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Music And Drugs: Scientists explain the link
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Scientists explain the links between music and drugs, that have existed for centuries.

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Proton Channel Underlying Sour Taste Identified
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An evolutionarily conserved gene family encodes proton-selective ion channels underlying taste and gravity sensation

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Data Visualization Innovations in Life Sciences and Drug Discovery
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Around 15 years ago, for biologists awash with data, visualization was often dealt with as an add-on, an afterthought. Fast-forward to today, and data visualization is making something of a comeback. Advances in technology and an increased appreciation of its importance and potential by the life sciences community and funders, are contributing to a renaissance.

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Emerging Contaminants in Water: Sources, Effects and Treatments
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Few could argue that water is not one of the most precious resources on the planet. Water contaminants are emerging from some surprising sources that threaten the health and welfare of humans, animals and the ecosystem. Consequently, novel approaches must be taken to try and combat the growing issue.

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Capillary Electrophoresis-Mass Spectrometry – The Coming of Age for a Powerful Technique
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Capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry (CE-MS) has remained in the shadows for decades. However, this powerful separation technique is now enjoying a renaissance, with academic and industrial scientists keen to exploit its key advantages. We spoke to some of its most ardent fans to explore a variety of the latest research and clinical applications.

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Neuroscientists Scrutinise Phrenology Using MRI
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Neuroscientists put the dubious theory of ‘phrenology’ through rigorous testing for the first time

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The Legos of Life: Primordial Proteins Unveiled
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Researchers have worked out the structure of protein progenitor molecules that existed billions of years ago, which may have modern-day uses.

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Microfluidic Method Identifies Rare Antibodies with Therapeutic Potential
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A novel microfluidic platform, able to rapidly isolate and identify rare antibodies from a vast repertoire of human B cells, has been developed by scientists. This technology could possess the ability to support and enhance the development of novel vaccines and biopharmaceuticals in the future.

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How to Test for Heavy Metals in Cannabis
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Although cannabis for human consumption or smoking should be as free from heavy metal contamination as possible, that’s not always the case.

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Imaging Nerve Cell Function: All-Optical Neurophysiology
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Using light instead of electrodes is non-invasive, high-throughput and represents the successor to traditional electrophysiology.

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