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Scientists erase, then restore rats’ memories

Scientists erase, then restore rats’ memories | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Researchers can selectively remove a memory and predictably reactivate it by stimulating nerves in the brain.
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"The study, published in the June 1 advanced online issue of the journal Nature, is the first to show the ability to selectively remove a memory and predictably reactivate it by stimulating nerves in the brain at frequencies that are known to weaken and strengthen the connections between nerve cells, called synapses."

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Can Video Games Make Your Brain Level Up?

Can Video Games Make Your Brain Level Up? | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

Recent studies have shown that video games might actually be good for your brain, leading to increases in grey matter in regions involved in co-ordination, decision making and memory.


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10 Reasons Why We Need Research Literacy, Not Scare Columns

10 Reasons Why We Need Research Literacy, Not Scare Columns | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

The children and media research community has been buzzing with frustration at the viral circulation of Cris Rowan's Huffington Post column, "10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12." The piece pretty well defines "hack-ademic" writing, in which an author throws lots of learned-sounding terms and citations at a lay reader, while obscuring misinterpretations and fuzzy logic. Here are 10 reasons why Rowan's column is flawed.


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Andrew Glynn's curator insight, March 18, 9:03 AM

The amount of hackademia around the net, from TED talks to New Scientist Online, is at the point of frightening.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 18, 11:49 AM

Interesante debate :)

Monty Bell's curator insight, April 8, 11:21 AM

I am constantly trying to defend mobile devices - this helps. 

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Jellyfish prepares for fly

Drone developers are increasingly attempting to mimic the flight mechanics of birds an insects for the next generation of miniature, autonomous aircraft, but one researcher in New York, has found inspiration in the sea rather than the air. Leif Ristroph of New York University is developing a drone that replicates the pulsating motion of the jellyfish as an alternative drive system for future drones. Sharon Reich has more.


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Gene regulation technology increases survival rates in mice with glioblastoma

Gene regulation technology increases survival rates in mice with glioblastoma | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the brain cancer that killed Sen. Edward Kennedy and kills approximately 13,000 Americans a year, is aggressive and incurable.
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Is An 'Off The Shelf' Liver Coming Soon?

Is An 'Off The Shelf' Liver Coming Soon? | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have for the first time created a functional human liver from stem cells derived from skin and blood and say their success points to a future where much-needed livers and other transplant...

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Dr.Pedro Bernáldez's comment, July 8, 2013 4:43 AM
Congratulations!!!!
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Congratulations for the scientists !!!!! It´s a great new!!!!

Deborah Verran's comment, July 8, 2013 5:06 AM
There is still a way to go for this technology such that organ donation will no longer be required. See commentary via http://scoop.it/t/organ-donation-transplant-matters-resources
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San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment: Putting science into the assessment of research

San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment: Putting science into the assessment of research | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

There is a pressing need to improve the ways in which the output of scientific research is evaluated by funding agencies, academic institutions, and other parties.

To address this issue, a group of editors and publishers of scholarly journals met during the Annual Meeting of The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) in San Francisco, CA, on December 16, 2012. The group developed a set of recommendations, referred to as the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment. We invite interested parties across all scientific disciplines to indicate their support by adding their names to this Declaration. (...)


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Research on Assessment in Games (GLASS-R) |

Research on Assessment in Games (GLASS-R) | | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
SRI International is researching the inferential validity, reliability, and effectiveness of formative assessments embedded within games.

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The Rise of Online Video / Pew Research Report

A new report from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project finds that online video is growing. 78% of online adults watch or download videos online, up from 69% in 2009, and the share of internet users who upload or post video online has doubled from 14% in 2009 to 31% today. Kristen Purcell, report author, explains these findings and the reasons behind them. 

For the full report, visit www.pewresearch.org

Follow the Pew Research Center on Twitter: @pewresearch

 

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'Love the Pew studies...

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Changing Behaviour Without Behaviourism

Changing Behaviour Without Behaviourism | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Ironically, in order to change personnel behaviour, one cannot make behaviour change the focus of a training program. Or so a century of research tells us.

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Researchers measure creativity

Researchers measure creativity | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
A team of researchers led by a Michigan State University neuroscientist has created a quick but reliable test that can measure a person's creativity from single spoken words.
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"The participants were measured for creativity through a series of more in-depth methods including story writing, drawing and their creative achievements in real life.

 

The results: Those who gave creative answers in the noun-verb test were indeed the most creative as measured by the more in-depth methods. This suggests the noun-verb test, or a future variation, could be successful by itself in measuring creativity."

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A Double-edged Sword: Transformational Leadership and Individual Creativity

Transformational #Leadership and Individual #Creativity http://t.co/d3N32Y4Bx4

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"we argue that transformational leadership has two parallel effects. On the one hand, transformational leaders are assumed to
influence followers’ creativity positively, because they provide them with intellectual stimulation and serve as role models for unconventional behaviour and an original thinking style.

 

On the other hand and particularly due to their charisma and their narcissistic tendencies, transformational leaders are also likely to promote followers’ dependency which in turn may have a negative
impact on followers’ creativity. This negative side effect of transformational leadership via an increase in followers’ dependency is expected to attenuate the positive influence of transformational
leadership on followers’ creativity."

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Brain-penetrating nanoparticle attacks deadly tumors

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Brain-penetrating nanoparticle attacks deadly tumors

 

(Nanowerk News) Scientists have developed a new approach for treating a deadly brain cancer that strikes 15,000 in the United States annually and for which there is no effective long-term therapy. The researchers, from Yale and Johns Hopkins, have shown that the approach extends the lives of laboratory animals and are preparing to seek government approval for a human clinical trial.

 

“We wanted to make a system that would penetrate into the brain and deliver drugs to a greater volume of tissue,” said Mark Saltzman, a biomedical engineer at Yale and principal investigator of the research. “Drugs have to get to tumor cells in order to work, and they have to be the right drugs.



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