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Copper Isotopes Could Act As Long-Lasting Tools for Alzheimer's Imaging
News   Nov 26, 2020

A mouse model of Alzheimer's disease offers new evidence that copper isotopes can be used to detect the amyloid-beta protein deposits that form in the brains of people with Alzheimer's.

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Why Our Vision Is More Than the Sum of Its Parts
News   Nov 26, 2020

A new study proposes a new way of modelling vision that could fundamentally changes how computers approach efforts to replicate human vision.

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Pregnancy Stress May Influence Baby's Brain Development
News   Nov 26, 2020

Infants' brains may be shaped by levels of stress their mother experiences during pregnancy, a study has revealed.

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Older Adults Are More Confident in Their Memory, Even When It's Wrong
News   Nov 26, 2020

Traditionally, psychologists believed that the more ingrained a memory of something was, the more difficult it would be to update your understanding of that thing, should it change. New research finds, however, the opposite is true.

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Open Source Optical Toolbox Provides Microscopes for All
News   Nov 26, 2020

Researchers have developed an optical toolbox to build microscopes for a few hundred euros that deliver high-resolution images comparable to commercial microscopes that cost up to a thousand times more.

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Pain Control Mechanism Could Be Exploited as a New Drug Target
News   Nov 26, 2020

Researchers have uncovered a previously unknown mechanism for pain control involving a newly identified group of cells in the spinal cord. This discovery offers a potential target for enhancing the therapeutic effect of drugs for chronic pain.

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Springer Nature Announces New Open-Access Option for Journals
News   Nov 25, 2020

The publisher Springer Nature has shared its gold open-access (OA) options for Nature journals that will be introduced from January 2021. Whilst the initiative to move towards OA is positive news for its proponents, the considerable price tag attached is a worry.

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Changes in Stomach Rhythms Turn Us Away From Disgusting Sights
News   Nov 25, 2020

Researchers show that domperidone, a commonly-prescribed anti-nausea medicine, can help significantly reduce how much volunteers look away from disgusting images.

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Portable Brain Scanner Could Be Mounted in Ambulances
News   Nov 25, 2020

A team at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has developed a low-cost, compact, portable and low-power "head only" MRI scanner.

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The Brain Rhythms Behind Prediction and Surprise
News   Nov 25, 2020

A new study finds that the interplay of different brain wave frequencies appears to govern the brain's knack for highlighting what's surprising and downplaying what's predictable.

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