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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The Birth of Hallucinomics?

Article

Bryan Roth's lab at UNC-Chapel Hill have solved the structure of the LSD-bound serotonin receptor. The work took several years to produce but could open up therapeutic approaches in the treatment of stress and headaches.

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Leaf-Inspired Photomicroreactor Could Power A Step Change In The Chemical Industry

Article

We talk to Dr. Tim Noel about work and inspiration behind his group's latest design, a photomicroreactor.

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Gut Bugs Advance Alzheimer's Disease

News

Study, published in Nature Scientific Reports, describes how reducing gut bacteria prevented the advancement of neurodegeneration in a mouse model of Alzheimer's Disease.

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Deciding When Not To Act On Instinct

Deciding When Not To Act On Instinct

News

Scientists uncover neural connection that can prevent us acting on instinct.

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Two Conditions Combine to Cause Severe Infection
News

Researchers have uncovered how two different conditions—a genetic immunodeficiency and delayed acquired immunity—can combine to produce a life-threatening infection.

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The Key to Pancreatic Cancer Survival
News

Identification of a protein that appears to help tumour cells become more aggressive could help us to improve cancer therapies.

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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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