Astrocytes Set the Pace of Our Body Clocks

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Researchers at the MRC's Laboratory of Molecular Biology have identified a brain microcircuit involving astrocytes which regulates the 24-hour sleep/wake cycle of the bo

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Seven days in science - 24 March 2017

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Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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Sat Nav's Shut-Off Brain Regions

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Researchers show that parts of our brains that light-up when we explore new areas are silenced when we follow satnavs.

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Seven days in science - 17 March 2017

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Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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Bioengineering to Restore Sight

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Nano opto-electronic arrays sense light and interface with retinal neurons.

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Simplified Production of Human Brain and Muscle Cells
Simplified Production of Human Brain and Muscle Cells
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A new platform technology, OPTi-OX, optimises the way of switching on genes in human stem cells, enabling the production of millions of human brain and muscle cells in days.

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Urine Biomarker Tracks ALS
Urine Biomarker Tracks ALS
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Analyzing levels of the protein p75ECD in urine samples from people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may help monitor disease progression.

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Alzheimer's Disease Linked to the Metabolism of Unsaturated Fats
Alzheimer's Disease Linked to the Metabolism of Unsaturated Fats
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Metabolism of omega-3 and omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids in the brain are associated with the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Growing a Neural Tube in a Dish
Growing a Neural Tube in a Dish
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Funding from a National Science Foundation CAREER Award is being used to develop spinal tissue that can be easily grown in a laboratory.

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Extracellular RNA Dataset Could Help Concussion Diagnostics
Extracellular RNA Dataset Could Help Concussion Diagnostics
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TGen-Riddell partnership could help lead to advanced methods of injury and disease detection.

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Anorexia in a Dish
Anorexia in a Dish
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Newest “disease-in-a-dish” technique suggests novel gene may contribute to Anorexia Nervosa.

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