Newborn brain cells modulate learning and memory

Boosted by physical and mental exercise, neural stem cells continue to sprout new neurons throughout life, but the exact function of these newcomers has been the topic of much debate. Removing a genetic master switch that ...

Hidden art could be revealed by new terahertz device

Like X-rays let doctors see the bones beneath our skin, "T-rays" could let art historians see murals hidden beneath coats of plaster or paint in centuries-old buildings, University of Michigan engineering researchers say.

Mercury's magnetosphere fends off the solar wind

The planet Mercury's magnetic field appears to be strong enough to fend off the harsh solar wind from most of its surface, according to data gathered in part by a University of Michigan instrument onboard NASA's MESSENGER ...

Engineers Shovel Their Way through Snow-Plowing Problem

The average person probably doesn’t realize that snowplowing is a complex operation involving the interaction of several variables. To simplify this process, two University of Missouri engineers have developed models that ...

Does a bad January mean a bad year for share markets?

The Americans call it the January Barometer – the stock market performance for the first month, sets the pattern for the rest of the year. But Massey University finance researchers say while this may hold true for the United ...

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