Memory fail controlled by dopamine circuit, study finds

In a landmark neurobiology study, scientists from Scripps Research have discovered a memory gating system that employs the neurotransmitter dopamine to direct transient forgetting, a temporary lapse of memory which spontaneously returns. The study adds a new pin to scientists’ evolving map of how learning, memory and active forgetting work, says Scripps Research Neuroscience Professor […]

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Jason Gillespie backs Cricket Australia against Morrison’s first fleet comments

Australia’s only Indigenous male Test player, Jason Gillespie, has added his voice to the chorus of support for Cricket Australia’s decision to drop the words “Australia Day” from its promotion of Big Bash League games on 26 January. In further blowback to prime minister Scott Morrison’s first fleet comments, the former Australian quick stood behind […]

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Study defines small-cell lung cancer subtypes and distinct therapeutic vulnerabilities for each type

Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed the first comprehensive framework to classify small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) into four unique subtypes, based on gene expression, and have identified potential therapeutic targets for each type in a study published today in Cancer Cell. SCLC is known for rapid, aggressive growth and […]

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