Friday 21 November, 2014

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 “Genes, not environment, make some chimps smarter” »  More...

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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...

By BioNews On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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24-hour sleep deprivation can lead to schizophrenia symptoms

Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia Continue reading “24-hour sleep deprivation can lead to schizophrenia symptoms” More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Dreaming like being on a drug trip: Study

Do you know that sweet dreams are like as if you are on a drug trip? According to new research Continue reading “Dreaming like being on a drug trip: Study” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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‘Extinct human gene helped Tibetans survive high altitudes’

In a ground breaking discovery, researchers have found that Tibetans were able to adapt to high altitudes thanks to a gene picked up when their ancestors mated with a species of humans they helped push to extinction More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Teeth protein may help in bone regeneration

A segment of the protein statherin, normally found in the formation of enamel, which is an important component of teeth, can be used to signal bone growth Continue reading “Teeth protein may help in bone regeneration” More...