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The Next Generation in Light Scattering for the Characterization of Macromolecules and Nanoparticles

Webinar

Throughout this webinar, you will be hearing from a variety of scientists from Wyatt Technology who will help explain some of the key advancements and improvements made in light scattering that will provide future customers with state-of-the-art capabilities and unique benefits.

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RNA-seq in Neuroscience

Infographic

RNA-seq has shown its worth across many fields, and neuroscience is no exception. In this infographic, we’ll investigate RNA-seq, how it is used in neuroscience, and how it has the potential to advance our understanding of every cell in the brain.

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Hunting the Brain Circuits Behind Alcohol Cravings

News

Scientists at Scripps Research have found that they can reverse the desire to drink in alcohol-dependent rats—with the flip of a switch. The researchers were able to use lasers to temporarily inactivate a specific neuronal population, reversing alcohol-seeking behavior and even reducing the physical symptoms of withdrawal.

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How the Brain is Different in Anhedonia
News

Researchers have identified changes in brain connectivity and brain activity during rest and reward anticipation in children with anhedonia, a condition where people lose interest and pleasure in activities they used to enjoy.

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BRAIN Scientists Make Strides in Mapping the Mouse Cortex
News

Researchers have outlined a way to classify neurons based not only on how they look, but on with which other neurons they are capable of communicating.

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Fast-acting Psychedelic Eases Depression and Anxiety
News

Researchers have discovered that use of the synthetic psychedelic, 5-methocy-N,-N-dimethyltryptamine, appears to be associated with unintended improvements in self-reported depression and anxiety when given in a ceremonial group setting.

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Lower Brain Connectivity Makes the Working Day Tougher for Night Owls
Article

Working together with scientists at the University of Campinas in Brazil, and the University of Surrey, Birmingham researchers found that the brains of night owls have lower levels of connectivity in many brain regions which are implicated in the maintenance of consciousness.

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Exploring Sleep and Genetics on World Sleep Day 2019
Article

March 15, 2019 marks World Sleep Day, an annual event organized by the World Sleep Society to celebrate sleep. Today, we explore the scientific research that looks at the links between our genes, why we sleep, and the negative impact a lack of sleep may have.

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Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science
Article

We recently spoke with Jessica Wade, PhD, a physicist at Imperial College London to learn more about her extraordinary efforts to raise the profile of female scientists and other underrepresented groups in science.

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Establishing Immune Memory to Rabies in the CNS
Article

Researchers from Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University have highlighted how building a strong immune memory response to rabies virus in the brain and spinal cord is key to protecting the CNS against infection.

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World Yoga Day: Finding the OM in GenOMics
Article

A recent climb in the number of people taking up a regular yoga or meditation practise has seen the terms “downward dog” and “tree pose” enter the everyday vocabulary of many. Today, on World Yoga Day, people come together across the world to celebrate the unity that yoga brings. However, from a scientific perspective, what evidence exists that supports the benefits of a regular yoga and meditation practise?

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