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Key Challenges and Pain Points in the Global Laboratory Market
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To better understand the key challenges and pain points in the global laboratory market, Agilent commissioned Frost & Sullivan to carry out an independent survey of 700 scientists across the laboratory employee spectrum. Here we highlight a selection of the survey’s key findings.

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Citizen Neuroscience: People Power Increase Brain Mapping Speed
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Neuroscience has a data problem. Citizen neuroscientists can learn to analyze neuronal morphology data and overcome bottle-necks in data analysis.

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Investigating the Synaptic Organization of Visual Space: Which Synapse Saw What?
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Iacaruso et al. have determined the organization of excitatory synaptic inputs responding to different locations in the visual scene.

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Structure of Tau Filaments from Alzheimer’s Brain Solved by Cryo-EM
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Researchers from the MRC's Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK, have solved the structure of the dementia-causing ‘tau’ protein in unprecedented detail.

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Academic Drug Discovery: Repurposing to treat disease
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As the cost of drug design and development continues to escalate, repurposing drugs offers faster and cheaper ways of treating disease.

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Replacing Opioids: Developing drugs to treat pain
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In America, in 2014, more than 28,000 people died from opioid overdose, and at least half of these deaths involved prescription opioids. This article highlights the research going into alternative pain medications.

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CRISPR: Emerging applications for genome editing technology
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CRISPR gene editing is the ultimate toolbox for genetic manipulation with a whole host of potential applications.

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Painkillers Not Effective with Lack of Sleep
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Coffee is more effective than painkillers at treating pain hypersensitivity caused by lack of sleep.

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Regulatory T Cells Directly Promote Remyelination
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Research implicates CCN3 as the key molecule in the mechanism by which regulatory T cells induce remyelination.

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Zika Virus Persists in Brain and Lymph Tissue for up to 72 Days
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Study using Rhesus monkeys describes how the Zika virus can hide from the body's immune system in brain and lymph tissue for up 72 days. And also describes the possible mechanism by which Zika causes microcephaly in gestating babies.

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