Marvin Minsky: Health, population and the human mind

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Marvin Minsky's arch, eclectic, charmingly offhand talk on health, overpopulation and the human mind.

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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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10 Tips to Optimize Clinical Flow Cytometry

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Here are 10 tips to help you optimize your clinical flow cytometry experiments and ensure consistent results.

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Targeting Telomerase: A Therapeutic Strategy for Difficult-to-Treat Melanoma

Targeting Telomerase: A Therapeutic Strategy for Difficult-to-Treat Melanoma

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Targeting telomerase was effective at killing NRAS-mutant melanoma cells, and the impact was further enhanced when the strategy was paired with an inhibitor of mitochondrial function, according to study results by The Wistar Institute published in Oncogene.

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CRISPR Diagnostics Could Detect Any Disease on a Paper Strip
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A nucleic acid-detecting diagnostics platform that harnesses the gene editing technology CRISPR was announced today by the newly-launched Mammoth Biosciences, which says the technology could change how we diagnose disease.

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First Detailed Structure of Telomerase Revealed
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Over 30 years after its discovery, the detailed molecular structure of the longevity protein telomerase has been revealed, which may have implications for cancer treatment and bone marrow transplants.

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Chronic Wasting Disease Didn't Cross Into Primates
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Chronic wasting disease did not cross the species barrier to infect cynomolgus macaque monkeys during a lengthy investigation exploring risks to humans.

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CRISPR Technology Could Revolutionize Animal Transgenics

CRISPR Technology Could Revolutionize Animal Transgenics

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Despite its role in advancing genetics research, transgenic modification of animal models is an aging and costly technique. A new tool that leverages CRISPR technology may make the entire process simpler and more efficient.

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Catching Cancer Early: How Improving Cancer Awareness Can Prevent Delayed Diagnosis
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When it comes to cancer detection and diagnosis – the earlier the better. Cancer that remains undiagnosed until it is within ‘advanced’ stages is harder to treat successfully.

15-40 Connection’s mission is to empower patients and promote cancer conversation to ultimately improve cancer survival rates.

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Phenotypic versus Target-based Screening for Drug Discovery
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Target-based screening has been the method of choice in drug discovery for the past two decades, but phenotypic screening is having something of a renaissance. We look at the advantages and applications of both.

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Durham University Seeks to Unlock Mysteries of the Cosmos
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To unravel the mysteries of the cosmos, a team at Durham University is using an ambitious open-source project, dubbed EAGLE-XL, that aims to simulate our entire universe in a level of detail never attempted before.

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