10 Tips on How to Fall Asleep Fast

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We spend a third of our lives asleep. Good quality sleep is fundamental for our health and well-being. This infographic describes how to improve your sleep health and get to sleep in ten easy steps.

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What is Nanotechnology and What's It's Role in the Food Industry?

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In the food area, researchers are working with nanotechnology to create novel products that may be of benefit to health and diets. What are their possible applications? Is it safe?

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Brain Stimulation in Health and Disease

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This list details the current brain stimulation technologies on the market and describes the future direction of these technologies.

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Biosafety and the Agents of Doom

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To combat harmful pathogens it is vitally important that scientists have facilities available that enable them to work on them safely. These facilities should prevent the operator from becoming infected with the agent they are working with and prevent the organism from escaping the laboratory setting and potentially initiating new outbreaks of disease.

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Henrietta Lacks: The Mother of Modern Medicine

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A portrait of Henrietta Lacks has recently been unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, to recognize her life and the vital contributions HeLa cells have made to science.

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Key Social Reward Circuit in the Brain Impaired in Kids With Autism

Key Social Reward Circuit in the Brain Impaired in Kids With Autism

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Deficits in the brain’s reward circuit are linked to social deficits in children with autism and may point the way toward better treatments, according to a new Stanford study.

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Synthetic Material That Detects Enzymatic Activity
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Scientists integrate protein and polymer building blocks to create stimulus-responsive systems

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Regenerative Medicine Meets Clever Engineering to Accommodate Bone Grafts
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Personalized bone grafts developed to repair bone defects from disease or injury

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Rapid and Cost-Effective Instrument that Measures Molecular Dynamics
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By combining mass spectrometry and thermal desorption, researchers honed a new method to measure excitation and relaxation rates of uracil, the building block of RNA.

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The Ionic Basis for Electrosensation In Sharks and Skates

The Ionic Basis for Electrosensation In Sharks and Skates

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Neuroscientists have identified the ionic basis for electroreception in sharks and their relatives, skates.

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Memory Pioneer Celebrates Her Centenary
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Brenda Milner who pioneered our understanding of multi-system memory celebrated her 100th birthday at the weekend

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From Metabolite to Biomarker: Mass Spectrometry in Diagnostics
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Professor Alain van Gool, Professor of Personalized Healthcare at Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc), in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, helps oversee Radboudumc’s 19 Technology Centers, which span multiple aspects of biomedical science. He also has a rather more specialized position as head of the Translational Metabolic Laboratory (TML).

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UPS Ensures a Stable Outlook for Diamond Light Source
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Diamond Light Source is the UK's national synchrotron facility and is used by over 7,000 researchers from both academia and industry to conduct essential experiments that keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research. Due to the sensitive nature of the equipment, it is therefore imperative that a stable power supply is maintained to the equipment.

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