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Migrating squid drove evolution of sonar in whales and dolphins, researchers argue

... did not echolocate. Their fossil skeletons do not have the scooped forehead of today's echolocating whales, which cups a fatty melon-shaped ball that ... lens to focus clicking noises. Skulls with the first hints of a concave forehead and potential sound-generating bone structures arose about 32 million ...

MIT: Why we have difficulty recognizing faces in photo negatives

... relationships between different parts of the face, and found that in nearly every normal lighting condition, a person's eyes appear darker than the forehead and cheeks. He theorized that photo negatives are hard to recognize because they disrupt these very strong regularities around the eyes. To test ...

Risk and reward compete in brain

... have identified distinct brain regions with competing responses to risk. Both regions are located in the prefrontal cortex, an area behind the forehead involved in analysis and planning. By giving volunteers a task that measures risk tolerance and observing their reactions with functional ...

Story ideas from Molecular & Cellular Proteomics

... at least in the early stage of the disease. Jing Zhang and colleagues identified over 800 different proteins in a part of the cortex near the forehead called the frontal cortex. This region of the brain is involved in many neurodegenerative diseases in which intellectual function deteriorates over ...

Attractive birds more immune against bird flu

... size of the spot on a male collared flycatcher's forehead reflects how well the immune defence system ... female gulf pipefish, and the white spot on the forehead of the collared flycatcher. In many species both ... with few dangerous blood parasites have larger forehead spots. The new study shows that males that are ...

Putting feelings into words produces therapeutic effects in the brain

... labeled the feeling, another region of the brain was more active: the right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex. This region is located behind the forehead and eyes and has been associated with thinking in words about emotional experiences. It has also been implicated in inhibiting behavior and ...

Tendency to hair loss inherited from the mother

... It begins with receding hairlines, the forehead becomes higher, the hair at the back of the man's head gets thinner and thinner. Every second man suffers from greater or lesser hair loss. There are ...

Octopuses occasionally stroll around on two arms, UC Berkeley biologists report

... tissue during development and instructs certain cells to form teeth, hair and sweat glands. It also seems to control the shape of - bones in the forehead and nose. Now, Kingsley said, "it turns out that armor plate patterns in the fish are controlled by the same gene that creates this clinical ...

Researchers trace evolution to relatively simple genetic changes

... tissue during development and instructs certain cells to form teeth, hair and sweat glands. It also seems to control the shape of - bones in the forehead and nose. Now, Kingsley said, "it turns out that armor plate patterns in the fish are controlled by the same gene that creates this clinical ...
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(Date:8/20/2014)... University of Tennessee, Knoxville, research finds life can persist ... professor was part of a team that examined waters ... Antarctic ice sheet and found the extreme environment supports ... by Jill Mikucki and her colleagues has implications for ... in the solar system. The findings are published in ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... population-based screening outcomes of approximately 3 million infants, a ... at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, have shown ... be successfully implemented across public health newborn screening programs. ... Aug. 20 issue of the Journal of the ... rate of SCID in newborns is higher than previously ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... have suffered concussions ready to return to action? A ... school athletes who head back on the field with ... in their abilities to simultaneously walk and do simple ... in their balance and/or altered walking speed, was found ... had returned to activity in less than a month. ...
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(Date:8/21/2014)... environmental source of fungal infections that have been sickening ... grows on trees. , The discovery is based on ... the summer gathering soil and tree samples from areas ... fungus named Cryptococcus gattii (CRIP-to-cock-us GAT-ee-eye). ... of species including C. gattii , causes life-threatening ...
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(Date:8/21/2014)... New York (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... against C.R. Bard, Inc. continue to move forward ... District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein ... issued on August 14th, the Court has established ... that requires special handling, division, storage and preservation. ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... on her body in terms of how it can ... complete human being with thoughts and feelings. While objectification ... how does it affect individual romantic relationships? New research ... SAGE journal, finds that more objectification of a female ... pressure and coercion., Researchers Laura R. Ramsey and Tiffany ...
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