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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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Insight Into Aspirin's Therapeutic Effect On Higher Risk Pregnancies
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We talk to Lindsey Sjaarda, Ph.D, lead author of a secondary study on the EAGeR trial data. She gives us more of an insight into the potential therapeutic benefits of aspirin in helping mothers suffering from chronic inflammation conceive and carry their baby to term.

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Regenerative Medicine: Repairing Rather than Replacing
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We take a look at the development of some advanced regenerative medicine treatments that incorporate tissue transplants, drugs, and genetic engineering.

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Zooming-In On Connectomics: From Neural Networks To Synapses
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New practical approach facilitates brain mapping from the level of the synapse up. Lead Author Julian Ng, Ph.D, describes the new methods pioneered in his recent paper and the impact it will have on the new field of connectomics.

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The Birth of Hallucinomics?
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Bryan Roth's lab at UNC-Chapel Hill have solved the structure of the LSD-bound serotonin receptor. The work took several years to produce but could open up therapeutic approaches in the treatment of stress and headaches.

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From Cajal To Now
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We compare the pioneering drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal with modern-day images from the same brain areas.

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