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Rat Study Suggests "Good Bacteria" Could Relieve Autism-like Symptoms in Pregnancy

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Giving beneficial bacteria to stressed mothers during the equivalent of the third trimester of pregnancy prevents an autism-like disorder in their offspring, according to a new animal study by University of Colorado Boulder researchers.

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Marine Molecules With Therapeutic Potential Against Alzheimer's Disease
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A study has discovered two potential candidates to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The two marine molecules, meridianine and lignarenone B, can alter the activity of GSK3B activity, a protein linked to several neurodegenerative diseases.

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New Evidence for a Blood-based Biomarker for Alzheimer's Disease
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A potential blood-based biomarker for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases seems even more promising thanks to new research from a Massachusetts General Hospital-led study.

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Structure of Unique Optogenetic Tool Obtained for the First Time
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An international research team has for the first time obtained the structure of the light-sensitive sodium-pumping KR2 protein in its active state.

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The Coronavirus Outbreak
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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 the outbreak.

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Measuring Our Brains' State of Mind Using State-of-the-Art Technology
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Ever wonder what happens in your brain to make the switch between exhaustion and over-caffeination after a few cups of coffee? New research has teased out information about "brain states" and how changes in our neurons' activity and synchronization drive these switches in our brain and behavior.

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Parachutes to PPE: Providing Safety Equipment During COVID-19
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Adventure sports materials provider NOVA has spent decades making safety equipment. But the recent COVID-19 pandemic has seen the Austrian company repurpose their products to fight viruses rather than prevent skydiving accidents.

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Post-it Note PhD
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The #PostItNotePhD challenge asked scientists to summarize their PhD on a single post-it note. Here are a selection of Technology Networks' favorites.

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Is Research Quality Being Compromised During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
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It is an extraordinary time, but it is not an excuse for lowering scientific standards, argue Professor Jonathan Kimmelman, McGill University, and Professor Alex John London, Carnegie Mellon University, in a Policy Forum published in the journal Science . Technology Networks spoke with Kimmelman in a recent interview to gain his insights on research exceptionalism.

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Exploring the Coronavirus Pandemic: Why Is Testing So Important?
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In a recent interview with Technology Networks, Marcus Walker and Matthew Donora from Open Cell, a startup lab facility in London that has created testing labs inside shipping containers, explained in greater detail exactly why testing is so important to combating a pandemic.

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