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Hush little baby... Linking genes, brain and behavior in children

... example, infants who have more activity in the left frontal cortex are characterized as ... Among children who exhibited more activity in the left frontal cortex at 9 months, those who had the ... of brain activity (that is, greater activation in left or right frontal cortex) may influence whether ...

Clinical trial shows quadriplegics can operate powered wheelchair with tongue drive system

... user issued commands to move the computer mouse left and right. Using these commands, each subject ... driving exercise. Using forward, backward, right, left and stop/neutral tongue commands, the subjects ... is allowed to steer the powered wheelchair to the left or right as it is moving forward and backward, ...

Ability to literally imagine oneself in another's shoes may be tied to empathy

... of space. Previous research has found that the left side of the face is more emotionally expressive than the right side. Since the left side of the face would be on the right side of ... These findings could also point to a role of the left hemisphere in empathy. The researchers also ...

Dolphins maintain round-the-clock visual vigilance

... her to recognise the same shapes with the left eye, reasoning that if half of her brain was ... in for a surprise when they began training SAY's left eye. She already recognised the shapes, even though her left eye had not seen them previously. Ridgway ...

Early brain activity sheds new light on the neural basis of reading

... the response to consonant strings or faces. The left inferior frontal gyrus response to words peaked ... response was significantly later in time than the left middle occipital gyrus, which peaked at ~115 ms, ... different from the peak response in the left mid fusiform gyrus, which peaked at ~140 ms, at a ...

Stem cells replace stroke-damaged tissue in rats

... cells attached, it is possible to fill a hole left by stroke damage with brand new brain tissue ... where stem cells have been injected into the void left by stroke damage have had some success in ... healthy tissues rather than filling up the hole left by the stroke. Dr Modo said: "We would expect ...

Plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1 -- a potential link between heart failure and diabetes

... C57BL6 background had comparable PAI-1 content in left ventricular myocardium despite a marked elevation ... mice exhibited a 2-fold increase in left ventricular (LV) PAI-1 content. Histochemical ... of PAI-1 in the heart altered the response of the left ventricle to myocardial infarction. It led to ...

Game of two halves leads to brain asymmetry

... protein, known as Nodal, is present only on the left and teams up with Fgf8 to attract the group of ... development of the brain, with neurons on the left making different connections to those on the ... an equal probability of migrating to the right or left side, but a bias in the direction of migration ...

Safe new therapy for genetic heart disease

... by Penicka et al, "The effects of candesartan on left ventricular hypertrophy and function in ... the heart muscle is thickened, especially in the left ventricle. Although people with HCM usually ... HCM, including decreasing the thickening of the left ventricle. This effect was found to be dependent ...

Snails and humans use same genes to tell right from left

... similar to the genes used by humans to set up the left and right sides of the body. The finding, ... Despite humans' superficial symmetry - our left and right sides appear to be mirror images - we ... symmetric. Most people's hearts are towards the left side of the body, which means ...

Adult stem cell breakthrough

... remaining was a major operation to remove her left lung which carries a risk of complications and a ... the lower trachea and the tube to the patient's left lung (bronchus) should be replaced with a ... the graft was used to replace the patient's left main bronchus. The operation was performed in ...

Overfishing threatens European bluefin tuna

... Spain and Italy. But there are fewer tuna left in the sea, and those that are left are younger and smaller. In 2006, the ... measures need to protect the fish that are still left in the wild. This will mean a substantial ...

'A dinosaur dance floor'

... inches to 7 inches long, are three-toed and were left by small dinosaurs only a few feet tall. ... are more circular than the other types, were left by creatures that walked on four legs and were ... on a day-to-day basis." After the dinosaurs left their prints, the trample surface was covered by ...

Scientists find elephant memories may hold key to survival

... observed during the event, the two groups that left the park suffered lower mortality rates than the ... predictor for calf survival. The two groups that left the park, presumably in search of food and water, ... the researchers pointed out that the groups that left the park may have benefited from the specific ...

Cow power could generate electricity for millions

... GHG emission reductions. Livestock manure, left to decompose naturally, emits two particularly ... usual' with coal burnt for energy and with manure left to decompose naturally. The second is one ... millions of homes and offices. And, as manure left to decompose naturally has a very damaging effect ...

Bikini corals recover from atomic blast

... is that the team dived into the vast Bravo Crater left in 1954 by the most powerful American atom bomb ... degrees, shook islands 200 kilometers away and left a crater 2km wide and 73m deep. After diving ... massive disturbances, that is, if the reef is left undisturbed and there are healthy nearby reefs to ...

Neurons hard wired to tell left from right

... It's well known that the left and right sides of the brain differ in many ... social behaviour. For instance, in humans, the left half of the brain is concerned with language ... a research team led by Stephen Wilson looked at left and right-sided neurons (nerve cells) in a part ...

February Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... density currents; and the possibility we've left the Holocene and are in the Anthropocene. ... density current that destroyed vegetation and left a distinctive tar-like deposit on the surface ... Prize-winning chemist, suggested that we had left the Holocene and had entered a new epoch - the ...

Eat less or exercise more? Either way leads to more youthful hearts

... indicator of heart health. "During filling, the left ventricle is a suction pump," Kovcs explains. ... to the body during contraction (systole), the left ventricle springs back to draw in new blood ... detailed analysis showed that in both groups, the left ventricle gained an increased capacity to expand ...

New data shows benefits of MitraClip for patients with mitral regurgitation

... from significantly improved function of the left ventricle (commonly known as reverse remodeling), ... Significant Reverse Remodeling of the left Ventricle 12 months after a successful ... procedure, significant reverse remodeling of the left ventricle was demonstrated. Reverse remodeling ...

Adult brain can change, study confirms

... The damage eliminated input from the upper left visual field to the corresponding region of the ... of cortex and creating a blind area in the upper left visual field. The researchers want to find out ... that things looked distorted in the lower left visual field (below his blind area). The ...

Peripheral nerve repair with fat precursor cells led to wider nerves and less muscle atrophy

... group using nerve guides over a control group in which nerve guides were left empty. Researchers also observed the formation of a more robust nerve ... No regeneration was observed in any of the rats in which the defect was left untreated," said Marra. Their results also showed that transplanted ...

Why the thumb of the right hand is on the left hand side

... concentration of Hedgehog makes the thumb of the right hand grow on the left hand side and the thumb of the left hand grow on the right hand side." Thus, scientists define Hedgehog as a ...

New book suggests Earth perhaps not such a benevolent mother after all

... to manage their environment or face potential extinction if the Earth is left to manage itself. "The engineering I'm talking about is not girders ... at the time he pursued the Golden Fleece but, according to legend, he left her and in revenge she killed their two children. Ward, a UW professor ...

Going bananas for sustainable research -- scientists create fuel from African crop waste

... of what the plant produces. The rest skins, leaves and stems is left to rot as waste. Now scientists at The University of Nottingham are ... and baked in an oven at 105 degrees. Again, in Africa the fuel would be left for a few days to dry in the sun. Once dried, the briquettes form an ...

Teeth of Columbus' crew flesh out tale of new world discovery

... of life history from the teeth of crew members Christopher Columbus left on the island of Hispaniola after his second voyage to America in 1493-94. ... their place of birth, their age were recorded in Seville before they left on the second voyage," Price explains. "One of the things we're hoping to ...

Oh baby, interventional radiology makes childbirth safer

... The interventional radiologists guided balloon catheters into a woman's left and right uterine artery (preoperative prophylactic insertion of bilateral ... delivery, if an invasive placenta could not be delivered, the obstetrician left the placenta in place; interventional radiologists used uterine artery ...

Gene therapy reversed heart damage in heart failure

... the rats who received the ARKct had a significantly increased left ventricular ejection fraction. The treatment also reversed the left ventricular deterioration and normalized the neurohormonal status. Dr. ...

Our unconscious brain makes the best decisions possible

... subject simply has to say whether he believes those dots are moving to the left or right. The longer the subject watches the dots, the more evidence he ... pair of neurons that normally respond to the sight of things moving to the left or right. For instance, when the test consisted of a few dots moving to ...

Rooted plants move mysteriously down greenways, scientists say

... or those with no obvious means of moving their seeds. The result left the researchers puzzled. "We come right out and say in the paper that we ... Evolution, and Population Biology Program, has collected fecal samples left behind not only by deer, but also by a variety of mammals at Savannah ...

Acid soils in Slovakia tell somber tale

... in Europe and North America over the past half century already may have left many soils susceptible to this new stage of acidification. The results of ... waters. A long history of human-influenced nitrogen deposition has left soils in the Western Tatra Mountains of Slovakia highly acidic. The study ...

Deep heat solution to 500-million year mystery

... form. The deep heating may not have cremated them, but it certainly left them stone baked" Once an ancient sea bed, the Burgess shale were ... animals evolved, lived for millions of years and became extinct, but left no trace in the fossil record. The Burgess Shales preserved soft tissue in ...

New cardiology research presented at CHEST 2008

... of all arteries. Even after controlling for other risk factors, the left anterior descending and left circumflex arteries were significantly smaller in Asian-Indians than other ...

When it comes to forest soil, wildfires pack 1-2 punch

... amounts of carbon and nitrogen from the underlying mineral soil layer and left mostly ash behind. What was more surprising to the researchers was how ... some in an inch of fine mineral-soil particles, which disappeared and left behind a crust of rocks. "Altogether, we documented losses of more ...

Sensitive laser instrument could aid search for life on Mars

... compound thought to be part of the Martian surface. Because thenardite is left behind when lakes dry up, its presence could signify the past existence of ... thenardite samples that contained traces of stearic acid, which is left behind by dead cells, and glycine, the simplest amino acid used by ...

October 2008 GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

... ecosystems depends critically on the ability to interpret impressions left behind by soft-bodied Ediacaran organisms, and to document their spatial ... currently the Naturaliste Plateau, was exhumed to Earth's surface and left stranded underwater between India and Australia when Gondwana broke apart ...

NC State first university in nation to offer canine bone marrow transplants

... are used in conjunction with drug therapy to harvest stem cells that have left the patient's bone marrow and entered the bloodstream. The harvested ... patient after total body radiation is used to kill residual cancer cells left in the body. This treatment is called peripheral blood stem cell ...

Can biofuels be sustainable?

... Corn stover is made up of the leaves and stalks of corn plants that are left in the field after harvesting the edible corn grain. Corn stover could ... crop. When corn stover is not harvested as a biofuel crop, it can be left on the fields to restore vital nutrients to the soil. Full-scale ...

Ultrasonic frogs can tune their ears to different frequencies

... the two narrow channels that connect either side of the pharynx to the left and right middle ear. The changing state of the Eustachian tubes was more ... that when open, the Eustachian tubes essentially couple the frog's left and right ears. This "acoustic coupling" between the ears makes them ...

New fossil tells twisted tale of how flatfishes ended up with two eyes on one side of head

... on the right side of their head while other families have both eyes on the left side. Typically, the undersides of flatfishes are white or pale, but ... story, the right eye migrated in some specimens of Amphistium, while the left eye moved in other specimens. This is unlike most living species of ...
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