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Mouse Study Suggests Stroke Drug May Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
Mouse Study Suggests Stroke Drug May Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
News   Jan 16, 2019

Researchers have discovered that a drug currently being developed to treat stroke patients could also prevent Alzheimer's disease.

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Altering Stathmin2 Expression Rescues Motor Neuron Growth
Altering Stathmin2 Expression Rescues Motor Neuron Growth
News   Jan 16, 2019

Research led by stem cell scientists at Harvard University points to a potential new biomarker and drug target for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurological disease that is difficult to diagnose and treat.

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Induced Neuronal Cells Validated on an Epigenomic Level
Induced Neuronal Cells Validated on an Epigenomic Level
News   Jan 16, 2019

Methyl groups of neurons derived from mouse fibroblast cells match those from naturally developed cells, providing further validation of these cells as a suitable model for research.

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Concern Over Fake ISO 9001 Accreditation of Chinese Companies
Concern Over Fake ISO 9001 Accreditation of Chinese Companies
News   Jan 16, 2019

A study concludes that fake ISO 9001 quality certificates are very widespread across Chinese companies and that the certification processes of the auditing companies lack credibility.

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3D-Printed Implants Treat Spinal Cord Injury in Rats
3D-Printed Implants Treat Spinal Cord Injury in Rats
News   Jan 15, 2019

In rat models, the novel scaffolding mimicked natural anatomy and boosted stem cell-based treatment; the approach is scalable to humans and advances effort toward clinical trials

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The Brain Circuits That Help You Keep Your Cool
The Brain Circuits That Help You Keep Your Cool
News   Jan 15, 2019

In high pressure situations, you need your brain to moderate your level of arousal so that you do your best. A new study by neuroscientists at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory might help to explain how the brain strikes that balance.

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The Trouble With Tasting
The Trouble With Tasting
News   Jan 15, 2019

Geographic location is a factor affecting how Canadian wine experts rate quality, as well as some of wine’s sensory attributes — things like balance and acidity.

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The Human Brain Works Backwards to Retrieve Memories
The Human Brain Works Backwards to Retrieve Memories
News   Jan 15, 2019

When we remember a past event, the human brain reconstructs that experience in reverse order, according to a new study at the University of Birmingham.

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Blood-brain Barrier Breakdown Early Marker of Human Cognitive Dysfunction
Blood-brain Barrier Breakdown Early Marker of Human Cognitive Dysfunction
News   Jan 15, 2019

Individuals with early cognitive function develop brain capillary damage and blood-brain barrier breakdown in the hippocampus, regardless of amyloid beta/tau biomarker changes.

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Are Our Genetics Responsible for Our Addictions?
Are Our Genetics Responsible for Our Addictions?
News   Jan 15, 2019

Scientists have concluded that the risk of addiction is a complex combination of both genes and environmental influences.

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