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'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Autistic Children Experience Reward
2013-09-12 07:36:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the Stanford University have shown that oxytocin, the so-called “love hormone,” is involved in a wider range of social interactions than previously understood, findings that may have implications for neurological disorders such as autism as well as scientific conceptions of our evolutionary heritage. Scientists estimate that the advent of social living preceded the emergence of pair living by about 35 million...

2013-09-03 23:03:10

Statewide anti-hunger and food security organizations, health and senior wellness advocates, convene with goal of improving access to and awareness of nutrition services, resources for older adults. Hartford, CT (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 End Hunger Connecticut!, a statewide anti-hunger and food security organization, with headquarters in Hartford, is pleased to announce the formation of an Advisory Board on Nutrition for Older Adults. The Board, which includes representatives from...

Mosquitoes Detect Human Scents Better During The Nighttime
2013-08-31 07:21:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online In research that could change the way we protect ourselves from mosquitoes, scientists from the University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health have discovered the disease-carrying insects are able to smell major human host odorants better during the nighttime hours. The study, which appears in this week’s edition of the open-access journal Nature: Scientific Reports, used an integrative approach to investigate the...

Sex Food Facebook Brain Pleasure Center
2013-08-30 08:58:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Facebook often gets flak for the way it handles user information and other private data, yet the social networking site still manages to retain over a billion users. Neurologist Dar Meshi of the Free University of Berlin now believes the reason why so many continue to use the services of Facebook is because clicking “like” when viewing photos of friends and maintaining an online reputation triggers responses similar to those of sex...

Age-related Memory Loss Reversed In Mice
2013-08-29 04:56:50

[ Watch the Video: New Discovery Could Lead to New Treatment for Memory Loss ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The deficiency of a protein called RbAp48 in the hippocampus has been identified by a team of Columbia University (CUMC) researchers as a significant contributor to age-related memory loss. The team, led by Nobel laureate Eric R. Kandel, MD, also found this type of memory loss is reversible. The study, published in Science Translational Medicine, was...

2013-08-28 23:28:17

PROJECT: H.E.P.C.A.T. (Human Emotion Programming for Computer Application Technology) is a global project to teach a computer human emotion. Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Can a computer be taught human emotion? And if so, what are the implications? Would the computer be able to respond and reason with human emotion? That is the intent of this global initiative. The team members of this project will build a database of human emotion based on a list developed by Shaver,...

2013-08-13 23:05:07

$30 billion would solve world hunger, yet consumers spend three times that number just on cable TV. Inspired to make a difference, student Steven Ng founded Global Ties and is selling bracelets to feed the world. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 For the last year, Steven Ng, a sophomore at UCLA, has been establishing Global Ties as a service that creates opportunity for change. With Global Ties, people can buy a simple bracelet that will feed 12, 24, or 48 individuals for a day....


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Brain
2013-03-05 13:54:00

Formation and Orientation The development of the brain is broken down into stages. The basic evolution begins in the third week of the embryonic process where the neural plate is formed. By week four, the neural plate has developed into the neural tube. The anterior part of the tube, the telencephalon, grows rapidly as it prepares to later give way to the brain. As time goes on, cells begin to classify themselves as either neurons or glial cells, thus determining their functions. Glial...

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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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