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Study: Brain Implant Lets Paralyzed Man Regain Use of Hand

April 14, 2016 10:08 am | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A paralyzed 24-year-old man has regained some use of his right hand, controlling it with signals relayed from electronic sensors in his brain.

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CDC: Zika Definitely Causes Severe Birth Defects

April 14, 2016 10:05 am | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and other severe brain defects.

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Antibiotic Resistance Genes Increasing

April 14, 2016 10:02 am | by Michigan State University | News | Comments

Around the world, antibiotic use and resistance is increasing while the discovery of new antibiotics has nearly halted. New research finds this troubling trend is exacerbated by concentrated animal feeding operations.

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Fast Food May Expose Consumers to Harmful Chemicals

April 14, 2016 9:57 am | by George Washington University | News | Comments

People who reported consuming more fast food in a national survey were exposed to higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals known as phthalates, according to a new study.

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Maple Syrup Protects Neurons and Young Minds

April 14, 2016 9:51 am | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

New research in animal models shows syrup could prevent the development of ALS.

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LSD Experience Tracked for First Time by Modern Neuroimaging

April 14, 2016 9:32 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Whether it’s seeing with closed eyes, the dissolution of the ego, or the regression to an infant-like brain state, LSD has been giving intrepid psychonauts trips to inner space since the mid-20th century. But the synthetic drug has essentially not been studied since it became a recreational favorite in the 1960s.

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Infection-fighting Mesh Developed for Hernia Repair

April 14, 2016 9:21 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Researchers have presented data on a new mesh that prevents contamination of implantable surgical devices in open ventral hernia repair by sending out targeted drugs to eliminate bacteria.

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Spray Drying Capabilities Overcome Solubility Issues

April 13, 2016 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Quotient Clinical has expanded its clinical spray drying capability through the acquisition of a Niro Mobile Minor Spray Dryer. The addition of a larger scale spray dryer will allow the production of a range of batch sizes, from milligrams up to two kilograms.

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Misregulation of DNA Building Blocks Associated with Development of Colon Cancer

April 13, 2016 10:07 am | by Umea University | News | Comments

When cells divide, the proper balance between the four DNA building blocks is required in order for the DNA to be copied without the introduction of potentially harmful mutations. Researchers have now shown a connection between levels of DNA building blocks - dNTPs - and colon cancer.

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US Officials: The More We Know About Zika, the Scarier It Is

April 13, 2016 9:59 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the scarier it appears, federal health officials say, as they urge more money for mosquito control and development of vaccines and treatments.

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Researchers Identify Genetic Associations of Neuroticism

April 13, 2016 9:53 am | by University of Glasgow | News | Comments

Neuroticism, a personality trait related to depression, anxiety and even heart disease, can be linked to nine new distinct gene-associations according to international research.

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Napster Co-founder Bankrolls Project to Speed Cancer Work

April 13, 2016 9:41 am | by Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press | News | Comments

A project to speed development of cancer-fighting drugs that harness the immune system has academic and drug industry researchers collaborating and sharing their findings like never before.

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How the Brain Produces Consciousness in 'Time Slices'

April 13, 2016 9:35 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Scientists propose a new way of understanding of how the brain processes unconscious information into our consciousness. According to the model, consciousness arises only in time intervals of up to 400 milliseconds, with gaps of unconsciousness in between.

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Novel In-vivo Imaging Accessory for Neuroscientists

April 12, 2016 11:58 am | by Prior Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

Neurotar’s Mobile HomeCage is an accessory device for microscopy and electrophysiology, which enables high precision tests in the brain of awake, head-fixed, but otherwise freely moving rodents. The unit eliminates the need for anaesthesia and thus preserves full physiological functioning of the brain.

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