News tagged with neural signals

The secret to sniffing out a safe supper

When mice smell the scent of food on the breath of their fellow mice, they use that experience to decide what's safe to eat in the future. Key in that learning process is the pairing of a particular odor with a chemical ingredient ...

dateJul 15, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Electric plastics

( -- Young UNSW biomedical engineer Dr Rylie Green is gaining national attention for her work on conductive plastics for the bionic implants of the future.

dateJun 11, 2010 in Materials Science
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Gene causes blue light to have a banana odor

German scientists have succeeded to genetically modify Drosophila (fruit fly) larvae allowing them to smell blue light. The research team can activate single receptor neurons out of 28 olfactory neurons in the larvae for ...

dateMay 26, 2010 in Biotechnology
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New information on the development of the brain

With their French colleagues, researchers at the University of Helsinki have found a mechanism in the memory centre of newborn that adjusts the maturation of the brain for the information processing required later in life. ...

dateMay 14, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Blinking neurons give thoughts away

( -- Electrical currents are invisible to the naked eye - at least they are when they flow through metal cables. In nerve cells, however, scientists are able to make electrical signals visible. Working with fellow ...

dateMay 04, 2010 in Neuroscience
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