Archive: 03/7/2011

Flipping a switch on neuron activity

All our daily activities, from driving to work to solving a crossword puzzle, depend on signals carried along the body's vast network of neurons. Propagation of these signals is, in turn, dependent on myriad small molecules ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Medical research
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Parents important for keeping adolescents off alcohol

Parents who are both present and engaged are the very best way of preventing teenagers from consuming large quantities of alcohol. Adolescents who smoke, stay out with their friends and have access to alcohol - from their ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Health
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'Elephant trunks' in space

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, captured this image of a star-forming cloud of dust and gas, called Sh2-284, located in the constellation of Monoceros. Lining up along ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Astronomy
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Space Image: Anchored

(PhysOrg.com) -- Anchored to a Canadarm2 mobile foot restraint, NASA astronaut Steve Bowen participates in the STS-133 mission's second spacewalk as construction and maintenance continue on the International ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Space Exploration
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