Zooming-In On Connectomics: From Neural Networks To Synapses

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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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Triboelectric Nanogenerators Boost Mass Spectrometry Performance

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Replacing conventional power supplies with TENG devices for charging the molecules being analyzed, can boost the sensitivity of mass spectrometers to unprecedented levels.

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Seven days in science - 24 Feb 2017

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

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

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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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Seeing a Stem Cell's Future
Seeing a Stem Cell's Future
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A new super resolution imaging approach enables the state of stem cells to be assessed simply and earlier than previously possible.

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Bacteria Alter Their Gene Expression to Exploit Our Cells
Bacteria Alter Their Gene Expression to Exploit Our Cells
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Hebrew University researchers describe how infectious bacteria sense they’re attached to intestinal cells and remodel their gene expression to exploit our cells and colonize our gut.

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