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Electronic Synapse
Electronic Synapse
News   Feb 23, 2017

Mimicking synapses in the brain, the artificial synapse is energy efficient and 'learns' with use. It is a new type of electronic architecture that could lead to a more brain-like era of computation.

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Centauri Therapeutics Ltd closes £2.5m fundraising
Centauri Therapeutics Ltd closes £2.5m fundraising
News   Feb 23, 2017

The funds raised will be used to take the Company’s first Alphamer drug candidate for anti-infective therapies through to preclinical proof of concept.

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The Machine Talks Back: Sensory Feedback from Brain-Controlled Prosthetic Limbs
The Machine Talks Back: Sensory Feedback from Brain-Controlled Prosthetic Limbs
News   Feb 22, 2017

A Swiss team has developed an optical system that stimulates the sensory areas of the brain in response to prosthetic movement, allowing fine control of the prosthesis in space.

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A Novel Operating Concept for Raman imaging
A Novel Operating Concept for Raman imaging
News   Feb 22, 2017

WITec, manufacturer of Raman and scanning-probe microscopes, presents a new operating concept with the powerful and intuitive Suite FIVE at Pittcon 2017.

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Developing Pain Drugs at a Snail's Pace
Developing Pain Drugs at a Snail's Pace
News   Feb 22, 2017

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

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New Peptide Could Combat the Cause of Familial Hypercholesterolemia
New Peptide Could Combat the Cause of Familial Hypercholesterolemia
News   Feb 22, 2017

A new peptide is being developed and tested with hopes that it will lead to better treatment options for familial hypercholesterolemia.

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New Method Shows How Proteins Stabilize the Cell Surface
New Method Shows How Proteins Stabilize the Cell Surface
News   Feb 22, 2017

In order to stabilize its membrane, cells use the protein EHD2, which can be turned on and off to alternate between an inactive closed form and an active open form

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Revolutionary Optical Metamaterial Grown
Revolutionary Optical Metamaterial Grown
News   Feb 22, 2017

Growing colloidal crystals that had the same structure as carbon atoms in a diamond structure would have special optical properties that could revolutionize photonics.

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Non-Invasive Imaging of Mouse Brain Developed
Non-Invasive Imaging of Mouse Brain Developed
News   Feb 22, 2017

Clear, non-invasive imaging of activities of protein-labeled neurons in the subcortical region of the brain, beyond the limits of previous imaging technology ha been reported.

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Arrestin Loops Interact Directly with the Membrane
Arrestin Loops Interact Directly with the Membrane
News   Feb 22, 2017

Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have been studying two proteins that play a vital role in many bodily processes. The aim of the research was to establish how G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and arrestin form complexes.

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