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Baby brains learn to 'tune in' faces, Science authors say
...Sheffields Olivier Pascalis and colleagues, people tune
their brains to the faces they see the most within the first year of life, hard-wiring a template against which to compare new visages. They discovered that six-month old infants easily distinguish between individual humans and individual monkeys. Ba...
Single cell type seems to control internal clock and pupil of eye
... cycle of day and night keeps the body's rhythm in tune
with the environment. Light adjusts the cycle when it gets out of whack, as with jet-lag or workers switching to the late shift. "The melanopsin-containing cells create a light-detecting network across the retina in the mice," says King-Wai Yau, Ph....
Dietary supplements make old rats youthful, may help rejuvenate aging humans, according to UC Berkeley study
...that then lead to consequences in the cell. If you tune
up mitochondria you may have a means of at least delaying the onset of a number of age-related problems that we encounter, or we can in some ways, hopefully, reverse what has already taken place."...
Prizes awarded in the 2002 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Programme
...st highly endowed promotional prize. Grants to the tune
of three million Deutschmarks (1.55 million euros) are being awarded to researchers requiring a greater amount of apparatus. More theoretically oriented research is being funded with 1.5 million Deutschmarks (775,000 euros) for each project. The fund...
Research to fine tune studies of geologic time
... Stempien said. Stempiens studies will help fine tune
biostratigraphy, or the use of fossils and sedimentary rock layers to figure out geologic time used by oil companies to map areas that, before, they could map with a resolution of only two to three million years. The studies also will help researche...
UCSD researchers decipher molecular "code" capable of controlling plant water loss during droughts
...alcium oscillations in the cell, just as we might tune
into a specific radio signal on the FM dial. When ... the first author of the research paper. "They can tune
in to appropriate stimuli and tune
out inappropriate stimuli. The guard cells can read the oscillati...
Chemists spin materials to improve magnetic resonance data
...ained. "Just as astronomers tune
into the radio waves emitted by objects in outer space, we tune
into radio waves emitted from inner space," he said. Gra...
Super hearing in flies may improve hearing aid technology
...e hearing impaired filter out background noise and tune
in to one sound - a task that would enable them to better decipher what one person is saying in a crowd of people. "Hearing aids made with directional microphones would make selective listening much easier," says Mason. But he cautions that more rese...
Virginia Tech researchers explore surface solubility, polarity
...l stick to that surface. "The aim is to be able to tune
or control the solubility of a surface so it will interact with multiple molecules or a range of molecules," says chemistry professor Timothy Long. Applications, such as biomedical devices or implants that would control protein adhesion or smart ...
The enemy of my enemy is my friend
...en organisms, we have learned that the tune
of herbivore-induced VOC release is complex, but as with most music, the message can be understood with only a few notes. Just as the orchestra plays the music for all to hear and interpret, once a plant releases s...
Northwestern researchers map gene mutation that makes mice deaf and causes them to dance
... makes some mice appear to be dancing to their own tune
has been mapped to a specific gene, according to an article in the Aug. 4 issue of the journal Cell. A group led by Northwestern University Medical School researcher James R. Bartles mapped the deafness mutation in "jerker" mice to a gene that makes ...
When sperm whales talk, UW researcher listens
...s travel well in sea water, allowing scientists to tune
in from a distance and listen to more than one whale at a time. Dougherty's process can differentiate among individuals in a group. "Acoustic identification can work in all weather conditions, in darkness and at considerable distance during the enti...
Elvis of E. coli releases second food safety music CD
... home foodhandling practices. For example, in his tune
"Don't Be a Gambler," based onKenny Roger's "The G..."Do the Locomotion") and junk science (an original tune
called "PoliticalHay"). With a synthesizer and computer, Winter produced these tunes at "SpareBedro...
Mathematics reveals inner workings of potassium pipeline
...nctioning should it go awry. "If we can properly tune
potassium channels, we could, for example, developnew ways of affecting airway smooth muscle, which might have implications forasthma," said MacKinnon....
Researchers Discover Why Some Athletes' Performances Fail To Improve On A Live-High, Train-Low Regimen
...nefit from a move. The researchers now aim to fine tune
the high-low prescription. Some peopleclassified as nonresponders may respond when training at altitudes higher thanwhat's considered moderate-high altitude. In a new study funded by the United States Olympic Committee, Levine will study24 athletes t...
Gene Mutation Found For Common Form Of Mental Retardation
...trical impulses. "So a neuron can sort of tune
in one synapse and tune
out another bychanging the shape of the spine," says Walsh who, with HMS colleagues KristinaAllen an...
Study Shows Aspirin Blocks "Plant Pain"
... animals," Backhaus said. While humans may want to tune
out the pain "alarm" signaling that their bodyis under distress, it is hard to see what benefit aspirin's suppressioncould have in the plant reaction. Unless you're a hungry insect ransacking a patch of plants, that is, and youwant to shut off the ne...
A Drug Pump On A Computer Chip
... while reusable, cost another $50 to sterilize and tune
up before each use. About 20 million miniature blood pressure sensors are now being used each year, in addition to other downsized pumps and sensors. But there are still no closed-loop systems on the market that can regulate themselves without ...
'BirdSource' Website For Citizen-Science Data
...If they 'jot' them on the Web, we will be able to tune
to the movements of bird populations, just like the weather reports track the movements of storm fronts. We will have up-to-the-minute accounts on where birds are at any given moment -- and so will anyone who opens BirdSource." Emphasizing the value...