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Proton Channel Underlying Sour Taste Identified
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An evolutionarily conserved gene family encodes proton-selective ion channels underlying taste and gravity sensation

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Neuroscientists Scrutinise Phrenology Using MRI
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Neuroscientists put the dubious theory of ‘phrenology’ through rigorous testing for the first time

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Imaging Nerve Cell Function: All-Optical Neurophysiology
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Using light instead of electrodes is non-invasive, high-throughput and represents the successor to traditional electrophysiology.

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Neuroinformatics and The Blue Brain Project
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The Blue Brain Project is an attempt to reverse engineer the rodent brain (and ultimately, the human brain) and recreate it at the cellular level inside a computer simulation.

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Building the Blue Brain Nexus
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The Blue Brain Nexus is designed to facilitate the recording, curating, storing, describing and tracking of experimental and computational neuroscience data in a format that may enable researchers to build a truly comprehensive picture of the brain.

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The 2017 BNA Christmas Symposium on Brain Technologies
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This year’s BNA Christmas symposium focus was on neurotechnologies and their place in society.

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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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