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Scientific Evidence for Microdosing Psychedelics Remains Scarce and Anecdotal
News   Jul 16, 2019

The practice of taking small, regular doses of psychedelic drugs to enhance mood, creativity, or productivity lacks robust scientific evidence, say scientists.

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Unique Neuronal Populations Could Be Biomarkers for ALS
News   Jul 16, 2019

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have described unique populations of neurons and associated cells in the spinal cords of patients who died of ALS.

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Can Videogames Improve Emotional Intelligence in Teenagers?
News   Jul 16, 2019

A new study has shown that videogames, when used as part of an emotional intelligence training program, can help teenagers evaluate, express, and manage their own emotions immediately after the training.

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Use of Hearing Aids Associated With Better Brain Function in Later Life
News   Jul 16, 2019

A new study has concluded that people who wear a hearing aid for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function over time than those who do not.

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Genetic Study Suggests Anorexia Nervosa Is at Least Partly a Metabolic Disorder
News   Jul 16, 2019

A large-scale genome-wide association study, undertaken by over 100 academics worldwide, identified eight genetic variants linked to anorexia nervosa. The results suggest that the genetic origins of the disorder are both metabolic and psychiatric.

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Put Down That Flyswatter: Insects Feel Pain Too
News   Jul 15, 2019

Scientists have known insects experience something like pain since 2003, but new research published today from Associate Professor Greg Neely and colleagues at the University of Sydney proves for the first time that insects also experience chronic pain that lasts long after an initial injury has healed.

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AI Detects Depression by Analyzing Voice
News   Jul 15, 2019

AI algorithms can now more accurately detect depressed mood using the sound of your voice, according to new research by University of Alberta computing scientists.

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Lifestyle Changes Can Offset Genetic Dementia Risk
News   Jul 15, 2019

New research suggests that changes to lifestyle may be able to hugely offset genetic risk of developing dementia.

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Marathon-running Molecule Set to Accelerate the Race for Novel Neurological Drugs
News   Jul 15, 2019

Two proteins that activate the fastest molecule in our nerve cells have been identified by researchers at University of Warwick. This mechanism is responsible for transport through our nervous system. This finding could lead to a new therapeutic treatments for people with hereditary spastic paraplegia and other neurological disorders.

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RESCUE Fills a Critical Gap in the CRISPR Toolbox
News   Jul 15, 2019

Scientists have made use of a deactivated Cas13 to guide NA Editing for Specific C to U Exchange (RESCUE) to targeted cytosine bases on RNA transcripts, and used a novel, evolved, programmable enzyme to convert unwanted cytosine into uridine -- thereby directing a change in the RNA instructions.

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