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Powerful Chimp Moms More Likely To Have Homebody Daughters

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New findings show that female chimpanzees with high-ranking mothers are more likely to be homebodies. The study suggests that the perks of having a powerful mom can make it worthwhile for some females to stay and reproduce in the same group where they grew up, despite the risks of inbreeding with male relatives.

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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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Sadness, But Not Other Emotions, Linked to Cigarette Craving and Relapse

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In set of four integrated studies, Harvard researchers find that sadness, but not all negative emotions, heightens craving to smoke and likelihood of relapse.

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The Neuroscience of Psychedelics: Can LSD Microdosing Make You Happier? With Johannes Ramaekers

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In this interview we speak to Maastricht University's Professor Johannes Ramaekers, who recently collaborated with the UK-based Beckley foundation to examine the effects of microdosing LSD. In this interview, we discuss how LSD affects our mood, how mushrooms could boost creativity and and why a Mexican toad has been an important part of psychedelic research.

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How Does Life Change When You Lose Your Sense of Smell?

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A new study from the University of East Anglia reveals the huge range of emotional and practical impacts caused by a loss of smell.

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Largest Genetic Sequencing Study of Autism to Date Reveals 102 Linked Genes
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Researchers have identified 102 genes associated with risk for autism, helping to differentiate the genes associated with ASD from those associated with intellectual disability and developmental delay, conditions which often overlap.

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Immune Cells Aid Invasion of Brain Tumors
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A team has analyzed the role of immune cells in the expansion of glioblastoma, a type of aggressive brain tumor.

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Why Great Art Needs No Context
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Information about an artwork has no effect on the aesthetic experience of museum visitors, whilst characteristics of the artwork itself have a much stronger impact on observers, suggests new findings from the University of Basel.

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Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Could Offer More Effective Pain Relief Than Opioids
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Historically, efforts to target the substance P (SP) neurokinin 1 receptor (NK1R), for the treatment of pain have failed. These studies had one critical flaw, whilst they were targeting the right receptor, they were focusing on the wrong location.

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Exploring the Medicinal Benefits of Cannabis Within UK Pharmaceuticals
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In this article, we explore how the use of cannabis within UK pharmaceuticals is expected to change, as well as the medicinal benefits offered by cannabis, and cannabinoids.

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The Importance of Understanding Target–Protein Interactions in Drug Discovery
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You’re unwell, you see a doctor, they prescribe you a medicine… and you take it. But how exactly is that drug having an effect? What is its mechanism of action? Drugs exhibit their effects through specific protein–target interactions. Andrew Lynn, Chief Executive Officer at Fluidic Analytics discusses why understanding protein–target interactions is so important.

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New Year’s Anxiety Hangover? Here’s What’s Happening in Your Brain
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As a neuroscientist researching how food and drink affect brain function, let me explain how drinking alcohol can trigger hangxiety the next day.

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The Psychological Benefits of Working Less
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Working fewer hours isn’t only associated with improved health and psychological benefits; it can also help us to become more productive.

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The Neuroscience of Psychedelic Drugs: Your Brain on Psilocybin With Frederick Streeter Barrett
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Fred Barrett is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In this interview, we discuss his work with the active component of magic mushrooms, psilocybin. Fred explains how this compound affects the brain, its potential to combat visceral pain, and its links to so-called mystical experiences.

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