Archive: 01/10/2011

La Nina-caused woes down under

The current La Niña in the Pacific Ocean, one of the strongest in the past 50 years, continues to exert a powerful influence on weather around the world, affecting rainfall and temperatures in varying ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Germany lifts dioxin-related bans on 3,050 farms

(AP) -- Livestock feed producers must face stricter controls and Germany and other EU nations must have better, more centralized dioxin monitoring, German officials proposed Monday after high dioxin levels ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Health
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Researchers identify 'Facebook neurons'

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have found that within the brain's neocortex lies a subnetwork of highly active neurons that behave much like people in social networks. Like Facebook, these neuronal ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Neuroscience
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New hope in fight against Huntington's disease

Hope for new ways of treating devastating neurodegenerative disorders such as Huntington's disease has been raised by a trans-Atlantic team of researchers thanks to the use of cutting-edge genetic techniques.

dateJan 10, 2011 in Biochemistry
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