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A Novel Target for Drug Addiction Treatment?
News   Jan 16, 2020

Researchers from University of Minnesota Medical School have discovered a novel potential target for treating drug addiction through astrocytes which they refer to as “the hidden stars of the brain.”

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How Cells Assemble Their Skeleton
News   Jan 16, 2020

Using state-of-the-art cryo-electron microscopy, a research team has visualized how microtubules are formed and how their formation is controlled.

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Beauty Sleep Could Be Real, Say Body Clock Biologists
News   Jan 16, 2020

Biologists from The University of Manchester have explained for the first time why having a good night's sleep really could prepare us for the rigours of the day ahead.

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Study of Over 170,000 Individuals Identifies Genes Associated With High Alcohol Consumption
News   Jan 15, 2020

In a new research study published in the journal Science Advances, scientists from the University of Liverpool sought to identify specific genes that are associated with high levels of alcohol consumption.

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Functional Ultrasound Advance Could Improve Brain Tumor Removal
News   Jan 15, 2020

Researchers have managed to image live cerebral blood flow during awake brain surgery using functional ultrasound. This cutting-edge technique could aid neurosurgeons in their effort to remove brain tumors without damaging surrounding functional brain tissue.

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Brain Connectivity Differences in Migraine Identified
News   Jan 15, 2020

A neuroimaging study has analyzed brain imaging data to try and identify a signature of migraine. The study authors noted that certain measurements of structural brain connectivity varied between migraine patients and healthy volunteers.

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Electrical Stimulation Could Enhance PTSD Treatment by Improving Metamemory
News   Jan 15, 2020

Researchers at HRL Laboratories have published research suggesting that transcranial electrical stimulation can enhance metamemory, which is the sensitivity of whether memories are accurately recalled. This finding, say the authors, could have implications for PTSD treatment.

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First Robust Cell Culture Model for Hepatitis E Virus
News   Jan 15, 2020

Researchers have developed an improved cell model of the hepatitis E virus, producing about 100 times more infectious virus particles than previous models.

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Small Molecule Promises Treatment for Alzheimer's and Dravet Syndrome
News   Jan 15, 2020

Researchers have shown the therapeutic efficacy of a new experimental drug in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease and a rare genetic form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome.

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DNA Detectives in the Animal World
News   Jan 15, 2020

A new study suggests that sampling soil for animals’ left-behind DNA can provide valuable information for conservation efforts, with lower costs and time spent than currently used methods.

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