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How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages
...son's disease in 1997. The electrical implants are also
an approved therapy for other movement disorders a...he therapy works, their model of neurons in action also
revealed that stimulation delivered at too slow a pace fails to keep bad information at bay. Indeed,...
Detecting cold, feeling pain: Study reveals why menthol feels fresh
... detects temperature sensation. But in so doing it also
illuminates a mechanism that mediates how the body...Co-author of the current study Allan Basbaum, PhD, also
of UCSF, is a pioneer of research into the mechanism of chronic pain within the central nervous syst...
'Virtual Patient' to simulate real-time organ motions for radiation therapy
...aset provided by the National Library of Medicine, also
funded by several grants from NIH as well as a National Science Foundation CAREER grant. The new four-year, $2 million grant is funded by the National Library of Medicine, which is part of NIH....
NASA-funded robotic sub finds bottom of world's deepest sinkhole
...ing cenotes in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. It also
obtained numerous samples of water and the gooey b...ation of the vehicle as it explored the cenote. It also
used the sensors to create maps of the sinkhole’s interior via a technique called simultaneous local...
Philandering female felines forgo fidelity
... more than one father contributed to a litter, but also
which of the known male cheetahs in the study area...ddition to helping save cheetahs in Africa, WCS is also
studying the last remaining populations of Asia’s cheetahs in Iran....
Lessons from the orangutans: Upright walking may have begun in the trees
...n the thinnest branches. When bipedal, the animals also
tended to grip multiple branches with their long t...each for fruits and other supports. Orangutans also
keep their legs straight while standing on bending branches, the authors report. The exact benefit o...
Moths mimic sounds to survive
...eractions that occur in fractions of a second. He also
recorded the sounds emitted from each moth, as well as the sounds made by the bats. All the bats quickly learned to avoid the noxious moths first offered to them, associating the warning sounds with bad taste. They then avoided a second sound-pr...
Scientists discover 5 new species of sea slugs from the Tropical Eastern Pacific
...emy of Sciences and to Valdes. The microscope work also
was supported by the NSF through a grant to Valdes and collaborators. A list of the new species (and one still to be classified) that are completely described in the publication follows: Cerberilla chavezi sp. Was collected from the Bahia de Sa...
Pistachios lower cholesterol, provide antioxidants
...called bad cholesterol, by 11.6 percent. The study also
found that non-high density lipoproteins (non-HDL)...r disease risk. The three-ounce pistachio diet also
decreased the ratios of total cholesterol to HDL, LDL to HDL and non-HDL to HDL and apolipoprotein B...
Arctic ice retreating more quickly than computer models project
...ness of the present-day sea ice and the models may also
fail to fully capture changes in atmospheric and oceanic circulation that transport heat to polar regions. March ice Although the loss of ice for March is far less dramatic than the September loss, the models underestimate it by a wide margin ...
Resistant HIV quickly hides in infants' cells
...nly prevention of mother-to-child transmission but also
development of new antiretroviral agents for pedia...arly against highly resistant infection. "There is also
a need for new and widely accessible methods for detecting HIV infection in infants, whether resista...
Statin treatment improves spatial memory in mouse models of Alzheimer's
... saline were able to do so. Normal mice on statin also
showed improvement in the time they usually take to reach the platform compared to normal mice on saline. After the maze test, brain tissue then was studied to determine levels of nNOS....
Early exposure to indoor fungus molecules may protect infants against future allergies
...ays exposure to high levels of these molecules may also
protect against allergy development in high-risk i...glucan content and allergenic proteins. Some fungi also
contain mycotoxins that can contribute to disease," adds Tiina Reponen, PhD, professor of environmen...
Puzzling plankton yield secrets to role in evolution/global photosynthesis
...photosynthetic activity. These "picophytoplankton" also
exhibit great diversity that contrasts sharply wit...rating in the oceans," said Grigoriev. "This will also
enable us to predict the roles of these organisms in contributing to primary marine productivity." ...
Mice with a migraine show signs of brain damage
...entists have found evidence that the headaches may also
be acting like tiny transient strokes, leaving par... prevention, which will stop not only the pain but also
minimize potential damage,?said Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., Ph.D., the neuroscientist who led the resea...
How to look at dinosaur tracks
...become seriously altered by erosion.? Geologists also
must account for whether the step was taken on a s...ted hip length, and, as the authors point out, may also
lead to slower speed estimates. ...
Salk scientists hammer out a pathway that promotes muscle cell survival in mice
...uit is present in brain and heart tissue, where it also
seems to control cell survival," said Marc Montmin...t mice lacking CREB activity in their muscle cells also
had a genetic brake, called histone deacetylase (HDAC), stuck in place. Without loosening the brake ...
A cherry on top: Tart cherries may alter heart/diabetes factors
...rbohydrates not from cherries. The researchers also
measured plasma TEAC, a measure of antioxidant capacity in the blood on which a higher reading means better ability to neutralize damaging free radical molecules produced in the body during metabolism. The rats that received cherries had higher antio...
More recycling on the farm could reduce environmental problems
... from wind and fermentation of biosolids. It would also
reduce overcropping and leakage from manure storage that contaminates groundwater. Yet despite similarities, Pearson's concept of regenerative agriculture is distinct from organic farming; for example, regenerative agriculture could use some chemical...
Hearts of male and female rainbow trout are different
...m the stimulation of PDH than males. The study also
sought to determine if sodium cyanide (NaCN) -- an...on and net lactate release from cardiac tissue was also
examined. Results The researchers found: ventricle strips from males and females...
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