Archive: 03/11/2009

Babble Of Baby Reveals Language Skills

Children have a remarkable ability to learn new languages. As little as five hours of exposure to a second language is enough to help infants incorporate characteristics of that language into their babbling according to a ...

dateNov 03, 2009 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Mobile microscopes illuminate the brain

(PhysOrg.com) -- By building a tiny microscope small enough to be carried around on a rats' head, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany, have found a way to study the complex ...

dateNov 03, 2009 in Other
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Lagoon size can be predicted

(PhysOrg.com) -- The size of Santa Barbara area lagoons can be predicted, according to a new study by UC Santa Barbara scientists, who say that their research could help protect the endangered steelhead trout.

dateNov 03, 2009 in Ecology
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Study Suggests Affordable Vaccines Within Reach

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new research paper suggests that pharmaceutical companies can afford to produce less expensive vaccines for lower-income countries because the companies can recover their research and development (R&D) ...

dateNov 03, 2009 in Medications
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Plague on their house, but bush rats fight back

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sydney's native bush rats were unintended victims of a campaign to exterminate foreign black rats during a plague epidemic in 1900, according to new research by scientists who plan to reintroduce the native ...

dateNov 03, 2009 in Ecology
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Back to (brain) basics

(PhysOrg.com) -- In his own words, MIT neuroscientist Mark Bear admits he did not "wake up one day and say 'Hey, I'm going to cure autism.'" But, after decades of painstaking basic research on how the brain rewires itself ...

dateNov 03, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Hybrid composite for root canal treatment

(PhysOrg.com) -- A dentist carrying out root canal treatment will need to use a variety of compounds. These do not always bond together properly and sometimes expensive follow-up treatment has to be performed. But a new class ...

dateNov 03, 2009 in Materials Science
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