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Frozen tissue slide preparation and processing

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Check out our step-by-step video to learn how to prepare frozen tissue samples for immunohistochemistry assays.

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Epidemic vs Pandemic

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“An outbreak of this”, “epidemic of that”, “protect yourself against a potential pandemic of some horrible sounding disease”. Whether discussing disease in humans or animals, all are terms we hear on the news frequently, but do you know what the differences are between them? In this article, we take a look at the terminology used by epidemiologists and scientists to describe the occurrence and spread of disease.

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Glycolysis Inhibitor Could Prevent Cell Death and Excitotoxic Brain Disease

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An international team of researchers has found a potential drug that may prevent neuronal death through glucose metabolism modification in stressed neurons.

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The Neuroscience Roundup - 09/20/19

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Here's a short selection of our favorite neuroscience stories from the last week!

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Principles of Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC)

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Introduction to the principles of isothermal titration calorimetry & MicroCal's ITC microcalorimeter.

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How Do Psychopaths Control "Dark Impulses"?

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People with psychopathic traits are predisposed toward antisocial behavior that can result in “unsuccessful” outcomes such as incarceration. Researchers have shown “successful” psychopathic individuals, who control these tendencies, have more developed neural structures that control self-regulation.

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Bolivian Rainforest People Perceive Musical Pitch Differently
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“Do-Re-Mi” may be fundamental to western music, but not to the human brain, suggests a fascinating new study that has assessed the ability of an isolated community of people living in the Bolivian rainforest to recognize musical notes arranged in the western octave structure.

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Brain Computer Interfaces Without the Mess
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It sounds like science fiction: controlling electronic devices with brain waves. But researchers have developed a new type of electroencephalogram (EEG) electrode that can do just that, without the sticky gel required for conventional electrodes. Even better, the devices work through a full head of hair.

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Small Trial Suggests Electromagnetic Waves Can Enhance Cognitive Performance in Alzheimer's Patients
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A wearable head device that blasts the brain with electromagnetic waves has been shown to enhance cognitive performance in a very small study of patients with Alzheimer's disease. Results demonstrate that the TEMT device was safe in all eight participating patients with mild to moderate AD.

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Lipidomics – A Niche but Rapidly Growing Field

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Although researchers have been working on lipid biochemistry for many decades, lipidomics is a more recent, newly emerging discipline – with potential applications for diagnosing and preventing disease.

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Living in the (Bio)material World: A Night at Biodesign Here Now
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We report the opening night of Biodesign Here Now features architects, artists, textile designers, and many more creatives who have found ways to bring together biology and design in their work, showing a way forward for collaboration between the two fields.

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UK BioBank Project Is Taken to the Next Level by Sequencing 500,000 Genomes
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In a bid to push personalized medicine forward, an ambitious ground-breaking £200 million project will see the 500,000 BioBank participants' whole genomes sequenced.

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Anti-inflammatory Drugs Resurrected To Fight Chronic Pain
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Failed drugs often are left on the shelf to gather dust. But sometimes, drugs can be dusted down and repurposed. That’s exactly the route that Katexco Pharmaceuticals has taken with its new immune system-targeting compounds, part of a new life sciences company that aims to target everything from multiple sclerosis to chronic pain.

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