A long overdue evolutionary account of women

A New York Times bestselling book comes out of NeuWrite: Scientist and creative writer Cat Bohannon is a long-time member of the NeuWrite creative science-writing workshop group in New York City, where she completed her PhD at Columbia University on the evolution of narrative and cognition. In an inspiration to those of us workshopping our…

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Revealing problems in medical research in psychology

One of the most-read columns this month in the Finnish Medical Journal (Lääkärilehti) was authored by NeuWrite Nordic board member Jussi Valtonen, an award-winning novelist and a researcher in psychology at the University of Helsinki. You can read the column in Finnish here or in English here (for members).

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A new film about reverse aging through gene therapy

Screenwriter and filmmaker Hanna Vastinsalo has a PhD in genetics that inspires her work, including her haunting new sci-fi film about reverse aging via gene therapy. The film, Palimpsest, has three screenings in Helsinki this month as part of the Love & Anarchy film festival: Saturday, 16 September Sunday, 17 September Thursday, 21 September Trailer,…

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Fighter moms support vital research into mitochondrial diseases

Describing science through simple stories and metaphors helped Brendan Battersby, a University of Helsinki research director in mitochondrial biology, connect with the parents of a child with Leigh Syndrome, which led to a new collaboration on research funding. The family felt that Brendan was the first medical expert who’d explained their child’s disease to them…

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