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The Role of DNA Methylation in Human Disease

DNA methylation is one of the earliest epigenetic modifications to be discovered in human beings. Here we highlight some of the diseases caused by aberrant DNA methylation.
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Amplifying the Voices of PhD Students

Technology Networks spoke with PhD Voice to discuss why doing a PhD can be so challenging, the use of Twitter by the PhD community, and tips and future changes it would like to see in the academic field.
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Team Reverses the Clinical Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in Mice

In a study published in Genome Medicine, Dr. Patrick Aloy, head of the structural bioinformatics and network biology laboratory at IRB Barcelona and colleagues report that they have successfully reversed the clinical signs of Alzheimer's disease in mice by repurposing four existing drugs that are currently approved to treat high blood pressure and inflammation.
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Identifying Novel Drug Targets for Neurodegeneration

During this year’s ELRIG Drug Discovery Meeting, Prof. Paul Brennan from the University of Oxford, discussed recent progress to develop drug compounds against novel targets in neuroinflammatory and sub-cellular organelle dysfunction pathways.
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An Introduction to Five Psychedelics: Psilocybin, DMT, LSD, MDMA and Ketamine

Interest in the therapeutic potential of psychedelics, having lain relatively dormant in the face of stigma and heavy regulations for decades, has reignited in the last ten years. Landmark studies showing these compounds’ effectiveness in treating some mood disorders have kickstarted a wave of clinical research, with well over 100 separate trials now investigating psychedelics’ health applications.
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The Neuroscience of... Language

In this article, the latest in our “The Neuroscience of…” series, we investigate recent, leading theories about the emergence of language, the surprising phenomena that correlate with or might have preceded language, and what it means for our place in the animal kingdom.
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Neuroscience 2021: What To Watch on Day 4

While Neuroscience 2021’s in-person offering was cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the conference is still going ahead online November 8-11. Here, we pick a few highlights from the final day of the conference.
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Neuroscience 2021: What To Watch on Day 3

While Neuroscience 2021’s in-person offering was cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the conference is still going ahead online November 8-11. Here, we pick a few highlights from day three of the conference.
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Neuroscience 2021: What To Watch on Day 2

While Neuroscience 2021’s in-person offering was cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the conference is still going ahead online November 8-11. Here, we pick a few highlights from day two of the conference
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Neuroscience 2021: What To Watch on Day 1

While Neuroscience 2021’s in-person offering was cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the conference is still going ahead online November 8-11. Here, we pick a few highlights from day one of the conference.
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