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Radically Rethinking Scientific Publication: The “Octopus” Model

Dr. Alexandra Freeman believes that the major problems associated with research culture in science can be traced back to one source: the current scientific publishing model. In this interview with Technology Networks, she explains why a novel approach, called Octopus, is a logical solution to these issues.
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A Popular Theory About Depression Wasn’t "Debunked" by a New Review

A new paper that reviews the evidence around the serotonin “chemical imbalance” theory of depression has caused an online storm, with figures from across psychiatry commenting on the study’s merits and limitations. In this article, we take a look at what the paper has changed about our understanding of depression.


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NMR for Biomolecule Conformations and Drug Discovery in Neurodegenerative Diseases

This article discusses the use of NMR to investigate protein structure and dynamics in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
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What Does the Endocannabinoid System Have To Do With Autism Spectrum Disorder?

To learn more about the link between endocannabinoids and ASD and how innovative models are helping to study the ECS and its effects on the developing brain, Technology Networks spoke to Drs. Karen Litwa and Ken Soderstrom from East Carolina University.
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Neuroimaging Techniques and What a Brain Image Can Tell Us

In this article, we will cover the basics, strengths and limitations and applications of traditional and emerging neuroimaging techniques, and discuss the prospects, challenges, risks and ethics concerned with this rapidly expanding field.
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Unpicking the Molecular Mechanisms Behind Age-Related Memory Loss

Technology Networks had the pleasure of speaking to Professor Ann Massie about her research into understanding how system xc - affects age-related memory loss.
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Immunohistochemistry Techniques, Strengths, Limitations and Applications

Immunohistochemistry exploits antigen–antibody binding to study the status of target molecules in tissues of interest. In this article, we explore how it works, factors that impact experimental design and its applications.
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An Introduction to Electroporation – A Tool for Transfection and Competent Cell Generation

There are many reasons you may want to deliver something into a cell, be it genetic material or a therapeutic drug, and electroporation is a vital tool to achieve this. In this article, we will consider what electroporation is, how it works and how it’s used.
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To the Depths of Drug Discovery

Natural products have been harnessed for their therapeutic properties throughout the history of medicine. Land-dwelling – or terrestrial organisms – have naturally dominated the focus of scientists wanting to access nature’s pharmacopeia. But an untapped resource of natural products, large in size and potential, was close by – we just couldn’t access it.
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Dissecting the Complexity of the Brain at a Single-Cell Level

Understanding the brain requires an in-depth knowledge of its components. Advanced single-cell sequencing technologies are enabling researchers to explore the secrets of this complex and mysterious organ in unprecedented detail.
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