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Nurtured chimps rake it in

...ignificant effect of level of enculturation. They add that “enculturated chimpanzees may be better at learning within a highly social, interactive context because they have heightened attention to the actions of others.” ...

How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages

...rmation at bay. Indeed, slower pulses can actually add to problematic bursts, they showed. The model's findings closely parallel the clinical responses of patients, who typically experience the greatest relief from symptoms when their devices are tuned by physicians to deliver rapid pulses, Grill said...

Hawaiian treasure, macadamia nuts good for the heart

..., we could switch skim milk for 2 percent milk and add some macadamia nuts." Macadamia nuts are native to Australia, but were imported to Hawaii and thrived. The first commercials crop of Hawaiian macadamia nuts was harvested in 1956. ...

Novel system developed to turn data into real-time, interactive 3-D images

...ect in real-time, giving physicians the ability to add and remove data, as well as to instantly view internal structures not otherwise visible. "Data viewing is rapid and allows accurate diagnosis in a fraction of the time that physicians must now spend using current image viewing technologies," Clem...

Researchers attach genes to minichromosomes in maize

...rticularly useful because they allow scientists to add numerous genes onto one minichromosome and manipulate those genes easily because they are all in one place, Birchler said. Genetic modification with traditional methods is more complicated because scientists have little control over where the genes a...

Heavy multivitamin use may be linked to advanced prostate cancer

... antioxidant supplements. “Lawson [and colleagues] add to the growing evidence that questions the beneficial value of antioxidant vitamin pills in generally well-nourished populations and underscore the possibility that antioxidant supplements could have unintended consequences for our health,?the autho...

Hives ferment a yeasty brew, attract beetle pest

...es today, these beetles are just one more thing to add to an already embattled species," says the Penn State researcher. ...

Children who sleep more weigh less

... one important and relatively low-cost strategy to add to other efforts to help reduce childhood weight problems.?...

ConocoPhillips establishes $22.5M biofuels research program at Iowa State

...nce 2002. The ConocoPhillips research program will add to that total. "Iowa State University, with its central location in the agricultural belt and rich traditions of research and service, is uniquely positioned to set the standard for biorenewables research, education and technology transfer," Geoff...

Cold sore virus might play role in Alzheimer's disease

...ished online in the journal Neurobiology of Aging, add some scientific heft to the idea, long suspected by some scientists, that herpes somehow plays a role in bringing about Alzheimer's disease. The work links a form of the ApoE gene known as ApoE-4, which after advanced age is the leading known risk f...

No carrier necessary: This drug delivers itself

... commonly used with HPPH and many other drugs, may add to the toxicity in the body, they have been considered imperfect solutions. “Unlike formulations that require separate delivery systems, once this drug is approved, no additional approvals will be needed,?said Prasad. “Our published data in an...

New research says winning a Nobel Prize adds nearly 2 years to your lifespan

...brings more than just cash and kudos - it can also add nearly two years to your life. The research by Professor Andrew Oswald, an economist at the University of Warwick, and Matthew Rablen, (a former Warwick postgraduate researcher now a government economist), is published this month in a study entitled...

Scientists create dual-modality microbeads to improve identification of disease biomarkers

...oped a technique to simultaneously or sequentially add optical and magnetic nanoparticles into the beads. Adding magnetic nanoparticles allows the use of a magnetic field to attract and easily remove the beads from a liquid sample. "These nanoparticles enter the pores of the microbeads so quickly and ...

Scientists discover a new risk factor for Alzheimer's

...ease in the production of amyloid-beta. Now we can add our new observation that variants of the SORL1 gene are associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's." St George Hyslop said that other researchers need to replicate the results in other groups. "Even though we've seen it in six different group...

Researchers hot on the trail of brain cell degeneration

... neurons in disease. "These surprising findings add an entire pathway to the map of neurodegenerative signalling processes," says Courtney. "This area of investigation could therefore offer novel therapeutic strategies for neurodegenerative diseases". Targeting molecular signals How neurons ac...

New cigarette designs don't offer lower predicted cancer risks

...pected potency of those known carcinogens, and you add up all the predicted carcinogen activity, you don't come close to what's observed for the smoking-related lung cancer rate in the population," he said. Grover Bagby, M.D., professor of medicine (hematology and medical oncology) and director of the...

New test for most virulent HPV strains under study

...rong,?he says, noting that Pap smears really don’t add much to the equation. Still, when he lectures around the country and asks for a show of hands of physicians using HPV tests in women over 30, few go up; he hopes that will change. “I think it’s a possibility in the future that we won’t be doing...

Bacteria from patient's dental plaque causes ventilator-associated pneumonia

...al, and studies have shown that this infection can add $40,000 to costs and double the length of stay of the patient in the hospital. Ironically, it turns out that the patient’s own dental plaque is a major source of germs that cause ventilator-associated pneumonia. In results to be presented today...

Viral protein is an effective preventative against infection

...on cases of acute middle ear infections every year add up to a lot of sleepless nights and trips to the pediatrician. But new research from a collaboration between Rockefeller University and St. Jude Children’s Hospital could change all that. In the March 23 issue of PLoS Pathogens, Rockefeller’s Vince...

Meat and two neutrons -- the key to a longer life

... steak or chicken fillet every now and again could add as much as 10 years to your life. Scientists have ...d to routinely coast close to the centenary, could add a further 10 years to human life. Food enhanced with isotopes is thought to produce bodily const...

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