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A butterfly effect in the brain

Next time your brain plays tricks on you, you have an excuse: according to new research by UCL scientists published today in the journal Nature, the brain is intrinsically unreliable.

dateJun 30, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Cockroaches offer inspiration for running robots

The sight of a cockroach scurrying for cover may be nauseating, but the insect is also a biological and engineering marvel, and is providing researchers at Oregon State University with what they call "bioinspiration" ...

dateDec 28, 2009 in Robotics
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The secrets behind stress-induced illness

(PhysOrg.com) -- Both humans and animals have different reactions to stress. Ongoing exposure to stress causes some individuals to show symptoms of disease, while others are resilient and do not become ill. ...

dateDec 22, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Music in our ears: The science of timbre

New research, published in PLOS Computational Biology, offers insight into the neural underpinnings of musical timbre. Mounya Elhilali, of Johns Hopkins University and colleagues have used mathematical models based on exp ...

dateNov 01, 2012 in Mathematics
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How Bed Bugs Outsmart the Chemicals Designed to Control Them

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bed bugs, once nearly eradicated in the built environment, have made a big comeback recently, especially in urban centers such as New York City. In the first study to explain the failure to control certain ...

dateJan 08, 2009 in
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Regions of the brain can rewire themselves

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen have succeeded in demonstrating for the first time that the activities of large parts of the brain can be altered ...

dateMar 09, 2009 in Neuroscience
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New light shed on marine luminescence

The phenomenon of light emission by living organisms, bioluminescence, is quite common, especially in marine species. It is known that light is generated by chemical reactions in which oxygen molecules play ...

dateFeb 23, 2009 in
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Multiple sclerosis drug has clinical benefits

A drug whose clinical benefit in treating multiple sclerosis was discovered at Rush University Medical Center was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on January 22 and is now available in the U.S.

dateApr 05, 2010 in Medications
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