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Researchers Trace the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 From Nose to Brain

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A study has found that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic, may be able to access the brain by spreading through the border between our nasal system and neural tissue.

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Polio Virus Study Examines How the Brain Rewires After Disease

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Up to now, scientific knowledge has told us that the polio virus affects the spinal cord, but not the brain. Researchers have shown this not to be the case. The study increases understanding of how the neurological and neurodegenerative diseases in parts of the nervous systems can affect brain networks.

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Making Mushrooms: How Psilocybin Is Extracted and Used in Mental Health Research

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Psilocybin’s emergence as a valuable tool for mental health research has been a huge breakthrough for the field. But how do researchers get their hands on this heavily regulated substance? Technology Networks talked to Tim Moore, CEO of Havn Life Sciences, a company that produces psychoactive compounds from plants and fungi, to find out more.

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Characterize Your Most Challenging Interactions With Monolith

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Visit NanoTemper headquarters with Matthias Molnar, the Monolith Product Manager and meet the team who put their brains together to create the new Monolith.

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Old Worm, New Tricks: Old Brains Need Breaks To Maintain Flexibility

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Old age takes a toll on our brains. A new study has unraveled how age affects even the most basic of nervous systems: the 302 cells that constitute the “brain” of the nematode worm C. elegans. Findings from this tiny organism may hold lessons for how we treat the aging human brain.

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Brain's "Speedometer" Could Solve Part of Dementia Puzzle
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A team of scientists has attempted to examine speed-sensitive cells found in the entorhinal cortex, and if they may be affected in Alzheimer's disease.

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New Tests Identify Very Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease Before Symptoms Appear
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Researchers have discovered a new protein that becomes abnormal in the early stages of Alzheimer's, just before the development of cognitive impairment.

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Cortex Over Reflex: Where Higher Thinking Overtakes Instinct
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New research has shown that, in mice, an area of the prefrontal cortex associated with understanding and implementation, is connected to an older region which commands reactive and reflective movements.

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Mapping the Human Proteome: A Journey
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In 2020, we celebrate 90% of the human proteome being mapped by the Human Proteome Project (HPP). In this article, we reflect on the history of this endeavor and the future of the proteomics field, speaking with individuals close to the project.

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Paint, Sculpture and Datasets: The Stimulating World of Neuro–Art
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EDGE’s recent neuroscience–art exhibition is a place for the “neurocurious” where science and art fuse to create something more than just art about science.

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Teach Me in 10
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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 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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Eppendorf Science Prize Winner Discusses Neuroscience Research
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Technology Networks recently had the pleasure of speaking with Eppendorf Prize winner Christopher Zimmerman, PhD, to discover more about his research into drinking behavior.

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How Elemental Imaging Can Transform Neuroscience Research
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In neuroscience research, imaging techniques are used ubiquitously to produce critical insights. Recently, sophisticated mapping, made possible by powerful elemental imaging techniques such as laser ablation (LA) in combination with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), has enabled studies of the distribution of different elements across an area of tissue.

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