Retina Showing Rod Cells and Blood Vessel

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Scanning electron micrograph of a portion of retina showing rod cells and an emerging blood vessel.

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Transcriptomic, Proteomic, Morphological and Functional Profiling of Astrocytes

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UCLA researchers have now revealed that astrocytes, a type of brain cell that supports and protects neurons, aren’t all the same.

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Should You Pee on Jellyfish Stings?

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Filmed at San Francisco's Aquarium of the Bay, the latest Reactions episode explains the fearsome chemistry of jellyfish stings, and debunks this age-old beach myth.

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Healthy Eating Habits May Preserve Cognitive Function and Reduce the Risk of Dementia

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Results from four large population-based studies support a connection between good dietary practices and better cognition in old age. Study results were reported at the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2017) in London.

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8 Stories of Lab Safety Gone Wrong

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Read about eight incidents from which we can all learn important lessons about lab safety.

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The NIH NeuroBioBank: Addressing the Urgent Need for Brain Donation

The NIH NeuroBioBank: Addressing the Urgent Need for Brain Donation

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Human brain donations are of critical importance to researchers in the fight to cure brain disease.

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Cell Recycling System Offers Therapeutic Entry Point for Rare Disease Treatment
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Scientists have demonstrated how an investigational drug works against a rare, fatal genetic disease, Niemann-Pick type C1 (NPC1).

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Sleep Loss Drastically Affects Your Positive Outlook
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There are many symptoms of depression -including feeling sad and no longer being able to enjoy things you typically would, but poor sleep is associated with a particularly serious sign of the condition.

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Daily Crosswords Linked to Improved Cognitive Ability in Later Life
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The more regularly people report doing word puzzles such as crosswords, the better their brain function in later life, a large-scale and robust online trial has found.

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