Seven days in science - 24 Feb 2017

Quiz

Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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Zooming-In On Connectomics: From Neural Networks To Synapses

Article

New practical approach facilitates brain mapping from the level of the synapse up. Lead Author Julian Ng, Ph.D, describes the new methods pioneered in his recent paper and the impact it will have on the new field of connectomics.

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Do You Have A Games Console? You Could Be Solving The Structure Of Proteins

Article

Sjors Scheres solves the 3D structures of proteins. In this article, he tells us how Cryo-Electron Microscopy is shining new light on the workings of the protein machines in our cells.

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Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette Liquids

News

Five metals that are toxic have been found in in the liquid that creates the aerosol that e-cigarette users inhale when they vape.

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New Laser Spectroscopy Technique to Understand Radioactive Atoms
New Laser Spectroscopy Technique to Understand Radioactive Atoms
News

High-resolution laser ionization of radioactive atoms in a supersonic gas jet probe the properties of heavy elements.

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EDH Proteins Reshape Cell Membranes
EDH Proteins Reshape Cell Membranes
News

The way that EDH proteins assemble on the surface of a cell and reshape its membrane is being analysed using a multitude of techniques, including crystallography, microscopy and HPLC.

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New Method Uses NMR to Study Metabolism
New Method Uses NMR to Study Metabolism
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A new methodology uses Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) to study cell metabolism.

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Rapid Detection of Ebola
Rapid Detection of Ebola
News

A new, cost-effective technique has been developed which can detect Ebola within minutes, and could be used for real-time detection of the virus.

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Arrestin Loops Interact Directly with the Membrane
Arrestin Loops Interact Directly with the Membrane
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Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have been studying two proteins that play a vital role in many bodily processes. The aim of the research was to establish how G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and arrestin form complexes.

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Non-Invasive Imaging of Mouse Brain Developed
Non-Invasive Imaging of Mouse Brain Developed
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Clear, non-invasive imaging of activities of protein-labeled neurons in the subcortical region of the brain, beyond the limits of previous imaging technology ha been reported.

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