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Carbon-on-quartz device for dopamine release

  Carbon-on-quartz device for dopamine release Researchers at DTU Nanotech are developing a device that allows the attachment and differentiation of human neural stem cells onto dopaminergic neurons, while also enabling the monitoring of the local dopamine concentration and the …

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Taking blood without a needle

A breakthrough device developed by Loop Medical could indeed make it extremely simple to obtain blood samples. 2018 Ca-ssis   Taking blood without a needle EPFL-based startup Loop Medical is working on a needleless device to take pain-free blood samples …

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Stalking in the age of social media

In the digital age, stalking victims sometimes don’t even know they are targets. (Photo/iStock)   Stalking in the age of social media Unwanted phone calls or texts? Threats of violence or blackmail? If this sounds familiar, you may be a …

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Putting the brain at the center of anesthesiology

As both a neuroscientist and an anesthesiologist, Emery Brown wants to make the brain the center of field. Photo: Len Rubinstein   Putting the brain at the center of anesthesiology Emery N. Brown explains how statistics and neuroscience improve anesthesiology …

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Cells Communicate in a Dynamic Code

Artist’s concept of a cell expressing the Delta1 ligand (left) and a cell expressing the Delta4 ligand (right). While these two ligands activate cellular receptors in the same way, they do so in different patterns over time. In this way, …

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Hubble’s Window into the Cosmic Past

  Hubble’s Window into the Cosmic Past This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy cluster PLCK G004.5-19.5. It was discovered by the ESA Planck satellite through the Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect — the distortion of the cosmic microwave …

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Problems with herbicide-resistant weeds become crystal clear

  Problems with herbicide-resistant weeds become crystal clear Herbicide-resistant weeds are threatening food security, but University of Queensland researchers are one step closer to a solution after a new discovery. A UQ School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences study led …

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Fragile X syndrome neurons can be restored

New Whitehead Institute research may prove to be a useful paradigm for targeting diseases caused by abnormal methylation. Illustration: Steven Lee/Whitehead Institute   Study: Fragile X syndrome neurons can be restored Whitehead Institute researchers are using a modified CRISPR/Cas9-guided activation …

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Physicists create new form of light

Scientists at MIT, Harvard University, and elsewhere have now demonstrated that photons can be made to interact — an accomplishment that could open a path toward using photons in quantum computing, if not in light sabers. Image: Christine Daniloff/MIT   …

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