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Life Sciences - Linguistics / Literature - 08.05.2009
Extraordinary Perception Deficit Sheds Light on How We See
Office of News and Information Johns Hopkins University 901 South Bond Street, Suite 540 Baltimore, Maryland 21231 Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920 To the casual observer, the student seemed absolutely normal. Though she often made mistakes in spelling and math, those were usually ascribed to carelessness.

Social Sciences - Chemistry - 08.05.2009
Summer light can increase risk of suicide
A study from Karolinska Institutet shows that the number of suicides on Greenland increases sharply during the bright summer months. Too little sleep and chemical imbalance could explain the phenomenon. The study, which was led by Karin Sparring Björkstén at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, was conducted on Greenland, where variations in sunlight are extreme over the year.

Health - Administration - 07.05.2009
New research at the University of Sheffield may hold clue to early-onset Parkinson´s
The Parkinson ´s Disease Society (PDS) has announced funding of nearly £240,000 towards research at the University of Sheffield which will look into the possibility of slowing down the onset of Parkinson's disease. Dr Oliver Bandmann and his team at the University will focus on the gene PARK 2, as this is associated with an inherited form of Parkinson´s disease that strikes at an early age, but can also result in Parkinson´s disease presenting later in life.

Physics - Mathematics - 07.05.2009
Refined Hubble Constant Narrows Possible Explanations For Dark Energy
Office of News and Information Johns Hopkins University 901 South Bond Street, Suite 540 Baltimore, Maryland 21231 Phone: 443-287-9960 Fax: 443-287-9920 May 7, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JH Media Contact: Lisa De Nike 443-287-9960, Lde [a] jhu (p) edu Space Telescope Science Institute Contact: Ray Villard 410-338-4514, villard [a] stsci (p) edu Whatever dark energy is, explanations for it have less wiggle room following a Hubble Space Telescope observation that has refined the measurement of the universe's present expansion rate to a precision where the error is smaller than five percent.

Life Sciences - 04.05.2009
Genes influence economic decision-making
A team led by Jonathan Roiser (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) has today published research which shows that our genes affect the decisions we make, and that these decisions are influenced by the positive or negative framing of the options on offer. This phenomenon is known as the 'framing effect'.

Art and Design - Veterinary Science - 30.04.2009
Some Vocal-Mimicking Animals, Particularly Parrots, Can Move to A Musical Beat
Cambridge, Mass. April 30, 2009 - Researchers at Harvard University have found that humans aren't the only ones who can groove to a beat - some other species can dance, too. This capability was previously believed to be specific to humans. The research team found that only species that can mimic sound seem to be able to keep a beat, implying an evolutionary link between the two capacities.

Physics - 29.04.2009
Fossil research helps prove mass extinction theory
Were alleged major extinction events real biological catastrophes or merely the result of gaps in the fossil record' Research by a team of geologists, led by the University of Plymouth, has shed new light on a debate that has divided modern scientists and was recognised as far back as Darwin's Origin of Species.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 28.04.2009
Secrets of addiction
Secrets of addiction
PA115/09 University researchers have discovered a new way to tackle the problem of addictions like alcoholism, drug abuse and even over-eating… after a discovery about the psychology of addictive behaviour. The research has revealed that addictive behaviour is determined by rapid conscious decision processes, rather than by the automatic attention grabbing power of addictive substance, as previously thought.

Health - 28.04.2009
Simple blood test proves powerful ally in the fight against malaria
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet have shown that rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) for malaria infection can provide valuable support for healthcare in low and mid-income countries in the fight against the disease. The RDT procedure is based on a simple blood test and, according to the results, helps to ensure that a greater number of patients receive the right treatment at no extra cost for the healthcare services.

Physics - Chemistry - 22.04.2009
Breaking the ties that bind: New hope for biomass fuels
Breaking the ties that bind: New hope for biomass fuels
Researchers have discovered a potential chink in the armor of fibers that make the cell walls of certain inedible plant materials so tough. Los Alamos researchers crack code for binding lignocellulosic biomass LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, April 22, 2009—Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers have discovered a potential chink in the armor of fibers that make the cell walls of certain inedible plant materials so tough.

Environment - 20.04.2009
Cyclones Spurt Water Into the Stratosphere, Feeding Global Warming
The finding, published in Geophysical Research Letters, provides more evidence of the intertwining of severe weather and global warming by demonstrating a mechanism by which storms could drive climate change. Many scientists now believe that global warming, in turn, is likely to increase the severity of tropical cyclones.

Psychology - 19.04.2009
Computer simulation uncovers possible reasons for prejudices
A study by Professor Richard Eiser, from the Department of Psychology at the University of Sheffield, has shown that computer simulation can indicate why people´s prejudices are resistant to change. The study used computer simulation to look into why negative beliefs and prejudices resist correction.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 16.04.2009
Relatively low dietary intake of vitamins A and C boosts asthma risk
Relatively low dietary intake of vitamins A and C boosts asthma risk
PA 106/09 A relatively low dietary intake of vitamins A and C boosts the risk of asthma, suggests a systematic analysis of the available evidence published ahead of print in the journal Thorax. These findings clash with a large review of the evidence, which was published last year. Observational studies in recent years have pointed to a link between dietary antioxidant vitamins — A,C, and E — and asthma.

Life Sciences - 16.04.2009
Now where did I leave my car and how do I get back there How the brain translates memory into action.
Now where did I leave my car and how do I get back there How the brain translates memory into action.
University of Nottingham News Press releases 2009 April Now where did I leave my car - and how do I get back there? How the brain translates memory into action. PA 104/09 When we emerge from a supermarket laden down with bags and faced with a sea of vehicles, how do we remember where we've parked our car and translate the memory into the correct action to get back there?

Earth Sciences - Chemistry - 16.04.2009
Microbes Thrive in Harsh, Isolated Water Under Antarctic Glacier
Cambridge, Mass. April 16, 2009 - A reservoir of briny liquid buried deep beneath an Antarctic glacier supports hardy microbes that have lived in isolation for millions of years, researchers report this week in the journal Science. The discovery of life in a place where cold, darkness, and lack of oxygen would previously have led scientists to believe nothing could survive comes from a team led by researchers at Harvard University and Dartmouth College.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.04.2009
Potential therapeutic target for Alzheimer s
Research led by Professor Mark Pepys FRS (Director of the UCL Centre for Amyloidosis and Acute Phase Proteins) has identified a protein known as serum amyloid P component (SAP) as a possible therapeutic target in Alzheimer's disease. In collaboration with pharmaceutical group Roche, Professor Pepys developed a new small molecule drug, CPHPC, which specifically targets SAP and removes it from the blood.

Psychology - 08.04.2009
From backbench to lab bench
Linda Gilroy MP will be swapping legislation for a lab coat, when she visits the University of Plymouth on Wednesday 15 April as she joins psychology academic, Jeremy Goslin as part of a unique 'pairing' scheme run by the Royal Society - the UK national academy of science. During her visit, Linda Gilroy MP will get a hands-on insight into the research being conducted at the University.

Life Sciences - Health - 08.04.2009
Key protein in cellular respiration discovered
Key protein in cellular respiration discovered
Many diseases derive from problems with cellular respiration, the process through which cells extract energy from nutrients. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now discovered a new function for a protein in the mitochondrion - popularly called the cell's power station - that plays a key part in cell respiration.

Physics - Chemistry - 07.04.2009
Cool Stars Have Different Mix of Life-Forming Chemicals
Office of News and Information Johns Hopkins University 901 South Bond Street, Suite 540 Baltimore, Maryland 21231 Phone: 443-287-9960 Fax: 443-287-9920 April 7, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JH Media Contact: Lisa De Nike 443-287-9960, Lde [a] jhu (p) edu JPL Media Contact: Whitney Clavin 818-354-4673, whitney.clavin [a] jpl.nasa (p) gov Life on Earth is thought to have arisen from a hot soup of chemicals.

Life Sciences - Health - 06.04.2009
Young adults at future risk of Alzheimer’s show different brain activity
Young adults with a genetic variant that raises their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease show changes in their brain activity decades before any symptoms might arise, according to a new brain imaging study by scientists from the University of Oxford and Imperial College London. The results may support the idea that the brain's memory function may gradually wear itself out in those who go on to develop Alzheimer's.
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