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Rutgers research partner Stemcyte, Inc., expands to New Jersey
StemCyte, an umbilical cord blood stem cell company, moves into New Jersey to be closer to its university research collaborator. (2008-05-01)
Mayo Clinic researchers redefining how heart functions
Contrary to the widely accepted explanation that the human heart is simply a pump, Mayo Clinic researchers have uncovered novel findings on how cardiac muscle operates. (2005-12-02)
NCI awards UC researcher $1.8 million to study protein's effect on breast cancer
Xiaoting Zhang, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Cancer Biology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, has received a $1.8 million, five-year, R01 award from the National Cancer Institute to continue breast cancer research focusing on the function of the protein MED1 on HER2-positive breast cancer. (2015-07-07)
Imaging the genome: Cataloguing the fundamental processes of life
A new study at the University of Cambridge has allowed researchers to peer into unexplored regions of the genome and understand for the first time the role played by more than 250 genes key to cell growth and development. (2014-10-27)
Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn, study says
A study found that excessive movement common among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is actually vital to how they remember information and work out complex cognitive tasks. (2015-04-17)
New insight into impulse control
How the brain controls impulsive behavior may be significantly different than psychologists have thought for the last 40 years. (2011-08-30)
Drilling around the globe
On Jan. 15, the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program ICDP heads into a new round. (2012-01-13)
Study shows cognitive benefit of lifelong bilingualism
Seniors who have spoken two languages since childhood are faster than single-language speakers at switching from one task to another, according to a study published in the Jan. (2013-01-08)
Experts call for World Health Organization to rethink 'unacceptable' plans
The World Health Organization (WHO) has been accused of 'washing its hands of older people' in its proposed priorities for future work. (2018-01-04)
Molecular clue to Alzheimer's mystery found
Researchers have linked a molecule found in brain cells to levels of presinilin proteins. (2000-11-12)
New technique will accelerate genetic characterization of photosynthesis
Photosynthesis provides fixed carbon and energy for nearly all life on Earth, yet many aspects of this fascinating process remain mysterious. (2014-04-15)
Travel funding: GSA, SACNAS, STEPPE, for students for major geoscience conferences
The Geological Society of America in partnership with the American Geosciences Institute, Incorporated Research Institute for Seismology, the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, the Society for Sedimentary Geology, and STEPPE have received funding to support 25 undergraduate and graduate students to attend the SACNAS and GSA national conferences in November 2015. (2015-07-27)
Rotavirus vaccine papers win the Lancet's Paper of the Year 2006
Trials of two vaccines for rotavirus, a common cause of childhood diarrhea, are the joint winners of the Lancet's Paper of the Year 2006. (2007-01-11)
Bush and Obama's gifts to Trump: More war-making powers
Thanks to the military interventions by the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, the former presidents have effectively expanded executive authority for Donald Trump to go to war, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. (2017-08-08)
Consensus statement regarding access and inclusion of geoscientists with disabilities
The American Geosciences Institute is pleased to announce the release of a community consensus statement on access and inclusion of geoscientists with disabilities. (2015-09-10)
Two cultures, same risk for cognitive impairment
Diabetes is a known risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia, age-related conditions that affect memory and thinking skills. (2015-06-22)
The aging brain: Failure to communicate
A team of Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers has shown that normal aging disrupts communication between different regions of the brain. (2007-12-05)
Prepare to be surprised by future climate changes
Current debate in the U.S. on climate change often focuses on whether things will really be as bad as scientists say they will be, but according to a Penn State climatologist, perhaps the question we should be asking is, are we confident that things will be as good as they are saying. (2002-12-07)
With optical 'tweezers,' researchers pinpoint the rhythmic rigidity of cell skeletons
Using lasers to achieve a resolution of 0.5 microns, Lehigh University scientists can (2003-12-03)
Soft memory device opens door to new biocompatible electronics
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a memory device that is soft and functions well in wet environments -- opening the door to a new generation of biocompatible electronic devices. (2011-07-14)
Dew helps ground cloud computing
The most obvious disadvantage of putting your data in the cloud is losing access when you have no internet connection. (2015-09-15)
Henri R. Manasse elected Chair of the National Patient Safety Foundation
At its annual meeting in Chicago earlier this week, Henri R. (1999-11-18)
How studying damage to the prefrontal lobe has helped unlock the brain's mysteries
Until the last few decades, the frontal lobes of the brain were shrouded in mystery and erroneously thought of as nonessential for normal function. (2014-08-28)
Grant supports LSUHSC research on how like cell receptor systems determine very different functions
Andy Catling, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of pharmacology and the Stanley S. (2009-07-24)
Stray prenatal gene network suspected in schizophrenia
Researchers have reverse-engineered the outlines of a disrupted prenatal gene network in schizophrenia, by tracing spontaneous mutations to where and when they likely cause damage in the brain. (2013-08-01)
University of Miami nurse awarded prestigious national fellowship to improve health care
A national fellowship program focused on expanding the role of nurses to lead change in the US health-care system has been awarded to Elias Provencio-Vasquez, Ph.D., N.P., F.A.A.N., F.A.A.N.P., associate professor at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. (2009-07-28)
Economy of movement
Economists use the concept of a utility function, which increases with increasing desirability of the outcome, to characterize human decision making. (2004-09-20)
Actions versus objects: The role of the motor system
According to many scientists the fact that ALS patients experience (in addition to severe motor deficits) greater linguistic difficulty with verbs denoting action compared to nouns denoting objects depends on their motor deficit. (2014-11-07)
Researchers identify genes in fruitflies that may shed light on human cancer spread
By searching through all the genes in the fruitfly genome, Johns Hopkins scientists have identified those required for a certain type of cell migration and simultaneously captured a global view of all the genes turned on when cells are on the move. (2006-04-03)
New procedure reveals the secrets of the brain
Scientists from the MPI for Biological Cybernetics in Tãbingen have developed a new procedure which accurately maps the activity in primate brains by means of the BOLD-Signal (Blood Oxygen Level Dependent Signal). (2005-12-22)
Georgia Tech Information Security Center releases cyber threats forecast for 2011
The Georgia Tech Information Security Center today announced the release of the GTISC Emerging Cyber Threats Report for 2011, outlining the top three areas of security risk and concern for consumer and business Internet and computer users. (2010-10-07)
A tumour suppressor in mice and men
When protective mechanisms in cells fail, certain genes can cause tumours - and cancer. (2006-05-29)
Rice study details stress-diabetes link
A study led by Rice University has found a positive link between emotional stress and diabetes, with roots in the brain's ability to control anxiety. (2016-06-06)
Major milestones for Carnegie-hosted Deep Carbon Observatory
Recent advances in our understanding of the quantities, movements, forms and origin of carbon in Earth are summarized in a just-published report. (2014-12-15)
Neural progenitor cells as reservoirs for HIV in the brain
Dr. Ruth Brack-Werner and her team at the Institute of Virology of the German Research Center for Environmental Health previously demonstrated that HIV invades not only brain macrophages but also astrocytes. (2008-03-04)
What causes brain cancer?
Glioblastoma is the most common and most lethal form of brain tumor in people. (2011-07-06)
Worth the wait? A neural mechanism related to impulsive decision-making
Researchers at the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany and the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, have identified single neurons in the pigeon forebrain that play a role in controlling impulsive decisions -- in the pigeons' case, the preference for a small, immediate reward over a large, delayed reward. (2005-04-11)
High-performance motorized wheelchairs
Tekniker-Ik4, with the help of the Benevolent Fund of the Kutxa Bank, has created the NOA prototype of a wheelchair with state-of-the-art specifications. (2007-10-02)
The first laugh: New study posits evolutionary origins of two distinct types of laughter
In an important new study from the forthcoming Quarterly Review of Biology, biologists from Binghamton University explore the evolution of two distinct types of laughter - laughter which is stimulus-driven and laughter which is self-generated and strategic. (2005-11-22)
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