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This Week on NeuroScientistNews: 26 January – 30 January
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This Week on NeuroScientistNews: 26 January – 30 January

This Week on NeuroScientistNews: 26 January – 30 January
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This Week on NeuroScientistNews: 26 January – 30 January

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Profile of neurogeneticist, Niamh O’Sullivan; a link between brain inflammation and depression; autism-risk genes and more.


Niamh O’Sullivan PhD, Neurogeneticist


In our latest profile article on neurogeneticist, Niamh O'Sullivan PhD, O’Sullivan shares how she came to establish her lab in the School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science at University College Dublin and sage advice for scholars from undergrads to postdocs.


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Are medications' adverse cognitive effects reversible?


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