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Flies sleep just like us

(Phys.org) —Researchers at The University of Queensland have discovered that, like humans, flies sleep in stages of different intensities.

Apr 19, 2013
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The brain: probing its deep mystery

(PhysOrg.com) -- We know more about the cosmos than we do about the human brain, but work by European researchers will now allow scientists to probe further into the mysteries of our grey matter.

May 07, 2010
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Neurons growing in line

In order to be able to understand complex organs such as the brain or the nervous system, simplified model systems are required. A group of German scientists led by the Frankfurt brain researcher Erin Schuman has successfully ...

Apr 15, 2010
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Newly discovered RNA steers brain development

How does the brain work? This question is one of the greatest scientific mysteries, and neurobiologists have only recently begun to piece together the molecular building blocks that enable human beings to be "thinking" animals.

Apr 14, 2010
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