Tag: "feeling" at biology news
ASU researchers demonstrate new technique that improves the power of atomic force micrscopy
...then conventional atomic force microscopy (AFM) is feeling
the Lego blocks on the floor, but it can't tell th...done, is allow the person sitting on the floor and feeling
those blocks to open their eyes and see that there are red Lego blocks, green Lego blocks and yellow...
Acamprosate: potential medication for treating alcoholism
...flushing, nausea, vomiting, headache and a general feeling
of lousiness. The underlying rationale is that a person will begin to associate unpleasant consequences with drinking alcohol. However, it is unclear if craving or the desire to drink are reduced, and many people simply stop taking the medication. ...
Memory fails you after severe stress
...illusion. "People come away from these experiences feeling
they will never forget what happened," says Gary Wells, an expert on eyewitness testimony at Iowa State University in Ames, "but they confuse that with thinking they remember the details." Now Andy Morgan at Yale University and his colleagues have ...
After natural disasters, the risk of infection, epidemics from dead bodies is negligible
...o all human beings, the editorial notes. Sometimes feeling
pressured by misleading media reports on the supposed dangers from cadavers, public officials take unwarranted measures that leave survivors with doubts concerning the whereabouts of a family member and make it harder for survivors to mourn their los...
Brain areas identified that 'decode' emotions of others
...ed that our ability to assess how other people are feeling
relies on two specific areas of the brain. The findings, published in the April issue of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, are expected to have implications for the treatment of developmental disorders such as autism. Led by Mark Sabbagh, the...
Surgeons explore new treatment for Tourette syndrome
...now age 31. "To grow up being made fun of, always feeling
different, and then, as an adult, unable to hold a job and support a family, I was feeling
devastated by my Tourette's. I had heard about deep brain stimulation for other movement disorders....
'Telling people what they want to believe'
...ich people can consume in large quantities without feeling
full. But even though they "agreed on the diagnosis," Ornish writes, the two "disagreed about the prescription." "Dr. Atkins advocated substituting simple carbohydrates with high-fat animal protein foods" including bacon, sausage and butter...
Educational program increases some safety behaviors for older drivers
...ced quality of life, Dr. Owsley explained, and the feeling
that they now have to depend more on other people. Older drivers often say "I can't imagine what my life would be like without driving." Therefore, counseling older drivers to stop driving should not be taken lightly....
UW study: Baby's face lights up emotional center of new mom's brain
...g at them gets most people, particularly new moms, feeling
all warm and happy." Testing the relationship betw...iagnosed with this condition, which can leave them feeling
sad, depressed, anxious and irritable months after childbirth. The researchers also plan to image th...
Drug addiction, learning share common brain protein
.... This brain chemical surge is responsible for the feeling
of pleasure, or high, that leads drug users to crave more. "Drugs essentially hijack the brain's natural reward system," thereby leading to addiction, explained Wei-Dong Yao, Ph.D., an HHMI fellow at Duke and first author of the new study. The st...
GM nation? Public debate: a valuable experiment
...onveyed an overestimate of the strength of anti-GM feeling
in the UK. The report was prepared by a team of independent academic researchers given unique behind-the-scenes access to the planning and implementation of the debate. Detailed findings of the evaluation team included the following: GM Nation? ...
Do we perceive using 'mindsight'?
...mage, around a third of the people tested reported feeling
that the image had changed before they could ident... 27). Our visual system can produce a strong gut feeling
that something has changed, Rensink says, even if we cannot visualise that change in our minds and c...
Portable kidney dialysis machine developed
...id. "And they don't have to spend hours every week feeling
washed out or nauseous before and after treatments." The leading causes of kidney failure are diabetes and hypertension, Curtis said. By 2011 the number of people suffering kidney failure is expected to be 600,000 in the U.S. alone. In addition to be...
Twitching whiskers tell all
...t which is acquired by mere passive sensing, (e.g. feeling
without finger movement)," says Prof. Ehud Ahissar of the Neurobiology Department, "yet current experiments nearly always keep the organs stationary." Much of his recent research focuses on discovering how the sensory nerves in these organs perform w...
Gene interactions control circadian clock in plants, study finds
... by light and dark cycles, Somers said. In humans, feeling
sleepy close to bedtime is controlled in part by the clock. In plants, the circadian clock controls the production of enzymes and other components involved in photosynthesis. "If a plant can anticipate sunrise, it can have the necessary photosyntheti...
Expedition will retrace legendary Steinbeck-Ricketts voyage to the Sea of Cortez
... abundance of life here gives one an exuberance, a feeling
of fullness and richness. The playing porpoises, the turtles, the great schools of fish which ruffle the water surface like a quick breeze, make for excitement." --FROM "SEA OF CORTEZ," by John Steinbeck and Edward F. Ricketts (1941) Like many mari...
Over land, sea and air, users give MERIS high marks
...anies," said Workshop organiser Peter Regner. "The feeling
among attendees seems to be that such activities are an excellent communication tool and will be repeated in the future." The User Workshop started on 10 November and was hosted by ESA at its ESRIN centre in Frascati, near Rome. Attendees were in fo...
By the year 2050, human population could add 2.6 billion people, reports Rockefeller scientist
...ion size and distribution, it is possible to get a feeling
for possible challenges to our future well-being. It is possible to get a sense of the larger picture." What can be reasonably predicted? The world's population will be growing at a slower rate than it is today, especially in the richer, developed co...
US crackdown on bioterror backfiring
... than seven days. Such problems leave scientists feeling
that compliance is simply impossible. "Every singl...ow in his letter to Ashcroft. "I know this fearful feeling
is true not only of American scientists but also of colleagues from abroad... You have your regulati...
First study to watch brain patterns when forgiving
...were noted in the portion of the brain involved in feeling
empathy and making moral judgments. Changes were not as pronounced in the regions of the brain that controls forgivability judgments. Farrow is a Lecturer in Adult Psychiatry (Neuroimaging), Sheffield Cognition and Neuroimaging Laboratory (SCANLa...
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