10 Things We Didn't Know Last Week - 13 July 2018

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A round-up of the biggest science stories from this week.

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Learning About Parkinson's Research with Dr. Nicole Polinski

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In this excerpt from the weekly Neuro Show, Adam and Xandrina interview Dr. Nicole Polinski from the Michael J. Fox Foundation to learn about the current state of Parkinson's Disease (PD) research.

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The Week in Neuroscience, July 12, 2018

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A roundup of the week's top stories from across the world of neuroscience

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Cannabis Therapeutics: The Highs and Lows of Developing Cannabinoid Therapies

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Our knowledge of the cannabinoids and endogenous system through which they act has grown considerably in the last quarter of a century but transforming that knowledge into new drugs remains challenging.

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The Ionic Basis for Electrosensation In Sharks and Skates

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Neuroscientists have identified the ionic basis for electroreception in sharks and their relatives, skates.

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Buzzing for Love: Fruit fly mating decisions can teach us about human motivation
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Understanding the mechanisms of insect choice could help scientists glean insights into and develop strategies for the treatment of human disorders where motivation goes awry

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Fragile X: Drug Strategy Could Alleviate Behavioral & Cellular Deficiencies
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Research in mice shows that a pharmacological strategy can alleviate multiple behavioral and cellular deficiencies in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome (FXS), the most common inherited form of intellectual disability and a major single-gene cause of autism spectrum disorders.

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VIP Neuron Firing Rate Determines How Well You Overcome Jetlag
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Testing the different firing patterns of VIP neurons, researchers found that mice got over jet lag faster when VIP neurons were activated to irregularly fire.

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Cell Culture Quality Control: Blissful Ignorance?
Cell Culture Quality Control: Blissful Ignorance?
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How can quality control efforts keep up with the rapid advances in cellular model research? Read on for insights into challenges in recognizing and managing issues in cell culture quality control

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Italian Study Shows Being a Child of Same-Sex Parents Does Not Affect Your Development
Italian Study Shows Being a Child of Same-Sex Parents Does Not Affect Your Development
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Study shows no difference in the development of children from same-sex couples compared to different-sex couples.

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Cannabis Oil for Epilepsy – What You Need to Know
Cannabis Oil for Epilepsy – What You Need to Know
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A small number of studies have shown that adding cannabis oil to existing medication may be effective in devastating, hard-to-treat epilepsy in children and adolescents.

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What Lies Behind Ghosts, Demons and Aliens – According to Sleep Researchers
What Lies Behind Ghosts, Demons and Aliens – According to Sleep Researchers
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Sleep scientists can explain the things that go 'bump' in the night

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Scientists Explore the Molecular Mechanics that Drive us to Sleep
Scientists Explore the Molecular Mechanics that Drive us to Sleep
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Scientists describe how phosphorylation of 80 synaptic proteins drives our sleep/wake cycles

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Shaking Hands is Disgusting – Here’s What Else You Can Do
Shaking Hands is Disgusting – Here’s What Else You Can Do
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Lets take a look at the science behind the gesture

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