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Hopkins Scientists Clock The Speed Of Comprehension
...he patient with a new test could cause problems in understanding
whatobjects are; misinterpretations of verbs, colors, or shapes; and word-findingdifficulties in spontaneous speech." Hart says the finding suggests that there may a stage in languageprocessing where different kinds of language activities, al...
Cells Say The Darndest Things
In an important early step toward understanding
the chemistry of human thought, Stanford chemists ...t the vesicles contain is an important step toward understanding
cellular communication, the researchers maintain. Eventually, Zare and Scheller hope to extend the t...
Gene-Altered Mice Boost Studies of Cardiomyopathy: Enables Research Into Causes And Treatment Of Heart Failure
... Investigation . "This is a big step toward better understanding
and better treatments for a prevalent and very dea...y . This mouse model should "hasten scientific understanding
for dilated cardiomyopathy and improve therapy for heart failure," suggest the researchers. It shou...
Space Grown Insulin Crystals Provide New Data On Diabetes
...tal growth experiment in space areleading to a new understanding
of diabetes -- a hormone deficiency disease. This ... services. NASA research has furthered the understanding
of many diseases,including AIDS, heart disease, cancer, respiratory syncytial virus, sickle cellanem...
New Tests Demonstrate MuchLarger, More Specific Immune Responses To Viruses
... new findings have "triggered a revolution" in our understanding
ofthe virus-specific T cell responses by "finally developing accurate methods" tomeasure these responses. "The size of the antiviral response is much greater than our previousestimates, and radically changes our perception of the T cell respo...
Georgia Scientists Study Salt Marsh To Understand Global Warming
...unal activityand hydrology of the marsh system. An understanding
of theserelationships is crucial to predicting the effects of global warming onthe coastal environment. They are presenting their findings to date at the joint meeting of theEcological Society of America and the American Society of Limnology andOcean...
Molecular "Fossils" Of Early Life
...nzymes. "Our latest findings not only improve our understanding
about theorigins of life, they also expand our skills in molecular evolution," he said. "While we may not be able to resurrect fossilized creatures like they did in'Jurassic Park,' we very well may be able to recreate many of the ancientenzymes that ...
Master Molecule Forms Brains In Frogs And Elbows In Mice
... the likely applications of his research to better understanding
not just the classic "joint diseases," such as arthritis, but also a gamut of medical conditions in which there is either too much or too little bone for the body to handle, such as osteoporosis. Harland's most recent work, in collaboration with Dr. ...
UNMC, Boys Town National Research Hospital Researchers Locate Gene That Causes Combined Deafness And Blindness
..."This is not only an important step forward in our understanding
ofdisorders that affect both hearing and vision, b... Boys Town National ResearchHospital is focused on understanding
how the Usher syndrome Type IIa proteinfunctions. Based upon the similarity of the predicted...
Peptic Ulcers: Stress Does Matter, After All
...s an important role, it gives us a great model for understanding
how psychological factors can tip the balance toward disease, in the uneasy equilibrium we all live in with a whole variety of infectious agents." Although less frequent in recent years, peptic ulcer is still an important cause of suffering a...
Report Focuses On Managed Care Impact In Clinical Microbiology Labs
...eases. The Society's mission is to promotea better understanding
of basic life processes and the application of thisknowledge for improved health and environmental well being. The colloquium report is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.asmusa.org/acasrc/aca1.htm . It can also be obtained by fax...
Photosynthetic Harvest Inc. Harnesses The Power Of Nature's Chemical Factories
By "Milking" Green Plants For Valuable Natural Products
... sound. PHI's technology is based on a fundamental understanding
of how and why plantsproduce such unique compounds. Unlike humans and animals, which have a varietyof mechanisms available to protect themselves from both external and internalstresses, plants have only one major defense mechanism: chemistry. Over t...
DFG To Set Up 14 New Collaborative Research Centres
... and BochumUniversity. The aim is to gain a better understanding
of highly organised systems and toprovide a basis ...se complex processes in order to gain a consistent understanding
offriction, covering phenomena from nuclear friction to friction processes occurring in brakelinings...
International Research Team Announces Discovery Of Two Species Of Feathered
...he many specimens that has contributed to this new understanding
wasfound in 1996 at the same site as Caudipteryx a...haeopteryx. "For more than a century, scientific understanding
of bird evolution reliedalmost exclusively on a handful of fossils, all of which were discovered in ...
Gene Variant Found That Can Help Protect Against Nicotine Addiction
... findings from this study and its implications for understanding
and treatingnicotine addiction. We have long known that individuals vary in their vulnerability to becoming addicted, and thisstudy identifies one gene involved in those individual differences. In addition,understanding the critical role this e...
New Strategy Discerns Early Stages Of HIV Infection, Paving Way For Targeted Study And Therapy
... investigators, couldrevolutionize the approach to understanding
early HIV infection, developingappropriate early treatments and estimating the incidence of HIV infection on anational scale. The multi-institutional finding was reported in the July 1 special issue ofJAMA. The general diagnostic approach will also ...
Seeing Blue-Yellow Color Perception For The First Time
...ndation fordesigning artificial retinas and better understanding
rare eye diseases. Usingthe intact retina of a macaque, the scientists created a three-dimensional mapof the location of the blue-yellow cells by taking electron micrographs of 320cross-sections of the retina. "We photographed the mosaic of retinal ...
Discovering Virology From Beijerinck To Hyperlinks
...r work in virology, particularlywith regard to the understanding
of genetic information and the biological roleof virus encoded proteins," says Karen-Beth G. Scholthof, faculty member atTexas A&M University and APS member. "TMV continues to be in the forefront ofplant virology, generating new concepts and findings...
Williams Syndrome: New UD Study May Shed Light On Rare Genetic Disorder-And Normal Development
...llgenetic defects. This, in turn, will enhance our understanding
of how normaldevelopment occurs." The musical and ...ains as they try and fail the simple exercises. By understanding
the nature of the spatial deficits, the researchers hope tounderstand what parts of language go unco...
'Molecular' Computers? Munich/UD Researchers Report First Glimpse Of Artificial Molecule In Action
...te interconnections, which should promote a better understanding
of realsystems. As conventional, semiconductor integrated circuits keep shrinking, van der Weidenotes, the number of wire-based interconnections between individual componentscontinues to increase, too, causing operational problems. "When you put mill...
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