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2013-02-07 15:27:50

Among the animals that are appealing “cover models” for scientific journals, lancelets don’t spring readily to mind.

2013-01-17 10:35:47

New research in Nature concludes the eye – which depends on light to see – also needs light to develop normally during pregnancy.

Artificial Retina Being Tested On Mice
2012-08-15 06:06:28

Researchers have developed an artificial retina with the ability to restore normal vision based on its work on deciphering the retina’s neural code for brain communication.

2012-05-14 10:21:22

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania researchers have discovered a mechanism involving the neurotransmitter dopamine that switches fruit fly behavior from being active during the day (diurnal) to nocturnal.

2011-08-11 12:01:53

Biologists and psychologists know that light affects mood, but a new University of Virginia study indicates that light may also play a role in modulating fear and anxiety.

2011-04-22 09:54:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After undergoing an extensive review process by Salk senior faculty, Non-Resident Fellows, and scientific leaders in their respective fields, Leanne Jones and Satchidananda Panda have been promoted to Associate Professor, and E.J.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.