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Automation Abound at AACC in Atlanta
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Discover the latest breakthroughs, trends and products from the AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo.

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The role of dopaminergic neurons in decision making
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A crucial element for the survival of animals and humans is learning how to acquire rewarding stimuli—food, sex, and social rewards. While learning is powerful skill, nothing in the world remains the same for long, and learning must be adaptive in order to allow an animal to flexibly survive a changing environment.

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Liquid Biopsies: Utilization of Circulating Biomarkers for Minimally Invasive Diagnostics Development
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Market Trends in Biofluid-based Liquid Biopsies: Deploying Circulating Biomarkers in the Clinic. Enal Razvi, Ph.D., Managing Director, Select Biosciences, Inc.

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A new approach to treat asthma: Silencing nociceptor neurons in the lungs
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Asthma sufferers regularly experience coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. It is a disease that targets the airways of the lung, and affects almost 1 in 10 people. The lung contains sensory neurons called nociceptors that alert us to pain or irritation.

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RNAi Screening Trends
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Understand current trends and learn which application areas are expected to gain in popularity over the next few years.

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The memory game: Rapid formation of new associations
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The formation of memories occurs rapidly, sometimes even after a single experience. Memory formation depends on an area of the brain known as the medial temporal lobe (MTL). However, the mechanism for how memories are so swiftly encoded is largely unknown and large technical challenges generally hinder experiments in awake behaving humans.

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Trippy research: Chemically-induced synesthesia
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In April 1943, scientist Albert Hoffman ingested 250 micrograms of a substance he had synthesized five years prior. Less than an hour later, he “perceived an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colors.

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Stress resiliency and susceptibility: The neurocircuitry underlying the detrimental effects of chronic stress
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Humans are remarkably resilient when confronted with tremendous amounts of stress and trauma. While most people are able to maintain balanced psychological and physical functioning, some people are vulnerable, or susceptible, to the negative biological, psychological, and social consequences of stress.

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Personalized Screening for Ovarian Cancer
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With 60% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer dying within five years of diagnosis there has been considerable efforts to try to detect the disease at an earlier stage.

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Neural fundamentals: Sex differences in the nervous system
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The brain is an intricate, plastic organ and scientists are only beginning to understand that differences between male and female brains are extremely complex and influenced by genetics, physiology, experience, and learning.

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