Wednesday 01 October, 2014

Dolphins sensitive to magnets

Dolphins behave differently when swimming near magnetised objects, indicating that they are indeed sensitive to magnetic stimuli Continue reading “Dolphins sensitive to magnets” »  More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Fossilised tooth challenges Late Triassic assumptions

A 220 million years old tooth lodged in the thigh bone of the largest predator of the time has revealed two predators at the top of their respective food chains interacted Continue reading “Fossilised tooth More...

By BioNews On Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Humans use dominant hand as a constant perceptual ‘ruler’

People tend to perceive their dominant hand as staying relatively the same size even when it is magnified Continue reading “Humans use dominant hand as a constant perceptual ‘ruler’” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Human genome shaped by evolutionary race with itself

An evolutionary race between rival elements within the genomes of primates drove the evolution of complex regulatory networks that orchestrate the activity of genes in every cell of our bodies Continue reading “Human More...

By BioNews On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Genes, not environment, make some chimps smarter

Just like humans, some chimpanzees are smarter than others, and about half of that variation in intelligence depends on the genes that individuals carry and pass on from one generation to the next Continue reading More...

By BioNews On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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New method to erase pain

It is possible to relieve pain hypersensitivity with a new method that rekindles pain so that it can subsequently be erased Continue reading “New method to erase pain” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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Brains use standard code to speak same emotional language

Know why partners derive similar pleasure from sipping a fine wine or watching their favourite game Continue reading “Brains use standard code to speak same emotional language” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Birds’ internal weather clock can sense spring

In a first, biologists have identified a key photoreceptor cell deep inside the brain of birds which takes the role of eyes in humans by directly responding to light and regulates breeding activity according to More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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How bipolar disorder drives people to riskier gambles

Areas of the brain involved in pursuing and relishing rewarding experiences are more strongly activated in people with bipolar disorder Continue reading “How bipolar disorder drives people to riskier gambles” More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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‘On-off’ switch can help coma patients come to life

Do you know there is an “on-off” switch in our brain that controls consciousness Continue reading “‘On-off’ switch can help coma patients come to life” »  More...