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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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Inside a “Fake” Conference: A Journey Into Predatory Science
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There is a growing underbelly of conferences that seem like the real thing but have none of the editorial standards expected by academics and have developed a reputation for advertising with fake agendas and high prices. A chance investigation took us inside one of these predatory conferences and has uncovered how predatory science has ensnared scientists at every level.

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Leading Minds Reflect On How the World Feels About Science and Health
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Gauging global attitudes to science and health is no easy task, but it was the goal of The Wellcome Global Monitor – a survey of over 140,000 people aged 15 and older, from more than 140 countries. The findings present an unprecedented view of the relationship between science and society worldwide, which were discussed by leaders at the launch event in Washington D.C.

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Addressing Gender Bias – “It Is Time to End the Tradition in Science of All-Male Speaking Panels”
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Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Director of the National Institutes of Health, has recently directly addressed the issue of underrepresented groups in science: "Too often, women and members of other groups underrepresented in science are conspicuously missing in the marquee speaking slots at scientific meetings and other high-level conferences.”

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Can We Really Measure Stress?
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Oxford Medistress, developer of the Leukocyte Coping Capacity (LCC) test, says that the test can measure your stress levels in 10 minutes, by sampling a drop of your blood. Could the test revolutionize the field of stress diagnostics? In this article we explore the history of measuring stress, and find out whether the LCC will be a milestone or side-note in that history.

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