Archive: 08/20/2007

How brain fills gaps

When in doubt about what we see, our brains fill in the gaps for us by first drawing the borders and then "coloring" in the surface area, new research has found. The research is the first to pinpoint the areas ...

Aug 20, 2007 4 / 5 (25) 0

Ancient organisms discovered in Canadian gold mine

Scientists have suspected that the three known domains of life -- eukaryotes, bacteria, and archaea -- branched off and went their separate ways around three billion years ago. But pinning down the time of that split has ...

Aug 20, 2007 4.3 / 5 (58) 0

Your gut has taste receptors

Researchers in the Department of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified taste receptors in the human intestines. The taste receptor T1R3 and the taste G protein gustducin are critical to sweet taste ...

Aug 20, 2007 4.7 / 5 (7) 0