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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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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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Alzheimer's Risk Gene Impairs Brain's Immune Cells

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A study carried out with a new human stem cell-derived model reveals that the most prevalent genetic risk factor of Alzheimer's disease (AD), apolipoprotein E4 (APOE4), impairs the function of human brain immune cells, microglia. These findings pave the way for new, effective treatment approaches for AD. The results were published in Stem Cell Reports.

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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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Introverts Who Pretend To Be Extroverts Report Being Happier

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If you are an introvert, force yourself to be an extravert. You’ll be happier. That’s the suggestion of the first-ever study asking people to act like extraverts for a prolonged period. For one week, the 123 participants were asked to – in some cases – push the boundaries of their willingness to engage, by acting as extraverts.

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The Marketplace in Our Brain
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A new study has found that bidding in a competitive market, our brains use a special type of heuristic to adjust the price depending on the success of previous attempts to buy goods. Moreover, this learning mechanism involves not only the cerebral cortex, but the evolutionary ancient brain area of the striatum.

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Don’t Make Important Decisions on an Empty Stomach
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We all know that food shopping when hungry is a bad idea but new research suggests that people might want to avoid making any important decisions about the future on an empty stomach.

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A New Piece of the Alzheimer's Puzzle
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Two years after discovering a way to neutralize a rogue protein linked to Alzheimer's disease, University of Alberta Distinguished University Professor and neurologist Jack Jhamandas has found a new piece of the Alzheimer's puzzle, bringing him closer to a treatment for the disease.

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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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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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BNA Interview Series: A Closer Look at Autism Spectrum Disorder With Professor Uta Frith
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At the British Neuroscience Association (BNA)’s Festival of Neuroscience , we sat down with some influential neuroscientists to discuss their work. Here, we interview University College London Professor Uta Frith on her pioneering work into the neurodevelopmental condition autism spectrum disorder.

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Why Neuralink's Implants Are an Essential Step in MedTech Innovation
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Elon Musk has never been afraid to push the envelope when working towards a more innovative future. One of Musk's latest projects, called Neuralink, wants to help people interact with computers by using their minds. Here, we take a look at Musk's claims that Neuralink will bring brain-machine interfaces to the public.

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