Archive: 10/04/2007

How emotionally charged events leave their mark on memory

Researchers have uncovered new evidence in mice that may explain how emotionally charged situations can leave such a powerful mark on our memories. Surges of the stress hormone norepinephrine (also known as ...

Oct 04, 2007
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In birds, expecting to mate leads to higher fertilization rates

From an evolutionary perspective, the primary task of an organism is to pass along its genes to future generations. Such genetic transmission is usually assumed to be instinctive. However, a new study shows that species also ...

Oct 04, 2007
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Giant Magellan telescope site selected

The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) Consortium announces that the GMT will be constructed at Cerro Las Campanas, Chile. This location was selected for its high altitude, dry climate, dark skies, and unsurpassed seeing quality, ...

Oct 04, 2007
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Bilberry extract -- can it help prevent certain cancers?

A Leicester cancer research project, which receives funding from Hope Against Cancer (formerly The Hope Foundation,) is investigating whether an extract from bilberries can prevent or delay the onset of certain cancers.

Oct 04, 2007
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Unveiling the structure of microcrystals

Microcrystals take the form of tiny grains resembling powder, which is extremely difficult to study. For the first time, researchers from the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and the Centre National ...

Oct 04, 2007
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Montana beef experts heading to Russia

A delegation from Montana will be heading to Russia Sunday to rustle up trade interest in the state's beef cattle livestock and genetics know-how.

Oct 04, 2007
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How pitching changes little leaguers' shoulders

At this year's Little League World Series, new rules for the first time forced players to limit the number of times pitchers could throw the ball, and coaches had to strategize how pitchers were used more carefully.

Oct 04, 2007
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'Extreme' teenagers

Adolescents have grown taller and put on weight over the last thirty years, but the problem of underweight teens may be worse, a study in the online open access journal BMC Public Health suggests. An analysis of the height, ...

Oct 04, 2007
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