Daniel Wolpert: The real reason for brains

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Cambridge Neuroscientist Prof. Daniel Wolpert starts from a surprising premise: the brain evolved, not to think or feel, but to control movement

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Advances in Fragment-Based Drug Discovery

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Over the past decade, fragment-based drug discovery has garnered increasing interest among drug discovery experts and has established itself as a key approach within the field – acting as an alternative starting point for the discovery of high-quality lead candidates. This article discusses the evolution of FBDD, highlights key drug discoveries, and explores the advantages and challenges of harnessing this approach

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Understanding the Mechanisms of Streptococcal Infection and Disease

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Professor Shiranee Sriskandan is a Clinical Professor of Infectious Diseases at Imperial College London. She leads a team focused on the mechanisms by which streptococcal infections cause serious disease. As well as her research work, Professor Sriskandan undertakes teaching within the University and is also a medic at Hammersmith Hospital.

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Providing Peace of Mind: Ultra Low-Level Detection of Pesticides in Baby Food

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Pesticides are widely used to protect food crops from damage and consequently have the potential to end up in the food we eat. Young children and babies can be particularly susceptible to pesticide residues in food so testing for pesticide residues in food, and baby food in particular, is therefore critical for the preservation of human health.

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Psychiatric Disorders Share a Common Genetic Basis

Psychiatric Disorders Share a Common Genetic Basis

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Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder often run in families. In a new international collaboration, researchers explored the genetic connections between these and other disorders of the brain at a scale that far eclipses previous work on the subject. The team determined that psychiatric disorders share many genetic variants, while neurological disorders (such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s) appear more distinct.

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Adipocyte Development Spurred by Fracking Chemicals and Wastewater
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New study demonstrates the effect of wastewater contaminants on adipocyte development and lipid accumulation

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Retinal Computations Explored at the Circuit Level
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Understanding how the retina transforms images from the outside world into signals that the brain can interpret would not only result in insights into brain computations, but could also be useful for medicine.

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2018 Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators Presented to Andrea Ablasser
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In 2018, the Hamburg life science company is presenting its highly prestigious research prize for the 23rd time.

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Scientists Explore the Molecular Mechanics that Drive us to Sleep

Scientists Explore the Molecular Mechanics that Drive us to Sleep

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Scientists describe how phosphorylation of 80 synaptic proteins drives our sleep/wake cycles

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VisIt Application Speeds Visualization Workloads and Empowers Global Research
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VisIt, an open source application developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, helps analzye data and turn it into beautiful visualizations. Here, some of the architects of VisIt explain how it has grown to become a data behemoth which benefits research in fields from astrophysics to climate science.

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Cannabis Oil for Epilepsy – What You Need to Know
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A small number of studies have shown that adding cannabis oil to existing medication may be effective in devastating, hard-to-treat epilepsy in children and adolescents.

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Safe Guarding Your Food from Harmful Microorganisms and the Impact of Our Changing Climate
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Prevention and detection of harmful microorganisms within the food industry, be it in your own kitchen, during the production chain or right back at the producer is imperative to keeping consumers healthy. Changes occurring in our climate are also causing shifts in the niches inhabited by microbes, and scientists must keep ahead of the game to prevent emerging issues.

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