Archive: 08/07/2011

Scientists discover how best to excite brain cells

(Medical Xpress) -- Oh, the challenges of being a neuron, responsible for essential things like muscle contraction, gland secretion and sensitivity to touch, sound and light, yet constantly bombarded with signals from here, ...

When it comes to eating, rats follow their noses

(PhysOrg.com) -- Associate professor Don Katz sits in his modest office while a colleague makes a cappuccino next door. The small machine gurgles and churns and the smell of fresh brewed coffee wafts through the air.



Federal report shows drop in adolescent birth rate

(Medical Xpress) -- The adolescent birth rate declined for the second consecutive year, preterm births declined for the third consecutive year, adolescent injury deaths declined, and fewer 12th graders binge drank, according ...

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