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Uncovering the evolution of the brain

Salk scientists compare the development of brain cells between humans and nonhuman primates in a novel way Credit: Salk Institute/Carol Marchetto/Ana P.D. Mendes LA JOLLA–(February 12, 2019) What makes us human, and where does this mysterious property of “humanness” come from? Humans are genetically similar to chimpanzees and bonobos, yet there exist obvious behavioral and […]

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Laser-induced graphene gets tough, with help

Rice University lab combines conductive foam with other materials for capable new composites Credit: Tour Group/Rice University HOUSTON – (Feb. 12, 2019) – Laser-induced graphene (LIG), a flaky foam of the atom-thick carbon, has many interesting properties on its own but gains new powers as part of a composite. The labs of Rice University chemist […]

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Drug-induced cellular membrane complexes induce cancer cell death

Hollings researchers delved into the microscopic world of cell surface sphingolipids and discovered a new sub-cellular complex, as described in the January 2019 issue of Journal of Biological Chemistry Credit: The Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center Old molecules and new complexes: researchers at Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South […]

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Slower runners benefit most from elite methods

High tech shoes, nutritional supplements and other means of improving ‘running economy’ stand to benefit those in the back of the pack most, new research shows Credit: CU Boulder Think state-of-the-art shoes, performance diets and well-thought-out racing strategies are only for elite runners? Think again. In reality, the slower you are, the more such measures […]

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The unexpected creates reward when listening to music

Scientists prove difference between expected/actual outcomes cause reward response Credit: Ben Gold If you love it when a musician strikes that unexpected but perfect chord, you are not alone. New research shows the musically unexpected activates the reward centre of our brains, and makes us learn about the music as we listen. Researchers led by […]

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Explore new openings in Pharma Profession by Making yourself Skilled as Technical Associate in The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation CDSCO

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) is under Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and the National Regulatory Authority (NRA) of India. I am disscused here Explore new openings in Pharma profession by making yourself skilled as Technical associate in The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). […]

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Gallbladder removal operation during pregnancy associated with adverse maternal outcomes

Credit: Infographic by American College of Surgeons CHICAGO (February 12, 2019): Pregnant women produce extra progesterone, which puts them at greater risk for gallstones. When the stones become problematic, causing painful attacks, a surgeon may recommend that the diseased gallbladder be taken out by performing an operation known as a cholecystectomy. However, new research findings […]

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Diets consisting of fewer calories improve cell performance

Animal experiments have shown that caloric restriction causes cellular changes that can prevent diseases, the subject of a session at FAPESP Week London. Credit: Gabriel Negrão The number of calories a person eats directly influences the performance of different cells. A group of researchers from the University of São Paulo (USP) has shown that low-calorie […]

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Szent-Györgyi Prize to honor NCI’s Steven A. Rosenberg

Credit: National Institutes of Health The 2019 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research will be awarded to Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., of the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the National Institutes of Health. The prize, awarded annually by the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR), […]

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