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June 10, 2018
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Specially timed signals ease tinnitus symptoms in test aimed at condition’s root cause

ANN ARBOR — Millions of Americans hear ringing in their ears—a condition called tinnitus—and new research shows an experimental device could help quiet the phantom sounds by targeting unruly nerve activity in the brain.

November 14, 2014
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Moose überleben Klimakatastrophen

Freiburger Forscher finden heraus, warum die Pflanzen Eiszeiten überlebten Seit mehr als 400 Millionen Jahren wachsen Moose auf der Erde. In dieser Zeit haben sie viele Klimakatastrophen überstanden, die robustere Lebewesen, wie zum Beispiel die Dinosaurier, auslöschten. Kürzlich berichteten britische … Continue reading

August 17, 2014
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The bit of your brain that signals how bad things could be

An evolutionarily ancient and tiny part of the brain tracks expectations about nasty events, finds new UCL research funded by the Medical Research Council. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, demonstrates for the first time … Continue reading

March 7, 2014
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Laserstrahl vom Mond bis zur Erde

Rund 400 000 Kilometer hat das Signal zurückgelegt und die Erdatmosphäre durchquert, wenn es von Wissenschaftlern des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) analysiert wird. Das Ergebnis: “Der Einfluss der Atmosphäre ist weniger stark als erwartet, die Qualität des … Continue reading

August 3, 2013
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Computer modeling shows crucial function of water molecules in proteins

Using molecular simulations that modeled a potassium channel and its immediate cellular environment, atom for atom, UChicago scientists have discovered that just 12 molecules of water cause the long post-activation recovery period required by such ion channels before they can … Continue reading

December 6, 2012
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Why Older Adults Become Fraud Victims More Often

Brain shows diminished response to untrustworthiness, UCLA scientists report Why are older people especially vulnerable to becoming victims of fraud? A new UCLA study indicates that an important clue may lie in a particular region of the brain that influences … Continue reading

November 18, 2012
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How Do Cells Tell Time? Scientists Develop Single-Cell Imaging to Watch the Cell Clock

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new way to visualize single-cell activity in living zebrafish embryos has allowed scientists to clarify how cells line up in the right place at the right time to receive signals about the next phase of their … Continue reading

January 11, 2012
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Cosmetic Chemical Hinders Brain Development in Tadpoles

*A new study finds that low concentrations of the chemical methylisothiazolinone has subtle but measurable negative effects on the neural development of tadpoles. The chemical is found in some cosmetics, although the study does not provide any evidence that cosmetics … Continue reading