Perceptions of mental illness: Do biological explanations reduce stigma?

If you haven’t already, read my related article ‘Perceptions of mental illness: The media and mental health’. Written by Rae  Edited by Jonathan Over the last few years there has been a drive in mental health research to find biological explanations for mental illnesses, both to better understand the disorders themselves and to counteract the associated stigma….

Is spider venom the future of pain relief?

An estimated 8 million people suffer from moderate to severe chronic pain in the UK [1]. Although it may arise from an initial injury or an on-going illness, chronic pain can also occur when feedback mechanisms in your brain malfunction, leaving sufferers to feel constant pain, at times for no apparent cause. Treatments frequently leave…

Genome Browser Tutorial Level 1

Welcome to Genome Browser! This overview is meant to introduce you to a few of the basics of this tool. We’ll go through the process of looking up a gene, finding the databased information about that gene (including the sequence), and locating chromosomal elements around the gene such as CpG islands and chromatin modifications. This tutorial…

Genome Browser Tutorial Level 0

Welcome to Genome Browser Tutorial Level 0. This is a tutorial meant to describe Genome Browser in basic, general terms, with the goal of introducing you to its central functions and available information. Hopefully this will help you decide if you will be able to use this tool to find the right information about the gene, sequence, regulatory…