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Why Neuralink's Implants Are an Essential Step in MedTech Innovation
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Elon Musk has never been afraid to push the envelope when working towards a more innovative future. One of Musk's latest projects, called Neuralink, wants to help people interact with computers by using their minds. Here, we take a look at Musk's claims that Neuralink will bring brain-machine interfaces to the public.

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Could a New Project Expose Predatory Conferences?
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The rise of predatory conferences jeopardises the future of legitimate research events. But could conference IDs be the solution?

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Study of Almost Half a Million People Finds There Is No Single “Gay Gene”
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Researchers have conducted a genome-wide association of over 470,000 people to explore whether there are genetic variants that predict whether an individual will engage in same sex behavior.

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BNA Interview Series: The Neurobiology of Stress With Professor Michael Meaney
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At the British Neuroscience Association'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 Professor Michael Meaney, whose work explores the intersection between stress, maternal care and gene expression.

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BNA Interview Series: The Genetics of Neurodegeneration With Professor John Hardy
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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. Here we interview University College London’s John Hardy, whose work into the genetics of neurodegenerative disorders saw him share the Brain Prize in 2018.

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Gray Matter vs White Matter
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The brain is an immensely complex structure, but there are ways we can divide up its anatomical structure into more discrete parts. One common divider is to separate the brain’s gray and white matter. But what are these two structures? How different are they from each other? How significant, and physiologically relevant, is this divide?

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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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