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Sudhir Sivakumaran
Works at Boston University School of Medicine
Attended International School for Advanced Studies
Lives in Boston, MA, USA
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New Explanation For Symptoms of Fragile X

Until recently, scientists thought they understood one of the underlying causes of fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability in the United States. The syndrome, which is associated with autism, was believed to be linked primarily to overactivity in a molecular pathway in the brain.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

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Summary: A new study looks at some of the underlying causes of fragile X syndrome and offers suggestions for new treatment targets.Source: WUSTL.In wake of clinical trial failure, new treatmen
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Scientific American: Human Brain Map Gets a Bold New Update. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwg_3YhS4
The new Allen Brain Atlas combines neuroimaging and tissue staining to offer an unprecedented level of resolution.
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Around the same time last year, SwiftKey introduced a new neural network keyboard. The SwiftKey Neural Alpha is a first in the world where AI is still in its early stages. Since then, we’ve h…
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Tired of your usual brunching routine? Branch out by exploring the newest brunches in town.
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Summary: New findings suggest common concepts cited in textbooks may need to be adjusted.Source: University of Bristol.Stress is a common problem often resulting in poor health and mental diso
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Police shot Terence Crutcher, an unarmed man, and police academies often do not prepare officers to make the right call
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Meet the newest member of the Google family.
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About Me. My Photo: Name: The Neurocritic. Born in West Virginia in 1980, The Neurocritic embarked upon a roadtrip across America at the age of thirteen with his mother. She abandoned him when they reached San Francisco and The Neurocritic descended into a spiral of drug abuse and prostitution.
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Longest and probably the worst...

Boston magazine: The Boston Commute Is Among the Longest in the U.S. http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2016/09/15/census-boston-commute-longest/
New Census data awards Boston yet another transportation non-victory.
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All 5 of the new ad from Google Duo.. Pretty neat, what, cute.... #BeADuo: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL590L5WQmH8dMQffv4RiXgdETMbQyO-rN
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"You may say I'm a dreamer. But I'm not the only one."
Education
  • International School for Advanced Studies
    PhD, Neuroscience, 2005 - 2009
  • University of Madras
    Microbiology, 1998 - 2000
    Master Degree (M.Sc.)
  • University of Madras
    Microbiology, 1995 - 1998
    Bachelor Degree (B.Sc)
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Male
Birthday
May 16
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Occupation
Asst Prof, Anatomy & Neurobiology
Skills
Neuroscience, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Computational Neuroscience
Employment
  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Asst Prof, 2016 - present
  • Tufts University
    Research Associate, 2016 - 2016
  • Tufts University
    Postdoctoral Researcher, 2013 - 2015
  • University of Helsinki
    Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher, 2011 - 2014
  • SISSA
    Postdoctoral Researcher, 2009 - 2011
  • University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)
    Postdoctoral Researcher, 2010 - 2011
  • University of Tokyo
    SCF Researcher, 2002 - 2004
  • National center for Biological Sciences (NCBS)
    Junior Research Fellow (JRF), 2001 - 2002
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Boston, MA, USA
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Helsinki, Finland - Paris, France - Trieste, Italy - Tokyo, Japan - Bangalore, Karnataka, India - Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India - Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
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Roger Tsien – the man who illuminated biology
www.nature.com

Images showcase the legacy of chemist, who died 24 August

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spectrum.ieee.org

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$1.49 Million from NIH for Prof’s Alzheimer’s Start-Up | Bostonia
www.bu.edu

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Boston Dining 101: A Guide for Students and Visitors
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Everything you need to know about feeding yourself while attending school in Boston or visiting the city, from classic cheap eats to essenti

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neurosciencenews.com

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Only 9% of America Chose Trump and Clinton as the Nominees
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2016 Election Forecast
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The Neurocritic: Clinical Trial for Alzheimer's Disease - Is LMTX Ineffe...
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