Archive: 10/21/2010

Younger brains are easier to rewire

About a decade ago, scientists studying the brains of blind people made a surprising discovery: A brain region normally devoted to processing images had been rewired to interpret tactile information, such as input from the ...

Oct 21, 2010 5 / 5 (4) 2 | with audio podcast

Promising new 'antigene' therapy

Antigene therapy is a promising new treatment strategy that uses a DNA-based drug to pinpoint light energy to a target gene shutting down its activity. A review article published online ahead of print in Oligonucleotides, a peer ...

Oct 21, 2010 5 / 5 (3) 0

Towards better explosives detectors

Over the past decade, Christine Mahoney and a team of scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Maryland have been working to stop the threat of terrorist-based attacks in the form of explosives ...

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