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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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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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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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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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Selfie Diagnosis With New Phone Camera Tool

News

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science have developed a novel cell phone imaging algorithm that enables analysis of assays typically evaluated via spectroscopy, a highly sophisticated and powerful device used in scientific research.

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"Lack of Cleaning" in Brain Cells is Central to Alzheimer’s Disease
News

An international research team has created a better understanding of Alzheimer's. They have shown that the cleaning system of the brain cells, the so-called mitophagy, is very weakened in animals and humans with Alzheimer's. And when they improve the cleaning system in the animals, the Alzheimer's symptoms almost disappear.

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Can Fear Memories Be Extinguished?
News

Researchers have discovered a DNA modification that enhances our ability to extinguish fear. The findings could help guide the development of new treatments for fear-related anxiety disorders.

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Mapping Brain Circuits in Newborns May Aid Early Detection of Autism
News

A new map of newborn babies’ brains offers details of structure that will provide a new reference for researchers studying both typical brain development and neurological disorders. Using noninvasive, 20-minute magnetic resonance imaging scans, researchers have revealed some of the complex and precisely organized brain architecture that emerges as the brain reshapes itself during the third trimester of pregnancy.

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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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