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(Medical Xpress)—Few classes of drugs have galvanized the pharmaceutical industry in recent times like the cannabinoids. This class of molecules includes not only the natural forms, but also a vast new treasury of powerful synthetic analogs with up to several hundred times the potency as measured by receptor activity and binding affinity. With the FDA now fast tracking all manner of injectables, topicals, and sprays promising everything from reli...
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Cancer
(Medical Xpress)—There's many buzzwords being thrown around in medicine these days. In cancer treatment, blanket terms like "precision medicine" and "immunotherapy" hint at the promise of a rapidly changing technology base, but at the same time, can invariably leave both patients and caregivers alike a bit foggy on a precise meaning of the terms. An emerging diagnostic technique of similar broad scope that is having a clear impact right now in ca...
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(Phys.org)—The Jumping Frenchmen of Maine is a puzzling neurological syndrome named after a few peculiar 19th-century lumberjacks. Their defining symptom was an unnaturally exaggerated jumping reflex when startled. Georges Gilles de la Tourette included the disorder in his famous 1878 description of convulsive tic disorder, but to this day, its exact cause remains unknown. Among the many informative anecdotes associated with these particular Fren...
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Luca Turin's vibration theory of olfaction gets new confirmation
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Hi, I'm GeeYeol. I have saw your report(?) about mechanism of Olfaction. I'm very interested in it, and I want to know Luca Turin's disciples. It's a little bit hard because I'm Korean. Can you give me the information or tip? please help me.
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Bypassing the Blood Brain Barrier
Companies that make drugs for neurodegenerative disease, like Biogen, are now coming up with ingenious new way to get around the blood brain barrier.
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Excitable Mitochondria and the Future of Neuroscience
Without a CAD model of the brain, we will never be able to develop the advanced brain implants we will want. But instead of scaling up neural nets, John Hewitt argues, we need to begin with the mitochondrial networks that drove neuronal evolution.
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45 Million Scientific Papers Behind Paywalls Now Available

Of course, this service is controversial, but it is a boon to scientists who can't afford paywall prices to buy an article.

Anyone know if scientists make any money from the $35+ paywall?

The website (http://sci-hub.io) worked like a charm. I input a DOI and it printed the whole article in two seconds. 


I am testing the Twitter service and will report if I am successful:

Twitter Process

Users request articles by tweeting an article's title, DOI or other linked information like a publisher's link, their email address, and the hashtag "#ICanHazPDF". Someone who has access to the article will then email it to them. The user then deletes the original tweet.
How one researcher created a pirate bay for science more powerful than even libraries at top universities.
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(Phys.org)—If asked to describe the differences between humans and frogs, a child might say that one hops and rib-its while the other walks and talks. If we ask that same child how to build a frog, they will probably need a few minutes with Google. Assuming they are good, they might find that for humans you start with a diameter of 5.2nm for their nuclear pore complexes (NPCs), while for frogs the parameter you use is 10.7nm. That one detail dete...
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The real planet of the apes
(Phys.org)—'Brains, Genes, and Primates' is the title of a curious perspective article recently published in the journal Neuron. In it, a who's who of dignitaries and luminaries from the field of neuroscience toss out a life raft to the now ailing vocation that has operated under the umbrella of 'primate ...
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Scientists discover left-handed magnetic fields in space
Using recent data from NASA's Fermi Gamma ray Space Telescope, scientists have now found evidence for the left-handed galactic-scale magnetic fields that are predicted to exist by current theories for the scarcity of antimatter.
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Writer for ExtremeTech, Engineer & Neuroscientist @jhewitt123
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Engineer and Neuroscientist, former owner of CRE Precision, a machine shop based near Philadelphia, specializing in the design and manufacture of instruments for biomedical research.
Site/Pubs: hewitt123.com/blog/?page_id=45
Twitter: @jhewitt123  

Currently focused on tech writing (at ExtremeTech and Medgadget) as gainful employment with emphasis on biomedical devices, much preferring the descriptor "tech synthesizer" to "tech reporter."
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