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Can MDMA Therapy Help Treat PTSD?
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has a reputation for being stubbornly resistant to treatment. Managed with a combination of medicines and therapies that are partially successful, at best, its effects can haunt sufferers for a lifetime. But new hope for PTSD sufferers is coming from an expected quarter: MDMA therapy.

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Why Gender-Neutral Facial Recognition Will Change How We Look at Technology
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When we look at the world, we don't always see clearly. We can be tripped up by our own personal biases, or a lack of information. Facial recognition algorithms may help us change that.

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Understanding Preprints in Scientific Publication
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An increasing number of online platforms are enabling scientists to share their research before it has undergone peer-review. In this article, we explore the concept of preprints.

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Using Single Cells To Get the Whole Picture of the Epigenome
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In this article, we explore the advancements of single-cell sequencing methods such as scATAC-seq, and how these methods allow the mapping of large cell populations, one cell at a time. How does this information enhance our understanding of the epigenome?

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Jane C. Wright: The Woman Who Changed the Landscape of Oncology
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Dr Jane Cooke Wright – whether you’ve heard of her or not, her research changed the path of oncology, paving the way for cancer treatment as we know it.

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Jack of All Trades: Auditory “Highway” Also Processes Motion
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A new study from Gunsoo Kim’s group at the Center for Neuroscience Imaging Research in Suwon suggests that the IC, a subcortical area of the brain known to centralize auditory signals, also processes motion information.

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Exploring Mental Health in Academia
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In this article, we explore why academia and research can be hard on an individual's mental health, speaking directly with the individuals and organizations that are championing mental health discussions in this space, and highlight areas where we're perhaps falling short and could improve.

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Exploring the Genetic Contribution to Incongruence Between an Individual's Internal Gender and External Sex
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Technology Networks spoke with John Graham Theisen, MD, senior author of a recent study that explored the contribution of genetics to our gender identity.

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Can Preprints Shake Up Biomedical Publishing?
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Academic publishing has proved stubbornly resistant to change, but preprint servers have started to make their mark. Technology Networks spoke to BiorXiv content lead Samantha Hindle to find out more about how preprints could shake up publishing and give scientists a new avenue through which to share their research.

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Cheap Diuretic Pill Could Help With Autism Symptoms, New Findings Suggest
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It is possible to improve symptoms in autistic children with a cheap generic drug, a new study shows.

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