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Bioimaging Using Microscopes: Challenges, Benefits and the Future
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The imaging of biological samples, or bioimaging, plays a key role in current life science research, enabling scientists to analyze molecules, cells and tissues from a range of living systems.

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Neuropixels: Hi-Def Brain Probes
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A new type of electrode for recording brain cell activity is set to revolutionize our understanding of decision making in the brain.

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Alcohol is Gateway Drug to Compulsive Cocaine Use
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Study details how prolonged alcohol use in rats leads to compulsive cocaine use.

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New Crystal Structure of (Ph)PINK1 Aids Understanding of Early Onset Parkinson’s
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Scientists have determined the crystal structure of PhPINK1 bound to it's substrate ubiquitin. Mutations of PINK1 are associated with early onset Parkinson's disease and it is expected that this information will help the design of Parkinson's therapeutics.

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Brain’s Autopilot Mapped
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Study reveals a brain network previously thought to be confined to our inner thought processes, such as when day-dreaming, is crucial for enabling the brain's autopilot system.

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DeepMind's AlphaGo Zero: Learns From Scratch Without Any Human Input
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DeepMind’s New AI AlphaGo Zero Mastered the game of Go Without Any Human Input

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Academics Hone in on Human Antibodies to Fight Zika and Dengue Viruses
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An academic collaboration has developed monoclonal antibodies that could directly overcome two of the most prevalent mosquito-borne viruses in the world.

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Studying the Role of Astrocytes and Microglia in Neurodegenerative Disease: in vivo animal models or in vitro cell culture?
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New in vitro cell culture methods, such as three-dimensional co-cultures of primary human cells that more accurately mimic the in vivo multicellular environment can, therefore, complement or even replace in vivo studies using animal models.

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Neuroendocrine stem cells: a new model to tackle the obesity crisis.
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Deriving human neurons that control feeding behavior from stem cells, could lead to better treatments for obesity

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Neurons Encoding the Homeostatic Drive to Drink Found
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Using cutting-edge neuroscience techniques, researchers have identified 176 neurons in the hypothalamus crucial for mediating the survival behavioral drive to drink.

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