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2012-08-13 15:02:34

A targeted approach to treating toxoplasmosis, a parasitic disease, shows early promise in test-tube and animal studies, where it prevented the parasites from making selected proteins.

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2012-07-12 13:28:12

When it comes to flavor, the tongue is very basic. Most of our experience of flavur comes from our olfactory system: our nose and sinuses.

2012-05-02 11:39:49

People with good hearing also have a keen sense of touch; people with impaired hearing generally have an impaired sense of touch.

2012-05-02 09:58:03

Vision and hearing are so crucial to our daily lives that any impairments usually become obvious to an affected person.

Earth’s Magnetic Field Gives Pigeons Built-in GPS
2012-04-27 04:53:47

Certain neurons in the brains of pigeons encode the direction and intensity of the Earth’s magnetic field, giving the birds an inborn internal global positioning system, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal Science.

2012-03-22 09:36:29

People born without a sense of smell experience higher social insecurity and increased risk for depression.

Brain Handles Odors In A Different Way
2012-03-22 05:44:48

Researchers from the Stowers institute for Medical Research have traced individual odor molecules in the brain to create a new model of how our sense of smell works.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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