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How the brain decides what to eat

Having a balanced diet is a vital concern to all living organisms, not only humans. Animals choose between different food sources according to their nutritional needs. In a study just published in the journal Current Biology, ...

dateMay 13, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Gene links neurodegeneration and cancer

( -- In work that could lead to new insights into how neurons protect against neurodegeneration, researchers at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory report that a gene family known for its role in ...

dateApr 14, 2010 in Neuroscience
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How fruit flies taste water

( -- The ability to detect water and regulate water intake is essential for all animals because if cells have too little or too much water the consequences for the animal can be disastrous. It is unclear whether ...

dateApr 08, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology report
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Does promiscuity prevent extinction?

Promiscuous females may be the key to a species' survival, according to new research by the Universities of Exeter and Liverpool. Published today (25 February) in Current Biology, the study could solve the mystery of why ...

dateFeb 25, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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