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The Perfect Partnership: Research & Industry; Software & Instrumentation. It really starts to come together at ASMS 2015
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Collaboration and knowledge-sharing were evident everywhere: on the bus, in the hallways and in the bars. This article aims to capture this theme and share with you some of the fruits of this coming together of science and industry.

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An eye opening look at adult visual plasticity
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Transplantation of embryonic neurons reopens visual plasticity in adulthood.

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Brain responses to speech predict early language outcomes in children with autism
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An essential component of current research initiatives on brain disorders is to enhance our understanding of normal and atypical brain development and how certain trajectories impact or underlie disease-related phenotypes.

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The neural highway: Targeted routing of information
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All neurons in the brain belong to complex neural circuits, typically receiving and transmitting activity from and to multiple brain areas. A critical question in systems neuroscience is whether a brain region broadcasts the same information to multiple downstream areas, or if activity to distinct brain areas somehow conveys different information.

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Label-Free Binding Analysis 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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Won Yung Choi, Neuroscience beyond the Bench
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Not all neuroscientists work at the lab bench. In this profile we follow the story of Won Yung Choi, National Sales Manager for the Americas, Bitplane. Choi discusses her experiences transitioning out of academia to a non-traditional neuroscience role.

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Social Bonding and the Brain: Oxytocin’s role in a neural circuit for maternal social behavior
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Oxytocin is a neuropeptide important for controlling social behaviors such as pair bonding and parenting. It does this in part by increasing the salience of socially relevant sensory input. However, it has not been clear which neurons in the brain respond to oxytocin, or how oxytocin modifies neural circuits to increase the prominence of social information.

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Optogenetics: Harvesting the Power of Light for Neuronal Control
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With accolades like “method of the year” and “breakthrough of the decade,” it’s easy to assume that optogenetics—a scientific technique for turning neurons on and off using light—is, indeed, a game-changing technology.

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Upcoming Helsinki Chemicals Forum Focuses on Critical Chemicals Safety Regulations
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Awareness of the risks associated with hazardous chemicals is driving a greater understanding of their long-term effects.

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Anxiety and the ability to predict an outcome
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Making decisions is a complex process that is made easier when the outcomes of actions are predictable. Researchers know that people with high anxiety are more likely to interpret unexpected variability as a sign of catastrophe.

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