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Key To Ancient Primate Behavior May Come Inner Ear
2012-06-13 16:42:12

CT scans of fossilized primate skulls or skull fragments from both the Old and New Worlds may shed light on how these extinct animals moved, especially for those species without any known remains, according to an international team of researchers. The researchers looked at the bony labyrinth in fossil remains and compared them to CT scans previously obtained from living primate species. The bony labyrinth of the inner ear is made up of the cochlea -- the major organ of hearing -- the...

2011-06-22 22:43:37

New studies illuminate brain's complex neurotransmission machinery, point to potential source of problems leading to neurodegenerative and psychiatric conditions Two studies featuring research from Weill Cornell Medical College have uncovered surprising details about the complex process that leads to the flow of neurotransmitters between brain neurons -- a dance of chemical messages so delicate that missteps often lead to neurological dysfunction. A recent Nature Neuroscience study led by Dr....

2006-07-26 18:56:10

By Peter Henderson NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans has recovered about 70 percent of its jobs since Hurricane Katrina, a university researcher said on Wednesday as Mayor Ray Nagin pronounced the recovery of the damaged city on track. Economist and University of New Orleans Chancellor Timothy Ryan said more than 78 percent of tourism jobs were back and the number of oil and gas jobs in the local economy was 20 percent higher than before Hurricane Katrina hit 11 months ago. But...

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