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circadian rhythm
2014-08-21 03:00:40

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found a new way that internal body clocks are regulated by a type of molecule known as long non-coding RNA.

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2014-08-18 03:30:06

Decades of research on how bats use echolocation to keep a focus on their targets not only lends support to a long debated neuroscience hypothesis about vision but also could lead to smarter sonar and radar technologies.

seniors with hearling loss stay at home
2014-08-11 02:00:45

Vision and hearing problems reduce the active participation of older people in various events and activities. This was observed in two studies carried out by the Gerontology Research Center.

2014-08-04 12:52:44

For many animals, making sense of the clutter of sensory stimuli is often a matter or literal life or death.

Plants Respond To Leaf Vibrations Caused By Chewing Caterpillars
2014-07-02 03:34:36

researchers determined that plants respond to the sounds that caterpillars make when eating plants and that the plants respond with more defenses.

food aroma molecules
2014-06-27 04:46:18

Scientists from the Technische Universität München and the German Research Center for Food Chemistry performed a meta-analysis on the odorant patterns of 227 different food samples to try and understand why and how a certain food smells the way it does.

Where Does It Hurt?
2014-06-06 14:36:25

A new UCL study defines for the first time how our ability to identify where it hurts, called "spatial acuity", varies across the body, being most sensitive at the forehead and fingertips.

2014-05-21 13:49:42

Researchers led by Mark Zylka, PhD, also found a compound that could become a new treatment for conditions such as arthritis, shingles, and back pain.

taste test longevity
2014-05-20 05:30:02

How food tastes can influence healthy habits by encouraging or discouraging us from eating certain foods, but can taste do more? According to two new studies published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, taste may play a role in our longevity as well.

2014-04-24 08:25:01

DUBLIN, Apr.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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