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UGA research shows rats are capable of reflecting on mental processes

... primates could achieve metacognition. But it also presents a rodent model that should allow researchers to understand better what animals are "cognitively sophisticated" and why. The research will also open new lines of inquiry about the underlying neural mechanisms of this ability. Reflecting on ones own ...

A frenzy of fruit fly methods featured in Cold Spring Harbor Protocols

...sm for genetics studies, the featured article also presents techniques for inducing mutations into the DNA of flies. The article will be useful for biologists starting to work with flies in the laboratory, as well as for existing fly laboratories looking to reorganize. Other articles published today include...

Brain works more chaotically than previously thought

..., the dendritic arm of another neuron. The synapse presents an insurmountable barrier to the neuron's electrical pulses. The brain overcomes this obstruction by means of an amazing signal conversion: the synapse releases chemical messengers, known as neurotransmitters, which diffuse to the dendrites. There, t...

Is it ethical for scientists to do research abroad that would be forbidden at home?

... of Law at the University of Melbourne, Australia, presents a unique "barometer" for gauging the ethics of such research. There are many reasons for scientists to undertake research abroad, says Professor Skene, including gaining access to more diverse research facilities and participants in research, or ac...

Experimental Biology 2007: Today's Research, Tomorrow's Health, April 28-May 2

...tions. The American Society for Nutrition, Inc. presents the latest findings on topics such as breast feeding and atopic disease (hereditary predisposition toward hypersensitivity reactions such as hay fever, asthma or atopic dermatitis); the hidden dangers of heavy metal exposure to undernourished mothers...

Study verifies more hazardous waste facilities located in minority areas

...tock of the environmental justice movement itself, presents a timeline and assessments of the movement, and gives testimonials from key people about the impact of the original 1987 report. The title of the report is "Toxic Waste and Race at Twenty 1987-2007, Grassroots Struggles to Dismantle Environmental Rac...

Researchers unearth 4,300-year-old chimpanzee technology

...hers are excited about the work. "Mercader's paper presents strong archaeological data for the antiquity of nut cracking by chimpanzees and shows that this behaviour developed long before farmers arrived in the area," says Dr. Michael Chazan, a University of Toronto anthropology professor who specializes in P...

New study finds genetic link between women and heart disease

...sceptible to heart disease long before the disease presents itself and when treatments may be most effective." These research results add to growing evidence suggesting that inflammatory responses are very important for development of coronary artery disease and stroke. Consequently, researchers believe th...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

...iagina Steering a lamprey through the murky depths presents some of the same engineering control issues that face airplane pilots. This week, Zelenin et al. examined the control system of the lamprey that maintains body orientation in the sagittal (pitch), transversal (roll), and horizontal (yaw) planes. Brai...

Beyond nature vs. nurture: Williams syndrome across cultures

...liams syndrome population, the clear genetic basis presents an unusual opportunity to search for the genetic underpinnings of human social behavior and social characteristics, such as trust and over-friendliness," explains Bellugi. Identified more than 40 years ago, Williams syndrome occurs in an estimated ...

The Evolution of Altruism

...xpressed in lucid prose, Kindness in a Cruel World presents a compelling case that the desire to help others and the spirit of cooperation are fundamental to our human evolutionary inheritance....

Re-examining long-held beliefs about food safety

... The first title, Microbiology of Fresh Produce, presents the latest research and industry practices promoting microbiological safety of fruits and vegetables while the second title, Microbial Source Tracking, offers a state-of-the-art review of current technology and applications being utilized to identif...

Scientists map key landmarks in human genome

...t/journal/vaop/ncurrent/index.html . "This study presents the first global view of human nucleosome positioning," said Fisher. Although analyses of this type had been pioneered in simpler organisms such as yeast, those approaches were not feasible when applied to the massively larger and more complex human ...

The secret women keep from themselves

... diminish her libido and fertility; How menopause presents sexual challenges by instigating both psychological and hormonal changes. ...

A new target for the treatment of breast cancer

...EGFR-ligand Shedding in Breast Cancer. This paper presents the latest experimental results from an on-going investigation led by Bissell into the ecology of tumors. It has long been Bissell's contention that "no tumor is an island." Tumor cells, she maintains, exist in the same microenvironment as healthy...

New study challenges 'critical period' in childhood vision development

...dhood. The evidence gathered from this case study presents a scientific alternative to the widely noted "critical period" that the brain undergoes during childhood. The critical period theory asserts that the brain's learning mechanisms are significantly dependent on early sensory stimulation. Sinha and his...

New edition of landmark textbook incorporates contemporary genome-based view of biology

...ics research, the new edition of Recombinant DNA presents a modern, genome-centered view of biology. In t... Press and W.H. Freeman and Company. "This volume presents what we think are the fundamental concepts of genetics and genomics that form the core of current mo...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 20, 2006

...d with more than 100 micrograms of aflatoxin. This presents a potential health threat to the birds." Among commercial dog and cat foods, the percentage of samples positive for aflatoxin varied from study to study, the researchers found. However, even the positive samples generally had levels of aflatoxin bel...

Oldest animal fossils may have been bacteria

...This week, a study in the same prestigious journal presents evidence forreinterpreting the 600 million-year-old fossils from the Precambrian era asgiant bacteria. The discovery "complicates our understanding of microfossils thought to bethe oldest animals," said lead author Jake Bailey, a graduate student in...

Leibniz Prize winners 2007 announced

...om cells that are already differentiated. Her work presents a groundbreaking contribution to the endeavour of directing the targeted differentiation of stem cells and thus solving one of the key problems of applied stem cell research. Magdalena Gtz studied biology in Zurich and Tbingen, where she obtained h...

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