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Looking for active responders to oxidative stress at the U. of Alabama | Behind the Science, S3 Ep10

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In Behind the Science, Jen visits the Redox Lab at the University of Alabama to see the difference between active and non-active responders for to oxidative stress for high-fat diets. Can lycopene help?

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Alternative Pesticide Screening Techniques for the Agricultural Industry

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The development of technical grade pesticides has enabled farmers to reduce crop losses, but it is important to recognize that pesticides are toxic by design, and so it is also important to have sufficient technology to monitor their presence in our produce and on our farmland. We take a look at some alternative techniques that are being applied to this issue.

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What Are Totipotent Stem Cells?

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Defining stem cells is important in research and in many fields where they are being used, such as in regenerative medicine and drug discovery. This article focuses on totipotent stem cells, the most potent of all stem cells, and answers fundamental questions such as: What are totipotent stem cells? Where can they be found? Can totipotent stem cells be induced artificially?

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"Peter Pan" Neurons Stay Young Through Life

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Researchers have discovered a mysterious group of neurons in the amygdala -- a key center for emotional processing in the brain -- that stay in an immature, prenatal developmental state throughout childhood

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Does Stimulation of the Brain's Dorsal Anterior Insula Trigger Ecstasy?
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Epileptic patients tested before potential surgery experienced an ecstatic aura when the dorsal anterior insula of the brain was stimulated, according to a new report.

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Study Ties Poor Sleep to Reduced Memory Performance in Older Adults
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A new study has found that variability in night-to-night sleep time and reduced sleep quality adversely affect the ability of older adults to recall information about past events.

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Understanding Brain Activity When you Name What you See
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Using complex statistical methods and fast measurement techniques, researchers found how the brain network comes up with the right word and enables us to say it.

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Can We Really Measure Stress?

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Oxford Medistress, developer of the Leukocyte Coping Capacity (LCC) test, says that the test can measure your stress levels in 10 minutes, by sampling a drop of your blood. Could the test revolutionize the field of stress diagnostics? In this article we explore the history of measuring stress, and find out whether the LCC will be a milestone or side-note in that history.

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Optimizing Kinetics in Drug Discovery
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As biology presents ever-more challenging targets, the chemistry world is pushing ahead with new tools to design or discover drugs that have optimal kinetics. We look at two different approaches being used to explore and optimize the kinetics of tomorrow’s medicines.

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The EPIC-XS Consortium Kicks Off
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The European Proteomics Infrastructure Consortium providing access (EPIC-XS), funded as part of the Horizon 2020 Work programme, held its kick-off meeting in Amsterdam on April 25-26 2019. In this article, we discuss the objectives and highlights of the meeting.

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Addressing Gender Bias – “It Is Time to End the Tradition in Science of All-Male Speaking Panels”
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Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Director of the National Institutes of Health, has recently directly addressed the issue of underrepresented groups in science: "Too often, women and members of other groups underrepresented in science are conspicuously missing in the marquee speaking slots at scientific meetings and other high-level conferences.”

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