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Why Science Can’t Afford Mistakes When It Comes to Cell Line Authenticity
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Having strains and cell lines that have been checked and confirmed to be what it says on the tube is invaluable to scientific validity and integrity, saving untold time and money. We spoke to Mindy Goldsborough, Ph.D., Chief Science and Technology Officer, VP and General Manager, ATCC Cell Systems about the importance and challenges of maintaining authenticated cell lines for scientific research.

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BNA Interview Series: The Neuroscience of Psychopathy With Essi Viding
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At the British Neuroscience Association (BNA)’s Festival of Neuroscience in April 2019, we were lucky enough to sit down with some influential neuroscientists to discuss their work. We’ve assembled these transcripts into our BNA Interview Series. Here, we interview UCL's Essi Viding on the origins of psychopathy and antisocial behavior in the brain.

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Metabolic Pathways Are Altered in the Autistic Brain—Finding Could Lead to a Novel Diagnostic Test
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A recent study found that there are differences in metabolite concentrations in healthy humans and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We spoke with Ilia Kurochkin, research scientist at the Skoltech Center for Neurobiology and Brain Restoration (CNBR), to learn more about the study and how the results could aid the development of a diagnostic tool for ASD.

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BNA Interview Series: Understanding the Link Between Learning and Addiction With Professor Barry Everitt
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At the BNA's Festival of Neuroscience we were lucky enough to sit down with some influential neuroscientists to discuss their work. We’ve assembled these transcripts into our BNA Interview Series. Here, we interview Cambridge University's Professor Barry Everitt on the connections between learning and addiction.

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BNA Interview Series: Exploring Cognitive Neuronal Networks With Ileana Hanganu-Opatz
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At the BNA’s Festival of Neuroscience, we were lucky enough to sit down with leading neuroscientists to discuss their work. In this interview, Professor Ileana Hanganu-Opatz describes the mechanisms important for cognitive development and the ways in which they can malfunction.

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The Eye of the STORM: Microscopy Techniques in Contemporary Neuroscience
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Fully characterizing how the brain goes awry in disease states depends heavily upon the ability to visualize specific neuron subtypes. Thankfully, neuroscience has been revolutionized by microscopy tools such as SIM, dSTORM, and STED. In this article, we explore how these techniques are fueling the field's progress.

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BNA Interview Series: Hunger Games With Lora Heisler
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At the British Neuroscience Association (BNA)’s Festival of Neuroscience, we were lucky enough to sit down with some influential neuroscientists to discuss their work. We’ve assembled these transcripts into our BNA Interview Series. Here, we interview the University of Aberdeen's Lora Heisler on the topic of brain control of hunger.

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Quartet of Papers Provide a Fresh Look at Sex Differences in Dementia
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Four new research papers presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), which is ongoing in Los Angeles this week, have highlighted the disparities between the sexes in onset and disease course of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The new studies include a link between employment and slower memory decline in women, and sex-specific AD risk genes.

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BNA Interview Series: Understanding Consciousness With Anil Seth
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At the British Neuroscience Association (BNA)’s Festival of Neuroscience in April 2019, we were lucky enough to sit down with some influential neuroscientists to discuss their work. We’ve assembled these transcripts into our BNA Interview Series. Here we interview the University of Sussex's Anil Seth, whose research explores the mysteries of consciousness.

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A Cell Atlas of the Mouse Brain: A Step Towards Brain Simulation?
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The Swiss EPFL’s Blue Brain Project is a vast effort with the goal of digitally reconstructing and simulating the mouse brain and ultimately, the human brain. The recent publication of a Cell Atlas of the mouse brain sounds exciting, but what can the Atlas tell us, and can it bring us closer to a simulated brain?

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