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intelligence

Inherited IQ Can Increase in Early Childhood

When it comes to intelligence, environment and education matter – more than we think. Those are the findings of Rutgers University psychologists Louis Matzel and...
Epileptic Seizures

Epileptic Seizures and Depression May Share a Common Genetic Cause, Study...

From the time of Hippocrates, physicians have suspected a link between epilepsy and depression. Now, for the first time, scientists at Rutgers University–New Brunswick...
predictive analytics

Inventing the “Google” for Predictive Analytics

Companies often employ number-crunching data scientists to gather insights such as which customers want certain services or where to open new stores and stock...
eye

Uncomfortable Sight from an Ancient Reflex of the Eye

The eyes are for seeing, but they have other important biological functions, including automatic visual reflexes that go on without awareness. The reflexive system...
graphene

Taming “Wild” Electrons in Graphene

Graphene – a one-atom-thick layer of the stuff in pencils – is a better conductor than copper and is very promising for electronic devices,...
Spawning salmon

‘Sex That Moves Mountains’: Spawning Salmon Play Significant Role in Shaping...

When salmon spawn, the earth moves -- not immediately, but over the course of hundreds of thousands or millions of years. That's the conclusion...
protein diversity

Researchers Probe Protein Diversity

Proteins make up a wildly diverse class of molecule, with key roles in everything from catalyzing reactions to helping fight off infection to transporting...

Fruit Flies Offer Gut Check on Bacteria

Drosophila melanogaster—the common fruit fly—is widely used in laboratory experiments because it can provide insights into the biological processes of other, more complex organisms,...