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September 8, 2018
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Bacteria can pass on memory to descendants, UCLA-led team discovers

Findings are a major step toward understanding persistent infections that affect people with cystic fibrosis Led by scientists at UCLA, an international team of researchers has discovered that bacteria have a “memory” that passes sensory knowledge from one generation of … Continue reading

June 14, 2014
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Wie Krähen Bilder im Kopf behalten

Tierphysiologen der Universität Tübingen identifizieren Gedächtniszellen, mit denen Rabenvögel Gesehenes im Arbeitsgedächtnis speichern – ganz ohne Großhirnrinde Ein gut funktionierendes Arbeitsgedächtnis für die kurzfristige Speicherung und Verarbeitung von Informationen ist eine wichtige Grundlage der Intelligenz. Ohne Arbeitsgedächtnis als einer Art … Continue reading

May 11, 2014
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Early neural wiring for smell persists

A new study in Science reveals that the fundamental wiring of the olfactory system in mice sets up shortly after birth and then remains stable but adaptable. The research highlights how important early development can be throughout life and provides insights that may be … Continue reading

July 8, 2013
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Teaching a Computer to Play ‘Concentration’ Advances Security, Understanding of the Human Mind

Computer science researchers have programmed a computer to play the game Concentration (also known as Memory). The work could help improve computer security – and improve our understanding of how the human mind works. The researchers developed a program to … Continue reading

June 9, 2013
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Bittersweet: Bait-Averse Cockroaches Shudder at Sugar

Sugar isn’t always sweet to German cockroaches, especially to the ones that avoid roach baits. In a study published May 24 in the journal Science, North Carolina State University entomologists show the neural mechanism behind the aversion to glucose, the … Continue reading

February 25, 2013
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Understanding Angelman syndrome: Study in Mice Yields Angelman Advance

In the journal PLoS Biology, a team of scientists reports experiments showing how the gene defect of Angelman syndrome disrupts neurological processes that may be needed for memory and learning. In tests in mice, the team showed that a novel … Continue reading

February 1, 2013
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Organic Ferroelectric Molecule Shows Promise for Memory Chips, Sensors

At the heart of computing are tiny crystals that transmit and store digital information’s ones and zeroes. Today these are hard and brittle materials. But cheap, flexible, nontoxic organic molecules may play a role in the future of hardware. A … Continue reading

January 23, 2013
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2013 Bollingen Poetry Prize Goes to Charles Wright

Charles Wright, hailed as one of the leading American poets of his generation, has been named the winner of Yale’s 2013 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry. The Bollingen Prize in American Poetry is among the most prestigious prizes given to … Continue reading