- Workout ‘cyber-buddy’ better than no buddy at all
- Bionic ear technology used for gene therapy
- High Charge State Iron Ions Detected Among Impulsive Solar Energetic Particle Emission
- Novel compound halts cocaine addiction and relapse behaviors
- Scientists Identify Critical New Protein Complex Involved in Learning and Memory
- “Citizen scientists” effective in monitoring shark numbers
- Brain size matters in evolution of self-control
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 02:53 AM PDT
Use of virtual ‘cyber-buddies’ may help people’s motivation and persistence during exercise according to a new study from researchers in Michigan State University in the USA and the University of Kent in the UK. The study is published in the Games for Health Journal.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 02:46 AM PDT
Researchers at UNSW have for the first time used electrical pulses delivered from a cochlear implant to deliver gene therapy, thereby successfully regrowing auditory nerves.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 03:23 PM PDT
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 09:15 AM PDT
A novel compound that targets an important brain receptor has a dramatic effect against a host of cocaine addiction behaviors, including relapse behavior, a University at Buffalo animal study has found.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 09:06 AM PDT
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a protein complex that plays a critical but previously unknown role in learning and memory formation.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 08:50 AM PDT
Use of ‘citizen scientists’ in monitoring populations of marine wildlife is an approach that often meets with scepticism in the scientific community. However, a new study published in the journal PLoS One shows that such citizen scientists, in this case experienced dive guides, can match an automated tracking tool in monitoring numbers of shark species. The study was carried out by researchers in the University of Western Australia, the Australian Institute of Marine Science and the Micronesian Shark Foundation.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 08:42 AM PDT
A new study from a large multi-national group of scientists suggests that absolute brain size is key in evolution of cognition and self-control. The study, published in early edition in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences examined 36 animal species in two problem-solving tasks measuring self-control. It found that absolute (not body size- relative) brain size and dietary breadth were the major predictors of species differences in self-control.
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