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Polio Virus Study Examines How the Brain Rewires After Disease

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Up to now, scientific knowledge has told us that the polio virus affects the spinal cord, but not the brain. Researchers have shown this not to be the case. The study increases understanding of how the neurological and neurodegenerative diseases in parts of the nervous systems can affect brain networks.

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Characterize Your Most Challenging Interactions With Monolith

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Visit NanoTemper headquarters with Matthias Molnar, the Monolith Product Manager and meet the team who put their brains together to create the new Monolith.

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Making Mushrooms: How Psilocybin Is Extracted and Used in Mental Health Research

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Psilocybin’s emergence as a valuable tool for mental health research has been a huge breakthrough for the field. But how do researchers get their hands on this heavily regulated substance? Technology Networks talked to Tim Moore, CEO of Havn Life Sciences, a company that produces psychoactive compounds from plants and fungi, to find out more.

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COVID-19’s Links to Psychiatric Disorders Explored in New Study

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A new study has investigated the relationship between COVID-19 and psychiatric illness. The study’s authors say that their findings suggest that a diagnosis of COVID-19 increases the risk of subsequent psychiatric illness.

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Do Neural Networks Get Fooled by Visual Illusions?

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A convolutional neural network is a type of artificial neural network in which the neurons are organized into receptive fields in a very similar way to neurons in the visual cortex of a biological brain. A new study examines the phenomenon of visual illusions in convolutional networks compared to their effect on human vision

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Sniff and Squat: The Smell of Exercise Is a Motivator to Work Out
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A research team has found olfaction may play an important role in motivating mammals to engage in voluntary exercise.

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Animal Moods Influence Behavior in Unexpected Ways
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Researchers have focused on how animals assess the resource’s value and their opponent’s fighting ability, and found that emotions resulting from this drive animal behaviour.

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Traffic Jam in Neurons Linked to Secretion of Alzheimer's Protein
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A new study found in a large number of patients that tau secretion arises from tiny malfunctioning compartments inside the brain's neurons, associated with Alzheimer's.

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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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Eppendorf Science Prize Winner Discusses Neuroscience Research
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Technology Networks recently had the pleasure of speaking with Eppendorf Prize winner Christopher Zimmerman, PhD, to discover more about his research into drinking behavior.

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How Elemental Imaging Can Transform Neuroscience Research
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In neuroscience research, imaging techniques are used ubiquitously to produce critical insights. Recently, sophisticated mapping, made possible by powerful elemental imaging techniques such as laser ablation (LA) in combination with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), has enabled studies of the distribution of different elements across an area of tissue.

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What Happens in the Brain During Amnesia?
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Memory’s absence, amnesia, has profound implications for brain function and has been recognized as a neurological disorder for centuries. The neural underpinnings of amnesia remain a contentious and hotly debated topic. This article will examine these debates and the remaining challenges involved in understanding the neurobiological basis of amnesia.

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Personalized Medicine Model Aiming To Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Diseases
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To learn more about the PANDIS model, its aims, and how it can be used to help diagnose and treat patients suffering from a range of conditions spanning from cancers to “mystery chronic diseases”, Technology Networks spoke with PANDIS’s founders, Professor Gilles Guillemin and Catherine Stace.

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Could Overcrowded Cells Kickstart Neurodegeneration?
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An ambitious new research project powered by hitherto inaccessible techniques is investigating whether a crowded cellular environment might have a role to play in the origin of neurodegeneration.

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