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Bladder cells feel stretch

Japanese research group led by Prof. Makoto Tominaga and Dr. Takaaki Sokabe (National Institute for Physiological Sciences: NIPS), and Prof. Masayuki Takeda, Dr. Isao Araki and Dr. Tsutomu Mochizuki (Yamanashi Univ.), found that bladder urothelial cells have a sensor for stretch stimulation. Their...

Fish may actually feel pain and react to it much like humans

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Fish don't make noises or contort their faces to show that it hurts when hooks are pulled from their mouths, but a Purdue University researcher believes they feel that pain all the same. Joseph Garner, an assistant professor of animal sciences, helped develop a test that...

MIT: How you feel the world impacts how you see it

In the classic waterfall illusion, if you stare at the downward motion of a waterfall for some period of time, stationary objects like rocks appear to drift upward. MIT neuroscientists have found that this phenomenon, called motion aftereffect, occurs not only in our visual perception but also i...

Study says 'middle class' coral reef fish feel the economic squeeze

The economy isn't just squeezing the middle class on land, it's also affecting fish. According to a study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other organizations, researchers discovered a surprising correlation between "middle class" communities in Eastern Africa and low fish levels....

I feel your pain: Neural mechanisms of empathy

Is it possible to share a pain that you observe in another but have never actually experienced yourself? A new study uses a sophisticated brain-imaging technique to try and answer this question. The research, published by Cell Press in the January 29th issue of the journal Neuron , provides insig...

Women feel more pain than men, research shows

Women feel pain more than men despite the popular notion that the opposite is true, according to research. Scientists investigating gender differences in pain have found that not only do women report more pain throughout the course of their lifetime, they also experience it in more bodily areas,...

Drug-proof zebrafish reveal secrets of addiction

...rnal Genome Biology , provides clues to the genetics that underlie susceptibility to addiction by describing the nad zebrafish mutant, which does not feel the rewarding effects of the drugs. Katharine Webb, from the German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum Mnchen, worked w...

Family planning a major environmental impact

... that their calculations are relevant to other environmental impacts besides carbon emissions for example, the consumption of fresh water, which many feel is already in short supply. ...

Leicester research paves way for first use in Europe of an insect to fight invasive plant

...anism is declared to be ordinarily resident, anybody may move it between knotweed sites. Given the fact that our Japanese knotweed is a single clone I feel we have excellent prospects for the specific and effective control of Japanese Knotweed in Britain. " University of Leicester's role in breakthro...

1 in 6 health workers won't report in flu pandemic -- study by Ben-Gurion U. researchers

...nnot be predetermined, a set of potential roles have to be defined and adequately introduced to all relevant workers, up to a point at which they will feel confident in their ability to perform their duty, and perceive it as important.aa Downplaying the threat of the scenario to calm the fears of the ...

Researchers achieve major breakthrough with water desalination system

...work comes out of necessity, certainly for California, but there are also many places around the world that share our same challenges," Cohen said. "I feel we have an opportunity to make a real impact with our work. We're pointing out where advanced technology can make a difference. We're trying to find r...

International team of students and scientists on month-long field course in Siberian Arctic

...and how to formulate hypotheses and test them. While in Siberia, I was able to explore the surrounding landscape, ask questions, and seek answers. I feel very fortunate to have been given this opportunity (twice, as I am returning again this summer) and am excited to return this summer to learn more fro...

Single thawed embryo transfer after PGD does not affect pregnancy rates

...reezing the surplus ones. Those frozen blastocysts do have a very good chance of leading to a healthy pregnancy too, and, therefore, patients will not feel pressurised to have more than one embryo replaced (with the increased risk of multiple pregnancies) in order to make use of their biopsied, unaffected...

West Coast needs more research on fisheries, marine science, climate change

...on's needs, providing over 5,300 comments. "What is remarkable about the report is that it draws on such a rich database of what ocean stakeholders feel is important to understand about the ocean," says Phyllis Grifman, Associate Director of USC Sea Grant. "The study was regional in scope but the way t...

Powerful nutrient cocktail can put kids with Crohn's into remission

... it is easier to get compliance from children, especially when it involves their growth. For adults, growth is not a concern ― they just want to feel better," explains Dr. Shamir. Dr. Shamir and his team of researchers have worked to show the international medical community that nutrition was eq...

Potential for non-invasive brain tumor treatment

...f the Duke University Ultrasound Transducer Group and senior member of the research team. "There are some design issues of the catheter itself that we feel can be overcome with little difficulty." Advances in ultrasound technology have made these latest experiments possible, the researchers said, by g...

UCLA cancer researchers develop model that may help identify cancer stem cells

...neous cell cultures from seven different patient specimens. Each of the seven specimens had molecular features indicative of cancer stem cells. "We feel we were able to do this because we used not just the tumor cells but also the cells that accompany the tumor cells and the fluid they are living and g...

Beetle shell inspires brilliant white paper

...tion in large-scale industry. Taking this concept forward is an interesting challenge, but we have good ideas about our next steps and, if successful, feel that such developments might have profound implications for future commercial white coatings." Professor Pete Vukusic of the University of Exeter s...

Hypertension among lower-status employees lingers well into retirement

...od preparation have little control over decision-making, are under pressure to get a specified amount of work done in a certain amount of time and may feel inadequate about their positions in the workplace hierarchy. Consequently, their stress levels tend to be higher, which can lead to high blood pressur...

Women faring well in hiring process for science faculty jobs at research universities

...professional topics, including research, salary, and benefits. This distance may prevent women from accessing important information and may make them feel less included and more marginalized in their professional lives, the committee observed. While on average institutions have done more to address aspe...

Scholar unconvinced new lie-detection methods better than old ones

...in convincing the media and public that new and improved does equal better/safer. And that notion that science and technology can protect us "makes us feel better," she said. "We want science to be able to answer all our questions somehow which it can't do. That's the long and the short of it," she sa...

Author says challenging simple concepts can save planet

...n fossil fuels," she says. If everyone had a solar panel or windmill on their roof, we wouldn't be dependent on oil companies and as individuals we'd feel more in control of our own destiny. The second idea to dispense with, she says, is that going green means an end to economic growth. What we have t...

From 'alarmed' to 'dismissive': The six ways Americans view global warming

... The Cautious (19 percent) believe global warming is a problem, but are less certain it is happening. They neither view it as a personal threat nor feel a sense of urgency about it. The Disengaged (12 percent) do not know much about global warming or whether it is happening and have not thought much...

Notre Dame researchers describe new tool for evaluating 'managed relocations'

...tic diversity of threatened species in seed banks. Their hope is the tool will provide a useful analysis of all such proposed approaches. They also feel that it will prove useful in considering environmental strategies not directly related to endangered species, such as the suggestion that foresters p...

A new mouse model provides insight into genetic neurological disorders

...lysis of the arms and legs in humans. Scientists have created a mouse to help understand human neuronal diseases that impair a patient's ability to feel and to move their arms and legs. By strategically altering a protein-making molecule, a mouse was made with symptoms similar to the nervous system dis...

UCLA scientists discover ultrasonic communication among frogs

...ed in blood. They ate noodles and peanut butter. "It was a huge adventure, and so exciting to study the animals in their habitat," Arch said. "You feel like you're eavesdropping on them." "There are not many places on the planet left that are so pristine and untouched by humans," Narins said. "It'...

Pfizer supports open access publishing for researchers in low-income countries

... access to the latest research results, and the crucial role that open access journals can play in the communication of those results. In addition, we feel that it is critically important that the benefits of scientific publication are extended to all scientists who do quality research, and that providing...

Brain protein central to both Parkinson's, drug addiction identified

... for helping astrocytes soak up excess dopamine in the space around neurons. When dopamine isn't removed as quickly or thoroughly as usual, people can feel euphoric, but they can also experience brain damage. The finding that oct3 may play a role matches other scientists' observations that people in whom ...

Ben-Gurion University research and technology used in new solar energy farm

...monial ribbon with the help of children from Kibbutz Kvusat Yavne, where the half acre farm is located. "As I stand here looking at this solar farm, I feel great pride in my heart that such a small country has such great minds." Speaking at the ceremony, BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi said, "Ben-Gu...

Regional partnership to develop algal biofuels gets backing of San Diego leaders

...one of the key emerging industries in the region," said Timothy Kelley, President and CEO of the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation. "We feel that the addition of Imperial Valley will allow the algae industry to attain full production earlier than expected. With the combination of our natur...

International honor for University of East Anglia ocean researcher

...ying out sophisticated data analysis. Her findings have significantly advanced our understanding of the causes and impact of climate change. "I feel greatly honoured and thrilled to be awarded this prize," said Prof Heywood. "Trying to understand how the ocean works is such fun and to be awarded a ...

Male impotence drugs may deserve a second look in women

...lems, that can result from diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and the like, are a major cause of sexual dysfunction in men and women. "You don't feel atherosclerosis but you know darn well if you are not getting an erection," Dr. Webb says. In fact, the MCG scientists are beginning to look at animal...

Case Western Reserve University engineers hit pay dirt with clay mixture

... graduate and undergraduate researchers on a shoestring budget and produced a gold mine of papers and patents," said Schiraldi. Aeoroclay materials feel and act like foam, without the injection of gas bubbles or the use of environmentally unfriendly CFC blowing agents. Recently, the group went even...

Caltech scientists control complex nucleation processes using DNA origami seeds

...says, "exhibits a degree of control over information-directed molecular self-assembly that is unprecedented in accuracy and complexity, which makes me feel that we are finally beginning to understand how to program information into molecules and have that information direct algorithmic processes." ...

Humans may be losers if technological nature replaces the real thing

... don't recognize their own experience is diminished. How many people today feel a loss such as the damming of the Columbia River compared to a wild Columbia River? A lot of us have no concept of it as a wild river and don't feel a loss." Kahn likened the situation to the effort to convince people tha...

Crabs' memory of pain confirmed by Queen's academic

...ose that had not been shocked. Professor Elwood said: "There has been a long debate about whether crustaceans including crabs, prawns and lobsters feel pain. "We know from previous research that they can detect harmful stimuli and withdraw from the source of the stimuli but that could be a simple r...

Clarke clarifies pattern recognition theory

...duals. "What we haven't done is to produce a literary survey of eight types of joke. This couldn't be further from the nature of our research and I feel it requires clarification. What we're looking at is the importance of pattern recognition to the brain and the processes by which that recognition is ...

The sunlight solution for better health

...tside. The lure of video games and computers has changed all that. Adults also live and work in the perpetual twilight of electric lighting. Though we feel comfortable, there is evidence that our bodies have not really adjusted to a lifestyle that is less than a century old. In fact, we may be suffering f...

Optimum running speed is stride toward understanding human body form

...hich Steudel attributes to the gait transition between walking and running. For example, she points out, both a very fast walk and a very slow run can feel physically awkward. While holding great interest for athletes and trainers, the mechanics of running may also hold clues to the evolution of the m...

Children who are dissatisfied with their appearance often have problems with their peer group

...uch an extent on their dissatisfaction with their appearance that they find it difficult to think of anything else. Avoiding situations that make them feel self-conscious and uncomfortable, getting changed for sports activities at school for example, is also common. Carolina Lunde says that the title of...
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