Developing Pain Drugs at a Snail's Pace

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Analogs of Cone Snail venom inhibit pain neurons, but are not addictive like opioid pain drugs.

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Positive Allosteric Modulator Improves Neurodegenerative Outcomes

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Global collaboration shows positive allosteric modulation of M1 Muscarinic receptors slows prion neurodegeneration and restores memory loss.

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Zooming-In On Connectomics: From Neural Networks To Synapses

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New practical approach facilitates brain mapping from the level of the synapse up. Lead Author Julian Ng, Ph.D, describes the new methods pioneered in his recent paper and the impact it will have on the new field of connectomics.

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Seven days in science - 24 Feb 2017

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Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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Deciding When Not To Act On Instinct

Deciding When Not To Act On Instinct

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Scientists uncover neural connection that can prevent us acting on instinct.

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Harnessing the Power of CRISPR to Help Fight Cancer
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New findings underscore the potential of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing to advance immunotherapies for cancer.

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How Do Breast Cancer Stem Cells Resist Chemotherapy?
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Researchers have identified a biochemical pathway that triggers the regrowth of breast cancer stem cells after chemotherapy.

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Rapid Detection of Ebola
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A new, cost-effective technique has been developed which can detect Ebola within minutes, and could be used for real-time detection of the virus.

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