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Study Shows Consuming Nuts Strengthens Brainwave Function
Study Shows Consuming Nuts Strengthens Brainwave Function
News   Nov 15, 2017

A new study by researchers at Loma Linda University Health has found that eating nuts on a regular basis strengthens brainwave frequencies associated with cognition, healing, learning, memory and other key brain functions.

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Mammal Brains Identify Odours Faster than Once Thought
Mammal Brains Identify Odours Faster than Once Thought
News   Nov 15, 2017

It takes less than one-tenth of a second — a fraction of the time previously thought — for the sense of smell to distinguish between one odour and another, new experiments in mice show.

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Bioengineered Robotic Hand With Its Own Nervous System Will Sense Touch
Bioengineered Robotic Hand With Its Own Nervous System Will Sense Touch
News   Nov 15, 2017

A team of scientists from Florida Atlantic University are developing a first-of-its-kind bioengineered robotic hand that will grow and adapt to its environment.

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Finding a Key to Unlock Blocked Differentiation in microRNA-deficient ESCs
Finding a Key to Unlock Blocked Differentiation in microRNA-deficient ESCs
News   Nov 15, 2017

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have partly solved a long-unanswered question about stem cells - why are pluripotent stem cells that have mutations to block the production of microRNAs unable to differentiate?

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Defects in Cell’s ‘Waste Disposal System’ Linked to Parkinson’s
Defects in Cell’s ‘Waste Disposal System’ Linked to Parkinson’s
News   Nov 15, 2017

An international study has shed new light on the genetic factors associated with Parkinson’s disease, pointing at a group of lysosomal storage disorder genes as potential major contributors to the onset and progression of this common neurodegenerative disorder.

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Discovery of Reversible "Master Switch" Sheds Light on Regulation of Developmental Genes
Discovery of Reversible "Master Switch" Sheds Light on Regulation of Developmental Genes
News   Nov 14, 2017

The bivalent master switch model provides a conceptually simple explanation for how each developmental step is made along the path to different cell types, dependent on cell type-specific proteins, but acting through this common module.

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Frequent Alcohol Drinking Kills New Brain Cells in Adults
Frequent Alcohol Drinking Kills New Brain Cells in Adults
News   Nov 14, 2017

Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston recently discovered that alcohol killed the stem cells residing in adult mouse brains.

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Next-generation Optogenetic Molecules Used to Control Single Neurons
Next-generation Optogenetic Molecules Used to Control Single Neurons
News   Nov 14, 2017

The focused laser beam could help scientists map connections among neurons that underlie behavior.

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New Modulator of Stem Cell Identity Found
New Modulator of Stem Cell Identity Found
News   Nov 14, 2017

A team of researchers at the Cluster of Excellence CECAD has now found an efficient way to produce neurons from pluripotent stem cells.

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Attacking Telomeres Offers First Effective Glioblastoma Therapy
Attacking Telomeres Offers First Effective Glioblastoma Therapy
News   Nov 14, 2017

Blocking TRF1 – a telomere protector – interrupts tumour growth and increases survival in various mouse models of glioblastoma.

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