Archive: 06/25/2009

Brain plasticity: Changes and resets in homeostasis

In an article published in the June 25th edition of the journal Neuron, researchers at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, have found that synaptic plasticity, long implicated as a device for 'change' in the ...

Jun 25, 2009
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Probing question: What is 'Talk and Die' Syndrome?

Ah, summer! Season of baseball, bike rides, barbecues -- and head injuries. There’s nothing like warm weather to get people outside and active, and nothing like activity to fill up an emergency room.

Jun 25, 2009
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More gene mutations linked to autism risk

(PhysOrg.com) -- More pieces in the complex autism inheritance puzzle are emerging in the latest study from a research team including geneticists from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the University ...

Jun 25, 2009
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Water webs connect spiders, residents in Southwest

(PhysOrg.com) -- If you are a cricket and it is a dry season on the San Pedro River in Arizona, on your nighttime ramblings to eat leaves, you are more likely to be ambushed by thirsty wolf spiders, or so ...

Jun 25, 2009
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PC makers race to comply with China's Web filter

(AP) -- Days before a deadline abruptly imposed by China, computer makers are scrambling to comply with an order to supply Web-filtering software with PCs amid concerns about what it might do to their reputations.

Jun 25, 2009
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