Archive: 20/12/2010

How the eye builds circuits to detect motion

In a competitive scientific race, scientists from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) have been among the first to explain how the eye creates circuits to analyze motion. The detection of motion ...

dateDec 20, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Red shrimp, unique habitats disappearing

"As a child in Hawaii, I grew up exploring. Those experiences shaped my direction and interest in science," recalls molecular biologist Scott Santos. He remembers playing along the shore and swimming in the ponds imbedded ...

dateDec 20, 2010 in Ecology
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Electronic nose detects cancer

Gyorgy Horvath from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and researchers from the University of Gavle and KTH Royal Institute of Technology have been able to confirm in tests that ovarian cancer tissue and healthy tissue ...

dateDec 20, 2010 in Cancer
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Ohio face transplant patient meets donor's family

(AP) -- The nation's first face transplant patient has said a donor saved her from a life of eating and breathing through a tube, but until this weekend she knew her only as a woman who died in 2008.

dateDec 20, 2010 in Other
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