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  1. Sensor technology used in researcher's study identified brain activity in colleague's comatose wifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | PhysOrg Weblog

    A frantic phone call to Rutgers neuroscientist Liz Torres from a colleague whose pregnant wife had slipped into a coma has led to the use of sensors that can detect visually imperceptible motions in a comatose person, proving she had some awareness, that she was struggling to communicate, and that her condition was slowly improving. Elizabeth Torres and her colleague, Brian Lande, have published their research in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience .


  2. Ebola virus has mutated less than scientists feared, study findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | PhysOrg Weblog

    A scanning electron micrograph of Ebola virus budding from a cell . Credit: NIAID The Ebola virus is not mutating as quickly as scientists had feared, which is good news for treating the disease and preventing its spread, a study showed Thursday.


  3. UC Santa Cruz to lead effort to build a new map of human genetic variationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | PhysOrg Weblog

    The Human Genome Variation Map will represent variants as alternate paths along the genome, formalized as a very large mathematical graph. This image shows the high-level structure of variation in the human major histocompatibility complex.


  4. Saving old information can boost memory for new informationRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | PhysOrg Weblog

    The simple act of saving something, such as a file on a computer, may improve our memory for the information we encounter next, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research suggests that the act of saving helps to free up cognitive resources that can be used to remember new information.


  5. Findings point to an 'off switch' for drug resistance in cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Researchers use a small pipette to extract and analyze the RNA of individual breast cancer cells to track a cancer cell line's evolution. Credit: Salk Institute Like a colony of bacteria or species of animals, cancer cells within a tumor must evolve to survive.


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