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2012-10-11 09:44:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Learning to adapt voice is a trait commonly shared among humans, bats and several songbirds, as well as some larger mammals. But a new study, published in the October 10 issue of the journal PLoS ONE, has taken this vocal attribute to new heights after discovering that mice also have the ability to change their voices. The finding contradicts the long-standing assumption that mice cannot learn to adapt their voices. Although it...

2012-07-31 10:54:46

UCI study finds structural variations among those who recall their lives perfectly UC Irvine scientists have discovered intriguing differences in the brains and mental processes of an extraordinary group of people who can effortlessly recall every moment of their lives since about age 10. The phenomenon of highly superior autobiographical memory — first documented in 2006 by UCI neurobiologist James McGaugh and colleagues in a woman identified as "AJ" — has been profiled on...

2012-03-21 15:22:57

Investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that removing a matched set of molecules that typically help to regulate the brain's capacity for forming and eliminating connections between nerve cells could substantially aid recovery from stroke even days after the event. In experiments with mice, the scientists demonstrated that when these molecules are not present, the mice's ability to recover from induced strokes improved significantly. Importantly, these...

2011-03-16 23:54:44

For worms, choosing when to search for a new dinner spot depends on many factors, both internal and external: how hungry they are, for example, how much oxygen is in the air, and how many other worms are around. A new study demonstrates this all-important decision is also influenced by the worm's genetic make-up. In the simple Caenorhabditis elegans nematode, the researchers found that natural variations in several genes influence how quickly a worm will leave a lawn of bacteria on which it's...

2011-03-06 00:02:30

The First of Three Scheduled 2011 Virtual Events, Slated for Monday through Tuesday March 21-22 Yorba Linda, CA (PRWEB) March 4, 2011 BioConference Live, a leading web destination for online-only events for the Life Science and Clinical Diagnostics markets, today announced several speakers and sponsors for the upcoming BioConference Live Spring Life Sciences to take place Monday March 21st and Tuesday March 22nd 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST. This edition of BioConference Live, which spans two...

2009-11-25 15:01:41

You wouldn't want a car with no brakes. It turns out that the developing brain needs them, too. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a set of molecular brakes that stabilize the developing brain's circuitry. Moreover, experimentally removing those brakes in mice enhanced the animals' performance in a test of visual learning, suggesting a long-term path to therapeutic application. In a study to be published Nov. 25 in Neuron, Carla Shatz, PhD, professor of...

2008-10-08 18:00:10

Tokyo, Oct. 8 (Jiji Press)--Osamu Shimomura, professor emeritus at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, has won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, becoming this year's fourth Japanese Nobel Prize recipient, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Wednesday. The award, worth 10 million Swedish kronor, or 140 million yen, is shared equally by Shimomura, 80, and two U.S. researchers-- Martin Chalfie, junior professor of Biological Sciences at...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.