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Study shows humans have ability to track odors, much like bloodhounds

...rry out the search." Forty years ago, Nobel Prize laureate Georg von Bekesy claimed that humans had the ability to localize odors, based on experiments in 1964 with human subjects. He suggested this was done the same way we locate sounds: by contrasting either the intensity of the odor or the time of arrival...

Dalai Lama, top scientists to discuss science & clinical applications of meditation

...e Dalai Lama, the internationally recognized Nobel laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader. In 2003, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT co-sponsored the first public conference on how the mind works, involving Buddhist leaders, including the Dalai Lama, and neuroscientists. That meeting received i...

Portable cocaine sensor developed at UC Santa Barbara

...arbara. Two local high school students and a Nobel laureate participated in the discovery. The potential appli... of a small hand-held device. Co-author and Nobel laureate Alan Heeger said, "We have developed a method of detecting small molecules and proteins in a way tha...

'Accelerated evolution' converts RNA enzyme to DNA enzyme in vitro

...t evolved over time." As Francis Crick, the Nobel laureate who, along with James Watson uncovered the double helix structure of DNA, articulated in 1970, all known organisms operate according to the central dogma of molecular biology-that the transfer of sequential genetic information proceeds from nucleic a...

Scientists get best look ever at water-life connection

...lop when he was a postdoctoral researcher in Nobel laureate Ahmed Zewail's lab at the California Institute of Technology 5 years ago. Laser studies of the protein while it was immersed in water revealed that far away from the protein -- in a region Zhong called "bulk water" -- the water molecules were flowin...

Public Library of Science to launch new, open access journal on neglected tropical diseases

...esearchers and physicians founded in 2000 by Nobel laureate and former National Institutes of Health director Harold Varmus, Stanford University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute biochemist Patrick Brown, and University of California at Berkeley evolutionary biologist Michael Eisen. Dr. Varmus said: "The ...

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