Here at Research Features we are passionate about communicating science to the wider society. This issue, we feature many of the pioneers driving the latest discoveries and innovations. We’re excited to showcase the Self-Care Academic Research Unit (SCARU) at Imperial College London, the first academic centre dedicated specifically to the study of self-care. We also learn more from the VLSI Research Lab, Northwestern University about their AI-empowered neural processing devices which have exciting applications for biomedical and personal assistance technologies.
Research Features attended this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival, where we met Florence Schechter, founder of the world’s first Vagina Museum. A vital educational resource, Florence told us how the museum came to life, its role in promoting respect, empowerment, and inclusivity, and their work with educational charities.
We were also privileged to talk to Dr Samantha Hiew, founder of social impact company ADHD Girls, who provide education and awareness of neurodiversity, ADHD, and autism. We learn more about their vital work and future plans.
We invite you to join us on an exciting journey of discovery. Welcome to Research Features!