Archive: 03/09/2011

New genetic deafness syndrome identified

Ten years ago, scientists seeking to understand how a certain type of feature on a cell called an L-type calcium channel worked created a knockout mouse missing both copies of the CACNA1D gene.

dateMar 09, 2011 in Genetics
shares0 comments 0

Pinpointing air pollution's effects on the heart

Scientists are untangling how the tiniest pollution particles – which we take in with every breath we breathe – affect our health, making people more vulnerable to cardiovascular and respiratory problems. While ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Health
shares0 comments 0

Messenger to enter mercury orbit

On March 17, the MESSENGER spacecraft will execute a 15-minute maneuver that will place it into orbit about Mercury, making it the first craft ever to do so, and initiating a one-year science campaign to understand ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Space Exploration
shares0 comments 0

A-ha! The neural mechanisms of insight

Although it is quite common for a brief, unique experience to become part of our long-term memory, the underlying brain mechanisms associated with this type of learning are not well understood. Now, a new brain-imaging study ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Neuroscience
shares0 comments 0