Archive: 12/18/2006

Stem cell activity deciphered in the aging brain

Neurobiologists have discovered why the aging brain produces progressively fewer new nerve cells in its learning and memory center. The scientists said the finding, made in rodents, refutes current ideas on how long crucial ...

Dec 18, 2006
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How to avoid a bat

Current understanding of the co-evolution of bats and moths has been thrown into question following new research reported today in Current Biology.

Dec 18, 2006
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Fish species plays surprise role in aiding coral reef recovery

In a study that marks progress in understanding the basis of coral reef recovery, researchers have revealed the critical importance of a rare batfish, Platax pinnatus, in promoting the return to health of a disturbed coral ...

Dec 18, 2006
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Virtual experiences can cause embellished, false memories

The next time you're in the market for a new camera, it might be best to read about the product's capabilities in a brochure rather than taking it for a test-run in an interactive, computer-generated virtual world. New research ...

Dec 18, 2006
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Less sugary drinks during childhood may cut disease risk

Symptoms of heart disease and diabetes usually seen in adults are increasingly being found in adolescents according to a longitudinal study, which suggests that reducing the intake of sugar-sweetened beverages during childhood ...

Dec 18, 2006
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Too mellow for our predatory world

Marine iguanas on the Galapagos Islands live without predators - at least this was the case up until 150 years ago. Since then they have been confronted with cats and dogs on some islands of the Archipelago. ...

Dec 18, 2006
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