Archive: 02/27/2008

Neurons use chemical 'chords' to shape signaling

Researchers have discovered that neurons can use two different neurotransmitters that target the same receptor on a receiving neuron to shape the transmission of a nerve impulse. Although the researchers’ experiments identified ...

Feb 27, 2008
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Jump into the screen with 360-degree immersive video

As you watch a video, have you ever wondered what's happening beyond the camera frame? If you could jump inside the video and look around, you would have a 360-degree view of the world in your TV screen or ...

Feb 27, 2008 weblog
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New blood marker may predict prostate cancer spread

Researchers report finding a new blood biomarker that enables close to 98 percent accuracy in predicting the spread of prostate cancer to regional lymph nodes. Their study is published in the March 1 issue of Clinical Ca ...

Feb 27, 2008
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Researchers catch rats' twitchy whiskers in action

Rats use their whiskers in a way that is closely related to the human sense of touch: Just as humans move their fingertips across a surface to perceive shapes and textures, rats twitch their whiskers to achieve ...

Feb 27, 2008
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Scientists pour cold water on EU bird policy

New research from the University of Exeter in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin published in the journal Science (22 February 2008) questions claims that EU conservation policy has been successful in pro ...

Feb 27, 2008
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Chewing gum -- the new post-operative medicine

In an article recently recommended by Bradley Kropp of Faculty of 1000 Medicine, researchers find chewing gum is a simple solution to the recovery of bowel function after gastrointestinal surgery – a problem that has troubled ...

Feb 27, 2008
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Scientists look at 'syringe' assembly in plague bacteria

Bacteria that cause the bubonic plague avoid death in our bodies by injecting our cells with immune evasion proteins. Scientists have discovered a new way bacteria build and hold the syringes, according to research published ...

Feb 27, 2008
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Invasion of the cane toads

Why do some invasive species expand rapidly in a new environment while others do not? Scientists from the United States and Australia are beginning to make headway on this question after analyzing how fast ...

Feb 27, 2008
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