News tagged with brain

Landmark science forum aims to halt Africa brain drain

Africa's top scientists, policymakers and start-ups gathered Tuesday for a landmark conference aimed at stemming the continent's brain drain and encouraging governments to nurture research in fields from virology to maths.

dateMar 08, 2016 in Other
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Penguin brains not changed by loss of flight

Losing the ability to fly gave ancient penguins their unique locomotion style. But leaving the sky behind didn't cause major changes in their brain structure, researchers from The University of Texas at Austin suggest after ...

dateMar 01, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Shedding light on the day-night cycle

New research sheds light on how the rhythms of daily life are encoded in the brain. Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered that different groups of neurons, those charged with ...

dateMar 01, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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