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Putting the brain at the center of anesthesiology

February 16, 2018

Putting the brain at the center of anesthesiology

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David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

It’s intuitive that anesthesia operates in the brain, but the standard protocol among anesthesiologists when monitoring and dosing patients during surgery is to rely on indirect signs of arousal such as movement, and changes in heart rate and blood pressure.

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Researchers advance CRISPR-based tool for diagnosing disease

February 15, 2018

Researchers advance CRISPR-based tool for diagnosing disease

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Broad Institute

The team that first unveiled the rapid, inexpensive, highly sensitive CRISPR-based diagnostic tool called SHERLOCK has greatly enhanced the tool’s power, and has developed a miniature paper test that allows results to be seen with the naked

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Study: Fragile X syndrome neurons can be restored

February 15, 2018

Study: Fragile X syndrome neurons can be restored

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Nicole Giese Rura | Whitehead Institute

Fragile X syndrome is the most frequent cause of intellectual disability in males, affecting one out of every 3,600 boys born. The syndrome can also cause autistic traits, such as social and communication deficits, as well as attention problems and hyperactivity.

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