Daily Archives: March 3, 2016

Surrogate technology: The future of aquaculture

Seafood is an important source of protein as well as a food source. With the global population expected to exceed nine billion in 2050, demand is likely to increase. Many fish are already on the brink of

Utilizing multimodal MRI to detect somatosensory stimulation in the rabbit

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a powerful tool to investigate neural processing. Utilizing animal models enables research that is difficult to perform in humans. However, some animal models require anesthesia or sedation when undergoing MRI which negatively

How localizable are language brain areas?

The interest in understanding how language is “localized” in the brain has existed for centuries. During the late 19th and early 20th century, the brain’s language area was thought to correspond to the region around the Sylvian

Rhythm makes the world go round: neuroimaging reveals the “embodied” roots of high-level social cognition

Significant aspects of information processing in humans are not shared with other species, such as the ability to imagine the mental states of others. However, to some extent this unique ability still seems to depend on “older”

Explore care seeking behavior of older adults with hip fracture in Odisha, India

Hip fractures commonly occur in adults over 50 years mostly due to simple falls. Rough estimates suggest 600,000 adults suffer hip fracture injury annually in India. It is expected to rise in coming years as the population

Cerium oxide nanoparticles may be of therapeutic value in chronic liver disease

What is this? We use Cerium oxide NPs (CeO2NPs) to treat cirrhosis in model rats and we observe how it has dramatic beneficial effects in reducing inflammation and allowing tissue reparation What makes nanoceria very appealing is

Computerized assessment of neuropsychological performance in schizophrenia

In clinical studies, intellectual performance is most often measured with standardized neuropsychological paper-and-pencil tasks. Such tasks can measure an individual’s performance in different domains of intellectual performance such as speed of processing, attention/vigilance, working memory, verbal learning,

Test items may be unfair

Intelligence tests and other achievement tests always aim at measuring an ability that is not directly observable. What one can observe is how a person performs when trying to solve a collection of items (master a collection

The European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA)

London, UK, from 5-8 April The European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA) is an interdisciplinary society that supports the activities of European researchers with an interest in evolutionary accounts of human cognition, behaviour and society. EHBEA

Ribose hydroxyl group summary

We usually think of enzymes – the molecules that drive all the reactions in our cells – as being proteins, but many scientists believe that the earliest enzymes may have been made of RNA. RNA, which is