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Scientists Discover Hunger's Timekeeper

( -- Researchers at Columbia and Rockefeller Universities have identified cells in the stomach that regulate the release of a hormone associated with appetite. The group is the first to show that these cells, ...

dateAug 28, 2009 in Medical research
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Star-shaped cells in the brain aid with learning

( -- Every movement and every thought requires the passing of specific information between networks of nerve cells. To improve a skill or to learn something new entails more efficient or a greater number of cell ...

dateSep 07, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Involuntary maybe, but certainly not random

Our eyes are in constant motion. Even when we attempt to stare straight at a stationary target, our eyes jump and jiggle imperceptibly. Although these unconscious flicks, also known as microsaccades, had long been considered ...

dateFeb 12, 2009 in Medical research
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