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Understanding the Link Between Learning and Addiction With Barry Everitt at BNA 2019

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Professor Barry Everitt, University of Cambridge, shares some incredible insight into the relationship between learning and addiction. As the first President of the Society of Neuroscience outside of the United States, Barry also discusses some of the challenges and opportunities for neuroscience research that he aims to address.

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Quartet of Papers Provide a Fresh Look at Sex Differences in Dementia

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Four new research papers presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), which is ongoing in Los Angeles this week, have highlighted the disparities between the sexes in onset and disease course of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The new studies include a link between employment and slower memory decline in women, and sex-specific AD risk genes.

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Automation of Glycan and Peptide Mapping: Leveraging Software to Improve Efficiency and Quality

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Glycan and peptide mapping should be easy to accomplish as part of routine characterization. However, it is often a tedious interpretation process where results can be fraught with risk of errors in transcription and labeling, especially when including MS2 or UV data in addition to MS1.

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The Neuroscience Roundup - 07/19/19

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Here's a brief collection of our favorite neuroscience stories from the last week!

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Hunger Games With Lora Heisler at BNA 2019

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At the British Neuroscience Association (BNA)’s Festival of Neuroscience, we were lucky enough to sit down with some influential neuroscientists to discuss their work. Here, we interview the University of Aberdeen's Lora Heisler on the topic of brain control of hunger.

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Intestinal Microbes May Have Role in ALS, Suggests Mouse Study

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Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have shown in mice that intestinal microbes, collectively termed the gut microbiome, may affect the course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Removing Newborn Neurons Cuts Mouse Seizures
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Epileptic seizures happen in one of every 10 people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, new research at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has uncovered an innovative approach to possibly slow the epilepsy's progression.

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Cellular “Garbage” No More — Exosomes Show Potential in Treating and Diagnosing Brain Disorders
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Once simply thought to be microscopic sacks of cellular “garbage”, exosomes are now understood to hold immense importance for our health. In a new study, researchers show that exosomes are not only integral to the development of neurons and neural circuits, but they can restore health to brain cells affected by developmental disease.

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Your College Money Habits May Affect When You Start "Adulting"
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How well you manage your money in college may determine when you'll ultimately achieve "adult identity," according to a new study led by the University of Arizona.

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Inside a “Fake” Conference: A Journey Into Predatory Science

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There is a growing underbelly of conferences that seem like the real thing but have none of the editorial standards expected by academics and have developed a reputation for advertising with fake agendas and high prices. A chance investigation took us inside one of these predatory conferences and has uncovered how predatory science has ensnared scientists at every level.

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BNA Interview Series: Understanding Consciousness With Anil Seth
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At the British Neuroscience Association (BNA)’s Festival of Neuroscience in April 2019, we were lucky enough to sit down with some influential neuroscientists to discuss their work. We’ve assembled these transcripts into our BNA Interview Series. Here we interview the University of Sussex's Anil Seth, whose research explores the mysteries of consciousness.

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A Cell Atlas of the Mouse Brain: A Step Towards Brain Simulation?
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The Swiss EPFL’s Blue Brain Project is a vast effort with the goal of digitally reconstructing and simulating the mouse brain and ultimately, the human brain. The recent publication of a Cell Atlas of the mouse brain sounds exciting, but what can the Atlas tell us, and can it bring us closer to a simulated brain?

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Leading Minds Reflect On How the World Feels About Science and Health
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Gauging global attitudes to science and health is no easy task, but it was the goal of The Wellcome Global Monitor – a survey of over 140,000 people aged 15 and older, from more than 140 countries. The findings present an unprecedented view of the relationship between science and society worldwide, which were discussed by leaders at the launch event in Washington D.C.

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