How your brain quickly yells ‘Stop!’

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Researchers have found the part of the brain that directs us to make split-second changes in actions—like when a driver slams on the brakes or a batter checks a swing when a pitch suddenly...

This pre-reptile was first to stand like a cow

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The bones of Bunostegos akokanensis, a 260-million-year-old pre-reptile, suggest it likely stood upright on all fours like a cow or a hippo, making it the earliest known creature to do so. To date all of...

This protein naturally fights HIV

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Researchers have discovered a protein that works as a natural defense against HIV infection. The protein, ERManI, stops the virus from replicating. “In earlier studies, we knew that we could interfere with the spread of...

Big Iron gets technology boost

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ESA deploys ‘big iron’ to communicate with its deep-space missions: three 35 m-diameter dishes employing some of the world’s most advanced tracking technology. And it’s about to get a boost.ESA’s three Deep Space Antenna...

Heart ‘in a box’ could save more organs for transplant

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Medical programs are testing a new device that may improve the availability of donor hearts for transplants. It’s an ex vivo (out-of-body) circulatory system that has come to be called “heart in a box.” (See...

Microbe ‘friends’ use electrons to eat methane

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Two types of symbiotic microbes that live near the ocean floor work together to consume large amounts of methane released from vents. But how they do it surprised scientists: They use electrons to share energy. This...

Medical magnet can change how we blame and punish

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A specific type of magnetic stimulation to the brain can disrupt and change people’s decisions about guilt and punishment. Juries in criminal cases typically decide if someone is guilty, then a judge determines a suitable...

Cow virus more common in breast cancer patients

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A new study is the first to link infection with the bovine leukemia virus and human breast cancer. In the study, published in PLOS ONE, researchers analyzed breast tissue from 239 women for the presence...

Elephants born to stressed moms age faster

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Asian elephants born during times of the year when their mothers are experiencing stress have significantly fewer babies themselves throughout their lifetimes—despite having higher rates of reproduction at an early age. They also decline much...

Could these fatty acids make Crohn’s worse?

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Some research has suggested that omega-3 fatty acids, abundant in fish oils, can relieve inflammation in Crohn’s disease. But a new study hints that we should be paying closer attention to what the other...
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