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  • November 28, 2007
  • 02:11 PM

Cells reverting back to their youth

by Noah Gray in Action Potential

3 significant papers involving stem cell engineering came out at the same time and demanded attention.... Read more »

Takahashi, K., Tanabe, K., Ohnuki, M., Narita, M., Ichisaka, T., Tomoda, K., & Yamanaka, S. (2007) Induction of Pluripotent Stem Cells from Adult Human Fibroblasts by Defined Factors. Cell, 131(5), 861-872. DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2007.11.019  

Yu, J., Vodyanik, M., Smuga-Otto, K., Antosiewicz-Bourget, J., Frane, J., Tian, S., Nie, J., Jonsdottir, G., Ruotti, V., Stewart, R.... (2007) Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Lines Derived from Human Somatic Cells. Science, 318(5858), 1917-1920. DOI: 10.1126/science.1151526  

Byrne, J., Pedersen, D., Clepper, L., Nelson, M., Sanger, W., Gokhale, S., Wolf, D., & Mitalipov, S. (2007) Producing primate embryonic stem cells by somatic cell nuclear transfer. Nature, 450(7169), 497-502. DOI: 10.1038/nature06357  

  • November 21, 2007
  • 06:37 PM

Infants inherently interpret intentions?

by Noah Gray in Action Potential

Analyzing the social evaluation skills of pre-verbal infants.... Read more »

Hamlin, J., Wynn, K., & Bloom, P. (2007) Social evaluation by preverbal infants. Nature, 450(7169), 557-559. DOI: 10.1038/nature06288  

  • October 24, 2007
  • 02:54 PM

Patience, fairness and getting the girl

by Noah Gray in Action Potential

Testing chimps in a head-to-head test of patience with humans.... Read more »

  • October 17, 2007
  • 03:27 AM

The neuroscience of beauty

by Steve Genco in Lucid Thoughts

What are some things perceived as beautiful and others not?
Neuroscience has a lot to say about this, and what it has to say is highly relevant to product design, packaging, and aesthetics.
In this post I’m only going to highlight one article written in 2004 by Rolf Reber, Norbert Schwartz, and Piotr Winkielman entitled “Processing Fluency [...]... Read more »

Reber R, Schwarz N, & Winkielman P. (2004) Processing fluency and aesthetic pleasure: is beauty in the perceiver's processing experience?. Personality and social psychology review : an official journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc, 8(4), 364-82. PMID: 15582859  

  • August 22, 2007
  • 05:08 PM

What kept Einstein smart…

by Noah Gray in Action Potential

Assessing whether Baby Einstein videos can actually harm linguistic development in infants.... Read more »

  • August 7, 2007
  • 02:38 PM

Politicking for a mate

by Noah Gray in Action Potential

Exploring the intricate politics involved in chimp hierarchies...... Read more »

  • July 30, 2007
  • 05:43 PM

Another way for the sirtuins to enhance longevity

by Noah Gray in Action Potential

Controlling the activity of SIRT2 can be protective against Parkinsonian pathology involving α-synuclein... ... Read more »

Outeiro, T., Kontopoulos, E., Altmann, S., Kufareva, I., Strathearn, K., Amore, A., Volk, C., Maxwell, M., Rochet, J., McLean, P.... (2007) Sirtuin 2 Inhibitors Rescue  -Synuclein-Mediated Toxicity in Models of Parkinson's Disease. Science, 317(5837), 516-519. DOI: 10.1126/science.1143780  

  • December 4, 2001
  • 07:00 PM

Romantic Songs Make Women More Open To Dates…

by Maria P. in noustuff

Many studies have showed that that media with violent or aggressive content (such as violent videogames) may increase aggressive behaviour and thoughts (Bushman & Huesmann, 2006). Moreover, music and lyrics can influence people’s behaviour; prosocial songs were found to be associated with a significant increase in tipping behaviour (Jacob, Guéguen & Boulbry, 2010), male customers [...]... Read more »

Gueguen, N., Jacob, C., & Lamy, L. (2010) 'Love is in the air': Effects of songs with romantic lyrics on compliance with a courtship request. Psychology of Music, 38(3), 303-307. info:/

  • November 30, 1999
  • 12:00 AM

Nicotine and the Humphrey Bogart Gene

by Dirk Hanson in Addiction Inbox

You can lead a fish to water, but can you make it smoke?

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Petzold AM, Balciunas D, Sivasubbu S, Clark KJ, Bedell VM, Westcot SE, Myers SR, Moulder GL, Thomas MJ, & Ekker SC. (2009) Nicotine response genetics in the zebrafish. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(44), 18662-7. PMID: 19858493  

  • November 30, 1999
  • 12:00 AM

Rethinking Circadian Clock Machinery

by Allison in Dormivigilia

Chronobiologists at Cambridge have discovered circadian rhythms in peroxide oxidation in HUMAN blood cells. That sounds cool, right? But what if I told you that this research will forever make us rethink the innerworkings of the circadian clock because this is the first documentation of non-transcriptionally driven circadian rhythms... Read more »

O'Neill JS, & Reddy AB. (2011) Circadian clocks in human red blood cells. Nature, 469(7331), 498-503. PMID: 21270888  

  • November 30, 1999
  • 12:00 AM

a little bit of unpredictable stress everyday

by Mitchell Harden in Mitch's Blog

That is the recipe for depression. Chronic Mild Stress (CMS). Or at least it is the recipe I used to depress rats. As I mentioned earlier I worked with rats to research the mood-effects of Salvia. One important piece of this research was the idea that a depressed brain is different than a healthy brain and may respond differently to drug exposure. So in order to apply that in rats, I needed a way to create depressed rats. For me, that meant using CMS.
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