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How micro-circuits in the brain regulate fear

The brain mechanisms underlying the suppression of fear responses have attracted a lot of attention as they are relevant for therapy of human anxiety disorders. Despite our broad understanding of the different brain regions activated during the exper.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyJul 20th, 2021

Scientists Use AI To Create Drug Regime For Rare Form of Brain Cancer In Children

Scientists have successfully used artificial intelligence to create a new drug regime for children with a deadly form of brain cancer that has not seen survival rates improve for more than half a century. The Guardian reports: The breakthrough, revea.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Decoding birds" brain signals into syllables of song

Researchers can predict what syllables a bird will sing—and when it will sing them—by reading electrical signals in its brain, reports a new study from the University of California San Diego......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Micro-scale opto-thermo-mechanical actuation in the dry adhesive regime

Realizing optical manipulation of micro-objects in nonliquid environments is challenging due to strong friction force (~µN) that makes optical force (~pN) insignificant. Towards this goal, scientists from Westlake University in China demonstrated sp.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Team creates micro-robots propelled by air bubbles and ultrasound

Some engineers find inspiration in the mechanics of bird flight and the architecture of bee nests. Others think much smaller......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Revealing hidden extinction risk in Madagascar"s rare plant species

For many species, there is a lack of information needed to make extinction risk assessments—a problem that is particularly acute in biodiverse regions such as Madagascar. Scientists also fear that current methods of assessing extinction risk may un.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Scientists Develop the Next Generation of Reservoir Computing

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: A relatively new type of computing that mimics the way the human brain works was already transforming how scientists could tackle some of the most difficult information processing problems. Now, rese.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

How proteins help yeast adapt to changing conditions

Proteins in the brain called prions are well known for their involvement in causing disease, but a study published today in eLife suggests they may help yeast cope with rapidly changing environmental conditions......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

CIA director “fuming” after Havana syndrome strikes team member in India

Some officials fear the incidents are increasing and escalating, leaving officers on edge. Enlarge / William Burns, director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), arrives for a closed hearing at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Wednesday.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Keyboard or pen and paper? Here’s what science says is better for taking notes

Handwritten notes allegedly stick in your brain better, but keyboards give an obvious speed advantage when taking notes. But which one helps you learn best?.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Tuning flexible circuits with light

Researchers from Sanken (The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research) at Osaka University and Joanneum Research (Weiz, Austria), have shown how exposing an organic polymer to ultraviolet light can precisely modify its electronic properties. T.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Novel assay finds new mechanism underlying red blood cell aging

Red blood cells are the most abundant cell type in blood, carrying oxygen throughout the human body. In blood circulation, they repetitively encounter various levels of oxygen tension. Hypoxia, a low oxygen tension condition, is a very common micro-e.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Scientists develop the next generation of reservoir computing

A relatively new type of computing that mimics the way the human brain works was already transforming how scientists could tackle some of the most difficult information processing problems......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Rates of infectious disease linked to authoritarian attitudes and governance: study

According to psychologists, in addition to our physiological immune system we also have a behavioral one: an unconscious code of conduct that helps us stay disease-free, including a fear and avoidance of unfamiliar—and so possibly infected—people.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

RNA-targeting enzyme expands the CRISPR toolkit

Researchers at MIT's McGovern Institute for Brain Research have discovered a bacterial enzyme that they say could expand scientists' CRISPR toolkit, making it easy to cut and edit RNA with the kind of precision that, until now, has only been availabl.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021

Solar electric propulsion makes NASA"s Psyche spacecraft go

When it comes time for NASA's Psyche spacecraft to power itself through deep space, it'll be more brain than brawn that does the work. Once the stuff of science fiction, the efficient and quiet power of electric propulsion will provide the force that.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021

Eli EVs begins production, European rollout of Eli ZERO, a compact two-seater

Eli Electric Vehicles, an early stage compact EV manufacturer, announced the start of production on its flagship Eli Zero, a micro “neighborhood electric vehicle” that is built for city commuting. The company plans to roll out small batch.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021

Inside the strange and scammy world of anti-5G accessories

Fears about cell phones emitting harmful radiation have been around for decades. Now that 5G is rolling out, sketchy retailers are using that fear to cash in.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 19th, 2021

Yeast and bacteria together biosynthesize plant hormones for weed control

Plants regulate their growth and development using hormones, including a group called strigolactones that prevent excessive budding and branching. For the first time, scientists led by UC Riverside have synthesized strigolactones from microbes. The w.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsSep 18th, 2021

Black women who experience racism experience trauma-like effects, at higher risk for future health problems

Black women who have experienced more racism throughout their lives have stronger brain responses to threat, which may hurt their long-term health, according to a new study I conducted with clinical neuropsychologist Negar Fani and other colleagues......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 16th, 2021

The FDA should regulate Instagram’s algorithm as a drug

Instagram’s unwillingness to do what is right is a clarion call for regulation: The FDA must assert its codified right to regulate the algorithm powering the drug of Instagram. Daniel Liss Contributor.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021