Tagged: brains

Why it can make sense to believe in the kindness of strangers - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 07, 2018

Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz, University of Pennsylvania This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Would you risk your life for a total stranger? While you might consider yourself incapable of acts of altruism on that scale, it happens again and again. During hurricanes and mass shootings, some people go to great … Read More

Would we want to regenerate brains of patients who are clinically dead? - Guest Work

Guest Author May 13, 2016

By Anders Sandberg, University of Oxford A trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of patients who have been declared clinically dead has been approved. Reanima Advanced Biosciences aims to use stem cells, injections of peptides, and nerve stimulation to reverse “brain death as noted in clinical examination or EEG”, a project … Read More

What would you ask a scientist?! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 27, 2015

In preparation for Queenstown Research Week, Auckland University’s Prof Peter Shepherd asked primary school kids what questions they would ask a scientist. One class at Shotover Primary School sent us this list: Edit: A group of 10-11 year olds from Wakatipu High have added to the list (Q29-48) How does the sky stay up? How does … Read More