The Hair Inside Your Head May Be Key for Brain Development

For decades the focus of neuroscience was on neurons, but as research techniques and technology progresses we are beginning to understand the brain as never before. The importance of neurons cannot be downplayed, and yet scientists are coming to realise that there are many other elements involved in brain development. Cilia are slender, hair-like organelles…

Cancer Factsheet: Glioblastoma and the Need for Targeted Cancer Therapies

What is Glioblastoma? Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive form of brain tumour. It is an extremely fast-growing cancer which has no known cure. Glioblastomas are named for the cells they form in; glial cells. Though the brain is best known for having billions of neurons, 90% of brain matter is made from glial…

New Hubble Image Shows Hypergiant Home, Westerlund 1

The Hubble telescope is world-famous for its beautiful images of our universe. Here at the Science Dunk we even posted a Hubble Hump-Day article to get us over the mid-week blues. This week, Hubble has turned its camera to a super-star cluster called Westerlund 1. This fantastical sounding mass is just 15,000 light years away,…