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2013-07-25 23:26:02

Study was published in the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology and was recently presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.

Genes Regulated By Newly Found CLAMP Protein
2013-07-18 12:49:15

They say a good man is hard to find. Were it not for a newly discovered protein, the X chromosome of a male fruit fly could never be found by a gene-regulating complex that male flies need to develop and survive.

Mapping Origins And Uses Of Wrinkles, Creases And Folds
2013-07-18 08:48:26

Engineers from Brown University have mapped out the amounts of compression required to cause wrinkles, creases, and folds to form in rubbery materials.

2013-07-10 19:30:57

A collaboration of biologists, engineers, and material scientists at Brown University has found that jagged edges of graphene can easily pierce cell membranes, allowing graphene to enter the cell and disrupt normal function.

2013-06-26 16:30:55

Asians – recently found to be the fastest growing minority group in the U.S. – have been described as the least segregated minority group in the U.S.

2013-06-17 09:52:57

The noble gases get their collective moniker from their tendency toward snobbishness. The six elements in the family, which includes helium and neon, don't normally bond with other elements and they don't dissolve into minerals the way other gases do. But now, geochemists from Brown University have found a mineral structure with which the nobles deign to fraternize. Researchers led by Colin Jackson, a graduate student in geological sciences, have found noble gases to be highly soluble in...

2013-05-27 23:02:50

Event Explores Applied Research Focused on Rhode Island Health Policy McLean, VA (PRWEB) May 27, 2013 The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)

2013-05-09 23:02:30

Event explores applied research focused on Rhode Island Health Policy McLean, VA (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 As part of its 44th annual conference, the

Theta Brainwaves Reflect Ability To Overcome Built-in bias
2013-05-08 08:55:51

Researchers show that the level of theta brainwave activity in the prefrontal cortex predicts whether people will be able to overcome these ingrained biases when doing so is required to achieve a goal.

How Some Leaves Get Fat: It's In Their Veins
2013-04-11 15:35:43

A "garden variety" leaf is a broad, flat structure, but if the garden happens to be somewhere arid, it probably includes succulent plants with plump leaves full of precious water.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.