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Mutations in Little-Studied Gene Regions May Play Role in Autism

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Mutations that occur in certain DNA regions, called tandem repeats, may play a significant role in autism spectrum disorders, according to new research.

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These Are the Brain Cells Most Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s Disease

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Researchers have identified a molecular signature that links together different cell populations in the brain that are selectively vulnerable to the neurodegenerative condition Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

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Imaging Techniques in Neuroscience

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In this infographic, we review the pros and cons of some of the leading neuroimaging techniques and show off what these techniques can tell us about the brain.

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Will Technology Lead to the Next Wave of Mental Health Treatment?

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Historically, the mental health industry has been slow in the adoption of technology; however, over the past few years, we have seen a growing need to boost technology’s role in mental health treatment, driven by growing barriers to entry such as shortage of appropriate staff, cost and location. But what kind of treatment will drive us forward?

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Making Mushrooms: How Psilocybin Is Extracted and Used in Mental Health Research

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Psilocybin’s emergence as a valuable tool for mental health research has been a huge breakthrough for the field. But how do researchers get their hands on this heavily regulated substance? Technology Networks talked to Tim Moore, CEO of Havn Life Sciences, a company that produces psychoactive compounds from plants and fungi, to find out more.

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Brain Stimulation Alleviates Patient's Long-Term Depression

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Scientists have demonstrated a novel personalized neuromodulation approach that – at least in one patient – was able to provide relief from symptoms of severe treatment-resistant depression within minutes.

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Jekyll and Hyde Immune Cells Help and Hinder Brain Repair
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Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have discovered "Jekyll and Hyde" immune cells in the brain that can cause fatal swelling in the hours after brain injury but ultimately assist in brain repair, suggesting that the timing of brain injury treatments is critical.

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Myelin-Targeting T Cells Found in MS-Mimicking Monkey Disease
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Scientists have uncovered new clues to the immune infiltration of the brain seen in a central nervous system disease in monkeys that mimics multiple sclerosis.

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Designer Cytokine Helps Paralyzed Mice Walk Again
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Using gene therapy, a research team has succeeded for the first time in getting mice to walk again after a complete cross-sectional injury. The nerve cells produced the curative protein themselves.

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Teach Me in 10
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At Technology Networks we understand the importance of time. That's why we've launched Teach Me in 10 a video series that challenges scientists to present and summarize their research area, a scientific concept, or technology in ten minutes or less.

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Cell Culture Contamination: Mycoplasma and Problematic Cell Lines Continue To Cause Concern
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Cell culture contamination is a major concern for biological and biomedical research, as well as for biologics therapeutics production. Here, we take a closer look at mycoplasma contamination and problematic cell lines.

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The Coronavirus Pandemic
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On December 31, 2019, the first cases of a novel coronavirus were identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Here, we curate a collection of news and content related to what has become the COVID-19 pandemic.

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What Is Flow Cytometry?
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When it comes to analyzing cells in a lab setting, flow cytometry is a widely used and comprehensive single-cell analysis method. This article outlines what flow cytometry is, how it works, the different types that exist, how data are analyzed, and what the future holds for flow cytometry.

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Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Could Offer More Effective Pain Relief Than Opioids
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Historically, efforts to target the substance P (SP) neurokinin 1 receptor (NK1R), for the treatment of pain have failed. These studies had one critical flaw, whilst they were targeting the right receptor, they were focusing on the wrong location.

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Proteomics: Principles, Techniques and Applications
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Proteomics is the study of the proteome—investigating how different proteins interact with each other and the roles they play within the organism. This comprehensive article reviews the principles of proteomics, technologies adopted to study the proteome, and the applications of this research field.

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