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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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Prof. Anna Williams Discusses Her Research into Small Vessel Disease

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Professor Anna Williams spoke to Xandrina and Adam on the Neuro Show to explain how her group's findings are being translated into treatment for Small Vessel Disease.

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Brain Stimulation in Health and Disease

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This list details the current brain stimulation technologies on the market and describes the future direction of these technologies.

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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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What Makes Good Brain Proteins Turn Bad?
What Makes Good Brain Proteins Turn Bad?
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The protein FUS is implicated in two neurodegenerative diseases: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). Using a newly developed fruit fly model, researchers have zoomed in on the protein structure of FUS to gain more insight into how it causes neuronal toxicity and disease.

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T Cells Attack and Kill Dopamine-Producing Cells in Parkinson's disease
T Cells Attack and Kill Dopamine-Producing Cells in Parkinson's disease
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Researchers in Germany discover a potential new target for treating Parkinson's disease

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Iron-Fortification of Dietary Grain Improved Cognition
Iron-Fortification of Dietary Grain Improved Cognition
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Students who consumed an iron-biofortified version of the grain pearl millet exhibited improved attention and memory compared to those who consumed conventional pearl millet, researchers found.

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Researchers are One Step Closer to Developing Eye Drops to Treat Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Researchers are One Step Closer to Developing Eye Drops to Treat Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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Scientists at the University of Birmingham are one step closer to developing an eye drop that could revolutionise treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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A Bad Mood May Help Your Brain With Everyday Tasks
A Bad Mood May Help Your Brain With Everyday Tasks
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New research found that being in a bad mood can help some people’s executive functioning, such as their ability to focus attention, manage time and prioritize tasks.

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The “Traffic Cop” Protein Which Gives Progenitor Cells Permission to Differentiate
The “Traffic Cop” Protein Which Gives Progenitor Cells Permission to Differentiate
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Knowledge of this dictating protein may help find therapies for the injured brain and affect glial tumor cell research

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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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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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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
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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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