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The Brain Bounces Back: Activity enables mice to overcome brain damage

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Scientists removed an area of the somatosensory cortex in mice and found the animals could recover their behavioral deficit within two days.

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Unlocking the Secrets of Brain Organization -in the Fruit Fly

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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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Neuroscience at Super-Resolution [Image Gallery]

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A gallery of beautiful images of brain cells at the sub-micron level.

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Streamline your western blotting workflow with iWestern

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Designed to address processing efficiency, reproducibility, and robustness of results, the iWestern Workflow helps to enable exceptional western blot results with minimal hands-on time.

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The Biomarkers Which Could be Used to Spot Alzheimer’s Earlier

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In this video, Sophie discusses the 'biomarkers' which could be used to spot Alzheimer's in its early stages.

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Simulated Brain Models Help Understand Language Ability

Simulated Brain Models Help Understand Language Ability

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The architecture of each person’s brain is unique, and differences may influence how quickly people can complete various cognitive tasks.o learn more, scientists are developing a new tool — computational models of the brain — to simulate how the structure of the brain may impact brain activity and, ultimately, human behavior.

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Fat Fuels Aggressive Brain Cancers
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Fat is powering tumour growth in brain cancer, finds a new study by Cardiff University and the University of Florida.

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Workers Who Commute Through Nature Report Better Mental Health
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People who commute through natural environments report better mental health, research based on questionnaires answered by nearly 3,600 participants from four European cities has concluded.


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The Electric Signals That Make the Human Brain Unique
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Neurons in the human brain receive electrical signals from thousands of other cells, and long neural extensions called dendrites play a critical role in incorporating all of that information. Using hard-to-obtain samples of human brain tissue, MIT neuroscientists have now discovered that human dendrites have different electrical properties from those of other species.

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How Can We Make Behavioral Science More Reproducible?

How Can We Make Behavioral Science More Reproducible?

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A scientist explains how, by making 'stock' behavioral tasks more accurate, we can improve reproducibility.

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Through the Looking Glass of Single Cell Proteomics
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To pick apart the differences between individual cells in complex multicellular organisms, we need to look at cells one-by-one. This article takes a look at how several scientists in North America are using single cell proteomics (SCP) technologies to discern disease pathogenesis and enhance directed stem-cell differentiation.

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Exploring the Public’s Perception of Food Fraud
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When you go to the shops to buy the weekly groceries, it’s quite likely you’ll find yourself thinking about where your food has come from. Is this organic? Is that free-range? You are perhaps less likely to find yourself wondering, “Is this food fake?”

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Exploring Consciousness with Psychedelics
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Chris Timmermann, from The Psychedelic Research group at Imperial College London studies the action of psychedelics on the brain and their potential as therapeutics. This article reviews their research and their implications.

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