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Life Sciences - Health - 20.12.2010
How the eye builds circuits to detect motion
How the eye builds circuits to detect motion
Scientists could explain how the eye creates circuits to analyze motion. The detection of motion in the retina is based on circuit asymmetry, a fundamental computational principle in the brain.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 20.12.2010
Despite damage, membrane protein structure can be seen using new X-ray technology, study reveals
Australian researchers have identified a way to measure the structure of membrane proteins despite being damaged when using X-ray Free-Electron Lasers (XFELs), a discovery that will help fast track the development of targeted drugs using emerging XFELs technology. About 70% of drugs on the market today depend on the activity of membrane proteins, which are complex molecules that form the membranes of the cells in our body.

Physics - 19.12.2010
The universe’s most massive stars can form in near isolation, new study finds
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—New observations by University of Michigan astronomers add weight to the theory that the most massive stars in the universe could form essentially anywhere, including in near isolation; they don't need a large stellar cluster nursery. This is the most detailed observational study to date of massive stars that appear (from the ground) to be alone.

Economics - Environment - 17.12.2010
You only live once: our flawed understanding of risk helps drive financial market instability
You only live once: our flawed understanding of risk helps drive financial market instability
You only live once: our flawed understanding of risk helps drive financial market instability Our flawed understanding of how decisions in the present restrict options in the future means that we may underestimate the risk associated with investment decisions, according to new research - News release Our flawed understanding of how decisions in the present restrict our options in the future means that we may underestimate the risk associated with investment decisions, according to new research by Dr Ole Peters from Imperial College London.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 17.12.2010
Raindrops reveal how a wave of mountains moved south across the country
Raindrops reveal how a wave of mountains moved south across the country
Analyzing the isotope ratios of ancient raindrops preserved in soils and lake sediments, Stanford researchers have shown that a wave of mountain building began in British Columbia, Canada, about 49 million years ago and rolled south to Mexico. The finding helps put to rest the idea that there was once a Tibet-like plateau across the western United States that collapsed and eroded into the mountains we see today.

Physics - 17.12.2010
Spinning information for better memory
The University of Sydney's Dr Dane McCamey and his international colleagues have demonstrated that the spin of atomic nuclei in silicon can store information for over one hundred seconds and, importantly, that this information can then be read out electrically - a critical step in linking the emerging field of spintronics with classical electronics.

Physics - 17.12.2010
Herschel looks back in time to see today's stars bursting into life
Herschel looks back in time to see today's stars bursting into life
An international team of astronomers have presented the first conclusive evidence for a dramatic surge in star birth in a recently discovered population of massive galaxies in the early Universe. The scientists used the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory, an infrared telescope with a mirror 3.5 m in diameter, launched in 2009.

Earth Sciences - Economics - 16.12.2010
Mexico Quake Studies Uncover Surprises for California
Mexico Quake Studies Uncover Surprises for California
PASADENA, Calif. New technologies developed by NASA and other agencies are revealing surprising insights into a major earthquake that rocked parts of the American Southwest and Mexico in April, including increased potential for more large earthquakes in Southern California. At the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, scientists from NASA and other agencies presented the latest research on the magnitude 7.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 16.12.2010
FReD helps explain how a bee sees
FReD helps explain how a bee sees
FReD helps explain how a bee sees Researchers have developed a database that shows how colours appear to bees - News Adapted from a news release issued by Queen Mary, University of London Thursday 16 December 2010 Bees can see colours but they perceive the world differently to us, including variations in hue that we cannot distinguish with the naked eye.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 16.12.2010
The code for survival
When cells are exposed to life-threatening stresses, they take quick action to save themselves. Among other defenses, they start manufacturing proteins that perform critical tasks such as repairing DNA. Researchers at MIT and the University of Albany have now discovered one way that cells boost production of such proteins.

Psychology - Health - 16.12.2010
Emotional intelligence peaks as we enter our 60s, research suggests
BERKELEY — Older people have a hard time keeping a lid on their feelings, especially when viewing heartbreaking or disgusting scenes in movies and reality shows, psychologists have found. But they're better than their younger counterparts at seeing the positive side of a stressful situation and empathizing with the less fortunate, according to research from the University of California, Berkeley.

Health - 16.12.2010
Sticking to dietary recommendations could save 33,000 lives a year
Sticking to dietary recommendations could save 33,000 lives a year
Science | Health 16 Dec 10 If everyone in the UK ate their 'five a day' and kept to recommended levels of salt and unhealthy fats, 33,000 deaths could be prevented or delayed every year, an Oxford University study has found. The research, co-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), highlights the difference getting your five a day could make to the nation's health.

Health - 15.12.2010
Cancer patients five times more likely to develop listeria
University of Manchester and Health Protection Agency researchers have shown that cancer patients have a five-fold increased risk of developing listeria than people with other underlying conditions. The study, published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases today (Wednesday), also showed that those with cancers of the blood have the greatest risk .

Agronomy / Food Science - 15.12.2010
Eating at screen can lead to later snack attacks?
Eating at screen can lead to later snack attacks?
Press release issued 15 December 2010 Eating while playing a computer game or simply working through lunch could increase your food intake later in the day. Researchers from the Nutrition and Behaviour Unit in the School of Experimental Psychology have been exploring ways in which memory and attention influence our appetite and food intake.

Health - 15.12.2010
Garlic could protect against hip osteoarthritis
Garlic could protect against hip osteoarthritis
Researchers at King's College London and the University of East Anglia have discovered that women who consume a diet high in allium vegetables, such as garlic, onions and leeks, have lower levels of hip osteoarthritis. The findings, published in the BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders journal, not only highlight the possible effects of diet in protecting against osteoarthritis, but also show the potential for using compounds found in garlic to develop treatments for the condition.

Health - Chemistry - 15.12.2010
Zebrafish ’window on cancer’ shows birth of tumour - and body’s response
Scientists using translucent zebrafish as a "window on cancer” have been able to see in real time how tumour cells are born – and immediately attract cells from the immune system. This inflammatory response seems to both attack and aid the cancer cells and the balance between the two provides a new therapeutic target for cancer researchers.

Health - 15.12.2010
A good night's sleep the key to being attractive
[NEWS, 15 December 2010] If you want to look attractive and healthy, the best thing you can do is get a good night's sleep, finds researchers at Karolinska Institutet in a novel study published in BMJ online. For the first time, say the authors, there is scientific backing for the concept of beauty sleep.

Health - Chemistry - 14.12.2010
Zebrafish provide new hope for cancer treatment
Zebrafish provide new hope for cancer treatment
The imaging of tumour growth in zebrafish has revealed for the first time how cancer cells have the capacity to co-opt the immune system into spreading disease, leading the way for investigations into potential therapies for eliminating early-stage cancer in humans. Using different coloured fluorescent tags, scientists at the University of Bristol labelled the white blood cells of the translucent zebrafish in order to track the growth of tumours with live images.

Physics - 14.12.2010
Hot Plasma Explosions Inflate Saturn's Magnetic Field
Hot Plasma Explosions Inflate Saturn’s Magnetic Field
A new analysis based on data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft finds a causal link between mysterious, periodic signals from Saturn's magnetic field and explosions of hot ionized gas, known as plasma, around the planet. Scientists have found that enormous clouds of plasma periodically bloom around Saturn and move around the planet like an unbalanced load of laundry on spin cycle.

Earth Sciences - Physics - 14.12.2010
Catch a falling star and find out where it came from
Catch a falling star and find out where it came from
Catch a falling star and find out where it came from Second meteorite in Australian desert revealed by 'star gazing' cameras ? News Tuesday 13 December 2010 by Colin Smith Scientists are celebrating the discovery of a second meteorite in the Western Australian desert using 'star gazing' cameras. The images from the cameras will reveal the space rock's original orbit in the Solar System.