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Addressing Micronutrient Malnutrition With Plant Genetic Engineering
News   Oct 19, 2020

In a new Perspective article, an international team of scientists, involving the University of Göttingen, explains how plant genetic engineering can help to sustainably address micronutrient malnutrition.

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Is the "Social Brain" a Separate System?
News   Oct 19, 2020

A team of researchers has found that during group problem solving, the components of the social brain are co-activated, but they do not increase their coupling during cooperation as would be suggested for a holistic network.

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Hippocampal "Mossy Cells" Regulate How the Brain Remembers New Environments
News   Oct 19, 2020

Researchers have have uncovered a new keystone in the formation of memories. In their study, they investigated a signaling path in the hippocampus area of the brain and showed how it controls making new memories about experiencing new environments.

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New Test Can Target and Capture Most Lethal Cells in Fatal Brain Cancer
News   Oct 19, 2020

A laboratory test developed by a research team led by Johns Hopkins University bioengineers can accurately pinpoint, capture and analyze the deadliest cells in the most common and aggressive brain cancer in adults.

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Nerves That Sense Touch May Be Altered in Autism
News   Oct 19, 2020

Autism is considered a disorder of the brain. But a new study suggests that the peripheral nervous system, the nerves that control our sense of touch, pain and other sensations, may play a role as well.

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Sitting Might Not Always Be Bad for Your Brain
News   Oct 19, 2020

A new study of older adults from Colorado State University suggests that some sedentariness isn't all bad, so long as basic physical activity benchmarks are being met.

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Mouse Study Says Aged Immune Cells Could Explain Mechanism of Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
News   Oct 19, 2020

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) gradually develop increasing functional impairment. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now found a possible explanation for the progressive course of the disease in mice and how it can be reversed.

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Serotonin Regulator Plays Role in Emotional Reactivity
News   Oct 19, 2020

MedUni Vienna researchers led by Daniela Pollak from the Division of Neurophysiology and Neuropharmacology showed that STAT3 plays an important role in the serotonergic system as a molecular mediator for controlling emotional reactivity, thereby establishing a mechanistic link between the immune system, serotonergic transmission and affective disorders such as depression.

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“Silent” Mutations Helped SARS-CoV-2 Thrive Once It Made the Leap to Humans
News   Oct 19, 2020

Researchers at Duke University have identified a number of “silent” mutations in the roughly 30,000 letters of the virus’s genetic code that helped it thrive once it made the leap to humans, and possibly helped set the stage for the global pandemic.

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Light Beam Technique Detects Brain Injury "On the Spot"
News   Oct 19, 2020

A method for detecting traumatic brain injury at the point of care has been developed by scientists at the University of Birmingham.

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