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Researchers discover that an epigenetic marker can be used to activate nerve regeneration in the spinal cord.
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Thankfully not an April Fool's prank - G+ to show number of total post views! This could be a big thing for brands trying to justify their social media activities and even start to move away from Facebook...
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2013's breakthroughs in dementia (according to the Express)
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“So you just look at the bones and go ‘mm – shagging’. Suddenly you’re all over the newspapers and on telly, the money’s rolling in and you’ve got a wardrobe assistant asking you which blazer and jeans combo you want to wear on Jonathan Ross."
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Not sure I can give much credibility to a site that has a daily horoscope called "psychic bob".
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Dopamine levels are the same in people with and without ADHD, and Ritalin works just as well for both groups
Professor Barbara Sahakian who led the study at the BCNI said: “We feel these results are extremely important since they show that people who have poor concentration improve with methylphenidate (Ritalin) treatment whether they have a diagnosis of adult ADHD or not. These new findings demonstrate that poor performers, including healthy volunteers, were helped by the treatment and this improvement was related to increases in dopamine in the brain.”
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Scientists have been able to grow muscles in the lab that is strong and can be grafted into mice.
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How do you deal with 2 X chromosomes?
Each cell can only deal with one X chromosome working. For males that's not a problem, but females need to choose between their two Xs: one from father, the other from mother. But the precise mechanism for this is still a mystery.

Scientists have now cross-bred two strains of mice: one with green X chromosomes and the other with red. Imaging the different cells in their offspring is helping to reveal unusual patterns. The image below shows the retinas of one mouse: from the left and the right. Yet as far as the X chromosome is concerned, they are almost completely from two different mice.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/21/science/seeing-x-chromosomes-in-a-new-light.html
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The Faces Behind Insulin (from World Diabetes Day yesterday)
 
Today is World Diabetes Day. Who are the people responsible for saving millions of diabetics worldwide? #WhoisBanting

The role of animals in treating diabetes
http://www.animalresearch.info/en/listing/480/diabetes/

A history of Insulin
http://speakingofresearch.com/2013/11/12/animal-research-and-diabetes-now-the-truth-must-be-told/

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Does false hope in the media lead to pessimism? What if that pessimism leads to damaging claims against research?
Why we need to stick with research through the ups and downs
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/2013/10/we-need-to-stick-with-research-through-the-ups-and-the-downs/
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Key to nerve regeneration discovered
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Researchers have discovered how to trigger regeneration of nerves in damaged spinal cords

A golden answer to drug competition | Chemistry World
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Ancient ratio found throughout nature may help to select the correct doses of medicine to use in combination

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Explaining the role of animal research /animal testing in medicine

Another Brick in the Wall: Turning cancer's strengths against it
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A mutation that allows cells to grow out of control could also provide a new way to target and destroy cancer cells. This potential Achilles

Finding a needle in a haystack: How RecA slides in to the rescue
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RecA is well-practised at finding a needle in a haystack – its job is to track down the right sequence of DNA out of 3,000,000,000 letters.

The hidden potential of MDMA and psilocybin
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Earlier this week I went to a talk by Professor David Nutt entitled ‘Time to Grow Up?’ where he spoke about the damage caused by the UK gove

Latest Study Finds Cancer Cells Now Cruelly Mocking Researchers
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ROCHESTER, MN—Stating that cancer cells are now “laughing in our fucking faces,” a new Mayo Clinic study with widespread implications for th

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Protein Data Bank ID: 1MEL Protein Name: Nanobody Organism: Camelus dromedarius Title of Drawing: “Bedouin Riding a Camel“ It is not only th

Raising the curtain on single-stranded DNA | Chemistry World
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Frizz Ease for DNA lets researchers probe single stranded nucleic acid interactions

Ants fitted with radio backpacks to monitor colony - Telegraph
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Ants fitted with tiny radio transmitter backpacks could help humans communicate better on Twitter, as researchers examine how the ants commu

Everything you never wanted to know about the mites that eat, crawl, and...
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Animal behaviour | D.folliculorum | New Scientist published a story yesterday stating that rosacea – a common skin disease characterised by

Who puts the science in MPs' in trays?
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It's an uphill struggle to get science on politicians' agenda. Is the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology up to the task?

World's most powerful laser to tear apart the vacuum of space - Telegraph
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A laser powerful enough to tear apart the fabric of space could be built in Britain as part major new scientific project that aims to answ

Vandalism by intruder at GM crop trial not enough to stop experiment - ...
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A man who broke onto the site of a GM wheat trial has caused "significant" damage but failed to disrupt the experiment, scientists said to

F1 fuel-saving flywheel to be fitted to London's buses
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Go-ahead to fit technology, developed by Williams F1, to six prototype buses – with fuel savings estimated at up to 30%