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Struggling To Sleep? Just Smell Your Partner's Clothes

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The scent of a romantic partner can improve sleep, suggests new psychology research from the University of British Columbia.

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New Theory of Phantom Pain Could Mean End for Illusory Treatments

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Research has contradicted longstanding theory around the origins of phantom limb pain (PLP), where amputees feel agony in limbs that have been amputated, persisting even decades after the removal. The research suggests that new interpretations of PLP are required to develop effective treatments.

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Stressed-out Cells Are Risk to "Mini-brains"’ Modeling Potential

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Far from being the “brains-in-a-dish” touted by some sections of the media, cerebral organoids, hunks of neural tissue designed to act as in vitro models of neural processes, might actually fail to replicate even basic tenets of neuronal development, suggests a new study.

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Magnetic Bioelectronics Could Make for Better Neural Implants

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A team of Rice University engineers has introduced the first neural implant that can be both programmed and charged remotely with a magnetic field.

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Time of Day Affects Global Brain Signal
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As the day progresses, the strength of the brain's global signal fluctuation shows an unexpected decrease, according to a study published on February 18 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology.

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Birds Learn To Avoid Toxic Foods by Watching TV
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By watching videos of each other eating, blue tits and great tits can learn to avoid foods that taste disgusting and are potentially toxic, a new study has found.

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Strategies To Better Understand and Combat Brain Cancer
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Researchers are using artificial intelligence, radiological MRI scans, and genomics to determine relative life expectancy of glioblastoma patients and discover new treatment options.

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Can Preprints Shake Up Biomedical Publishing?

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Academic publishing has proved stubbornly resistant to change, but preprint servers have started to make their mark. Technology Networks spoke to BiorXiv content lead Samantha Hindle to find out more about how preprints could shake up publishing and give research a new avenue to share their research.

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Cheap Diuretic Pill Could Help With Autism Symptoms, New Findings Suggest
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It is possible to improve symptoms in autistic children with a cheap generic drug, a new study shows.

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Depression Memes May Be a Coping Mechanism For People With Mental Illness
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Internet memes are a bit like an inside joke you share with the entire internet.

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The Future of Neurotechnology: What I’ve Learned As a Gen-Z, Early-stage Founder
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In this comment piece, Hubly Surgical CEO Casey Grage gives a perspective on her advancing career, which has seen her go from freshman to startup co-founder in just a few years.

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