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Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
20.12.2010
How the eye builds circuits to detect motion
How the eye builds circuits to detect motion
Scientists could explain how the eye creates circuits to analyze motion. The detection of motion in the retina is based on circuit asymmetry, a fundamental computational principle in the brain.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
11.11.2010
Circuitry of fear identified
Circuitry of fear identified
Neurobiologists have identified, for the first time, clearly defined neural circuits responsible for the processing of fear states. These findings could ultimately help people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or anxiety disorders. Fear arises in the almond-shaped brain structure known as the amygdala.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
23.08.2010
Cells changing track: thymus cells transform into skin cells
Cells changing track: thymus cells transform into skin cells
Taking one type of cell and transforming it into another type is now possible. Cells taken from the thymus have been transformed into skin cells - a discovery that may have important ramifications for the field of organ regeneration.
Life Sciences - Earth Sciences
04.08.2010
The oldest dog of the world
The oldest dog of the world
A fossil found more than 100 years ago in a cave in Switzerland may belong to the oldest domestic dog in the world.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.06.2010
Protein restores vision in blind animals
Protein restores vision in blind animals
Scientists restore vision in retinitis pigmentosa using an archaebacterial protein.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
24.06.2010
Decline of freshwater species
Decline of freshwater species
The decline of biodiversity represents a loss of natural capital for future generations. Freshwater ecosystems are particularly affected, as they harbour disproportionately high levels of biodiversity.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
12.04.2010
One Molecule Opens the Door to New Treatments for Depression
One Molecule Opens the Door to New Treatments for Depression
There has been little progress in the way we treat depression and anxiety for over thirty years, but a recent study may open the door to new strategies.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
03.03.2010
How the demons of dementia possess and damage brain cells
How the demons of dementia possess and damage brain cells
Alzheimer's disease currently affects more than 26 million people worldwide and estimates of up to four times as many sufferers by 2050 has made studying its causes a top priority for neuroscientists.

 
 
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