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2011-07-21 12:25:31

Recently, optogenetics, which controls the activity of neuron using the light-activated protein, has been getting a lot of attention.

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2011-05-13 09:51:41

A surprising breakthrough moment in superconducting physics has come from, of all places, a boozy office party at the National Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba Japan.

2011-04-18 23:01:00

- Research Agenda Suggested for Detecting Pre-Symptomatic Alzheimer's - - New Alzheimer's Definition Moves Researchers Closer to Early Detection and Intervention - CHICAGO, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in 27 years, new criteria and guidelines for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease have been published by three expert workgroups spearheaded by the Alzheimer's Association and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The...

2011-03-07 14:14:20

Japanese researchers have been immersing iron-based compounds in hot alcoholic beverages such as red wine, sake and shochu to induce superconductivity.

2011-02-16 15:29:42

Seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing.

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2011-02-09 07:00:00

Climate experts warned industry leaders at a conference on Tuesday that global warming is putting a huge strain on Bordeaux’s wine grapes in France.

2011-01-20 22:05:04

The anti-diuretic hormone "vasopressin" is released from the brain, and known to work in the kidney, suppressing the diuresis.

2011-01-19 23:44:56

The instability of large, complex societies is a predictable phenomenon, according to a new mathematical model that explores the emergence of early human societies via warfare.

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2011-01-13 05:55:00

Researchers have identified a way to ease tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, by stimulating a nerve in the neck while simultaneously playing certain sounds over an extended period of time.

2011-01-12 00:01:32

In a timely review paper, scientists from Japan, Germany, and Spain provide a highly relevant overview of the history, physical interpretation and applications of plasmons in metallic nanostructures. (PRWeb UK) January 11, 2011 Tadaaki Nagao at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and colleagues in Germany and Spain present a review on plasmons in metallic nanomaterials.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.