syndrome and muscle contraction regulation.

Molecular Deep Dives in Force Production

February 6th, 2024|Muscle Physiology, Publication Review|

As we launch full force into 2024, studies exploring the molecular underpinnings of force production in mice have blazed the trail of functional muscular research. From calcium dynamics during muscle contraction, to muscle impairments in myotonic dystrophy, and the effects of running on muscle mass in a dystrophic mouse model, January's novel insights into muscle function and regulation have important implications on our understanding of muscle physiology and health.

Olfaction & Plume Tracking

Scent-sational Developments in Neuroscience

June 24th, 2024|Olfaction & Plume Tracking, Publication Review|

In anticipation for ISOT 2024, taking place every 4 years, June's publication review encompasses a proof-of-concept for a novel biological sensor and novel insights into odour perception in the piriform cortex. Together, these studies underscore the widespread contributions of olfaction research, with profound implications on technological developments and our understanding of cognitive functions.

Best of 2023: Across Countries and Applications

December 19th, 2023|Materials Science, Muscle Physiology, Olfaction & Plume Tracking, Publication Review|

2023 has proved to be a particularly fruitful year for scientific discovery, with a multitude of pioneering studies spanning continents and disciplines. From the intricate workings of muscle physiology in Switzerland to the nuanced understanding of migraine mechanisms in the USA, the discernment of mosquito olfactory processing in India, and the innovative strides in sustainable materials science in Germany and Austria, this year's research highlights embody the spirit of global collaboration and scientific ingenuity. We hope that, by highlighting the multitude of ways our instruments provide precise and reliable data, future and current researchers can draw inspiration for new and innovative ways to collaborate across borders.