biological mechanism

New artificial compound eye could improve 3D object tracking

If you've ever tried to swat a fly, you know that insects react to movement extremely quickly. A newly created biologically inspired compound eye is helping…

Possibilities of the biosimilar principle of learning are shown for a memristor-based neural network

Lobachevsky University scientists together with their colleagues from the National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute” (Moscow) and the National Research…

‘Red Effect’ sparks interest in female monkeys

“Previous research shows that the color red in a mating context makes people more attractive, and in the fighting context makes people seem more threatening…

Scientists identify gene linking brain structure to intelligence

The study is published today in Molecular Psychiatry and may help scientists understand biological mechanisms behind some forms of intellectual impairment. The…

Scientists find a new mechanism underlying depression

The World health Organization calls depression “the leading cause of disability worldwide,” causing more years of disability than cancer, HIV/AIDS, and…

How cells remodel after UV radiation

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in The Netherlands and United Kingdom, have produced the first map…

Oxytocin leads to monogamy

Scientists at the Bonn University Medical Center have discovered a biological mechanism that could explain the attraction between loving couples: If oxytocin…

Men with prostate cancer who ate a low-fat fish oil diet showed changes in their cancer tissue

Men with prostate cancer who ate a low-fat diet and took fish oil supplements had lower levels of pro-inflammatory substances in their blood and a lower cell…

Chinese Bats Likely Source of SARS Virus, Researchers Report

Scientists say they’ve produced “the clearest evidence yet” the SARS virus originated in Chinese horseshoe bats and that direct bat-to-human transmission is…

Tests in mice identify compound that may keep survivors of brain aneurysms from succumbing to stroke

They say their findings offer clues about the biological mechanisms that cause vasospasm, or constriction of blood vessels that reduces oxygen flow to the…

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