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Modeling the restless brain

...doi/10.1073/pnas.0701519104 , includes a link to a movie that visualizes what spontaneous fluctuations in the monkey's brain would look like. Coauthors of the article are Rolf Kötter, a neuroanatomist at Radboud University in Nijmegen in the Netherlands, and Michael Breakspear, a cognitive neuroscientist a...

Hexavalent chromium in drinking water causes cancer in lab animals

...blic’s attention in many ways, most notably in the movie "Erin Brockovich." Eleven members from the California Congressional Delegation sent a letter to the NTP Director requesting the NTP conduct the studies. Nominations for studying this compound also came from the California Environmental Protection Ag...

Mimicking how the brain recognizes street scenes

...ter videos for anomalous behaviors ?or for smarter movie editing. ...

Research finds music training 'tunes' human auditory system

...nds. "Even with their attention focused on the movie and though the sounds had no linguistic or musical meaning for them, we found our musically trained subjects were far better at tracking the three different tones than the non-musicians," says Wong, director of Northwestern’s Speech Research Laborato...

Freeze! Scientists film proteins at work by freezing them at different states

...gical limitations. Today, a French team has made a movie of an enzyme (a protein that catalyses chemical reactions) found in bacteria. “The achievement of this research is two-fold: on one side there is the technological success of filming an enzyme in action and on the other hand there are the results tha...

Embryonic patterning makes the feathers fly

...se video microscopy. The resulting chicken feather movie resolved the question: the FGF/MAPK pathway acted ...d randomly arranged. While the chicken feather movie poses no threat to Hollywood, the researchers say that watching the formative process of stripes ver...

Biologists probe the machinery of cellular protein factories

...aid. "This structure gives us another frame in the movie that will eventually show us the whole process of the ribosome in action." The ribosome is a complex molecular machine made up of proteins and RNA molecules. The bacterial ribosomes studied in Noller's lab (obtained from the bacterium Thermus therm...

Coral stress 'like never in history'

...he sequence of fossils is like a three dimensional movie of what happened in the reefs?past," says Pandolfi. Over the 6000 years recorded in the fossil strata the team found 4 devastating events which resulted in the death of most of the reef ?indicating such events had occurred about once every 1500 ...

Beekeepers work hard for the honey, despite changing tupelo forest

...n Morrison sang about it, Peter Fonda starred in a movie about it, and people from all over the world will ...e tupelo from which the honey featured in the 1997 movie "Ulee's Gold" is derived is found in abundance only along the Apalachicola. "It's the preferred tr...

Just the expectation of a mirthful laughter experience boosts endorphins 27 percent, HGH 87 percent

...laughter" involved in watching your favorite funny movie has some very surprising and significant neuroendocrine/hormone effects. According to Berk: "The blood drawn from experimental subjects just before they watched the video had 27% more beta-endorphins and 87% more human growth hormone, compared to bl...

Stable polymer nanotubes may have a biotech future

...itor : See how a nanotube is created in this cool movie Scientists at the National Institute of Standar... are less than 100 nanometers in diameter. (View a movie of this process at: http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/images/Polymer_Nanotubes_Animation.htm .) A...

FSU biologist says new dinosaur is oldest cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex

...shing, restroom-ripping monster of "Jurassic Park" movie fame. While the sex of the two T. rex cousins was impossible to ascertain, Erickson determined their respective ages by examining the growth rings on the inside of their bones. Those of the larger animal had seven closely spaced rings –?revealing ra...

UF scientists reveal ancient origin of vertebrate skeleton

...l collagen, often associated with the full lips of movie stars, is used for a variety of medical purposes, including reconstructive surgery. But UF Genetics Institute researchers were interested in a material known as type II collagen - the primary structural molecule for jawed vertebrates for at least 500...

UF scientists reveal ancient origin of vertebrate skeleton

...l collagen, often associated with the full lips of movie stars, is used for a variety of medical purposes, including reconstructive surgery. But UF Genetics Institute researchers were interested in a material known as type II collagen - the primary structural molecule for jawed vertebrates for at least 500...

New technique puts brain-imaging research on its head

...nal Neurotrauma Society in Washington, DC. Brain movie According to Genin, the subjects are placed in t...everal times as the MRI pieces together a complete movie of the brain's response to these skull motions. "Phil (Bayly) has developed a set of state-of-the-a...

New tool reveals secrets of migrating cells

...n most tissues. Witt pointed out that obtaining a movie of cell movement is just the beginning. The human eye and brain can't pick out patterns of movement easily, so statistical techniques are needed to identify cells with different patterns of movement. As an immunologist, Robey focuses on the lives of...

Medical whistleblowers speak out

...mer drug representative who wrote and directed the movie Side Effects, a fictionalized account of her experiences, explained how companies bought doctors' prescribing records so drug representatives knew "to the dime" what drugs doctors were prescribing and could tailor their marketing to them. Lenzer con...

New research indicates a 'troubled' greenhouse is brewing

Climates like those of the movie "Monsoon Wedding" may extend more widely into Afri...orth America and Europe, as depicted in the recent movie "The Day After." "During the greenhouse spike of 55 million years ago, tropical mangroves and rain ...

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