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Novel Biosensor Developed To Detect Neurodegenerative Disease Proteins

By combining multiple advanced technologies into a single system, EPFL researchers have made a significant step forward in diagnosing neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.
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Microplastics: The Snowflakes of the Plastic World

Science writer Kerry Taylor-Smith takes a deep dive into the persistent problem of microplastics.
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Coating Could Keep Your Avocado Fresher for Longer

Scientists report a chitosan-based coating that preserves avocados for longer periods. The team also developed an imaging technique to predict their shelf life rapidly.
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Decoder Can Translate Brain Activity Without Need for Implants

A new artificial intelligence system called a semantic decoder can translate a person’s brain activity — while listening to a story or silently imagining telling a story — into a continuous stream of text.
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Babies' Sense of Rhythm Helps Them Learn Language

According to a study, 9-month-old children are already sensitive to grammatical regularities that are separated in speech signal.
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The Pulse: Psychedelic News From Technology Networks

In the Pulse, the monthly psychedelics industry roundup from Technology Networks and Analytical Cannabis, we highlight some of the most significant psychedelic industry news from the past month. This includes important announcements, pre-clinical work and the latest from groundbreaking psychedelic clinical trials.
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AI With Infrared Imaging Enables Precise Colon Cancer Diagnostics

Researchers are using artificial intelligence in combination with infrared imaging to optimally tailor colon cancer therapy to individual patients.
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How Brains Synchronize During Cooperative Tasks

Humans are social creatures. But what leads to them being this way? To fully understand how the brain gives rise to social behaviors, we need to investigate it during social encounters. Moreover, we need to analyze not only the internal operations of one brain during social activities but also the dynamic interplay between multiple brains engaged in the same activity.
A illustration of how researchers measured brain oxygenation and how it looks in the brain scan.
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Measuring Brain Oxygenation Could Enable Personalized Cancer Radiotherapy

Monitoring tissue oxygenation in the brain could enable physicians to evaluate the impact of radiotherapy on a patient in real-time, personalizing radiotherapy to prevent side-effects.
A light beam being diverted and split into its constituent colors by a prism, as in a monochromator.
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The Monochromator and Its Role in the Spectrograph

Monochromators are an essential part of many spectrometers, important for a range of applications. This article describes what a monochromator is, how it works, the different types, what they are used for and their role in the spectrograph.
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