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Novel Synaptic Plasticity Mechanism Revealed
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Researchers now report a new learning mechanism in the brain that calls into question the widely accepted view of how memories are formed and stored

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Zika Virus Infectivity Profile and Developing Tools to Fight it
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Repurposing drugs could provide therapies to prevent or cure Zika virus infection.

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Diabetes Linked With Collapse of Brain Cilia and Impaired Neurogenesis
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An international team of scientists investigated the initial diabetic lesions in the subventricular zone, an area of the brain capable of generating new neurons throughout life.

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Key Challenges and Pain Points in the Global Laboratory Market
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To better understand the key challenges and pain points in the global laboratory market, Agilent commissioned Frost & Sullivan to carry out an independent survey of 700 scientists across the laboratory employee spectrum. Here we highlight a selection of the survey’s key findings.

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Son Documents the Progress of his Father's Dementia
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Ken Keene Jr is making a video diary of his father Kenneth Keene Sr as he lives with Frontotemporal dementia.

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Citizen Neuroscience: People Power Increase Brain Mapping Speed
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Neuroscience has a data problem. Citizen neuroscientists can learn to analyze neuronal morphology data and overcome bottle-necks in data analysis.

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Investigating the Synaptic Organization of Visual Space: Which Synapse Saw What?
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Iacaruso et al. have determined the organization of excitatory synaptic inputs responding to different locations in the visual scene.

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Structure of Tau Filaments from Alzheimer’s Brain Solved by Cryo-EM
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Researchers from the MRC's Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK, have solved the structure of the dementia-causing ‘tau’ protein in unprecedented detail.

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Academic Drug Discovery: Repurposing to treat disease
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As the cost of drug design and development continues to escalate, repurposing drugs offers faster and cheaper ways of treating disease.

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Replacing Opioids: Developing drugs to treat pain
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In America, in 2014, more than 28,000 people died from opioid overdose, and at least half of these deaths involved prescription opioids. This article highlights the research going into alternative pain medications.

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