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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
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.