New brain reading technology could help the development of brainwave-controlled devices

A new method to accurately record brain activity at scale has been developed by researchers at the Crick, Stanford University and UCL. The technique could lead to new medical devices to help amputees, people with paralysis or people with neurological conditions such as motor neurone disease. The research in mice, published in Science Advances, developed…

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Juan M. Madera named SIOP Fellow

Juan M. Madera, PhD has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Dr. Madera was granted Fellow status by the SIOP Executive Board at its most recent meeting. The profession of industrial and organizational psychology addresses the full range of human interactions in organizational settings. Members of the profession…

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DFG stresses importance of long-term basic research and international cooperation

In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has underlined the need for long-term, knowledge-driven basic research. “Like all infectious diseases, the current coronavirus pandemic can be tackled all the more effectively the better we understand the pathogen and its effects on humans. This requires comprehensive long-term research, with the…

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How the brain controls the voice

Bats are famous for their sonar-based navigation. They use their extremely sensitive hearing for orientation, emitting ultrasound noises and receiving an image of their surroundings based on the echo. Seba’s short-tailed bat (Carollia perspicillata), for example, finds the fruits that are its preferred food using this echolocation system. At the same time, bats also use…

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Liotta receives funding for collaborative project

Lance Liotta, Co-Director, Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine (CAPMM), received $72,000 from Queensland University of Technology for the project: “The Systems Biochemistry of Adaptation in Cellular Protein Networks.” Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship (total $784,680). As part of this project, research will be conducted in CAPMM laboratories under the supervision of Liotta and his…

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New drug can ease the side effects of medication against severe depression

About one in five Danes are affected by depression at some point in their lives. The severe depressions may be treated with the so-called ‘tricyclic antidepressants’, an antidepressant drug that is more effective than the drugs used for mild and moderate depressions. But unfortunately, the tricyclic antidepressants also have a downside: significantly more and more…

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Knowledge and perceptions of COVID-19 among the general public in the US, UK

Below please find links to new coronavirus-related content published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. All coronavirus-related content published in Annals of Internal Medicine is free to the public. A complete collection is available at https://annals.org/aim/pages/coronavirus-content. Also new in this issue: Knowledge and perceptions of coronavirus disease 2019 among the general public in the United…

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Lin studying gene transcription in blood of patients treated for opioid use disorder

MingKuan Lin, Research Assistant Professor, INOVA Neuroscience, School of Systems Biology, is working to measure gene expression levels in blood from patients undergoing treatment with buprenorphine for opioid use disorder. Transcription is the process in which a segment of DNA is transcripted into RNA by the enzyme RNA polymerase. As part of this project, Lin…

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