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Training by Repetition Actually Prevents Learning for Those With Autism

October 6, 2015 10:22 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

A new study published in Nature Neuroscience shows that training individuals with ASD to acquire new information by repeating the information actually harms their ability to apply that learned knowledge to other situations. This finding, by an international research team, challenges the popular educational approaches designed for ASD individuals that focus on repetition and drills.


How the Brain Builds New Thoughts

October 6, 2015 10:10 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

A new study suggests that two adjacent brain regions allow humans to build new thoughts using a sort of conceptual algebra, mimicking the operations of silicon computers that represent variables and their changing values.


Rare Ferrets Find New Home on Former Toxic Site in Denver

October 6, 2015 10:01 am | by Dan Elliot, Associated Press | News | Comments

Rare black-footed ferrets chattered angrily before dashing out of pet carriers and ducking into burrows Monday at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge - a milestone for the highly endangered animals and for the former toxic waste site on the industrial edge of Denver.


Gut Bacteria Population, Diversity Linked to Anorexia Nervosa

October 6, 2015 9:53 am | by UNC | News | Comments

Researchers found that people with anorexia nervosa have very different microbial communities residing inside their guts compared to healthy individuals and that this bacterial imbalance is associated with some of the psychological symptoms related to the eating disorder.


Predicting Change in the Alzheimer’s Brain

October 6, 2015 9:14 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers are developing a computer system that uses genetic, demographic, and clinical data to help predict the effects of disease on brain anatomy.


Top 10 Tips for ChIP Sequencing Library Preparation

October 5, 2015 10:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Chromatrap, a business unit of Porvair Sciences, has produced an informative new guide entitled ‘Top 10 Tips for ChIP-seq Library Preparation'.

Capturing the Right Odors to Study the Brain

October 5, 2015 10:02 am | by Caltech | News | Comments

Researchers aim to reveal neural mechanisms related to olfaction.


Scientists Grow Organic Semiconductor Crystals Vertically for First Time

October 5, 2015 9:57 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

Our smartphones, tablets, computers and biosensors all have improved because of the rapidly increasing efficiency of semiconductors. Now, materials scientists from the have discovered a way to make organic semiconductors more powerful and more efficient.


Identifying Cancer's Food Sensors May Help Halt Tumor Growth

October 5, 2015 9:42 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Researchers have identified a protein used by tumors to help them detect food supplies. Initial studies show that targeting the protein could restrict cancerous cells' ability to grow.


An Accessible Approach to Making a Mini-brain

October 5, 2015 9:35 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

In a new paper in Tissue Engineering: Part C, researchers describe a relatively accessible method for making a working – though not thinking – sphere of central nervous system tissue. The advance could provide an inexpensive and easy-to-make 3D testbed for biomedical research.


Fatty Liver Disease and Scarring Have Strong Genetic Component

October 5, 2015 9:28 am | by UC San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers say that hepatic fibrosis, which involves scarring of the liver that can result in dysfunction and, in severe cases, cirrhosis and cancer, may be as much a consequence of genetics as environmental factors.


3 Share Nobel Medicine Prize for New Tools to Kill Parasites

October 5, 2015 9:03 am | by Karl Rittermalin Rising, Associated Press | News | Comments

Three scientists from the U.S., Japan and China won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering drugs to fight malaria and other tropical diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people every year.


Bioscience Bulletin: Good News for Fidgeters, Coffee Love, and Water on Mars

October 2, 2015 3:46 pm | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

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hPAGE System for Biological Separations

October 2, 2015 11:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cleaver Scientific announces the introduction of a horizontal polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (hPAGE) system developed in collaboration with the Kirkhouse Trust, an organization supporting research and education in the biological sciences.  

High-fructose Diet Hampers Recovery From Traumatic Brain Injury

October 2, 2015 10:59 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

A diet high in processed fructose sabotages rats’ brains’ ability to heal after head trauma, neuroscientists report.



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