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Parallel evolution - cystic fibrosis

(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers at the University of Liverpool are examining the evolution of Pseudomonas aeruginosa over time in the lungs of ten people with cystic fibrosis to understand why it persists ...

Mar 06, 2012
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Metacognition: I know (or don't know) that I know

At New York University, Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Steve Fleming is exploring the neural basis of metacognition: how we think about thinking, and how we assess the accuracy of our decisions, ...

Feb 27, 2012
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Genetic variant increases risk of common type stroke

A genetic variant that increases the risk of a common type of stroke has been identified by scientists in a study published online in Nature Genetics today. This is one of the few genetic variants to date t ...

Feb 05, 2012
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Nuts and Bolts: the neuron

Neurons are highly specialised cells that conduct and process information in animals, enabling thought, perception and control of movement. Problems with neuronal function underpin a range of neurological and psychiatric ...

Jan 19, 2012
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