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Mirror’s Image: Could a Simple Flip Produce a More Effective Ketamine-Based Antidepressant?

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While S-ketamine has now become licensed as the antidepressant nasal spray Spravato, research into its mirror molecule has been more limited. Now, drug developers say that R-ketamine could potentially deliver a more targeted action with fewer side effects than its more popular twin.

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Celebrating World Parkinson’s Day

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Technology Networks wanted to acknowledge World Parkinson's day, in efforts to share the amazing research and discoveries that have come to light over recent years to enable progression for diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

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Protein Discovery Reveals Mechanism of Fatal Prion Brain Diseases

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A new study has shone light on the molecular steps behind the spread of prion diseases, a group of incurable brain conditions that have puzzled researchers for decades.

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Fingerprints Enhance Our Sense of Touch

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Our fingerprints are an indelible marker of our identity. Fully developed by birth, they will remain constant throughout our adult life. But beyond their utility for criminal-catching and spy movie cliches, why exactly do we have fingerprints? A new study has provided an answer: they may help improve our sense of touch.

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Treating Sleep Apnea May Reduce Dementia Risk
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A new study has found that older adults who received positive airway pressure therapy prescribed for obstructive sleep apnea may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and other kinds of dementia.

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Tick-Borne Brain Disease Could Be Treatable
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A new study describes antibodies capable of neutralizing tick-borne encephalitis (TBE). These so-called broadly neutralizing antibodies have shown promise in preventing TBE in mice and could inform the development of better vaccines for humans.

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CRISPRoff: A New Addition to the CRISPR Toolbox
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Researchers have described a new gene-editing technology called CRISPRoff that allows researchers to control gene expression with high specificity while leaving the sequence of the DNA unchanged. The method is stable enough to be inherited through hundreds of cell divisions, and is also fully reversible.

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Brain Organoids Show How Viruses Can Impair Development
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Researchers have demonstrated that different viruses can lead to brain malformations through diverse mechanisms by using human brain organoid models.

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Exploring Functional Neurological Disorder and Vaccines
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Videos of people experiencing severe neurological symptoms, including convulsions and difficulty walking, purportedly after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, have surfaced on social media channels. The millions of people watching these videos might conclude that the vaccine is either quite dangerous to produce such symptoms or that the people in the videos are faking their symptoms. Both conclusions are incorrect, according to neurologist and psychiatrist David Perez.

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A Step Closer to a Blood Test for Diagnosing Mood Disorders?
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A new study published in Molecular Psychiatry outlines the development of an RNA biomarker-based blood test for distinguishing how severe an individual's depression is, determining the risk of a patient developing severe depression in the future, determining the risk of future bipolar disorder and tailored medication choices for patients.

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Teach Me in 10 Hub Page
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At Technology Networks we understand the importance of time. That's why we've launched Teach Me in 10 a video series that challenges scientists to present and summarize their research area, a scientific concept, or technology in ten minutes or less.

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The Long Run: Keeping an Eye on COVID-19 Vaccines
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In this opinion article, Michael S Kinch seeks to summarize key concerns and opportunities facing COVID-19 vaccines as we look towards the future.

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Combating Challenging Separations With Advanced 2D Liquid Chromatography Technologies
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Liquid chromatography (LC) systems are the backbone of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical laboratories. However, with increasingly complex samples and efficiency pressures, scientists are seeking more confidence in their results. Can innovative two-dimensional LC (2D-LC) systems provide the answer?

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Non-Invasive Biomarker Can Track and Verify Senolytic Drug Efficacy
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In a new study published in Cell Metabolism, scientists share their discovery of a novel, non-invasive biomarker test that can be utilized to measure and track the performance of senolytic drugs.

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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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An Overview of Next-Generation Sequencing
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Over the last 56 years, researchers have been developing methods and technologies to assist in the determination of nucleic acid sequences in biological samples. Our ability to sequence DNA and RNA accurately has had a great impact in numerous research fields. This article discusses what next-generation sequencing (NGS) is, advances in the technology and its applications.

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