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Mammalian Transcriptome Mapped

...ifference in terms of an analogy, if a cell were a music library, then the genome would be the complete collection of recordings, the genes would be like the master tapes of individual songs, and the RNA transcripts would be like dubbed copies, ready to play. One big surprise about the recent transcriptom...

Clocking in Pillow Time without the Pillow

...pt the monkeys awake for 30 to 36 hours by playing music and videos, keeping the lights on, and interacting with them: all the annoyances that can also keep humans from sleeping. To determine the drug's effect on drowsy monkeys, Deadwyler and colleagues used a behavioral test called Match-To-Sample, which ...

Noise And Delays Explain Why Some Genes Oscillate In Activity

...pt the monkeys awake for 30 to 36 hours by playing music and videos, keeping the lights on, and interacting with them: all the annoyances that can also keep humans from sleeping. To determine the drug's effect on drowsy monkeys, Deadwyler and colleagues used a behavioral test called Match-To-Sample, which ...

Mitochondrial DNA sequencing tool updated

... strategies. Just as importantly, like an iPod to music lover, the chip served as the broad technological platform for laboratories to customize arrays more attuned to their research interests. In 2004, Dr. Anirban Maitra and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins did exactly that with the MitoChip v1.0. In a...

Lost in thought: Brain research

...lunteers either viewed photos or listened to short music segments. For each stimulus, however, participants were asked to perform two different tasks. In one, "introspective" assignment, they were asked to think about themselves and how the image or musical selection made them feel. In the second, "sensor...

Hopkins scientists show hallucinogen in mushrooms creates universal 'mystical' experience

...mfortable, slightly upscale living room, with soft music and indirect, non-laboratory lighting. Heart rate and blood pressure were measured throughout. The researchers countered "expectancy" by having both monitors and subjects "blinded" to what substance would be given. For ethical reasons, subjects wer...

Paying attention sets off symphony of cell synchronization

...ur rescue as millions of neurons together make the music that represents a vivid conscious experience," added Ken Paller, professor of psychology at Northwestern and co-investigator of the study. ...

How does your brain tell time?

...nderstanding speech to playing catch to performing music -- rely on the brain’s ability to accurately tell ...underlie our ability to recognize speech and enjoy music are distributed throughout the brain, and do not resemble the conventional clocks we wear on our wri...

Music genes and musical geniuses

..., being completely tone-deaf), to the evolution of music in the history of mankind through the comparison with other animal species; from the role played by music in children's education, to the study of children to understand the musical mind. Why do infant prod...

Ring-around-the-cell

...e like folk dancers," says Geiger. "As soon as the music starts up, they join hands and form a tight circle. From afar, a circle of dancers looks like a blur, but now we have managed to make out the individual dancers." Addadi points out that, from above, isolated podosomes look like a tent with rope-li...

Research finds music training 'tunes' human auditory system

... Mom was right when she insisted that you continue music lessons -- even after it was clear that a professional music career was not in your future. The study, which will appear in the April issue of Nature Neuroscien...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...to film soundtracks (as audio special effects) and music synthesis. (3pID2). ALIEN SOUNDSCAPES Crackling electricity in the atmosphere" Howling red dust storms" Sounds that become muffled from just a few feet away" At session 3aPAb, researchers will present the latest theoretical and experiment...

The sound of proteins

...ts have converted protein sequences into classical music in an attempt to help vision-impaired scientists a...are arranged differently. This means the resulting music has a 20 note range spanning over 2 octaves, but with just 13 base notes. The team find their mu...

New designer lipid-like peptide with lipid nanostructures for drug delivery systems

... like to design an elegant watch, an art object, a music instrument, a ski, or a pair of sunglasses, we have the ultimate control to the outcome of the structure and their properties” Zhang added. This study stemmed from a scientific visit by Peter Laggner to Shuguang Zhang at MIT in Cambridge, USA in...

Art and music for the birds

...ces. But the only gauge humans have on what’s good music is our own interest,” says the Rutgers-Camden artist. “Of course, we may find that birds have their own criteria for assessing our music. So, to see it they might prefer Miles Davis to the Dixie Chicks – you should come see for yourself.”...

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