ADInstruments' life science blog

Posted by Alex Sides on 17 Apr 2014

The latest video from one of our local customers - Rowan Ellis of BodySynergy - uses the Delsys wireless EMG system and LabChart to demonstrate clearly how a

Posted by Jo Cramond on 10 Apr 2014

In conjunction with the American Physiological Society (APS), ADInstruments is sponsoring the inaugural Institute on Teaching and Learning (ITL) - a new hands-on course for physiology educators.

Posted by Alex Sides on 2 Apr 2014

Our products have some very diverse research applications. Here, we look at a study on emotional contagion, conducted by Dezecache et al in Paris which looks at how emotions spread from person to person to person.

Posted by Alex Sides on 13 Mar 2014

Hello, 你好, 今日は, здравствуйте and السلام عليكم! It's really exciting to announce the launch of the first of our translated web sites. 

Posted by Alex Sides on 11 Mar 2014

Only one day to go until the 93rd Annual Meeting of the German Physiological Society (DPG) begins in Mainz.

Posted by Gary Wilkins on 10 Mar 2014

While the HRV 2.0 Add-On has incorporated many changes at the user interface, there are some really important hidden improvements too - like the underlying algorithm.

Posted by Jo Cramond on 5 Mar 2014

Today, we’ll look at the changes to the user interface of HRV 2.0 Add-On. Firstly, you can control all basic settings from a single dialog. We have included presets for humans and several common animal subjects for you to choose from, or you can enter your own.

Posted by Alex Sides on 4 Mar 2014

Our latest HRV Add-On makes life simple. HRV 2.0 lets you do everything for heart rate variability in one place. There is no need to import or export data or fuss about switching between separate data acquisition and analysis programs. You can acquire data, detect beats, exclude ectopics and view time and frequency domain analyses all in the same module.

Posted by Alex Sides on 21 Feb 2014

Mahmoud Khalil, representing ADInstruments in the region, and Emeritus Professor Tony Macknight ran the session on “Next Generation Teaching Systems for Medical Education,” which explored the idea of active learning through technology, after the GCC Medical Education Conference at the Arabian Gulf University in Manama, in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Posted by Alex Sides on 17 Feb 2014

The Sam Drogo Technology in the Classroom Award is an annual award for a Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) member who demonstrates the innovative use of technology to engage undergraduates in Human Anatomy and Physiology. This year we'd like to announce two winners of this award - Wendy Riggs and Aaron Fried.

Posted by Alex Sides on 12 Feb 2014

We’re happy to announce the winner of the 2014 ADInstruments Macknight Early Career Innovative Educator Award, Dr. Aaron Bunker of Morningside College. Congratulations!

Posted by Alex Sides on 10 Feb 2014

Applications for scholarships to attend the CrawFly Invertebrate Neurobiology course for Educators at Cornell University in June are open now. This time ADInstruments is working with TReND (Teaching and Research in Neuroscience for Development in Africa) to provide extra travel assistance to a scientist from Africa to attend this inspirational and practical course.

Posted by Ina B Kinski on 23 Jan 2014

Rowan Ellis, founder of the Body Synergy gym, has a simple but compelling approach to relieving musculoskeletal pain. His hypothesis: to protect the spine and joints, one must contract the right muscles at the right time. Rowan believes that poor physical awareness of which muscles we are using, especially the trapezius, is a root cause for a variety of back problems and some forms of migraine. The Delsys EMG system allows him to view clients’ muscle activity in great detail. 

Posted by Alex Sides on 20 Jan 2014

They're slow, spineless and slimy but if you think you don't have much in common with a snail, think again. Researchers are learning a surprising amount about the human brain by studying snails and we thought it was time to expand our snail neurophysiology session in the latest Crawdad educator's course.

Posted by Alex Sides on 8 Jan 2014

Michigan State University has been helping local high school students prepare for the upcoming Brain Bee, with a series of weekend workshops. The latest was Brain Sparks, supported by ADInstruments, which used PowerLabs to study the electrical signals generated by the nervous system in crayfish, fruit flies and the students themselves.