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The Neuroscience of Psychedelic Drugs: Octopuses, MDMA and Healing Social Injury
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In our latest interview series, we discuss the potential of psychedelics to revolutionize clinical neuroscience with thought leaders in the field. In this first interview of our series exploring the Neuroscience of Psychedelics, we talk to Johns Hopkins Associate Professor Gul Dölen, who has spent years exploring the effects of MDMA on the mammalian (and more recently, cephalopod) brain.

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Cutting Through the Headlines: Are Scientists Really Growing Sentient "Mini-brains"?
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Neuroscience 2019, the world’s biggest conference of brain science, finished just over a month ago. In the wake of some particularly inflammatory headlines, we take a closer look at whether claims that new model systems for studying the brain could produce sentience in a jar have any truth to them.

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Interview: Can Sensory Stimulation Fight Alzheimer’s Disease?
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At SfN 2019, we interviewed Li-Huei Tsai, director of the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, to take a deeper look at the field of non-invasive brain stimulation and hear why it has such a substantial therapeutic promise.

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New Compound Targets the Link Between Poor Diet, Inflammation and Alzheimer's Disease
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Could therapies targeting our immune system help treat Alzheimer's disease by flipping long-standing research theories on their head? A new drug targeting a two-faced protein is currently undergoing clinical trials to find an answer.

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Interview: A Deeper Cut Into Behavior With Mackenzie Mathis
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In this interview, conducted at the Neuroscience 2019 conference, we talk with DeepLabCut’s co-creator, Dr Mackenzie Mathis, a principal investigator at Harvard’s Rowland Institute, about open science, DeepLabCut’s potential for prosthetics, and how to safeguard against automated software being used for the wrong reasons.

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The Neuroscience of Fibromyalgia: Causes, Diagnosis and Potential Treatments
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In this article, we will take an in-depth look at fibromyalgia: what it is, what causes it, and how researchers recommend finding relief.

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Key Themes and Conversations From the First Lab of the Future Congress
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What do we mean by lab of the future? What innovations are required to get there? These are the key themes explored by this year's Lab of the Future Congress, summarized in this article.

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Could Cannabinoids Be Used To Treat PTSD?
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Effective treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have proved extremely elusive to researchers. For some, the legalisation of cannabis could present an opportunity to develop new therapies for PTSD.We talked to Allied Corp’s CEO Calum Hughes about cannabis’s potential for PTSD therapeutics.

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Calling Citizen Scientists! Researchers Ask for Ten Minutes of Your Time To Help Fight Huntington’s
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A new phase of a research project has asked for help from the public in the fight against the fatal neurological condition Huntington’s disease (HD).

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Scientists Take Action To Stop Gender Inequality and Sexual Harassment in STEM
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In December 2018, a diverse group of scientific researchers gathered to challenge a key issue in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce: gender bias, and sexual harassment. Now, the conclusions from the meeting have been eloquently described by 23 authors in an article published in the journal Science.

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