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False Memories Implanted In Mice
2013-07-26 05:15:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers exploring the phenomenon of false memory have taken a page out of science fiction, successfully demonstrating that fake recollections could be implanted into the brains of mice. The study, which appears in Thursday's edition of the journal Science, might sound like something out of a Philip K. Dick short story or a Leonardo DiCaprio movie, but it has serious real-world implications, especially in the criminal justice...

2013-07-17 23:04:31

New members from PwC, The Scripps Research Institute, Latham & Watkins and Thermo Fisher Scientific strengthen current board La Jolla, Calif. (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 California Healthcare Institute (CHI) announced today the election of four senior executives to serve on its board of directors: Peter Claude, partner at PwC US; Dr. Michael Marletta, president and CEO of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI); Alan Mendelson, partner at Latham & Watkins; and Dr. Marc Tremblay,...

2013-07-15 13:33:43

An international group of scientists has shown that a drug candidate designed by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) significantly increases exercise endurance in animal models. These findings could lead to new approaches to helping people with conditions that acutely limit exercise tolerance, such as obesity, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure, as well as the decline of muscle capacity associated with aging....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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