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Opsin Study Shows Circadian Clocks Aren't Just Decided by the Brain
News   Oct 17, 2019

A study examining circadian rhythms in mice suggests that skin expresses its own photoreceptors using a previously mysterious member of the opsin gene family, neuropsin.

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Mindfulness May Reduce Opioid Cravings
News   Oct 17, 2019

Researchers have suggested that a combination of mindfulness and medication could help to reduce cravings in those suffering from opioid addiction.

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Protein Misfolding Could Be Alzheimer's Risk Marker, 14 Years Pre-diagnosis
News   Oct 17, 2019

Researchers have developed a technique which can identify misfolded amyloid proteins in the blood – years before a clinical diagnosis.

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A Mouse Model of the Human Gene Involved in Alzheimer’s Disease Is Created
News   Oct 17, 2019

Scientists have developed a line of mice in which the mouse version of the Alzheimer's-associated MAPT gene has been fully replaced by the human version of the gene.

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Test for Uncommon Brain Diseases Developed
News   Oct 17, 2019

Scientists have developed an ultrasensitive new test to detect abnormal forms of a protein associated with uncommon types of neurodegenerative diseases.

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Does Smarter Mean More Stable? IQ Test Score Associates With Brain Network Stability
News   Oct 16, 2019

The interconnections and communication between different regions of the human brain influence our behaviour in many ways. This is also true for individual differences in higher cognitive abilities. The brains of more intelligent individuals, as measured by a standardised IQ test, are characterised by temporally more stable interactions in neural networks.

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Mouse Study Can Explain How the Brain Turns Pain Up or Down
News   Oct 16, 2019

A new study in mice uncovered a previously unknown role that the central amygdala can play in upgrading or downgrading pain signals in the brain’s circuitry.

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Study Finds Commercially Available Antibodies Are Not Binding Their Target
News   Oct 16, 2019

In a new study, researchers have tested the binding specificity of commercial antibodies to the C9ORF72 protein, and explored a novel validation approach.

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The 7 Types of Sugar Daddy
News   Oct 16, 2019

It turns out being Sugar Daddy isn't a one-size-fits-all gig. While it occasionally lives up to the stereotype of a wealthy, middle-aged man lavishing gifts and money on a young woman in return for her companionship, new research suggests there's more to it in the U.S.

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Hope Is Key to Recovery From Anxiety Disorders
News   Oct 16, 2019

Research from the University of Houston reports in Behavior Therapy that hope is a trait that predicts resilience and recovery from anxiety disorders.

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