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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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Escape Behavior is not a Reflex But A learned Goal-Directed Set of Actions
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Tiago Branco's group at UCL investigate flight behavior and show that movement away from danger is a complex, goal-directed behavior, not a reflex.

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Outsourced Ion Channel Testing Trends
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The article describes the global trends in outsourcing of ion channel testing, discussing the results of a large survey of research labs from pharma, biotech and academia.

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Shining a Light on the Future of Electrophysiology
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Optical reporters of cellular excitability are emerging technologies that could potentially replace electrophysiology. This article discusses the future of the technique in academia and drug discovery environments.

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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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A Non-traditional Approach to Diagnosis
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Dr. Gregory Payne tells us about the role that oxidative stress measurements could play in disease diagnosis, and how new tools could help analyze chemical information such as this.

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How keeping it cool can protect your brain: insight into the neuroprotective effect of therapeutic hypothermia
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Researchers at the MRC Toxicology Unit have uncovered the mechanism by which a novel cold-induced protein is neuroprotective.

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