Archive: 02/21/2010

When the heart gets out of step

Atrial fibrillation is a cardiac arrhythmia -- a chronic irregularity of heartbeat -- which affects an estimated 1 million people in Germany. Although the condition is not acutely life-threatening, it does increase the risk ...

Feb 21, 2010
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Governments 'misjudging' scale of CO2 emissions

Policy makers in Europe and United States are markedly underestimating the changes needed to mitigate CO2 emission required to prevent dangerous climate change because they work in 'silos', according to pioneering research. ...

Feb 21, 2010
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The role of sleep in brain development

At the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Marcos Frank, PhD, associate professor of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, will present information on early ...

Feb 21, 2010
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What model organisms can teach us about emotion

Scientists know little about how the brain creates and controls emotions - an uncertainty that presents a major obstacle in the effort to develop treatments for emotional disorders. "The study of the brain science of emotion ...

Feb 21, 2010
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