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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10 Tips on How to Fall Asleep Fast

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We spend a third of our lives asleep. Good quality sleep is fundamental for our health and well-being. This infographic describes how to improve your sleep health and get to sleep in ten easy steps.

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Evidence for a Neural Law of Effect: How the brain pursues pleasure

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New study in mice shows how the brain learns to reproduce patterns of brain activity that lead to reward; provides insights for treating addiction and obsessive-compulsive disorder

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Understanding Addiction

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We interviewed award-winning neuroscientist and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neuroscience, Prof. Marina Picciotto, to find out about: her career, work-life balance, the importance of good science communication and what she thinks needs to be done to encourage more women to pursue a STEM career.

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Measuring 'Anticipation' in the Brain

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Macaques have a brain-scan while watching a computer that presents them with dots.

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Neuroscience Milestone: Complete fly brain imaged at nanoscale resolution

Neuroscience Milestone: Complete fly brain imaged at nanoscale resolution

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Two high-speed electron microscopes +7,062 brain slices +21 million images = The complete volume of the drosophila brain

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Study in Mouse Model of Autism Finds Mother's Microbiome Determines Risk
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The microbiome is the collection of microorganisms, such as bacteria, that naturally live inside us. New research in a mouse model suggests the microbiome determines autism risk.

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Neurons Transmit More Than One Signal at a Time
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Neuroscientists and statisticians found that a single neuron can encode information from two different sounds by switching between the signal associated with one sound and the signal associated with the other sound.

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Machine Learning Model Provides Early Dementia Diagnosis
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Improving dementia care through increased and timely diagnosis is an NHS priority, yet around half of those living with dementia live with the condition unaware. Now a new machine-learning model that scans routinely collected NHS data has shown promising signs of being able to predict undiagnosed dementia in primary care.

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Memory Pioneer Celebrates Her Centenary

Memory Pioneer Celebrates Her Centenary

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Brenda Milner who pioneered our understanding of multi-system memory celebrated her 100th birthday at the weekend

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Biosafety and the Agents of Doom
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To combat harmful pathogens it is vitally important that scientists have facilities available that enable them to work on them safely. These facilities should prevent the operator from becoming infected with the agent they are working with and prevent the organism from escaping the laboratory setting and potentially initiating new outbreaks of disease.

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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
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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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