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Opinionated Science Episode 15: COVID-19 and the Brain: Investigating the “Silent Wave”

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On this episode, the team will discuss how the SARS-CoV-2 virus affects our brain. This podcast will untangle the disparate effects involved, covering everything from a subdued sense of smell to serious brain inflammation and damage.

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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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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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The Antibody Revolution in Neuroscience

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The use of immune molecules called antibodies in neuroscience research has revolutionized research. Download this infographic to discover how antibodies are used in neuroscience and how improvements in antibody usage can help forge a robust, reproducible future for the field.

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5 Reasons To Be Optimistic About Alzheimer’s Research

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News of research into the progressive dementia Alzheimer’s disease (AD) often makes for grim reading. But this doesn’t mean significant progress hasn’t been made. To mark World Alzheimer’s Day 2020, we have highlighted five areas of AD research which have seen notable advances.

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Nerves That Sense Touch May Be Altered in Autism

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Autism is considered a disorder of the brain. But a new study suggests that the peripheral nervous system, the nerves that control our sense of touch, pain and other sensations, may play a role as well.

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A Next-Generation Anti-Amyloid Vaccine for Alzheimer’s Disease?
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A team led by Chuanhai Cao, PhD, of the University of South Florida Health (USF Health), has focused on overcoming, in those with impaired immunity, excess inflammation and other complications that interfere with development of a therapeutic Alzheimer’s vaccine.

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Uncovering a Novel Mechanism for Disposing of Misfolded Proteins
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About 30 years ago, Dr. Richard Sifers set out on a journey to discover why people with a rare condition known as alpha1-antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency present with high variation in the severity of liver disease. His journey led him to the discovery of fundamental underpinnings of this condition and, unexpectedly, to uncovering a novel cellular mechanism for disposing of misfolded proteins.

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Brain Scans Reveal Disconnect Between Visual, Emotional Regions in Newborns
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Humans aren't born with mature brain circuitry that attaches emotions to the things they see or hear in their environment, a new study shows.

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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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What Does COVID-19 Do to the Nervous System?
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The first widespread reports that SARS-CoV-2 might be affecting our nervous system were quite innocuous. But over the following months, reports of far more severe neurological side effects emerged. In this article, we take a look at the neurological symptoms of COVID-19.

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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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AI Bridges Multiple Sclerosis Patients to Relevant Clinical Trials
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Clinical trials are a significant milestone in the development of innovative drugs and therapies for people diagnosed with different medical conditions including multiple sclerosis (MS). In this article, we examine how technology can make it easier for people to find and enroll on clinical trials.

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Pushing the Envelope: Subcellular and High-Throughput Cell Imaging
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As microscopes have improved, so too has their resolution and their ability to image cellular substructure, even down to the single-molecule level. Researchers can now investigate the carefully orchestrated trafficking and interaction of organelles, cargo, and biomolecules that sustain cellular life.

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What's the Physiological Relevance? A Profile of Oded Rechavi
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A profile piece exploring the life and career of the molecular biologist Professor Oded Rechavi.

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