Seven days in science - 21 April 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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Animal Model For Rare Brain Disease H-ABC Found

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Professor Ian Duncan describes his 29-year quest to understand the root-cause of a brain disease he identified in rats, and in doing so has found the link to a fatal and rare childhood brain disease in humans, H-ABC. Meaning the development of a cure is now possible.

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The Accidental Discovery of LSD

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Bicycle Day on the 19th April celebrates the accidental discovery of LSD by Swiss Chemist, Albert Hoffman.

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Medical Research Council Scientists Repurpose Two Drugs That arrest neurodegeneration in mice

Medical Research Council Scientists Repurpose Two Drugs That arrest neurodegeneration in mice

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MRC researchers have identified two drugs currently used to treat other conditions slow down neurodegeneration in animal models.

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Metrion and Venomtech Collaborate
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Combining Metrion's electrophysiological expertise and screening capability with Venomtech's compound library and venom-based drug discovery expertise will rapidly exploit and develop novel tools for ion channel drug discovery research.

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A Promising Model for a Devastating Genetic Deficiency
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Study describes how a complete knockout of the Ngly1 gene in mice leads to death just before birth, which can be partially rescued by the second knockout of another gene called Engase.

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Diet Therapy Could Be Effective at Starving Cancer
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Cutting out certain amino acids – the building blocks of proteins – from the diet of mice slows tumour growth and prolongs survival, according to new research published in Nature.

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