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Fluctuation in the concentration of calcium ions contributes to brain shape

The first step in shaping the brain is that the neural plate, a sheet-like cell layer, curves to form the neural tube. Scientists have…
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Explaining the accelerating expansion of the universe without dark energy

Enigmatic dark energy, thought to make up 68% of the universe, may not exist at all, according to a Hungarian-American team. The researchers believe…
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Melting sea ice may lead to more life in the sea

Every year an increasing amount of sea ice is melting in the Arctic. This can start a chain reaction, which leads to increased production…
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Larger doses of vitamin C may lead to a greater reduction in common cold duration

The relationship between vitamin C dosage and its effects on the duration of the common cold symptoms may extend to 6-8 grams per day.

Mosquitoes wing it: New research shows how

The unique mechanisms involved in mosquito flight have been shared for the first time in a new collaboration, which could inform future aerodynamic innovations,…
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Finding faces in a crowd: Context is key when looking for small things in images

Spotting a face in a crowd, or recognizing any small or distant object within a large image, is a major challenge for computer vision…
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What happens in the living cell?

The plasma membrane serves as a major hub for signal cascades to control crucial cellular processes. But it is a fluid medium, which makes…
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Medication history for patients on blood thinners is critical to EMS

One change to field triage guidelines for emergency medical services (EMS) responding to older adults with head trauma could make a ‘clinically important improvement…
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Brain’s ‘GPS’ does a lot more than just navigate

The part of the brain that creates mental maps of one’s environment plays a much broader role in memory and learning than was previously…
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New dinosaur species sheds light on evolution, provides facial makeover for tyrannosaurs

Scientists have discovered a new relative of T. rex that is the geologically youngest species of the lineage called Daspletosaurus, the ‘frightful lizards’. The…
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Blind tadpoles learn visually with eyes grafted onto tail, neurotransmitter drug treatment

Blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes grafted onto their tails after being treated with a small molecule neurotransmitter drug that…
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Bad cold? If you’re lonely, it may feel worse

A new study showed people who feel lonely are likely to report more severe symptoms from the common cold.

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