Archive: 06/05/2007

Study: We learn as we shop

Consumers might not know it, but a Canadian study finds the ability to learn from experience is of central importance when people buy products.

Jun 05, 2007
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Evolution of animal personalities studied

A team of Dutch, German and Swedish scientists studying the evolution of animal personality has found animals differ strikingly in character and temperament.

Jun 05, 2007
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Making strides in quantum dot infrared photodetectors

Researchers at Northwestern University have made significant strides in the development of quantum dot infrared photodetectors -- technology that may provide new imaging techniques with applications in medical and biological ...

Jun 05, 2007
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Cancer drug enhances long-term memory

A drug used to treat cancer has been shown to enhance long-term memory and strengthen neural connections in the brain, according to a new study by UC Irvine scientists.

Jun 05, 2007
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Extra pay does not improve hospital performance

Paying hospitals extra money does not appear to significantly improve the way they treat heart attack patients or how well those patients do. But giving hospitals the information that they need to improve heart attack care ...

Jun 05, 2007
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Pieces of Catalyst Puzzle Explained

Catalysts speed up chemical reactions, as in your car’s catalytic converter, and they even double as clichés, as in “catalyst for change,” but how they work remains a mystery.

Jun 05, 2007
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