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Shortcut Map Could Simplify The Hunt For Disease-Causing Genes
2013-03-19 11:01:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Certain diseases are caused by single gene mutations, and with current techniques for identifying the disease-causing gene producing hundreds of potential gene candidates, it is difficult for scientists to pinpoint the single causative gene. New research led by Rockefeller University scientists has led to the creation of a map of gene "shortcuts" to simplify the hunt for disease-causing genes. Yuval Itan, a postdoctoral fellow in the...

Your Brain Is Lazy, And You Know It
2013-02-22 08:48:10

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As a species, humans generally tend to be lazy. We like low-hanging fruit — and from an evolutionary perspective, why shouldn't we? In the early history of man, when food was dangerously scarce and the unnecessary expenditure of energy potentially fatal, it paid to be judiciously lazy and cut corners wherever you could afford to. For years, researchers have known that this innate indolence applies to our intellectual life as...

2013-02-20 12:23:31

Adding movement to mental rehearsal can improve performance finds a study in BioMed Central's open access journal Behavioral and Brain Functions. For high jumpers the study shows that dynamic imagery improves the number of successful attempts and the technical performance of jumps. The technique of mental rehearsal is used to consolidate performance in many disciplines including music and sport. Motor imagery and physical practice use overlapping neural networks in the brain and the two...

Modern Parenting May Hinder Brain And Emotional Development
2013-01-08 03:57:25

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Only the other day I was out to lunch with a lifelong friend of mine. He and I began to lament as we reminisced of our own childhood about how you never see kids out in the streets playing anymore. There are no early evening/dusk sprints home once the streetlights begin to flicker on. Roving bike gangs of 8-12 year olds are, sadly it appears, a thing of the past. Little did I know that psychologists were looking into the matter and...

Ability To Imitate Facial Features Depends On Visual Feedback
2012-12-27 18:11:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New studies by British researchers have provided hard evidence of what most of us know intuitively — that the ability to imitate the expressions and gestures of others can ease conversations and lubricate social situations. Using cutting edge computer software, the team of scientists has demonstrated that our ability to mimic facial expressions depends largely on the ability to learn through visual feedback. The so-called...

2012-12-22 05:02:39

Brain Spade developers build unique brain training content to challenge baby boomers, young adults and more. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 BrainSpade.com, a new consumer brain health application from The Rowing Team, LLC, will launch in mid-January 2013. After months of intense development and a collaborative effort from designers across the globe, Brain Spade is set to deliver valuable brain health information and offer unique brain games, brain teasers and personal challenges....

IQ Score Not A Good Gauge Of Intelligence
2012-12-20 05:34:58

[ Watch the Video: Western-Led Research Debunks the IQ Myth ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For over a hundred years, a now famous test known as the intelligence quotient (IQ) test has been the standard for measuring an individual´s cognitive abilities. Now, however, a team of researchers from University of Western Ontario has set out to debunk the myth that IQ is an accurate way to measure intelligence, and the results of their study are already rattling...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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