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Bioengineering and Food Labeling Requirements

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In a move aimed to make the origins of food more transparent for consumers, the USDA have launched new rulings regarding the labeling requirements for bioengineered ingredients – but what does this mean for producers, retailers and consumers?

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Microbiology Research in Extreme Environments

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Scientists investigate life in extreme environments, including an active volcano.

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Neuroscience at Super-Resolution [Image Gallery]

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A gallery of beautiful images of brain cells at the sub-micron level.

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Study Suggests You Can Improve Your Learning Ability by Self-Modulating Your Neural Oscillations

Study Suggests You Can Improve Your Learning Ability by Self-Modulating Your Neural Oscillations

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Neuronal alpha oscillations in the range of 10 Hz are neural waves that reduce processing in certain brain regions to provide resources for upcoming information. Alpha oscillations can be easily influenced by neurofeedback training. Researchers have discovered that participants can self-regulate their learning success in a perceptual learning task by altering their alpha oscillations.

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Defining the Dendritic Field of the Connections That Link Cerebral Hemispheres
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Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience have developed a new combination of technologies that allows them to identify the functional properties of individual synapses that link the two hemispheres and determine how they are arranged within a neuron’s dendritic field.

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Study Links Moving More in Older Age to Sharper Memory
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Older adults who move more, either with daily exercise or even simple routine physical activity like housework, may preserve more of their memory and thinking skills, even if they have brain lesions or biomarkers linked to dementia, according to a new study. Nevertheless, more research must be done to prove a causative link between the two.

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Weigh to Go: Scientists Identify the Link Between Genetics and Body Fat Distribution
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A research team has found that whether you store your fat around the trunk or in other parts of your body is highly influenced by genetic factors and that this effect is present predominantly in women and to a much lower extent in men.

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Unlocking the Secrets of Brain Organization -in the Fruit Fly

Unlocking the Secrets of Brain Organization -in the Fruit Fly

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As many people spent the summer trying to keep the flies away from their fruit-bowls, an international group of scientists published one of the biggest and most important datasets in the field of connectomics to date, the complete 3D electron micrograph volume of the fruit-fly (Drosophila melanogaster) brain.

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Big Data Analysis Approaches for Drug Discovery
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Big data has long been a buzzword in drug discovery, but as analysis methods become more sophisticated, its potential is beginning to be realized. We look at some of the latest advances in big data analysis for drug discovery.

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Synthetic Biology Rewrites the Rules of the Genome
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Synthetic biology (SB) is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of scientific applications. In this article we'll explore work aiming to synthesize genes faster than ever before, expand the genetic alphabet and turn DNA into a storage medium. To this end, we interviewed two leading figures in the field, Emily Leproust PhD, CEO of Twist Bioscience and Floyd Romesberg PhD, a Professor of Chemistry at the Scripps Institute.

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Case Study: Dr. Kaelberer Validates a Neuroepithelial Circuit using Milo
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How does the gut talk to the brain? In this new case study from ProteinSimple, we find out how Melanie Maya Kaelberer, a Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University, is using Single-Cell Western platform Milo to answer the question of how the gut can rapidly communicate with cranial nerves.

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