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Nobel laureate’s study earns expression of concern over data integrity issues

by  /  19 October 2023

Data sleuths have flagged apparent errors in the study, which was led by neuroscientist Thomas Südhof.

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Article defending private-equity involvement in autism services retracted

by ,  /  19 October 2023
Nearly two-thirds of the article’s references appear to not exist.
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Vast diversity of human brain cell types revealed in trove of new datasets

by  /  12 October 2023
The collection offers a glimpse into differences in cell composition — across people and brain regions — that may shape neural function.
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Uncertainty and excitement surround one company’s cell therapy for epilepsy

by  /  5 October 2023
After 10 years of work, Neurona may have the data to quiet its skeptics. But its ongoing clinical trial will be the ultimate test.

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Welcome to The Transmitter

by  /  13 November 2023

We aim to deliver insights and tools to build bridges across neuroscience and propel research forward.

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Running a lab like a startup company: Q&A with Dorothy Tse

by  /  9 November 2023

Adopting an entrepreneurial mindset pushed Tse to define her research priorities as she launched her lab.

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Neuroscientists weigh carbon costs of attending annual meeting

by ,  /  6 November 2023

Travel to the Society for Neuroscience conference is responsible for tens of thousands of metric tons of carbon emissions, according to a new study, but neuroscientists have yet to agree on what that should mean for the future of the in-person meeting.

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Neuroscientist has two papers retracted, three corrected

by  /  2 November 2023

Five studies of Alzheimer’s disease or traumatic brain injury, all led by Gary Dunbar at Central Michigan University, have some form of image duplication.

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New template streamlines sharing clinical trial results

by  /  31 October 2023

This month’s Going on Trial newsletter explores a new tool for communicating with clinical trial participants and their families, among other drug development news.

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Some social issues in DYRK1A model mice stem from faulty inhibitory circuits

by  /  11 October 2023

Alterations in inhibitory circuits and difficulties in social recognition characterize mice missing one copy of DYRK1A, a gene linked to autism.

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How to stay afloat in the flood of scientific literature

by  /  11 October 2023

A combination of automation and social curation can help keep early-career researchers from drowning in the sea of scientific publications.

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Neuroscience group to relocate 2025 meeting slated for Florida

by  /  5 October 2023

Going forward, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology plans to gather at “non-discriminatory sites,” following the passage of Florida laws targeting LGBTQ+ people and reproductive rights.

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Mutations in multipurpose gene deal dendrites a double whammy

by  /  4 October 2023

The mutations disrupt protein translation as well as the cell’s skeleton, according to a new study.

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Looking at eye tracking’s potential for clinical trials

by  /  28 September 2023

This month’s Going on Trial newsletter explores how eye tracking might be used beyond helping with diagnosis, among other drug development news.

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