Archive: 28/04/2010

Neural mechanisms of abstract learning

A new study provides intriguing insight into the way that humans approach novel situations. The research, published in the April 29 issue of the journal Neuron, reveals neural mechanisms that underlie our remarkable ability ...

dateApr 28, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Scientists probe Earth's core

We know more about distant galaxies than we do about the interior of our own planet. However, by observing distant earthquakes, researchers at the University of Calgary have revealed new clues about the top of the Earth's ...

dateApr 28, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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How nerve cells distinguish odors

Whether different odors can be quickly distinguished depends on certain synapses in the brain that inhibit nerve stimulation. The researchers in Professor Dr. Thomas Kuner's team at the Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology ...

dateApr 28, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Researchers attack stem cells that cause colon cancer

Many of the colon cancer cells that form tumors can be killed by genetically short-circuiting the cells' ability to absorb a key nutrient, a new study has found. While the findings are encouraging, the test tube study using ...

dateApr 28, 2010 in Cancer
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