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Nile Crocodiles May Look Tough, But They Can Be Sensitive Too
2013-07-02 14:51:10

Crocodiles may look tough, but they can also be very sensitive -- particularly when it comes to detecting touch, temperature, or chemicals in their watery environment.

How Cells Control The Direction In Which The Genome Is Read
2013-06-25 04:37:18

Researchers have identified a mechanism that allows cells to read their own DNA in the correct direction, preventing them from replicating the intergenic DNA, or so-called “junk DNA,” that makes up significant parts of our genome.

2013-06-19 14:33:47

Behind the common expression "you can't compare apples to oranges" lies a fundamental question of neuroscience: How does the brain recognize that apples and oranges are different?

Vibrations Felt On Skin May Aid In Tactile Display Innovation
2013-06-14 11:23:07

Electronic distractions that can be dangerous while driving, such as a GPS system or text message, have created a need to convey information in a non-visual way.

FruitFliesSaltIntake_061413
2013-06-14 10:21:40

A new study explains the question of how an animal chooses low salt over high salt, and unravels the mechanism for how gustatory receptor neurons (GRNs) are activated by salt, an essential nutrient for all animals, including humans.

2013-06-10 23:18:52

Producer CEO at RKNet Studios stated: “Developing awareness and sensory integration are key features of cognitive skills development in Cognitions Bridge games, which are designed to act as

Blind People Can Learn To Use Their Inner Bat
2013-05-21 05:51:25

A new study led by the University of Southampton, however, now shows that they have the potential to use echolocation, similar to that of bats and dolphins, to determine the location of an object.

2013-05-08 17:07:25

When animals are on the hunt for food they likely use many senses, and scientists have wondered how the different senses work together.

2013-05-07 23:22:26

This program will assess the therapeutic potential of second-generation Antisense Oligonucleotides (ASO) sequences for SMA. This funding is being awarded to Co-Principal Investigators Dr.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.