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Drug Discovery Could Halt Brain Cancer Spread
Drug Discovery Could Halt Brain Cancer Spread
News   Nov 20, 2018

The tissues in our bodies largely are made of fluid. It moves around cells and is essential to normal body function. In people who have glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer, this fluid has a much higher pressure, causing it to move fast and forcing cancer cells to spread. Researchers may have found a solution to stopping this inevitable cancer cell spread.

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MDMA Makes People More Cooperative, But Not Gullible
MDMA Makes People More Cooperative, But Not Gullible
News   Nov 20, 2018

New research from King’s College London has found that MDMA, the main ingredient in ecstasy, causes people to cooperate better - but only with trustworthy people. In the first study to look in detail at how MDMA impacts cooperative behaviour the researchers also identified changes to activity in brain regions linked to social processing.

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10-20% of Cells in a Kidney Organoid Found to be Non-Renal
10-20% of Cells in a Kidney Organoid Found to be Non-Renal
News   Nov 20, 2018

Single-cell transcriptomics revealed 10-20% of cells in a kidney organoid were non-renal cells.

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Protein Therapy Boosts Spinal Cord Regeneration in Mice
Protein Therapy Boosts Spinal Cord Regeneration in Mice
News   Nov 20, 2018

Restoring the ability to walk following spinal cord injury requires neurons in the brain to reestablish communication pathways with neurons in the spinal cord, Mature neurons, however, are unable to regenerate their axons to facilitate this process. New research in mice shows one potential route to overcome this limitation may be by targeting liver kinase B1 (LKB1) protein.

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We Are Numbed to the Harm of Digital Insults
We Are Numbed to the Harm of Digital Insults
News   Nov 20, 2018

From online forums to community groups, research and experience shows people are more willing to insult and use menacing language online than in person, especially when there’s the protection of anonymity behind a computer. New research indicates that people react less strongly to malicious speech on digital platforms and see the victims as less “harmed” than if the words were said directly to a person.

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'Boomeranging' Back Home Hurts Young Adults' Mental Health
'Boomeranging' Back Home Hurts Young Adults' Mental Health
News   Nov 20, 2018

The number of young adults living in their own household has dropped dramatically in the last decades in the United States, and a growing proportion of young people will move back in with their parents at some point in time. These “boomerang” moves are associated with an increase in depressive symptoms, a recent MPIDR study suggests.

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MRI Scans Shows Promise in Predicting Dementia
MRI Scans Shows Promise in Predicting Dementia
News   Nov 20, 2018

Doctors may one day be able to gauge a patient's risk of dementia with an MRI scan. Using a new technique for analyzing MRI data, researchers were able to predict who would experience cognitive decline with 89 percent accuracy.

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When Your Brain Won't Hang Up
When Your Brain Won't Hang Up
News   Nov 19, 2018

For decades, scientists have examined how regions of the brain communicate to understand autism. Researchers at University of Utah Health believe the symptoms of autism may result from sustained connections between regions of the brain.

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How Head Injuries Lead to Brain Diseases
How Head Injuries Lead to Brain Diseases
News   Nov 19, 2018

UCLA biologists have discovered how head injuries adversely affect individual cells and genes that can lead to serious brain disorders, proposing gene candidates to treat brain diseases associated with traumatic brain injury, such as Alzheimer’s disease and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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A Single Season of High School Football Causes Changes in the Teenage Brain
A Single Season of High School Football Causes Changes in the Teenage Brain
News   Nov 19, 2018

Researchers using a new type of magnetic resonance imaging to take brain scans of teenage football players suggest that just one season of playing might be enough to cause microscopic changes in the structure of the brain, even whilst wearing helmets and not sustaining concussions.

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