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2013-11-14 23:21:18

Researchers develop novel method to image worm brain activity and screen early stage compounds aimed at treating autism and anxiety. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and The Rockefeller University in New York has developed a novel system to image brain activity in multiple awake and unconstrained worms. The technology, which makes it possible to study the genetics and neural circuitry associated with animal behavior, can also...

2011-04-26 06:35:00

A recent US study suggests that aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs, including ibuprofen and naproxen, may reduce the effectiveness of the most widely used anti-depressant medications -- selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), reports AFP. The finding, published this week in the online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may explain why many depressed patients taking SSRIs do not respond to antidepressant treatment. Scientists at the Fisher Center...

2011-03-16 08:30:00

ALBANY, N.Y., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three scientists whose pioneering work in isolating human stem cells holds great promise for the future of medicine have been named the recipients of the 11th annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. They are: Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D., the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor, head of the Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at The Rockefeller...

2008-11-13 09:45:19

Mothers who eat a high-fat diet during pregnancy may increase the likelihood of their child being overweight. Researchers at Rockefeller University in New York discovered that rats that were given a high-fat diet during pregnancy showed permanent changes in their offspring's brain that lead to overeating and obesity. This finding could provide a key step towards understanding the mechanisms of fetal programming and could explain the increased prevalence of child obesity over the last 30...

2008-09-30 15:45:30

Scientists at Rockefeller University in New York have developed a mathematical model to help countries predict immigration patterns. The new formula is based on an extensive examination of the movement of people from 1960 to 2004 into the United States, Australia, Britain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.   The researchers said the model can be applied to individual regions and countries, although they did not perform such calculations...

2008-09-18 15:23:14

New research in mice suggests the powerful painkiller Oxycontin may be even more addictive for adolescents than it is for adults. Dr. Mary Jeanne Kreek and colleagues from the Rockefeller University in New York City report that fewer U.S. teens are using illegal drugs, but the abuse of prescription drugs, such as Oxycontin (generic oxycodone) and Vicodin (generic hydrocodone) is rising. The researchers say the brain undergoes dramatic changes in adolescence and there is evidence that abusing...

2008-06-23 17:56:07

Researchers say they have pinpointed the exact date of King Odysseus returned from the Trojan War and killed a group of suitors who wanted to replace them by marrying his wife. Marcelo O. Magnasco of Rockefeller University in New York and Constantino Baikouzis of the Astronomical Observatory in La Plata, Argentina, said they used clues from star and sun positions mentioned in Homer's works to conclude that it was April 16, 1178 B.C. when the great warrior returned. Although the researchers...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'