Washington—Research on traumatic spinal cord injuries is hampered by a reliance on animal experiments that dont accurately predict human outcomes, says a new study in the upcoming edition of the peer-reviewed journal Reviews in the Neurosciences. The review was written by scientists with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Fast identification of animal meat for human consumption is especially interesting as it is a guarantee of quality for consumers and producers. Consumption of Iberian pig meat is traditional in Spain as an exponent of good taste and maximum gastronomic quality. In the last years, a booming economic sector is growing around such animal species, already exceeding the Spanish borders: Iberian ham, dried meat, cold meats and cold cuts are already been exported all over the world.
People act in their own best interests, according to traditional views of how and why we make the decisions that we do.
However, psychologists at the Universities of Leicester and Exeter have recently found evidence that this assumption is not necessarily true. In fact the research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, shows that most of us will act in the best interest of our team often at our own expense.
Psychologists carried out the first systematic tests of team reasoning theories by assessing two well known views of how people behave:
April 28, 2008 -- An article published in the April issue of the Journal of Alzheimers Disease presents a detailed characterization of a new drug discovery tool for Alzheimer's disease. It demonstrates that an abnormal form of tau protein, as it occurs in Alzheimer's disease, can be produced in very simple cell models in an unambiguous way. Most importantly, it also shows an example of a chemical compound, found in nature, which is highly effective to completely suppress the abnormal changes of tau.
Athens, Ga. -- Oscar Levant, a mid-century pianist, film star and wit, once watched noted keyboardist and composer George Gershwin spend an evening playing his own music at a party and clearly having a great time.
Tell me, George, Levant said, somewhat jealously, if you have it to do all over again would you still fall in love with yourself"
HOUSTON (April 28, 2008) A new technique that marries a fast-moving laser beam with a special microscope that look at tissues in different optical planes will enable scientists to get a three-dimensional view of neurons or nerve cells as they interact, said Baylor College of Medicine scientists in a report that appears today in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
Irvine, Calif., April 25, 2008 -- Advance directives, or living wills, may not effectively honor end-of-life wishes because life-sustaining treatment preferences often change without people being aware of the changes, according to a new study co-authored by UC Irvine researchers Peter Ditto and Elizabeth Loftus.
With the cost of diesel and gasoline getting nearer to the hourly
minimum wage, too bad the fuel doesnt do more work - like deciding what route to take and
pressing the gas pedal.
While that concept isnt likely to work for vehicle fuel, a new study has found that it is,
in fact, what goes on in the cells of yeast.
Mitochondria, the fuel of a cell, has been found to be the driver for cell division,
according to Texas AgriLife Research biochemists. This discovery could play a big role in
finding cures for many human diseases, they say.
Shape matters, even in hearing.
Specifically, it is the shape of the cochlea the snail-shell-shaped organ in the inner ear that converts sound waves into nerve impulses that the brain deciphers which proves to be surprisingly important.
A study published online last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences establishes a direct link between the cochleas curvature and the low-frequency hearing limit of more than a dozen different mammals.