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Max Planck Florida Institute study sheds light on higher brain functions « Florida Biotechnology News

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Late Bloomers: "New" Genes May Have Played a Role in Human Brain Evolution: Scientific American

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Living antibiotics – bacteria that suck the life out of their prey | Lab Rat, Scientific American Blog Network

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Bacteria will eat anything. Their highly diverse biochemistry, and ability to adapt quickly to change means that they can adapt to take up nutrients ...
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Study characterizes epigenetic signatures of autism in brain tissue

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Neurons in the prefrontal cortex of individuals with autism show changes at numerous sites across the genome, according to a new study.
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The Birth of Optogenetics | The Scientist

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The idea of the class is to get students thinking about how to create neurotechnology innovations—new inventions that can solve outstanding scientific questions or address unmet clinical needs. Designing neurotechnologies is difficult because of the complex properties of the brain: its inaccessibility, heterogeneity, fragility, anatomical richness, and high speed of operation.
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Max Planck Florida Institute study sheds light on higher brain functions « Florida Biotechnology News

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Blood platelets get a new job: fighting invaders - health - 08 November 2011 - New Scientist

Blood platelets get a new job: fighting invaders - health - 08 November 2011 - New Scientist | Just Science | Scoop.it
It was assumed that platelets primarily help blood to clot – now it appears they are also key to forming a full-blown immune response...
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Tracing biological pathways

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A new chemical process developed by a team of Harvard researchers may increase the utility of positron emission tomography (PET) in creating real-time 3-D images of chemical processes occurring inside the human body.
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Ten Historic Female Scientists You Should Know

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Before Marie Curie, these women dedicated their lives to science and made significant advances...
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Cat's eye irises don't need brain to adapt to the dark - life - 07 November 2011 - New Scientist

Cat's eye irises don't need brain to adapt to the dark - life - 07 November 2011 - New Scientist | Just Science | Scoop.it
The muscles controlling the slit-like pupil of a cat's eye do not need nerve signals to move – a light-sensitive pigment in the iris can do the job instead...
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Neural Networking: Your Brain's Internal Connections Operate Like a Country Club: Scientific American Gallery

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Ancient Bird Remains Illuminate Lost World of Indonesia’s “Hobbits” | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

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LAS VEGAS--A study of bird remains from the same cave that yielded bones of a mini human species called Homo floresiensis and nicknamed the hobbit has ...
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Eight common myths about the brain - exploded | Radio Times

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Think you know some quirky facts about your brain?
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20 Most Influential Scientists Alive Today

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20 Most Influential Scientists Alive Today - Share Scientists are perhaps the most influential people in the world today. They are responsible not only for the great practical advances in medicine an...
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Single molecule nanocar takes its first spin - 09 November 2011 - New Scientist

Single molecule nanocar takes its first spin - 09 November 2011 - New Scientist | Just Science | Scoop.it
The vehicle, which has four wheels that all rotate in the same direction when zapped with a beam of electrons, may help reveal why nature's tiny motors are...
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UCLA biologists slow the aging process in fruit flies / UCLA Newsroom

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Mind control key to improving Parkinson's symptoms - health - 08 November 2011 - New Scientist

Mind control key to improving Parkinson's symptoms - health - 08 November 2011 - New Scientist | Just Science | Scoop.it
Neurofeedback allows people with Parkinson's to train their brain to improve movement problems associated with the condition...
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Piškotarna: TBT: Stroj (Robotic Machine science in Slovene)

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How does our brain learn new information?: Scientific American

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Heidi Johansen-Berg, a neuroscientist at the University of Oxford, responds...
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Green tea and red laser attack Alzheimer's plaques - health - 05 November 2011 - New Scientist

Green tea and red laser attack Alzheimer's plaques - health - 05 November 2011 - New Scientist | Just Science | Scoop.it
Lasers can force drugs into cells to destroy the plaques that cause memory loss in Alzheimer's disease (RT @AlzGA: Laser treatment for #Alzheimers?
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Single molecule ties itself into famous knot - tech - 07 November 2011 - New Scientist

Single molecule ties itself into famous knot - tech - 07 November 2011 - New Scientist | Just Science | Scoop.it
The tiniest pentafoil knot ever tied could lead to materials with exotic properties...
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'Cyborg yeast' run by a computer

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Scientists precisely control gene activity in brewer's yeast using computer-based feedback - an idea that may be used to help produce biofuels and drugs.
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Smart Phone, Smart Science: How the Use of Smartphones Can Revolutionize Research in Cognitive Science

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MicroRNAs Prevent Cell Reprogramming | The Scientist

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Antibody Library Project Could Unlock Mysteries of Human Gene Function

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Using Nature's Secrets To Extend Human Life | Slideshows

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