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2014-10-20 08:35:20

Fellowship Application Now Open To Indian, Central American and Mexican Scientists WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) announced today the expansion of the Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program Global Cocoa Initiative to include five additional cocoa research scientists. Since the start of the WCF and U.S. Department of Agriculture/ Foreign Agricultural Service's Cocoa Borlaug...

2014-10-09 23:05:42

The annual Music Has Power Awards® event, scheduled for November 3 in New York City, also will honor Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Dr. Paul Greengard, and his wife, renowned sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard. The event raises funds to support the work and mission of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF), a member of CenterLight Health System. Presenters Include Public Television’s Laura Savini and Midge Woolsey, and America’s Songwriter Jimmy Webb will...

2014-10-06 23:02:44

Humane animal research has led to 89 of the 105 research discoveries that have been awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - This year's award is no exception. Alexandria, Virginia (PRWEB) October 06, 2014 Americans for Medical Progress extends its congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser. They are recognized for their groundbreaking discoveries of nerve cells in the brain that enable...

2014-08-01 16:23:58

OXNARD, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the White House yesterday, President Barack Obama welcomed the four American laureates of the 2014 Kavli Prizes - prizes awarded to scientists who have made seminal advances in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140801/132649 Joined by White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Associate Director Jo Handelsman, the President congratulated Kavli Prize...

Long Before Their First Words, Babies' Brains Rehearse Speech Mechanics
2014-07-15 03:33:45

Molly McElroy, University of Washington Infants can tell the difference between sounds of all languages until about 8 months of age when their brains start to focus only on the sounds they hear around them. It's been unclear how this transition occurs, but social interactions and caregivers' use of exaggerated "parentese" style of speech seem to help. University of Washington research in 7- and 11-month-old infants shows that speech sounds stimulate areas of the brain that coordinate...

2014-03-24 08:31:39

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Norman Borlaug is widely credited with saving 1 billion lives. Yet most people - even those alive because of him - have never heard of him. Known as the father of the "Green Revolution," Borlaug pioneered disease-resistant, high-yield strains of wheat that dramatically increased food production in Mexico, India, Pakistan and other developing nations that were facing mass starvation until he...

Baby Brains Wired To Learn By Imitation
2013-10-31 10:33:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Since we weren’t able to talk during the first couple years of our lives, we had to learn how to make simple movements by watching our parents and imitating them. New research from Temple University and the University of Washington published in the journal PLOS ONE has revealed some of the neural mechanisms behind how babies learn through imitation. "Babies are exquisitely careful people-watchers, and they're primed to learn from...

2013-09-19 23:38:35

Texas Children’s Hospital is excited to announce that on December 5, 2013, Dr. Huda Zoghbi, a geneticist at Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute will be honored with the 2013 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize. Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Dr. Huda Zoghbi, a ground-breaking geneticist at Baylor College of Medicine (http://www.bcm.edu) and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (http://www.nri.texaschildrens.org) at...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin