Archive: 01/9/2008

Hypnosis study reveals brain's 'amnesia centers'

Brain scans of hypnotized people that are taken as they forget and are triggered to remember have revealed neural circuitry that is key to the memory suppression and recall process. The researchers who conducted the study ...

Jan 09, 2008
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Galaxy may hold hundreds of rogue black holes

If the latest simulation of what happens when black holes merge is correct, there could be hundreds of rogue black holes, each weighing several thousand times the mass of the sun, roaming around the Milky ...

Jan 09, 2008
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Patient privacy focus of Amgen suit

Two former employees with the California biotech company Amgen Inc. allege the company persuaded sales people to access patient records to boost sales.

Jan 09, 2008
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Brits battle antibiotic overuse

Britain's health secretary announced a $5.2 million campaign against "superbugs" that asked doctors to lay off antibiotics for viral colds, coughs and flus.

Jan 09, 2008
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How We Localize Surround Sound

You're walking down a busy street, with cars and buses driving past and bits of conversations reaching your ears, when you hear someone call your name. You turn about 60 degrees to your left and look up to ...

Jan 09, 2008 feature
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Life savers in the gut

Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) have discovered that proteins that regulate the body's iron household play a vital role in making sure enough nutrients and water are absorbed in the intestine. ...

Jan 09, 2008
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Proton-powered pooping

Muscles usually contract when a neurotransmitter molecule is released from nerve cells onto muscle cells. But University of Utah scientists discovered that bare subatomic protons can act like larger, more ...

Jan 09, 2008
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