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New Class of Painkiller Found in the Mud
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A decade-old mud sample has revealed a potential new class of painkillers that are as potent as opioids.

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Why People are Always Fighting Over the Thermostat
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Negotiating thermostat settings can be really frustrating, but your officemate isn't trying to freeze you out on purpose. Stefan explains the science behind why people experience temperatures differently.

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How Sugar Affects the Brain
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When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine -- an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.

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What We'll Learn About the Brain in the Next Century
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In this imaginative talk, neuroengineer Sam Rodriques takes us on a thrilling tour of the next 100 years in neuroscience. He envisions strange (and sometimes frightening) innovations that may be the key to understanding and treating brain disease -- like lasers that drill tiny holes in our skulls and allow probes to study the electrical activity of our neurons.

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Nerve Repair: Regeneration in Spinal-cord Injury
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Spinal-cord injuries affect about half a million people each year and can leave patients completely paralysed below the site of injury. Currently, damage to this precious bundle of nerve fibres is irreversible. Researchers are working to understand why the nerves of the central nervous system fail to repair themselves, in the hope of finding ways to reboot the regeneration process.

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A Neuroscientist Explains What Conspiracy Theories Do To Your Brain
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Why do people believe in conspiracy theories? How does a conspiracy theory affect the brain? Shannon Odell breaks down what happens to the brain and why people don't just want to believe but believe.

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Frozen tissue slide preparation and processing
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Check out our step-by-step video to learn how to prepare frozen tissue samples for immunohistochemistry assays.

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The Real Reason for Brains
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Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert starts from a surprising premise: the brain evolved, not to think or feel, but to control movement. In this entertaining, data-rich talk he gives us a glimpse into how the brain creates the grace and agility of human motion.

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Beginnings in the Brain: Complex Waves from Cortical Organoids Model Early Human Brain Development
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A detailed overview of a study conducted by Alysson Muotri's lab at the UC San Diego Stem Cell Program which found complex network signaling developing in human cortical organoids that appear to recapitulate fetal brain development, offering an in-vitro model to study functional development of human neuronal networks.

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What Can Body Language Actually Tell Us?
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Body language analysis has long been a theme in popular books, traditional media and now, an increasing number of YouTube channels. While this is all pretty entertaining, it's not scientific: It’s really, really hard to study body language. What can it actually tell us?

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