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Chimpanzees with little or no human contact found in remote African rainforest

...oral advisor. "There is no doubt in my mind that this research will lead to a much better understanding of chimpanzee ecology and behavior, and will set the stage for data collection for years to come. I also believe that ...

Science champion William T. Golden makes historic $5.25 million gift to AAAS

...nd half of my senior year in college. I changed my mind at that point, but I've never lost my affection for the scientific enterprise." Working as a special consultant to the director of the U.S. Bureau of the Budget from 1950 until 1951, Mr. Golden offered advice to President Truman on how the country co...

Technological advances making life easier for people with physical and mental challenges

...wering people a living with a disability is on the mind of AAAS speaker Ted A. Conway of the University of Central Florida, a transition-to-work specialist who is developing new technological applications. For one student with severe spasticity and diminished mental capacity transitioning from high school...

Brain imaging study sheds light on inner workings of human intelligence

...to better understand the process through which the mind reasons and solves novel problems, an ability know...stination and attempting to keep the directions in mind while maintaining a conversation with passengers in the car. Participants in the study were asked to...

Never too late to boogie: Nerve cells still active in 'mature' brain

DENVER, CO - Films that offer the mind a chance to watch the brain at work will be shown during a 14 February panel discussion at the AAAS Annual Meeting titled, "How and Why Brain Cells Boogie: Motility in Neural Development." Recent advances in high-resolution microscopy and image analy...

Cognitive therapy for schizophrenia: Hope for those whom drugs havent helped

...able treatment for schizophrenia, a disease of the mind that traditionally has been thought of as unresponsive to all but powerful drug therapies. Researchers at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Denver today described the groundbreaking approach that led British public health officials to permit the use of psyc...

American Physical Society March Meeting 2003

...nd probability theory, but one must always keep in mind that the human element in finance can trump invalidate equations in some transactions. Most of Picoult's colleagues at other companies are physics PhD's. (Session L1) VIEWING BIOMOLECULES BENEATH THE SURFACE In research that can provide new insigh...

Smaller households fuel global housing boom and threaten biodiversity, study finds

... open space and wild places, not just for peace of mind but for vital services such as crop pollination, water purification and climate stabilization that are key to health and economic prosperity,'' Daily observed. ''The alarming thing about this study is the finding that, if family groups continue to be...

Finding life away from Earth will be tough task, says noted paleontologist

...o from what we know, but we also must have an open mind because we might be surprised by what we find," he said. "We have to be hypercritical so that we're not misled by superficial resemblances to what we know." It will be a tough chore for astrobiologists to turn their field into a self-sustaining endea...

Purdue researchers discover basis for biological clock

...ojects, but the biological clock never escaped his mind or efforts completely. Then an examination of how cells grow led him to the discovery. The Morrés found that cells increase in size at a periodic rate -- they enlarge themselves for 12 minutes, then rest for 12 before growing again. The compl...

To thin or not to thin

...ough the thinning was conducted without bearing in mind the effect on these organisms, and some benefits of thinning may not be seen for many decades," Muir said. "I suspect even greater benefits would be evident if thinning were conducted with a long-term goal of enhancing forest biodiversity." In these ...

Duke ecologist's book offers hopeful view of Earth's plight

...ds, including economic harm, Jackson wrote, "Never mind the narrow bounds of 'harm.' Never mind working within the system to address the many difficult and complicated issues that remain. Never mi...

University of Pittsburgh focuses on building careers in womens health

...ader. "Women's Behavioral Health" recognizes that mind and body are inextricably linked in women's health. Areas of research, led by Harold Pincus, M.D., professor and executive vice chair of the department of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, range across a variety of behavi...

What a difference a decade makes

...who have brain pathology, its important to keep in mind this developmental context....

As bodies age, disease-fighting cells lose punch

... it strongly. As occurs in many parts of the aging mind and body, the immune system becomes less responsive to new challenges, said Cambier. Most immunology researchers have believed that elderly people are less capable of fighting infection because their failing T cells no longer effectively orchestrate...

Black raspberries a potentially powerful agent in fight against colon cancer

...ans. Its also good to keep in mind that the National Cancer Institute continues to recommend four to six helpings of fruits and vegetables each day. Were just suggesting that people make one of those helpings berries, Stoner ...

Gene study determines how humans are related to fruit flies and nematode worms

... proven fact. It is always better to keep an open mind about these things, not to become married to one hypothesis or another, and to let the data speak for themselves." This research was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Astrobiology Institute and the U. S. National...

Discovery Channel special watches OSU chimps learn to read

...study the so-called 'theory of mind issues - how one chimpanzee perceives the state of mind of another," she said. Earlier work with her other chimps showed ...

Stanford sleep experts treat medical condition behind violent 'sleep sex'

... their sleep disturbance took. "What your state of mind is will color the presentation," he said. But even if the patients had no emotional problems, he added, the underlying sleep disorder still would exist, though it may take the form of sleepwalking or talking in sleep. Guilleminault added that ...

Environmental costs may be higher than you think

...ramme, which will be designed with cost savings in mind and help in creating an environmental policy. All agencies involved in the project are well placed to offer experts to microbusinesses - businesses with less than ten employees. In the course of an earlier environmental management project, the Univer...

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