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Behind the World-First Export of Jamaican Psilocybin Mushrooms

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Mydecine Innovations Group recently announced that it had completed the first harvest and commercial export of legal psychedelic psilocybin mushrooms from Jamaica to Canada. We spoke with Mydecine’s chief scientific officer and co-founder, Rob Roscow, to find out more.

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Navigating the Brain: A Cheat Sheet

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One of the first things to strike you when studying neuroanatomy is the dizzying amount of jargon. Our brain’s incredible complexity has seen generations of neuroscientists build up an exhaustive list of terminology for different brain regions and cell types. In this article, we explain the terminology used to denote directions in the nervous system.

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Opinionated Science Episode 21: The Roundup – Moon Phases, Anti-Cancer Elephants and Poop Infusions

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In this episode, the TN team rounds up some of the best and weirdest science from the last month. Hear how elephants and naked mole rats fight cancer, how immunotherapy is getting a microbial boost from poop transplants and why researchers think our sleep patterns might be affected by the phases of the moon.

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Stressed-Out Mice Pass on Depression-Like Behaviors to Their Offspring via Sperm

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In a finding that could reshape our understanding of how mental health disorders arise, Chinese researchers have reported that male mice showing depression-like behaviors were able to pass on those traits to their offspring, apparently through genetic material encoded in their sperm.

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New Study Suggests Sleep Duration and Onset Change With Moon Phases

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New findings published in Science Advances suggest that human sleep cycles may vary in line with lunar cycles, regardless of whether individuals are in rural or urban environments.

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Neuron-Glia Network Could Help Boost Memory Formation

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Tohoku University scientists have shown that neuronal and glial circuits form a loosely coupled super-network within the brain. They showed that artificial control of the glial state could potentially be used to enhance the memory function of the brain.

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Reactivating Aging Stem Cells in the Brain
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As people get older, their neural stem cells lose the ability to proliferate and produce new neurons, leading to a decline in memory function. Researchers have now discovered a mechanism linked to stem cell aging and how the production of neurons can be reactivated.

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Machine Learning Helps Identify Autism Blood Biomarkers
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Using machine learning tools to analyze hundreds of proteins, UT Southwestern researchers have identified a group of biomarkers in blood that could lead to an earlier diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and, in turn, more effective therapies sooner.

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Exploring the Personality of Marmoset Monkeys
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An international team of behavioral biologists designed a set of tasks to assess personality of common marmosets.

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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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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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An Introduction to PCR
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Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a technique that has revolutionized the world of molecular biology and beyond. In this article, we will discuss a brief history of PCR and its principles, highlighting the different types of PCR and the specific purposes to which they are being applied.

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How Can We Better Classify Neurorehabilitation?
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Neurological disorders affect a significant proportion of the population and approximately 47% of individuals have concurrent mental health issues. How can we better help better recover from these disorders? This review takes a look at the strengths and weaknesses of one classification system.

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How Subliminal Images Impact Your Brain and Behavior
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Subliminal messaging – we’ve all heard about it. But it doesn’t really work, right? New research from Valentin Dragoi’s lab at the University of Texas at Houston suggests that subliminal images can change our brain activity and behavior.

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Probing the Molecules of Life
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We recently interviewed Dr Peter Nemes to learn how his lab is "digging in a goldmine of discoveries" in developmental biology, what the future of MS-based analysis might hold and the challenges that come with probing the molecules of life that only exist for a matter of minutes.

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