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Math that powers spam filters used to understand how brain learns to move our muscles

...repeated the task, it would sift through the prior knowledge in its memory banks and make a prediction on how to move, which in turn would also be memorized. While short term memory was periodically purged, repeated errors were transferred to a long term memory bank. The computer learner was tasked with loo...

2 million dwarfism study launched

... group of experts to hopefully rapidly advance our knowledge of the genetic causes of dwarfism. By the end of this research we hope to have identified the major molecular problems that cause these disorders and to be much closer to identifying potential therapeutic targets. The research project called Eur...

Scientists discover 5 new species of sea slugs from the Tropical Eastern Pacific

... Cuthona millenae, named for Sandra Millen for her knowledge of Pacific nudibranchs, was collected from under a...olanda Camacho-Garcia for her contributions to the knowledge of Pacific opistohbranchs. Herviella sp., was photographed and collected by Alicia Hermosillo fr...

Manchester researcher wins Libyan award

...o return home to continue my research and apply my knowledge in the best way." Abdul said that he would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge his country for offering him a chance to study abroad and to Dr Akeel Hussain Akeel for his marvelous support....

Story ideas from the Journal of Lipid Research

... K. Sethi and Antonio J. Vidal-Puig review current knowledge on how fat tissue works in our bodies. They describe the biochemicals released by fat tissue and how they help keep the internal environment of the body stable by either storing fat or burning it to produce energy. The scientists also review the l...

Departure to cold water corals and other 'hot spots'

...national Polar Year, and aims to contribute to the knowledge on species diversity, structure, function and dynamics of different ecosystems along the coastline of the European continent. The results may help to influence future guidelines for European marine politics. HERMES will investigate European deep-sea...

Endogenous cannabinoids linked to fetal brain damage imposed by maternal cannabis use

...hese new and exciting results not only bolster out knowledge on the brains normal development but may also take us closer to understanding if and when cannabis damages the fetal brain. Endogenous cannabinoids use the same mechanism, engaging the CB1 cannabinoid receptor, as THC to exert their effects on nerve ...

MBL scientist Julie Huber receives 2007 LOral USA Fellowship for Women in Science

...t be applied to every sample to advance scientists knowledge of resident microbial communities. Dr. Hubers research applies a combined molecular diversity, metagenomic, and geochemical approach to provide a window into this world. Her work is a part of the International Census of Marine Microbes, a project of ...

New study indicates that people may need more dietary choline than previously thought

...pment, particularly during the stages that involve knowledge acquirement and life-long memory function. 5 ...

Genome Canada, Gnome Qubec and Universit de Montral launch P3G Consortium and CARTaGENE Project

...nternational collaboration and governance. "As our knowledge of genetics expands, so does the need for framework mechanisms," said Dr. Knoppers, the project's director. "By creating P3G and incorporating the work of CARTaGENE into it, we are hoping to advance the frontiers of human genetics research in a way t...

Predicting catastrophic transitions

...ct such catastrophic transition without a thorough knowledge of the underlying mechanisms. Egbert van Nes and Marten Scheffer analyzed various models and came to the conclusion that there is a simpler way to predict a catastrophic transition. In their work, which appears in the June issue of The American Natur...

Fibers are center stage at international conference

..., says the meeting is designed to share scientific knowledge pertaining to fibers, fiber based products, and fibrous materials. "Engineering textiles and fibers to be stronger and more durable while still being lightweight is a bur...

UF researchers awaken vision cells in blind mice

...t 1 in 3,000 Americans. "This is the first to my knowledge of a cone-targeted gene therapy that restores function in an animal model where cones are the primary defect," said Richard Weleber, Ph.D., a professor of molecular and medical genetics at Oregon Health & Science University who was not involved in th...

UT Southwestern joins national clinical trial to uncover long-term effects of West Nile virus

...n this trial could help bridge the gaps in current knowledge of West Nile and aid in the design of better treatments," said Dr. Roger Bedimo, assistant professor of internal medicine at UT Southwestern and chief of infectious disease at the Veterans Administration North Texas Health Care System. Dr. Bedimo is ...

Jaap Sinninghe Damst awarded the Vernadsky Medal for innovative use of biomarkers

...o be more sure about the results. Applying his knowledge to EUROCORES Through Sinninghe Damst's involvement in several different European Science Foundation (ESF) EUROCORES Programmes, it is clear how very versatile these biomarkers are as they can be applied to a whole range of scientific projects. "...

Scientists discover cost-effective ways to improve crop output in Uganda

...esearch and extension takes advantage of the local knowledge of farmers, is cost-effective, and is easily replicable for addressing crop production problems of small scale farmers throughout Africa." Wortmann and other scientists are continuing on-going studies to address the long-term sustainability of the ...

From ink to optics, study of particle mixtures yields fundamental insights

... will exist in the solid, liquid and gas states -- knowledge that is necessary to capitalize fully on colloidal properties. Charting the freezing, melting and boiling points in "phase diagrams" has been difficult, however, because colloids contain an overwhelmingly large number of charged particles that attrac...

The Institute of Ecosystem Studies recognized by the Wildlife Society

... Management Program is an important example of the knowledge that can be gained by sustained long-term research. We are honored by the recognition and hope that our findings continue to inform deer management initiatives throughout the northeastern U.S. and elsewhere." ...

Journal details how global warming will affect the world's fisheries

... facing the risk of stock extinction, insufficient knowledge may entice countries to be more cautious. Better management would improve the yield from the stock and postpone its ultimate disappearance but probably not prevent it altogether, they write. Hannessons paper deals explicitly with global warming, w...

Soy estrogens and breast cancer: Researcher offers overview

...iption, and in most cases are consumed without the knowledge of their physicians. Helferich notes that the incidence rate of breast cancer in women aged 50 and over in the U.S. dropped significantly after use of hormone-replacement therapy (HRT) declined in 2002 and 2003. While purified genistein is not as p...

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