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Struggling To Sleep? Just Smell Your Partner's Clothes

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The scent of a romantic partner can improve sleep, suggests new psychology research from the University of British Columbia.

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New Theory of Phantom Pain Could Mean End for Illusory Treatments

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Research has contradicted longstanding theory around the origins of phantom limb pain (PLP), where amputees feel agony in limbs that have been amputated, persisting even decades after the removal. The research suggests that new interpretations of PLP are required to develop effective treatments.

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Stressed-out Cells Are Risk to "Mini-brains"’ Modeling Potential

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Far from being the “brains-in-a-dish” touted by some sections of the media, cerebral organoids, hunks of neural tissue designed to act as in vitro models of neural processes, might actually fail to replicate even basic tenets of neuronal development, suggests a new study.

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Brain and Brawn: Hitting the Gym Slows Neurodegeneration in Older People At Risk of Alzheimer's

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For the first time, an intervention - lifting weights - has been able to slow and even halt degeneration, over a long period, in brain areas particularly vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease.

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Tactile Pain Is Amplified and Pleasure Dulled for Migraine Patients
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A new study has investigated sensual alterations in people living with migraine (migraineurs). The paper has highlighted that tactile stimuli may feel more painful for migraineurs, whilst pleasurable sensations are dulled.

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Disease-causing Repeats Help Human Neurons Function
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Over half of our genomes are made of repeating elements within DNA. Research to date has focused on how these expanded repeats can cause disease, but little attention has been given to their normal functions in genes. A new study reports that repeats in the gene that causes Fragile X Syndrome normally regulate how and when proteins are made in neurons.

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Can a New Theory Describe How Our Minds Adapt in Everyday Life?
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How can cognitive neuroscience account for something as complex and overarching as a personality? Researchers at Bar-Ilan University aim to make that process easier with a new model to unify the cortical mechanisms by which our states of mind are determined.

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Cheap Diuretic Pill Could Help With Autism Symptoms, New Findings Suggest
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It is possible to improve symptoms in autistic children with a cheap generic drug, a new study shows.

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Depression Memes May Be a Coping Mechanism For People With Mental Illness
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Internet memes are a bit like an inside joke you share with the entire internet.

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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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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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