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2011-05-05 15:34:31

When a group of gamblers gather around a roulette table, individual players are likely to have different reasons for betting on certain numbers.

2011-04-13 15:30:04

The hormone ghrelin, known to promote hunger and fat storage, has been found to enhance exploratory "sniffing" in both animals and humans.

2011-01-07 18:40:55

Just 5 percent of Parkinson’s disease cases can be explained by genetic mutation, while the rest have no known cause.

2010-12-17 17:20:02

University at Buffalo neuroscience researchers conducting basic research on ion channels have demonstrated a process that could have a profound therapeutic impact on pain.

2010-12-16 14:54:06

People with a known, high risk for Alzheimer’s disease develop abnormal brain function even before the appearance of telltale amyloid plaques that are characteristic of the disease, according to a new study.

2010-12-15 14:27:54

Monkeys moved thought-controlled computer cursors more quickly and accurately when provided with additional sensory feedback.

2010-12-01 12:38:17

Stressed-out mice with a history of dieting ate more high-fat foods than similarly stressed mice not previously on diets.

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2010-12-01 09:54:49

Neuroscientists using a new brain imaging technique could see an investigational drug for Parkinson's disease get into a patient's brain and affect blood flow in several key structures, an indicator the drug may be effective.

2010-10-29 09:41:43

The brain can process sensory information in a fraction of a second, but in special cases it can be processed quicker.

2010-10-13 13:55:54

Unlike humans, honey bees, when thrown into highly time-altered new societal roles, are able to alter their biological rhythms with alacrity, enabling them to make a successful "quick switch" in their daily routines.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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