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Amnesia Drug That Blocks Bad Memories on the Anvil

...earchers trained the rats to associate two musical tones with a mild electrical shock, so that they would brace themselves for a shock when they heard either of the tones. Thereafter they gave half of the rats the drug when playing one of the musical tones. Rats administered the drug stopped associating...

China Eyeing US Cooked Chickens Market

...practices of the Chinese farmer?" ask in anguished tones the poultry lobbyists. But who is listening?...

Essential Tones of Music Rooted in Human Speech

...a given culture's preference for one subset of the tones over another is related to the formant relationships that are especially prevalent in the native language of that group. Purves and his collaborators also think these findings may help explain a centuries-old debate in music over which tuning schem...

Washington Post Examines Increase in Minorities Seeking Cosmetic Surgery

...e ago was not designed for people with darker skin tones because of scarring. Treating minority skin requires additional training. New lasers -- such as ones Battle helped develop -- enable surgeons to 'treat the darkest African and Indian skin safely,' Battle said. Experts attribute the increase of mino...

Deadly Skin Cancer Bites the Rich Harder

...s are less likely to be affected by different skin tones and ethnic origin than research carried out in countries with a greater ethnic mix," Dolan added. The authors point out that the general increase in incidences of skin cancer, coupled with ageing populations, will place greater demands on dermatolo...

Study Shows Hope for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's

... patients hear a series of low- and high-frequency tones as well as some novel sounds. Patients were asked to respond by pressing a button every time they heard the high frequency tone, also known as the “oddball” tone, which generates ERPs in the EEG. Generally, in the ERP of a person without Alzheimer’s,...

Wiping Out Memories Selectively, is Possible Now

...at they trained rats to fear two different musical tones through the use of electric shocks. Then they ga...seemed to have overcome the fear of one of the two tones while the untreated remained fearful of both the sounds. Apparently the drug had wiped out the me...

Black and White in ‘Shades of Grey

...s has generated a wide spectrum of skin shades and tones in individuals across the globe. People, whose forefathers lived near the equator, are amply endowed with eumelanin in the skin and hair, imparting a brown or black color. This pigment acts as a natural sunscreen and renders protection while be...

Women's Skin Tone Influences Perception of Beauty, Health, Age

...rdized model, in effect, taking 169 different skin tones and applying them to a common canvas. In the process, other potential age-defining features such as facial furrows, lines and wrinkles were removed, leaving skin tone as the only variable. Then, these models were viewed by 430 observers who were as...

Ukrainian Invents a Musical Condom

...he condom's upper cuff provides a range of musical tones during sex. The condom's main limitation is primitive sound quality, similar to tones produced by first-generation mobile phones. Testing has shown no danger of electric shock to users o...

Dance Your Way to a Better Body

...ce is also a great aerobic workout and in addition tones many different muscle groups,” Dr. Shubin Stein said. Popular TV programs like ABC-TV’s “Dancing with the Stars,” which returns for its third season September 12, underscore the romance and passion sometimes involved in dance. De Mille cautions, ho...

Sound Separated into Sound Frequencies

...signals at all with fMRI, the scientists presented tones that were louder than the soft test tones that are commonly used in electrophysiological studies. "Larger and larger areas of the auditory cor...

Café Coffee Day Plans To Open 500 Outlets By 200

... Lounge Café format started by the chain with warm tones and comfortable seating indoors and outdoors. The ambience, as at all Café Coffee Day outlets, is youthful and lively and includes a state-of-the-art digital jukebox. --Edited INS...

So (y) Good: Soy Meal Takes-Off After Bird-Flu Crisis

...tones, breaking past records compared to 225,000 tones during the same time last year. According to Rajesh Agarwal , chairman of the Soybean Processors Association of India, the demands were greater from China, Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan and Indonesia. Chickens have been culled in huge numbers and th...

Make-Up Tips For Beginners

... expressive look. Experts also recommend lighter tones in eye shadow. In early spring, pastel tones are especially popular, says Bernard. Finding the right tone of eye shadow can determine an entire o...

European Union: Poultry producers Need Aid to Survive Bird flu 'crisis'

...d flu, resulted in piling of stocks, nearly 50,000 tones of meat products in Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands. Michael Mann, a spokesman for Fischer Boel, said There is obviously a lack of consumer information because at present there is no bird flu on any farms in the European Union And chick...

Romantic and discreet trends in lingerie

...hion designers continue to put their faith in rose tones and white. "Coming right along with that are prevalent skin tones and many shades of blue, von Richthofen wrote of the color palette. Prints remain popular as in the ...

New Test Offers Hope in Effective Hearing Aid Design for Babies

...patients regarding their sensitivity to a range of tones or bleeps. This however, cannot be used with babies. The new electrophysiological test is based on eliciting responses from brain to different frequencies played against a baseline noise while the individual is asleep. The accuracy of this test would...

Gene Therapy Overcomes Heart Failure In Muscular Dystrophy

...nt improvements in the skeletal and cardiac muscle tones in the affected hamsters. After eight months of gene therapy, the hamsters were found to have completely normal hearts. The untreated LGMD animals died of heart failure or other complications of muscular dystrophy by 37 weeks, while the treated anima...

People Suffering From Chronic Pulmonary Disease To Get Relief From Harmonica

... slow breath in and out to be able to modulate the tones that are coming out of the harmonica, so that the harmonica playing in itself requires the individual to focus on what they’re doing with their respiratory pattern, said the investigators who are conducting the procedure. It’s not as easy as just pl...

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