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Brain Mapped Faster than Ever Before

July 29, 2011 4:10 am | News | Comments

The human brain is the most complex of all organs, now a research team has developed a method for tackling the mammoth task of mapping this vast network.

Headgear Turns Thought into Motion

July 28, 2011 5:20 am | Videos | Comments

Mind-machine interface could lead to new life-changing technologies for millions of people. "Brain cap" technology allows users to turn their thoughts into motion.

Body Signals Impending Panic Attacks

July 28, 2011 5:14 am | Videos | Comments

A study captured panic attacks discovered waves of significant physiological instability for at least 60 minutes before patients' awareness of the panic attacks.

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Scientist of the Week: Angelika Amon

July 28, 2011 5:11 am | by Michelle Longo | News | Comments

Amon’s research was on a gene which seems to control the reproductive process in yeast may reverse aging in the cells of other organisms-including humans.

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Science Cracks Genome of German E. Coli Outbreak

July 28, 2011 5:06 am | News | Comments

A team of researchers has unraveled the genomic code of the E. coli bacterium that caused the ongoing deadly outbreak in Germany that began in May 2011.

Gastric Bypass Lowers Desire for Fat

July 28, 2011 5:02 am | News | Comments

Gastric bypass surgery alters people’s food preferences so that they eat less high fat food. The findings suggest a new mechanism by which some types of bariatric surgery lead to long-term weight loss.

Ill Matched Organs Perform Better Than Dialysis

July 28, 2011 4:59 am | News | Comments

Hard-to-match kidney transplant candidates who receive a treatment designed to make their bodies more accepting of incompatible organs are twice as likely to survive eight years after transplant surgery as those who stay on dialysis for years awaiting compatible organs.

Social Savvy and Spatial Reasoning Linked

July 28, 2011 4:54 am | News | Comments

People who are socially skilled—who are adept at metaphorically putting themselves in someone else’s shoes—are also more proficient when it comes to spatial skills.

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Muscle Mass Indicator of Future Diabetes

July 28, 2011 4:51 am | News | Comments

A recent study found that the greater an individual’s total muscle mass, the lower the person’s risk of having insulin resistance, the major precursor of type 2 diabetes.

Wildfires Pose Climate Warming Risk

July 28, 2011 4:19 am | News | Comments

After a 10,000-year absence, wildfires have returned to the Arctic tundra, and a study shows that their impact could extend far beyond the areas blackened by flames.

Heat May Save Amphibians from Extinction

July 28, 2011 4:15 am | News | Comments

Over the past 30 years, around 200 species of amphibians have disappeared due to a fungal infection. An research group has reviewed every technique in order to prevent the effects of this disease and local extinctions and heat may hold the answer.

Earliest Known Bird Isn't

July 28, 2011 4:11 am | News | Comments

One of the world's most famous fossil creatures, widely considered the earliest known bird, is getting demoted: a new analysis suggests it isn't a bird at all.

Invisibility Cloak Hides Objects Using Light

July 27, 2011 5:45 am | News | Comments

For the first time, scientists have devised an invisibility cloak material that hides objects from detection using light that is visible to humans.

Acids Detected in Swimmers’ Urine

July 27, 2011 5:37 am | News | Comments

The first scientific measurements in humans show that potentially harmful haloacetic acids (HAAs) appear in the urine of swimmers within 30 minutes after exposure to chlorinated water where HAAs form as a byproduct of that water disinfection method.

Transparent Lithium-Ion Battery

July 27, 2011 4:52 am | Videos | Comments

Researchers have invented a transparent lithium-ion battery that is also highly flexible. It is comparable in cost to regular batteries on the market today.

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