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Showing releases 921-930 out of 1115.

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Public Release: 18-Jan-2006
Neuron
In the mind's eye: How the brain makes a whole out of parts
When a human looks at a number, letter or other shape, neurons in various areas of the brain's visual center respond to different components of that shape, almost instantaneously fitting them together like a puzzle to create an image that the individual then "sees" and understands.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lisa DeNike
Lde@jhu.edu
443-287-9960
Johns Hopkins University

Public Release: 18-Jan-2006
Proceedings of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Series B
In spite of ourselves
In a study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Academy (January 17, 2006), Keith Jensen and colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany looks at altruism and spite in our close cousin; the chimpanzee.

Contact: Keith Jensen
jensen@eva.mpg.de
49-341-355-0416
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 18-Jan-2006
Nature
Stanford study of owls finds link in brain between sight and sound
Two scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have taken a big step toward sorting out how the brain accomplishes this task. In the Jan. 19 issue of Nature, the researchers show that a mechanism for prioritizing information - previously reported only in primates - is also used by birds.

Contact: Mitzi Baker
mitzibaker@stanford.edu
650-725-2106
Stanford University Medical Center

Public Release: 17-Jan-2006
American Journal of Sports Medicine
Mountain bikers are cautioned to ride with care - major injuries do happen
Mountain biking is considered a relatively safe sport. However, the sport has grown from a pastime to an Olympic sport, and major injuries are becoming more prevalent. In an article from The American Journal of Sports Medicine published by SAGE Publications, three mountain biking injury cases that resulted in acute cervical spine injuries resulting in tetraplegia, commonly called quadriplegia, are reported. Previously research has commonly only noted serious neck injuries, and no detailed reports have been made on cervical spinal cord injuries in English literature.

Contact: Judy Erickson
media.inquiries@sagepub.com
805-410-7720
SAGE Publications

Public Release: 17-Jan-2006
PLOS Biology
The science of tickling (ourselves) is no laughing matter, Queen's psychologist says
Anticipating our own touch for example in tickling oneself reduces its impact, says Queen's psychologist Dr. Randy Flanagan, a member of the university's Centre for Neuroscience Studies. This is evidence of an important human adaptation that helps us interact with objects in our environment.
Natural Sciences ad Engineering Research Council

Contact: Nancy Dorrance
dorrance@post.queensu.ca
613-533-2869
Queen's University

Public Release: 17-Jan-2006
Geophysical Research Letters
Haze dynasty
Despite decreasing cloudiness in China over the past half century, a new Pacific Northwest National Laboratory study in Geophysical Research Letters shows that less sunlight is reaching land. The researchers suggest that heavy air pollution shades earth's surface there, masking greenhouse warming and altering precipitation potential.
US Department of Energy, NASA

Contact: Bill Cannon
cannon@pnl.gov
509-375-3732
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Jan-2006
Study finds evolution doesn't always favor bigger animals
Biologists have long believed that bigger is better when it comes to body size, since many lineages of animals, from horses to dinosaurs, have evolved into larger species over time.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kim McDonald
kmcdonald@ucsd.edu
858-534-7572
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 17-Jan-2006
Cell Biology
How nerve cells stay in shape
Max Planck researchers take a first look into the molecular processes that keep synapses in the correct form.
Human Frontier Science Programme, Hertie Foundation, Max Planck Society, Austrian Science Fund, others

Contact: Dr. Michael Kiebler
Michael.Kiebler@meduniwien.ac.at
43-142-776-2920
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 17-Jan-2006
American Academy of Surgical Nurses Annual Meeting
Nurses' research proves mother knows best when taking temp
According to recent research by nurses at the University of Virginia Health System, your mother was always right when she told you not to eat or drink anything before taking your temperature. On average, study participants consuming cold beverages required 15 minutes for their temperature to return to baseline, while those consuming hot beverages returned to baseline after 23 minutes.

Contact: Jan Puckett Morrison
janmorrison@virginia.edu
434-924-5679
University of Virginia Health System

Public Release: 17-Jan-2006
Image processing for applications in artificial vision
For a robot to identify objects in a particular image, it is first necessary that it can "see" them. With this aim, in artificial vision, edge detectors are normally used, i.e. computer programmes that delimit the objects in an image and define the limits between them and the background, and between the different objects themselves.

Contact: Garazi Andonegi
garazi@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

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