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The Next Generation in Light Scattering for the Characterization of Macromolecules and Nanoparticales

Webinar

Throughout this webinar, you will be hear from a variety of Scientists from Wyatt Technology who will help explain some of the key advancements and improvements made in light scattering that we believe will provide future customers with state-of-the-art capabilities and unique benefits. For nearly 40 years

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Unlocking the Secrets of Brain Organization -in the Fruit Fly

Article

As many people spent the summer trying to keep the flies away from their fruit-bowls, an international group of scientists published one of the biggest and most important datasets in the field of connectomics to date, the complete 3D electron micrograph volume of the fruit-fly (Drosophila melanogaster) brain.

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Imaging the Brain at High Spatiotemporal Resolution

Webinar

On February 26, UC Berkeley Associate Professor Na Ji will lead a webinar in which she will outline how her adaptive optics method — which uses concepts from astronomy and optics to preshape the excitation light used for imaging — can attain synapse-level spatial resolution throughout brain samples.

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RNA-seq in Neuroscience

Infographic

RNA-seq has shown its worth across many fields, and neuroscience is no exception. In this infographic, we’ll investigate RNA-seq, how it is used in neuroscience, and how it has the potential to advance our understanding of every cell in the brain.

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More than a Courier

News

Neurons have distinct regions. There’s the cell body, home to the nucleus. Then come the axons and dendrites, the signal-carrying and signal-receiving parts of the neuron that send long, spindly arms to form connections, called synapses, with other neurons. New research suggests that parts of the neuron are far more complex than once thought.

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A Fine Balance Between Excitation and Inhibition
News

Researchers have clarified, for the first time, the mechanism behind a very rare brain disorder called MICPCH (microcephaly, disproportionate pontine and cerebellar hypoplasia) syndrome in animal models.

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Reversing Memory Loss Linked to Depression and Aging
News

New therapeutic molecules developed at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) show promise in reversing the memory loss linked to depression and aging.

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Lipidomics: A Rising Star in “OMICS” Research
Article

From medicine to make-up: until recently, a common misconception was that lipids are simply fat molecules, however, recent advances in technologies used to dissect and study lipid profiles prove that this is not the whole truth.

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Pluripotent Stem Cells in Drug Discovery: Can We Stem the Tide of Unsuccessful Drugs?
Article

Stem cells were first discovered in human cord blood in 1978. Why would we think they can be of more help now? This article delves into reasons behind the sudden interest in stem cells, and highlights how they can be used to advance drug discovery.

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The Science of Why so Many People Believe in Psychic Powers
Article

You would think that instances of proven psychic fraud over the years would weaken the credibility of psychic claims.

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Addressing Controversy in ADHD: An Interview with Russell A. Barkley, PhD
Article

We interviewed Russell A. Barkley, PhD, an internationally recognized expert on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), to gain an insight into the disorder, its portrayal in the media and the future of ADHD research.

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ROCKbusting Huntington’s and Probing Parkinson’s
Article

At the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) conference last held in November 2018 in San Diego, a truly frightening number of posters were presented over nine sessions. In this article we look in-depth at posters shared by Charles River Laboratories, highlighting research into Huntington's Disease and Parkinson's Disease.

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