Archive: 01/30/2008

Explaining chemotherapy-associated nausea

A new study from the Monell Center increases understanding of the biological mechanisms responsible for the nausea and vomiting that often afflict patients undergoing chemotherapy. The findings could lead to the development ...

Jan 30, 2008
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Females decide whether ambitious males float or flounder

Aggression, testosterone and nepotism don’t necessarily help one climb the social ladder, but the support of a good female can, according to new research on the social habits of an unusual African species of fish.

Jan 30, 2008
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Where in the world

Ever come out of a London Underground station and not known where you were? Then you spot a familiar landmark like the Tower of London and suddenly you have your bearings?

Jan 30, 2008
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Do you want fries with that, Mickey?

Using mice as models, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology traced some of the differences between humans and chimpanzees to differences in our diet. The findings appear in the January 30 issue ...

Jan 30, 2008
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Deep brain stimulation may improve memory

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, which is used to treat Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, is now being studied for its potential to treat a variety of conditions. For example, DBS of the hypothalamus ...

Jan 30, 2008
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Why don't chimpanzees like to barter commodities?

For thousands of years, human beings have relied on commodity barter as an essential aspect of their lives. It is the behavior that allows specialized professions, as one individual gives up some of what he has reaped to ...

Jan 30, 2008
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Anna's hummingbird chirps with its tail during display dives

The beeps, chirps and whistles made by some hummingbirds and thought to be vocal are actually created by the birds' tail feathers, according to a study by two students at the University of California, Berkeley.

Jan 30, 2008
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