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Where in the brain decisions are made

...s to receive either a certain monetary reward or a risky choice that could yield a larger reward. An opponent, meanwhile, was asked to select an option that would prevent the reward, and the researchers could vary the cost to the opponent of making that selection. The basic aim of the researchers was to cr...

Award-winning INEEL probe to help safely monitor hazardous waste sites

...orces of a direct installation, workers can bypass risky digging. They can push its casing straight into waste sites, Clark says, or else use a sonic drill that vibrates equipment into the ground without bringing up soil. "It's very safe," he says. "You're isolated from contamination." Real-world situation...

Brain differences in adolescents, psychopaths, lend to their impulsive, risk-taking behavior

...als within the primary psychopathy range made more risky choices--choices that were more unfavorable (makin...npsychopaths. Although both groups decreased their risky choices during the second trial, the nonpsychopaths reduced their risky choices significantly more t...

Urban ecology study witnessing the birth of a 'designer ecosystem'

...ng nutrient-rich insects, a behavior that would be risky around predators. Other behavioral and trophic shifts also appear to follow. Particularly intriguing is the further implication that populations and trophic structures vary somewhat within the city depending on the economic status of the neighborhoo...

Falling canopy ants glide home

...half of the rainforest's animal biodiversity, is a risky place. Canopy creatures live on the edge of a very long fall. For an ant, a 30 m fall to the forest floor is akin to me falling 3.5 miles. An ant falling to the forest floor enters a dark world of mold and decomposition, of predators and scavenger...

Report highlights diseases from the environment

...ating established environmental risks, identifying risky situations for disease emerging and finding the causes of diseases of unknown etiology," says Cangelosi. The report is the result of a colloquium convened by the Academy in February 2004 to discuss environmental pathogens and the current state of re...

Two Columbia neuroscientists named Howard Hughes investigators

... analysis of the cortical microcircuitry, and also risky projects, such as the development of new techniques or approaches, which are unlikely to be funded through conventional mechanisms." These new appointments bring the number of HHMI investigators at Columbia University to a dozen. Additional members ...

Concurrent radiation, chemo, followed by surgery lengthens lung cancer patients survival

...whole lung needs to be removed, surgery may be too risky and for these patients, the best option is the combination of chemotherapy plus radiation,h said Albain, who also is director, thoracic oncology program; director, breast clinical research program; and co-director of the multidisciplinary breast onco...

Primate virus jumps species barrier to humans for first time in Asia

...f infection. Visitors occasionally engage in other risky behavior, such as touching animals or trying to hold baby monkeys. Limiting such behavior can reduce the risk of bites and scratches. "If you look at free-ranging monkeys in Singapore's nature reserves, you see that feeding by visitors is not allowed...

Young athletes ignore skin cancer risk

...ay there are plenty, so there's no excuse for this risky behavior, on or off the sports field." Skiers have it even worse, Dr. Adams says. Not only is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. prime time for lift tickets, but UV light on the high slopes isn't "filtered" by the pollution found in the atmosphere at sea level, and i...

New imaging technology shown to detect pancreatic inflammation in type 1 diabetes

...erformed because it is an invasive and potentially risky procedure. "The most exciting aspect of this study is that it demonstrates that we can, at least in mice, use a non-invasive imaging method to predict at a very early time whether a drug will stop the progression of diabetes or not. In fact, the dru...

Gambling monkeys give insight into neural machinery of risk

...ve insights into why humans compulsively engage in risky behaviors, including gambling, unsafe sex, drug us...erwhelmingly preferred to gamble by looking at the risky target. This preference held, regardless of whether the scientists made the risky target reward more...

UC faculty members break new ground while treading gently on the Alaskan tundra

...erned -- and rightly so. "Subsistence methods are risky methods," says Cuomo. The language of the people also reflects the changing climate. "When younger folks learn these languages, they might be preserving them but not preserving all of the words and the concepts," says Cuomo. "In our interviews, the...

$16 million grant advances nanomedicine at Washington University

...lusively at tumor sites to alleviate unpleasant or risky side effects. And it offers more precise adaptation of treatment to the biochemical and molecular features of each patient's disease. "We've entered an era of precisely targeted and individualized cancer therapy," Wickline says. "Our nanotechnology w...

Low-income pregnant Latinas drink despite universal alcohol-warning messages

...ost-effective and efficient methods of identifying risky drinkers among Latinas of reproductive age, and also test interventions tailored to Latinas who currently drink and who have the potential to become pregnant." O'Connor concurs, and also adds that "we need to discuss the fact that rates of drinking h...

Swedish researchers warn university students face infertility

...'s work status because employers regard it as more risky to employ a woman in the fertile age bracket than a man. If parental benefit days were more equally divided between mothers and fathers it would strengthen women's status in the labour market. In Sweden, a limit to the right to transfer benefit days ...

Alcoholism, smoking and genetics among Plains American Indians

... may be less likely to participate in this kind of risky behavior and may be protected from alcoholism." Enoch and her colleagues also found that the Val allele was a risk factor for smoking, but only in women. For the current study, researchers recruited 342 (201 women, 141 men) community-based Plains Ame...

Emerging disease risks prompt scientists to call

...imals are complex and profitable but are extremely risky from a disease perspective. Movements can result in the introduction of exotic animal diseases or human pathogens, which might themselves have important economic and/or public health impacts. Minimizing such risks should be a high priority and, in so...

Common practices at petting zoos put visitors at risk

...o visitors were also engaging in a number of other risky behaviors. The most common risky behavior observed by the South Carolina researchers was visitors bringing food or drink items into t...

Consumption of risky foods declines

...ious Diseases. "Overall we are seeing a decline in risky food consumption and that may be attributable to p...e surveyed said that they had consumed one or more risky foods in the previous week. By 2002, that number had dropped to 21%. The most commonly reported ri...

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(Date:7/24/2014)... leads to conflict among people around the world, a ... Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages (HEAL) Program Director ... tackle global biodiversity decline. , The harvest of wild ... and provides protein for more than a billion of ... that today,s unprecedented loss of wildlife, is bringing with ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... Invertebrate numbers have decreased by 45% on average over ... doubled, reports a study on the impact of humans ... the enormous benefits invertebrates such as insects, spiders, crustaceans, ... pollination and pest control for crops, decomposition for nutrient ... published in Science and led by UCL, ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 24, 2014 Some sticky research out of York ... a certain species of toxic grass fungus: moose saliva ... Biology Letters , "Ungulate saliva inhibits a grassendophyte ... to red fescue grass (which hosts a fungus called ... slower fungus growth and less toxicity. , "Plants have ...
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