University of Oregon

A new hand -- and signs of sensory recovery

Four months after a successful hand transplant -- 35 years after amputation in an industrial accident at age 19 -- a 54-year-old man's emerging sense of touch is registered in the former "hand area" of the ...

Oct 09, 2008
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Climate change, human activity and wildfires

Climate has been implicated by a new study as a major driver of wildfires in the last 2,000 years. But human activities, such as land clearance and fire suppression during the industrial era (since 1750) have created large ...

Sep 21, 2008
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Worms do calculus to find meals or avoid unpleasantness

Thanks to salt and hot chili peppers, researchers have found a calculus-computing center that tells a roundworm to go forward toward dinner or turn to broaden the search. It's a computational mechanism, they ...

Jul 02, 2008
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