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Brain signal predicts working memory prowess

...that the posterior parietal cortex, an area at the top rear part of the brain, is the brain area responsible for holding representations in visual working memory and likely source of the signal in the Oregon study. "Simply by measuring the amplitude increase across memory array sizes, we can accuratel...

ESA consults European science community on candidate Earth Explorer missions

...ouds and aerosols, as well as the radiances at the top of the atmosphere. From a single platform in a 450 km polar orbit a lidar (laser radar) will acquire data on aerosols and thin clouds and a high frequency radar will do the same for thick clouds. A multi-spectral imager will provide additional inform...

MCG pursues markers to improve ovarian cancer treatment, diagnosis

... treatment in Georgia. Ovarian cancer is among the top five cancers diagnosed in women, and although survival rates can be as high as 80 to 90 percent when caught early, most cancers are found after the disease has progressed, because it's asymptomatic early on and because there is no screening test, sai...

HHMI commits more than $30 million to help reverse brain drain, beat infectious diseases

...ell known within the United States for identifying top scientific talent and encouraging researchers to push the boundaries of science. With its international grants, the Institute applies the same principles to support scientists and science in other countries. "It's important to make this kind of inve...

Researchers find no safe place to sit in California tick-infested forest

...ay and mid-June. Decked out in white clothing from top to bottom, with pant legs tucked into white socks and seams sealed with duct tape, the researchers set out to learn how people might acquire nymphal ticks. "If we're going to develop effective strategies and educational programs for the prevention o...

For the sake of land and climate, coaxing soil to soak up carbon

... incredible. Today, 99 percent of it comes out the top as carbon dioxide. If we can increase the fraction that is retained in soil by even a small amount, it will make a huge difference." Amonette's experiments promoted the activity of tyrosinase, a common enzyme that catalyzes soil's natural "humificati...

Chatty finches

...s really necessary for song learning are therefore top priority for the lab....

Brood X cicadas will cause limited damage to trees, yard plants across eastern U.S.

...ter than one-half inch across -- securely over the top of vulnerable plants. Brood X's population is densest in southern Indiana, Kentucky and southwestern Ohio, but it has pockets in Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, New Jersey, Missouri, northern Georgia, New York (Long Island), eastern Pennsylvania (inc...

Moffitt teams with DNAPrint(TM) to predict patient response to chemotherapy

...sted in the U.S. News & World Report as one of the top cancer hospitals in America. Moffitt's sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer....

'Meeting of the minds' leads new era in fight against cancer

...cancer and its course of action. Presentations by top scientists will include novel technologies and research approaches, lifesaving therapies in the pipeline, and new insights into prevention. "Thanks to persistence and determination on part of the researchers, we can better understand the intricacie...

A picture is worth a thousand miles not traveled to measure the fossil of an ancient sea creature

...ne-third of the specimens photographed were in the top 10 percent of those collected in terms of size," says Krause. "The taxonomic literature is biased," Krause says, "but it is biased in the same direction and roughly the same magnitude for both brachiopods and bivalves. So, we feel tha...

'Top Houston Women in Technology' honoree at UH

...rsity of Houston, has been chosen one of Houston's top women in technology. Hardin will be recognized with a group of her peers at a gala June 12 when she receives one of the "Top Houston Women in Technology" awards for 2004. This year's awards mark the 25th anniversary of the Association ...

Principal investigators named for international scholars in breast cancer research program

... by placing each Scholar under the mentorship of a top breast cancer scientist at a leading academic research institution within the United States where she/he will engage in an outstanding program of cancer research and experience unique professional development opportunities. Principal Investigators ch...

Banned chemical travels across three oceans

...ually evaporate. "The Arctic Ocean has a 'lid' on top in form of an ice cover," says Wania. "Over the last 20 years it acted as a sort of refrigerator preserving the chemical that is now flowing into Atlantic Canada." In the study, Wania and his team established a network of air sampling stations on a n...

Nerac rebuilds TOC Journal Watch service with new search engine

...rovides an easy solution to monitoring the world's top publications. Clients can use TOC Journal Watch to...elp researchers and business professionals stay on top of the latest publications in their industry. Because the online system is so easy to use, clients m...

Wasps' brains enlarge as they perform more demanding jobs

...the mushroom bodies. There is one mushroom body on top of each hemisphere of the wasp brain and the structures have a superficial resemblance to the cerebrum in humans and other vertebrates, he said. The enlargement was centered in a part of the mushroom body called the calyx where neural connections ar...

New environmental journalism website holds more than 700 articles in three languages

...environmental coverage in general." Each year, the top winners in each nation are invited to participate in an international environmental conference. In 2002 and 2003, journalists were taken to the annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) held in Baltimore, Maryland and New Orlea...

Rimonbant shows promise in addressing multiple risk factors

...is one of Canada's leading universities. Among the top ten Canadian universities in terms of research, it has received more than 150 million dollars in external funds in year 2000 for research and international cooperation. Laval University received more than $250 million in research funding last year....

UC San Diego places in top tier of institutions awarded 2004 Sloan Research Fellowships

...e distinction this year, and UCSD ranked among the top tier of academic institutions winning Sloan awards: Stanford led with eight, UC Berkeley and Princeton tied for second place with seven fellows each, and UCSD tied for third place with Caltech. The fellowships are awarded each year to young academics...

Top US scientist honored with prestigious award

...their achievement in the sciences. Each year, five top prizes and 15 fellowships are awarded, in as many as 20 countries. Dr. Marrack was selected as this year's North American award recipient. She was chosen for her significant contribution in the area of T cell research - the family of cells that help...

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