Sleep: Our Panacea

Sleep: Our Panacea

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Humans and animals share the most basic drives in life: the need for food and water, and the urge to procreate. Yet only humans have built a modern world in which these drives seem to cause more problems than they solve. Bookstores worldwide have dedicated whole sections to literature about reconciling your natural desires with(...)

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Understanding NIH’s New Definition of a Clinical Trial

Understanding NIH’s New Definition of a Clinical Trial

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The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) recent change to the definition of a clinical trial will go into effect later this month. The change, done in an effort to restructure and clarify what clinical trials are, will affect NIH grant submission deadlines on or after Jan. 25, 2018. Redefining Clinical Trails The NIH now defines(...)

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The Future of Alternative Agriculture

The Future of Alternative Agriculture

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The food industry is a fast-paced, constantly evolving market, wrought with disruptive ideas and technologies, ever-changing trends and new health crazes. However, today’s latest food fads aren’t as simple as the switch from regular to Greek yogurt, or the ushering in of free-range chicken products. Recent years have seen a boom in a burgeoning field(...)

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What Does Dopamine Really Do?

What Does Dopamine Really Do?

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You’ve probably heard of dopamine before. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter—a chemical in the brain responsible for conveying information from one cell to another. It has made quite a name for itself because all of our favorite things—eating delicious food, seeing the person you love, hearing a good song come on, getting a gift, winning a(...)

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Collaborations with Industry Strengthen Academic Research

Collaborations with Industry Strengthen Academic Research

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Medical research is not only conducted by professors in the hallowed halls of educational institutions. Other notable research bodies include privately funded research institutions, pharmaceutical companies, government, and nonprofit organizations. Industry labs have a targeted approach, often searching for a drug to treat a specific disease or to address a particularly lucrative problem in medical(...)

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