Archive: 1/03/2011

Answers to a rare and tragic form of epilepsy

A new study offers critical insight into the biochemistry of a rare and fatal form of epilepsy known as Lafora disease, a genetic condition that typically strikes children in their teens. The disease is characterized by the ...

dateMar 01, 2011 in Medical research
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Measuring methane

Methane is an extremely potent greenhouse gas. Wetlands, gas hydrates, permafrost, termites, oceans, freshwater bodies, non-wetland soils, are all natural sources of atmospheric methane; however, the majority of methane presence ...

dateMar 01, 2011 in Environment
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eSiMon Dashboard simulation tool released

Computational scientists have a new weapon at their disposal. On February 1, the Electronic Simulation Monitoring (eSiMon) Dashboard version 1.0 was released to the public, allowing scientists to monitor and analyze their ...

dateMar 01, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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DREADD-ing your next meal

In the face of the growing obesity epidemic, much research has focused on the neuronal control of feeding behavior. Agouti-related protein (AgRP) neurons express three proteins that have been implicated in changes in energy ...

dateMar 01, 2011 in Medical research
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