February 2011

What's News This Month
Science, Medicine and Technology
(a monthly brownbag series)

(email suggestions-questions to either Tim CannonGary KwiecinskiEd Kosmahl,  Satya P. ChattopadhyayPhil Yevics, or Declan Mulhall )

February 22nd - 11:30am
Brennan Hall, 205


  1. Snot Has The Power To Alter Scents
  2. Access : Neuroscience: Patterns from the brain
  3. Just Warm Enough
  4. Fish Feel Pain Too
  5. Basel Declaration defends animal research
  6. In PISA Test, Top Scores From Shanghai Stun Experts
  7. New Cell Type Implicated in Vision - ScienceNOW
  8. People with 'warrior gene' better at risky decisions - life - 09 December 2010
  9. Embryos Show All Animals Share Ancient Genes
  10. An interview with Suzanne Corkin
  11. To Eat Less, Imagine Eating More
  12. Inconvenient truths about our evolution?
  13. Computer System Calculates the Rarity of a Fingerprint
  14. Out of Our Brains
  15. Global Eruption Rocks the Sun
  16. Mom's Diet Can Shape Baby's Brain
  17. Fruit Flies May Help Solve Mysteries of Human Brains
  18. Current Biology - Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of Brain-wide Wiring Networks in Drosophila at Single-Cell Resolution
  19. Old and Wise: Why Do Smarter People Live Longer?
  20. Yawn! Everyone Does It, but No One Knows Why
  21. Big Brains Steal Insects’ Breath Away
  22. Real Evidence for Diets That Are Just Imaginary
  23. Salvia Says High
  24. Creativity vies with language in brain - life - 17 December 2010
  25. Female Squirrels' Promiscuity Explained
  26. Beneath Dead Sea, Scientists Seek Natural History
  27. Sticks appear as "dolls" in hands of chimps
  28. Female Chimps Play With 'dolls'
  29. Young Female Chimpanzees Play Out Motherly Role
  30. Broader Diet Than T. Rex’s Is Seen for Many Theropod Dinosaurs
  31. Humans, Like Animals, Are Fearless Without Amygdala
  32. Map of Synapse May Help Understand Basis of Many Diseases
  33. Amygdala volume and social network size in humans : Nature Neuroscience : Nature Publishing Group
  34. Breastfeeding boosts schoolboys' brains, not girls' - health - 20 December 2010
  35. Celebrate the New Year with Intoxicated Animals
  36. Brain shape 'shows political allegiance'
  37. Voices: What's Next in Science
  38. Robins Reject Red Glowing Grub
  39. What Makes Birds Such Fabulous Flying Machines
  40. 'Rev the Scientific Engine.' Great. How?
  41. Chemical Signals in Women’s Tears Dampen Arousal, Scientists Say
  42. CBC News - Technology & Science - Music rewards brain like sex or drugs
  43. The Dark Side of Oxytocin, the Hormone of Love - Ethnocentrism
  44. Thunderstorms Make Antimatter
  45. Zoologger: The butterfly that sleeps its way to safety - life - 12 January 2011
  46. Jack Oliver, Who Proved Continental Drift, Dies at 87
  47. Why Loneliness Is Hazardous to Your Health
  48. Have women evolved to protect themselves from rapists?
  49. Beautiful means brighter, researchers say
  50. Test-Taking Cements Knowledge Better Than Studying, Researchers Say
  51. Myth of the Hero Gunslinger
  52. The Neuroscience of Tone Deafness
  53. Quantum states last longer in birds' eyes
  54. Polygamy boosts mouse sperm fitness
  55. You Smell Flowers, I Smell Stale Urine
  56. BBC News - Genes may play role in friends we choose, says study
  57. Dog Might Provide Clues on How Language Is Acquired
  58. Chimps Wear Personalities On Their Mugs
  59. The smelling test: The genetics of olfaction
  60. Stage Set Early For Success, Or Failure
  61. More to a Smile Than Lips and Teeth
  62. Sundance Film Festival: Chimpanzee documentary revives language questions
  63. Scientists Find Substance That Could Improve Memory
  64. A Fizzy Ocean on Enceladus
  65. Many men will stay with girlfriends who cheat with other women: study
  66. Nabokov Theory on Polyommatus Blue Butterflies Is Vindicated
  67. Time stretches if you keep busy - life - 29 January 2011
  68. High school biology teachers in U.S. reluctant to endorse evolution in class, study finds
  69. Prices and Plutocrats
  70. New Caledonian Crows Owe Their Toolmaking Skills to a Nourishing Nest
  71. Sleeping enhances memory – but only the important stuff - life - 01 February 2011
  72. Hand Preference in Humans, Animals Explained
  73. Monogamous Animals Often Have Unattractive Partners
  74. Purification by pain: The masochism tango
  75. Genetic blueprint: Tiny water flea has human genome beat
  76. Should Everyone Go to College?
  77. Despite Obama’s Urging, Policy Stymies Science Students, Teachers Say
  78. More Bone, Less Fat
  79. Fly brain structure illuminated
  80. On Evolution, Biology Teachers Stray From Lesson Plan
  81. Most New York Graduates Are Ill Prepared, Data Show
  82. European Commission : CORDIS : News : FP6 News : Scientists find neurons communicate at a distance with electric fields
  83. Are Shrinking Brains Making Us Smarter?
  84. Polynesians Migrated From Asian Mainland, DNA Indicates
  85. Gmail - [BP/BNnews] Aggression Center - Seasonal Memory - Spina Bifida
  86. Global Warming Could Be Reversing A Trend That Led To Bigger Human Brains
  87. Animals Make Friends, Too
  88. Genetic tests prove the 'fairer sex' is kinder too - Science, News
  89. BBC News - Pain reduced by changing what you look at
  90. BBC News - Male sex hormone testosterone 'interferes with empathy'
  91. BBC News - Fossil find puts 'Lucy' story on firm footing
  92. How Depression Dulls the World—Literally | Depression & Happiness
  93. New Scientist TV: Friday illusion: Follow your hearts
  94. 20 Things You Didn't Know About... Taste | Senses
  95. Brain Boosters
  96. Marsupial Tree Frog Evolved to Regain Teeth That Ancestors Lost
  97. Fly sniffs molecule's quantum vibrations - life - 14 February 2011
  98. Fleas’ Spectacular Jumps Start at Their ‘Feet,’ Study Shows
  99. Do snails dream of slime-covered sheep? - life - 16 February 2011
  100. The Genetics of Long-Distance Flying
  101. Web of Popularity, Achieved by Bullying
  102. Sexiness of Male Fruit Flies Takes Them Only So Far
  103. Ecuadorean Villagers May Hold Secret to Longevity
  104. Speaking a second language can delay dementia onset for years
  105. Hibernation Mystery
  106. Weather Radar Clutter Is Boon for Biologists
  107. Brain’s ‘Visual’ Reading Center Is Activated by Braille, Too
  108. BBC News - Drug relapse brain region found in rats
  109. Some Kids' Remorseless Road To Later Conduct Problems
  110. Monkey Behavior May Provide Clues to Autism
  111. Squeak defects in mice could help treat human stutterers
  112. Hibernating Bears Maintain Body Temperature

Medicine  Top, ScienceMedicineTechnology

  1. Why Diets Fail
  2. Mercury poisoning makes male birds homosexual - environment - 01 December 2010
  3. Scans Could Aid Diagnosis of C.T.E. in Living
  4. F.D.A. Studies Band Surgery for Less Obese
  5. A Healthy Brain Needs a Healthy Heart
  6. BBC News - Study offers hope of 'repairing' MS damage
  7. Doctor's Diagnosis drew laughs, but it saved a woman's life
  8. Scientists try to assess the impact of binge drinking on the brains of teens
  9. Explaining autism: Energy drain
  10. No memory, but he filled in the blanks
  11. Cells Reprogrammed To Treat Diabetes
  12. Insights Give Hope for New Attack on Alzheimer’s
  13. Untangling the Myths About Attention Disorder
  14. Scientists Gain Insights into How to Erase Pathological Fear
  15.  Brain Exam May Have Swayed Jury in Sentencing Convicted Murderer
  16. The Benefits of Exercising Before Breakfast
  17. CBC News - Health - Energy drinks with alcohol risky: study
  18. Short Sharp Science: What students on ketamine tell us about schizophrenia
  19. CBC News - Health - Crib deaths spike on New Year's: study
  20. Tap-Water Test Yields Trace of Lead
  21. Getting a full eight hours doesn’t just make a difference the next day — it can affect your health
  22. Vital Signs - Distracted Eating Adds More to Waistlines
  23. Walking Speed Predicts Life Expectancy of Older Adults
  24. Gmail - [BP/BNnews] Rewarding Music - Clannish Oxytocin - Beneficial Fever
  25. What Is a Medically Induced Coma and Why Is It Used?
  26. Finally, a fat-fighting drug that shows promise - health - 07 January 2011
  27. Gmail - [BP/BNnews] Obesity Drug? - Quantum Compass - Prozac for Strokes
  28. Newer antipsychotics overused, study suggests - Health
  29. BBC News - Stroke recovery boosted by a course of Prozac
  30. Laugh Well, Live Well | Nutrition
  31. Rebooting the brain helps stop the ring of tinnitus in rats, January 12, 2011
  32. Neuroscience: Thought experiment
  33. Communicating With Patients in a Vegetative State
  34. Exercise may not outweigh health effects of "couch potato" recreation
  35. Short Sharp Science: MMR scandal: Wakefield accused of 'deliberate fraud'
  36. Drug to Treat a Type of Mental Retardation Shows Promise
  37. Alzheimer's blood test 'most accurate' so far
  38. Acetaminophen: FDA to limit acetaminophen in prescription drugs
  39. Infectious moods: How bugs control your mind
  40. BBC News - Melatonin production falls if the lights are on
  41. Filtered and bottled water consumption could increase tooth decay risk
  42. Football concussions and brain damage, from high school to the NFL.
  43. Vaccine Against Cocaine Makes Headway
  44. Bitter Flavors Boost Hunger Hormone
  45. Gene variants predict treatment success for alcoholism medication, January 19, 2011
  46. Alzheimer’s Test, First of Its Kind, Clears Hurdle
  47. Mirgraines
  48. BBC News - Brain cooling could aid stroke recovery
  49. Lexapro, an Antidepressant, May Help Quench Menopause Hot Flashes
  50. To prevent obesity, children need adequate sleep - Daily Dose
  51. Chopin Suffered From Epilepsy: Report
  52. Study links teen suicide and lack of sleep - Health - Kids and parenting
  53. CJD diagnosis just got easier
  54. Diets Low In Omega-3 Linked to Depressive Behavior In Mice
  55. Gates Calls for a Final Push to Eradicate Polio
  56. Home Remedies for Fans’ Suffering During Super Bowl - NYTimes.com
  57. Do Gut Bugs Practice Mind Control? - ScienceNOW
  58. Aerobic Exercise Boosts Memory - Science News
  59. Brain Scan Can Tell if You'll Quit Smoking : Discovery News
  60. Neurostress: How Stress May Fuel Neurodegenerative Diseases: Scientific American
  61. Childhood Diseases May Be Rooted in Evolution | LiveScience
  62. The Checkup - FDA rejects another diet pill
  63. No Flu Vaccine Link To Guillain-Barré Syndrome Found - Science News
  64. $1 Million Prize to Inventor of a Tracker for A.L.S., Lou Gehrig’s Disease - NYTimes.com
  65. New Study Sheds Light on Spread of Swine Flu - NYTimes.com
  66. New Study Sheds Light on Spread of Swine Flu - NYTimes.com
  67. Shaken-Baby Syndrome Faces New Questions in Court - NYTimes.com
  68. Health benefits of falling and staying in love
  69. BBC News - Healthy diet 'boosts childhood IQ'
  70. BBC News - Sleepwalking 'linked to chromosome fault'
  71. Brain implants have long-lasting effect on depression : Nature News
  72. Antipsychotic drugs could shrink patients' brains : Nature News
  73. Short Sharp Science: Junk food diet lowers children's IQ
  74. Pessimists' brains may be wired that way
  75. CBC News - Health - Alarming rise in strokes among younger people
  76. NIH study finds two pesticides associated with Parkinson’s disease, Friday, February 11, 2011
  77. For Some Troops, Powerful Drug Cocktails Have Deadly Results
  78. Why women get anxious at that 'time of the month' - health - 14 February 2011
  79. Concern About Brain Surgery for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  80. Cases — A Protective Cocoon, Woven by Delusional Pregnancy
  81. Can relaxation drinks put you to sleep?
  82. Smoking linked to Lou Gehrig's disease - Health - Health care - More health news
  83. BBC News - Negative experiences can stop painkillers working
  84. Protein dose reverses learning problems in Down's mice - health - 18 February 2011
  85. Can Botox really cure chronic migraine? - health - 18 February 2011
  86. Breast Research Urges Needle, Not Surgical, Biopsies
  87. Planned Parenthood Funding Is Caught in Budget Feud
  88. Monkeys Fattened Up to Study Human Obesity


  1. Lit-up brain circuit shows fruit fly sex differences - Technology & science - Science
  2. Netflix Streaming: It's Often Convenience over Quality
  3. Digital TV Antennas Find Frugal Young Fans
  4. Top 10 Must-Have Android Apps
  5. Geocaching Spreads as a Family Pastime
  6. Meet the Nexus S, Google’s Own Android Phone
  7. YouTube Is Said to Be in Talks to Buy Next New Networks
  8. From Google and Harvard, a New Way to Analyze the Written Word
  9. To Tell the Truth: Brain Scans Are Not Ready for the Courtroom
  10. The U.S.S. Prius
  11. Gadgets Bring New Opportunities for Hackers
  12. Disney Command Center Aims to Keep Lines Moving
  13. Presenting the Best Tech Ideas of 2010
  14. Economic Optimism? Yes, I’ll Take That Bet - Findings
  15. Kura Focuses on Efficiency, and Profits
  16. 2010 Pogie Awards - Video Library
  17. Smarter Than You Think - When Computers Keep Watch
  18. An Evangelical Backlash Against Environmentalism
  19. More Schools Embrace the iPad as a Learning Tool
  20. After Apple Says Otherwise, iPhone Alarm Still Remains Silent
  21. More Schools Embrace the iPad as a Learning Tool
  22. Magazines Pursue Tablets, but iPad Limits Subscriptions
  23. Restaurants Reach Customers With Social Media
  24. BBC News - Huge Delta rocket flies from Vandenberg, California
  25. Android Market Nears for Google TV
  26. Apps to Make Your iPhone Gently Weep
  27. Japanese Fashion: LED. Lights for Your Teeth
  28. Ins and Outs of Internet Calling - State of the Art
  29. YouTube: A State of the Union Tradition
  30. The Video View From a Hot Wheels Car
  31. Egypt Cuts Off Most Internet and Cellphone Service
  32. Pursuing Cars That Won’t Be Outdated
  33. Red-light cameras save lives, study says
  34. Where No Business Has Gone Before, With Help From NASA
  35. Verizon’s iPhone Doesn’t Drop Calls
  36. The Commuter Bike Redesigned and Electrified
  37. Ares I Rocket Could Be Part of Low-Cost Space Taxi
  38. Hiybbprqag
  39. Ineos Bio's Alternate Route to Cellulosic Ethanol
  40. BBC News - Nanowire processor signals route to ever-smaller chips
  41. Search Optimization and Its Dirty Little Secrets
  42. U.S. Manufacturing Decline Raises Concern About Innovation
  43. EmPower Eyeglasses Use Liquid Crystals for Reading
  44. Soaking Up the Sun to Squeeze Energy Use to Zero
  45. How to Make Web Pages More Readable - Tip of the Week
  46. Obama's Dinner with Tech Executives Is a Mystery
  47. Scientific Groups Call for New Sources of Critical Elements
  48. Green Roof Collapses in Illinois
  49. Art School Runs Afoul of Facebook's Nudity Police
  50. Along the Columbia, Concerns For Salmon and Energy Production

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