Archive for the 'Science News' Category

Neuroscientists show ‘jumping genes’ may contribute to aging-related brain defects

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Neuroscientists show ‘jumping genes’ may contribute to aging-related brain defects on the Xpress Medical Website from the Journal Neuroscience on April 8, 2013.

Reliability of neuroscience research questioned

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Tobii_Image_EyeTracking_NeuroScience_WS623Click Here to Read:  Reliability of neuroscience research questioned on the Medical Xpress website from the Journal Neuroscience on April 10, 2013.

New research shows how our bodies interact with our minds in response to fear and other emotions

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: New research shows how our bodies interact with our minds in response to fear and other emotions  on the Medical Express website from the Journal Psychology & Psychiatry on April 8, 2013.

London’s date with the fun side of brain science

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

CHANGING-MINDSLondonShowClick Here to Read: London’s date with the fun side of brain science by Sandhya Sekar and Liz Else on the Culture Lab website on April 8, 2013.

Changing Minds by Chloe Ride of Winchester School of Art, depicting the confusion a person with Alzheimer’s may feel (Image: Russell Sach)

Depressive symptoms and white blood cell count in coronary heart disease patients

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Depressive symptoms and white blood cell count in coronary heart disease patients: Prospective findings from the Heart and Soul Study by Hester E. Duivisa, Nina Kuppera, Brenda W. Penninxb, Beeya Nac, Peter de Jongea, d, Mary A. Whooleyc in Pychoneuroendocrinology  Volume 38, Issue 4, April 2013, Pages 479–487.

Computers Draw Images from Dreams

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Computers Draw Images from Dreams by Stephanie Poulos on the Counsel and Heal News website on April 5, 2013.

Obama to Unveil Initiative to Map the Human Brain

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Obama to Unveil Initiative to Map the Human Brain By John Markoff and James Gorman in The New York Times on April 2, 2013.

Cori Bargmann of Rockefeller University will help lead a study of the brain in action.

Pity Earth’s Creatures

Monday, March 25th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Pity Earth’s Creatures By Edward Hoagland in The New York Times on March 23, 2013.

CERN confirms Higgs discovery

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  CERN confirms Higgs discovery By Bryan Dyne  on the World Socialist Web Site on  March 23,  2013.

A proton-proton collision inside the CMS detector of the LHC. The event is the Higgs boson decaying into four electrons. [Credit: CERN]

Universe’s Age? Planck Space Probe Data Push Back Date Of Big Bang That Started It All

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Universe’s Age? Planck Space Probe Data Push Back Date Of Big Bang That Started It All By Lori Hinnant and Seth Borenstein in The Huffington Post on March 21, 2013.

Phil Plaite, writer Slate Magazine.

Two ships passing in the night: neuroscience and social media

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Two ships passing in the night: neuroscience and social media By Scicurious on the Scientific American Blog on March 18, 2013

When Exercise Stresses You Out

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: When Exercise Stresses You Out By Gretchen Reynolds  in The New York Times on March 13, 2013.

Global Temperatures Highest in 4,000 Years

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Global Temperatures Highest in 4,000 Years By Justin Gillis in The New York Times on March 7, 2013.

Scientists like Brian Bencivengo of the National Ice Core Laboratory examine ice cores to determine past air temperatures at the location from which the core was obtained

The Higgs, From Theory to Reality

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: The Higgs, From Theory to Reality  in The New York Times on March 4, 2013.

The long road to find the Higgs boson is littered with subatomic particle discoveries and canceled colliders, but it ends with a discovery and a theory validated nearly 50 years after the idea was born.

Peter Higgs in 2012.Gavin Rodgers/Rex Features, via Associated Press

 

The Riddle of the Human Species

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read: The Riddle of the Human Species By Edward O. Wilson in The New York Times on February 24, 2013.

5 Disorders Share Genetic Risk Factors, Study Finds

Friday, March 1st, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  5 Disorders Share Genetic Risk Factors, Study Finds By Gina Kolata in The New York Times on February 28, 2013.




Steven McCarroll, of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T., noted the significance of the study.

The “Language” Gene and Women’s Wagging Tongues

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  The “Language” Gene and Women’s Wagging Tongues By Athena Andreadis  on the Scientific American website on  February 24, 2013.

Connecting the Neural Dots

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Connecting the Neural Dots By John Markoff in The New York Times on February 25, 2013.

 

Rafael Yuste, a neuroscientist at Columbia, wants to start by mapping a mouse brain.

Psychologists Confront Rash of Invalid Studies

Monday, February 25th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Psychologists Confront Rash of Invalid Studies by Tia Ghose on the LiveScience website on February 20, 2013.

What Our Brains Can Teach Us

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  What Our Brains Can Teach Us By David Eagleman  in The New York Times on February 22, 2013