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Brains of outgoing people react more to happy faces than those of shy individuals

Brains of outgoing people react more positively to happy faces than those of shy individuals, study shows I... likely to react to something positive - such as a happy face - if they are upbeat and outgoing rather than serious and shy. "We think this is a nice example...

Slightly stressed carp succumb easily to parasite

...ping sickness in humans. Fish farmers are far from happy about the parasites because they can cause epidemics which result in fish mortality. Each day the researchers took the same carp out of an aquarium containing parasites. The carp received an injection of a placebo and were then put back in the aquari...

Ion channels allow bacteria to resist stomach acid

...tudies. "As ion channel researchers, we've been so happy at the boon of high-quality protein we've received from these bacterial genomes, that the whole question of why the channels are even there has been largely ignored," said Miller. Fortunately, however, Miller's postdoctoral fellow, Ramkumar Iyer, had...

McLean Hospital and Repligen announce results of brain imaging study of secretin

...series of pictures of faces with either a neutral, happy or fearful facial expression to establish a baseli...vation when subjects viewed pictures of neutral or happy faces. Failure to activate the amygdala when viewing fearful faces is a characteristic of people wi...

Wake Forest, Pittsburgh doctors find gene behind two kidney diseases

...ugh affected by a severe disease, they were always happy and willing to participate in the studies that needed to be done to identify the gene. This was true of all four families with which we worked." Through contacts with other institutions, Bleyer collected information on three other families, and pass...

Engineers work on their SUNTANS as they track waves and beaches

...ted that the SUNTANS team "could have a code we're happy with a year from now. With Margot and Oliver's numerical expertise, we can build a better mousetrap - a better numerical code that would be very accurate, very fast and would allow people to predict internal waves and circulation accurately to solve ...

Science picksLeads, feeds and story seeds (December 2002)

...e worldwide more than 20 of which are endangered happy to know that you're thinking about their welfare. Mistletoes are rather strange plants that grow on the branches of trees and shrubs. In fact, according to USGS biologists, the American mistletoe's scientific name, Phoradendron, means "thief of the...

International team uses genomic tools to discover gene for childhood genetic disorder

...c crisis is the first indication that an outwardly happy child has the disease. One third of the children don't survive the first crisis and those who do survive end up having a second or third crisis that is fatal. Physicians in the SLSJ region first began noticing the disease in the 1990s and began to s...

Genetic heterogeneity of Icelanders

... been said to be an "island so inbred that it is a happy genetic hunting ground", ideal for gene mapping, and that "nowhere else has such a pure and predictable genetic inheritance" in the popular press. This supposed genetic homogeneity was a major factor in the establishment of deCODE Genetics, the bio...

Planet Vearth sends out call for help

...oys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, says they are happy to do their part. "Not only will our kids help save Vearth, but they'll also be learning standards based science content," she explained, "so it's a win-win situation." To learn more about Kinetic City: Mission to Vearth, visit www.kcmtv.com . WHA...

Dinosaur, crab fossils reveal ecosystem secrets

...biologically, for crabs, they would have been very happy here," Smith said. "Almost everything we're finding at the site is a predator. I could see a baby Spinosaurus picking up mangrove crabs, but it's all speculation because we have no solid proof of what dinosaurs ate."...

Diet study focus of TAES research in effort to help save giant panda

...ning from a visit. "To look at them, they look as happy as larks," he said. "They are eating well. The female interacts more with people. The male lies around and eats. You can imagine the kind of jokes made about that." Tolleson said studying the panda diet could lead to some new and exciting discoverie...

Ovarian tumor cell sensitivity then resistance - to chemotherapy linked to genetic abnormality

...ts' point of view, this vulnerability is a kind of happy accident: they know cisplatin works, but they don't know at the basic level of genes and proteins why; nor do they know why it eventually loses its potency. To find out, Taniguchi and his colleagues examined the Fanconi-BRCA pathway in ovarian tum...

Surrogate mothers have no doubts about handing over the baby

...e at City University, said: "All of the women were happy with the decision reached about when to hand over ...r 32 (94%) of the surrogate mothers said they were happy with the level of contact, and only two (6%) said that the level of contact was not enough. Ms Jadv...

New principle guides memory dynamics

...ffecting other memories? Many would undoubtedly be happy to learn that unpleasant memories might be erased. This ability could be especially significant when it comes to the kind of traumatic memories that are debilitating to those experiencing them. It may well be that in the future, we will be able to wi...

Designer diseases

...le. Australian farmers, by contrast, were only too happy when calicivirus escaped from a research station on Wardang Island in 1995. For them, the arrival of the Spanish virus would be a disaster, allowing rabbit populations to boom. If the potential for international conflict is obvious, the means of prev...

Study shows brain activity influences immune function

...all two events - one that made them feel intensely happy and another that left them feeling intensely sad, fearful or angry. As the respondents focused on the emotion experienced for one minute, the researchers measured the electrical activity in both the right and left sides of the prefrontal cortex. Pre...

SPR Annual Meeting features newsworthy discoveries

...s listened to spoken sentences that sounded either happy or fearful. While both men and women tended to be ...task. Interestingly, when men and women were shown happy and fearful faces, both sexes were equally quick at the task. Cerebral correlates of phantom sensat...

EMBO Award for Communication in the Life Sciences 2003 goes to Hungarian scientist

...y's decision, Peter Csermely said: "I am extremely happy to receive this award, which is a great honour. I do not regard it, however, as a personal achievement. The multinational network to promote high school student research that we established in the recent years reflects the devotion of hundreds of sci...

Researchers reveal early steps in clone development

...both an embryo and an adult cell. They're not very happy and healthy." Latham suspects part of the problem is the culture used to house the cells in the laboratory. "We have cultures that work very well for embryos and cultures that work very well for adult cells. However, we still need to find the optimal...

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