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A Mechanical Prosthetic Close to the Real Thing
...r her finger, the tight fit causes it to depress a lever
on the X-Finger, articulating the device in proportion to the pressure exerted. The precision mechanism guides the digit's movements to match those of adjacent fingers, creating an uncannily realistic prosthesis where it counts most: mobility, powe...
Compound Present in Plant may Help to Curb Craving for Cannabis
...se of study, the rats were placed in a cage with a lever
that they could push. As and when they leaned on t...als who received saline solution did not press the lever
often. Goldberg then injected the rats with methyllycaconitine (MLA), a compound derived from the ...
Scientists Uncover Cause of Antipsychotic Drug Weight Gain
...rticular enzyme, AMPK, in brain cells as a control lever
for appetite in mice and presumably humans. Suspecting that antipsychotic drugs might spike AMPK in the brain to overact, the Johns Hopkins team injected mice with clozapine (Clozaril), which, with olanzapine (Zyprexa) and risperidone (Risperdal), ...
Quitting Not Easy for Smokers Born to Smoking Women
...d. To self-administer the drug, the rats pressed a lever
that caused a dose of nicotine to be delivered intravenously. Each push of the lever
was roughly equivalent to a hit from a cigarette. The researchers studied two groups of rats: thos...