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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
A tumour suppressor in mice and men
When protective mechanisms in cells fail, certain genes can cause tumours - and cancer. (2006-05-29)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
More evidence of cannabis-induced psychosis
Volunteers taking cannabis-based therapeutic drugs as part of a controlled trial, which had been approved by an ethics board as safe for the subjects, experienced psychotic effects just as strong as if they had smoked cannabis. (2005-03-31)
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)
This is your brain on snacks -- brain stimulation affects craving and consumption
Magnetic stimulation of a brain area involved in 'executive function' affects cravings for and consumption of calorie-dense snack foods, reports a study in the September issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. (2014-09-15)
Springer Nature implements ORCID unique digital identifiers for books and chapters
Springer Nature will collaborate with ORCID to provide the work of book authors, chapter authors and book editors with digital identifiers, ensuring the recognition of their work. (2015-11-02)
New study on mobile phones and children's cognitive development
A new study launching today will investigate whether the use of mobile phones and other wireless technologies might affect children's cognitive development. (2014-05-20)
Acorda Therapeutics begins Phase 3 trials of Fampridine-SR for chronic spinal cord injury
Acorda Therapeutics has begun two phase 3 clinical studies to evaluate the safety and efficacy of its lead product, Fampridine-SR, in chronic spinal cord injury patients. (2002-07-01)
URI, Lehigh partner for first-ever drug effectiveness study on college students with ADHD
Researchers at the University of Rhode Island and Lehigh University are about to launch a study to test the effectiveness of the stimulant medication, Vyvanse, on college students with ADHD. (2009-09-23)
Identifying novel small RNAs
As publishe din G&D, researchers have more than doubled the number of identified sRNAs in E. coli. (2001-06-30)
Floyd E. Bloom wins 2005 Sarnat Prize in Mental Health
The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies has awarded the 2005 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to Floyd E. (2005-10-24)
Chemists create clusters of organelles by mimicking nature
Scientists from the University of Basel have succeeded in organizing spherical compartments into clusters mimicking the way natural organelles would create complex structures. (2016-11-02)
Manipulating brain network to change cognitive functions: New breakthrough in neuroscience
When an electric circuit breaks down, we can repair it by restoring connections in the circuit. (2017-08-07)
DZNE and Charite work together: With joined forces against neurodegenerative diseases
The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin are internationally leading institutions for research in the field of neurodegenerative diseases. (2013-05-16)
Julio Frenk should be the front-runner in elections for Director-General of the WHO
Based on his experience, skills, and vision for WHO, Julio Frenk must surely be the objective front-runner in the elections for a new Director-General of the organization, states Richard Horton, Editor of the Lancet, in a comment in this week's issue. (2006-10-05)
Research finds that wisdom is a matter of both heart and mind
The fluctuations of your heartbeat may affect your wisdom, according to new research from the University of Waterloo. (2016-04-07)
HEBE: Detection of falls and monitoring of the elderly
HEBE is an EU-funded joint research project. A mechanism that detects falls and monitors the activity of the elderly has been developed. (2006-04-24)
Yale researchers discover remnant of an ancient 'RNA world'
Some bacterial cells can swim, morph into new forms and even become dangerously virulent -- all without initial involvement of DNA. (2008-07-17)
New models for optimizing mission control of unmanned aerial vehicles
With funding from the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, engineers at Boston University are working on a theoretical approach to improve automated mission control and decision-making for fleets of unmanned aerial vehicles. (2010-03-31)
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