Evidence for a Neural Law of Effect: How the brain pursues pleasure

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New study in mice shows how the brain learns to reproduce patterns of brain activity that lead to reward; provides insights for treating addiction and obsessive-compulsive disorder

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Data Collection and Exposure Assessment

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Analysing food consumption data and assessing how different groups of people are exposed to substances in food are vital components in evaluating food safety.

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Tracking the Heritability of Cell Stress

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As part of work recently published in Science Advances, a team of researchers from the Institute of Systems Biology at Yale University has built a microfluidic device to demonstrate that single cells preserve a memory of their mother's dynamic response to glucose limitation stress for multiple generations.

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The Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise | Wendy Suzuki

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Neuroscientist Prof. Wendy Suzuki explains how exercise improves your brain health.

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Milestones in Microbiology Over the Last 7 Decades

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In this list we will highlight some of the less well known but nonetheless ground breaking and important milestones in microbiology from the past seven decades.

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Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

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The new test can rapidly screen a drop of blood for biomarkers of pancreatic cancer, and provide results in less than an hour.

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Cellular Valve Structure Opens Up Potential Novel Therapies
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Biochemists have determined the detailed structure of a volume-regulated chloride channel. This cellular valve is activated in response to swelling to prevent the cell from bursting. The protein also plays an important role in the uptake of chemotherapeutics and the release of neurotransmitters after a stroke. The controlled regulation of its activity thus opens up a promising strategy for novel therapies.

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Hippo Waste Causes Fish Kills
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Ecologists have long known that agricultural and sewage pollution can cause low oxygen conditions and fish kills in rivers. A study reports that hippo waste can have a similar effect in Africa’s Mara River.

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Algorithm Predicts Life Expectancy After Heart Attack
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A new algorithm developed by UCLA researchers more accurately predicts which people will survive heart failure, and for how long, whether or not they receive a heart transplant. The algorithm would allow doctors to make more personalized assessments of people who are awaiting heart transplants, which in turn could enable health care providers to make better use of limited life-saving resources and potentially reduce health care costs.

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Take It From Me: Neuroscience is advancing, but we’re a long way off head transplants

Take It From Me: Neuroscience is advancing, but we’re a long way off head transplants

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A personal but informed perspective on the topical issue of head transplants from Dr. Lindsay Collins-Praino.

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Do You Hear Yanny or Laurel?
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Do you hear "Yanny" or "Laurel"? The current argument dividing opinions on social media.

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A Hangover Pill? Tests on drunk mice show promise
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Scientists create capsules filled with natural enzymes usually found in liver cells to help the body process the alcohol faster.

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Will Microfluidic Cell Culture Fulfill its Long-awaited Potential?
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The first paper ever published on microfluidic cell culture is 19 years old. Microfluidic cell culture has now outgrown its infancy and is about to survive its teenage years. It has matured considerably but still needs to transition from academia into clinics and industry. Will it come of age?

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