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Dopamine Receptor Gene Variant Linked To Longevity
2013-01-04 10:02:42

Researchers have found that a dopamine-receptor gene variant that is related to personality traits can also play a role in longevity and healthy aging.

2012-12-05 11:03:18

The ability of the eye of a fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) to respond to light depends on a delicate ballet that keeps the supply of light sensors called rhodopsin constant as photoreceptors turn on and off in response to light exposures.

2012-11-30 11:53:28

A potential new therapeutic strategy for treating Fragile X syndrome is detailed in a new report appearing in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry, from researchers led by Dr. Lucia Ciranna at University of Catania in Italy.

Odor And The Brain: What The Nose Knows
2012-11-15 11:36:09

Specific patterns in the nasal passageway that determine which olfactory neurons are associated with which particular odors have remained a huge mystery for scientists.

Caffeine Increases Ability To Recognize Positive Words
2012-11-08 15:54:43

A new study shows that caffeine can increase a person’s ability and speed in recognizing words with a positive connotation.

The Evolution Of Vision
2012-10-30 04:46:51

A new study from the University of Bristol, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), sheds light on the origin of sight in animals, including humans.

2012-10-17 22:52:30

On the road at night or on a tennis court at dusk, the eye can be deceived.

2012-10-10 22:00:18

Researchers have published the first highly detailed description of how neurotensin, a neuropeptide hormone which modulates nerve cell activity in the brain, interacts with its receptor.


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lahar
  • A volcanic mudflow.
The word 'lahar' comes from Javanese.
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