Archive: 14/02/2007

Shaky Ground

University of Arkansas researchers have used measurements of tiny movements in the Earth's crust to gain a better understanding of earthquake dynamics in Nicaragua, where a large quake devastated the city of Managua in 1972. ...

dateFeb 14, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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Study shows formerly blind can learn to see

How does the human brain "learn" to see? If the brain is deprived of visual input early in life, can it later learn to see at all? MIT researchers are exploring those questions by studying some unique patients--people who ...

dateFeb 14, 2007 in Other
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Mummy's amazing American maize

The far-reaching influence of Spanish and Portuguese colonisers appears not to have extended to South American agriculture, scientists studying a 1,400-year-old Andean mummy have found.

dateFeb 14, 2007 in Archaeology & Fossils
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'Gateway' gene discovered for brain cancer

Researchers have discovered that the same genetic regulator that triggers growth of stem cells during brain development also plays a central role in the development of the lethal brain cancer malignant glioma. In experiments ...

dateFeb 14, 2007 in Cancer
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