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November 10, 2014
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Bats bolster brain hypothesis, maybe technology, too

Decades of research on how bats use echolocation to keep a focus on their targets not only lends support to a long debated neuroscience hypothesis about vision but also could lead to smarter sonar and radar technologies. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown … Continue reading

June 3, 2014
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Leptin also influences brain cells that control appetite, Yale researchers find

Twenty years after the hormone leptin was found to regulate metabolism, appetite, and weight through brain cells called neurons, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that the hormone also acts on other types of cells to control appetite. Published … Continue reading

May 31, 2014
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Plants Send Out Signals Attracting Harmful Bacteria, MU Study Finds

Findings could lead to natural bacterial anti-infectives in food-producing plants COLUMBIA, Mo. – When bacteria attack plants, they often inject harmful proteins into the host plants’ cells to weaken and suppress natural defenses. However, in some plants, bacteria attack once … Continue reading

February 2, 2014
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Schmetterlinge reagieren stark auf Klimaerwärmung

Viele Tier- und Pflanzenarten verlassen in Folge der Klimaerwärmung ihre bisherigen Verbreitungsgebiete und wandern langsam nach Norden oder in höhere Gebirgslagen. Bestehende Schutzgebiete werden möglicherweise auf lange Sicht nicht mehr jene Arten beherbergen, für deren Schutz sie einst bestimmt waren. … Continue reading

July 17, 2013
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Mind over mechanics

How thoughts can control a flying robot It’s a staple of science fiction: people who can control objects with their minds. At the University of Minnesota, a new technology is turning that fiction into reality. In the lab of biomedical … Continue reading

February 19, 2013
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Tiny Capsule Effectively Kills Cancer Cells

Scientists create nanoscale vehicle to battle cancer without harming healthy cells A tiny capsule invented at a UCLA lab could go a long way toward improving cancer treatment. Devising a method for more precise and less invasive treatment of cancer … Continue reading

December 14, 2012
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Countering Brain Chemical Could Prevent Suicides

Researchers have found the first proof that a chemical in the brain called glutamate is linked to suicidal behavior, offering new hope for efforts to prevent people from taking their own lives. Writing in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, Michigan State University’s … Continue reading