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2009-10-02 12:25:38

Altering the DNA of a zebra finch could reveal the process of vocal learning in vertebrate brains, scientists at New York's Rockefeller University say. The zebra finch is one of several of its species that learn to speak by imitating other zebra finches, said Fernando Nottebohm, who heads the Laboratory of Animal Behavior at Rockefeller University. By manipulating the genes of zebra finches, Nottebohm and his team hope to learn more about the neural circuitry that allows songbirds to learn...

2009-09-29 14:05:28

The ability to manipulate songbird genes may yield the molecular secrets of vocal learning and neuronal replacement You can learn a lot from an animal. By manipulating the DNA of mice, flies, frogs and worms, scientists have discovered a great deal about the genes and molecules behind many of life's essential processes. These basic functions often work about the same in people as they do in "model" animals. But if you want to study more sophisticated cognitive processes such as humans'...

2008-07-16 03:00:50

Jean-Pierre Changeux, Peter W. Kalivas and Eric J. Nestler Awarded EUR 60,000 for Research into Molecular Targets of Drug Abuse Brunswick Group Justine McIlroy Telephone + 44 (0)207 404 5959 Fax + 44 (0) 207 936 7836 Email: jmcilroy@brunswickgroup.com Logo: http://www.ipsen.com The 19th annual Neuronal Plasticity Prize has been awarded to Jean-Pierre Changeux (College de France and Institut Pasteur, Paris), Peter W. Kalivas (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center,...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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