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Pavlovian response, NEURON ACTIVITY, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Tourette Syndrome, Learning

Study Identifies Brain Cells Involved in Pavlovian Response

UCLA scientists have traced the Pavlovian response to a small cluster of brain cells -- the same neurons that go awry during Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Tourette syndrome. The research could one day help scientists find new approaches to diagnosing and treating these neurological disorders.

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ants, Mulch, soil moisture, soil aggregate

Making “Mulch” Ado of Ant Hills

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Research undertaken by scientists in China reveals that ants are hardworking and beneficial insects. In the activities of their daily lives, ants help increase air, water flow, and organic matter in soil. The work done by ants even forms a type of mulch that helps hold water in the soil.

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Seal Beach, California, Wetlands, Earthquakes, paleoseismology, U.S. Geological Survey

Sinking of Seal Beach Wetlands Tied to Ancient Quakes

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When geologists went in search for evidence of ancient tsunamis along Southern California’s coastal wetlands, they found something else. Their discoveries have implications for seismic hazard and risk assessment in coastal Southern California.

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Autism, Families, Neurology, Psychiatry

Researchers Gain Insight Into Day-to-Day Lives of Parents Raising Children with Autism

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A new study by Waisman Center researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison looks at the daily experiences of the parents of children with autism spectrum disorder to provide a more detailed picture of the strengths and vulnerabilities of couples raising a child with ASD.

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SNAPP Issues RFP for “Science-to-Solutions” Projects

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The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) has issued an open call for funding proposals to convene interdisciplinary teams tackling questions at the heart of sustainable economic development, human well-being, and natural resource conservation.

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Agriculture Expert Provides Tips on How to Protect Flowering Trees, Plants During Late Winter Cold and Snow

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‘Gloom’ and Doom When These Insects Are on Hot, Dry Red Maple Trees

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They are known as gloomy scales, and these insects can make a red maple tree’s life downright dreary. This is because the arthropods feed and thrive on them, especially in warm and dry urban landscapes.

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Plant Root Systems, Plant Root Development, Fine root database, Plant traits, Plant ecology, soil, Plant Health, Crop survival, Carbon Storage, plant engineering

FRED Database Gathers Root Traits to Advance Understanding of Belowground Plant Ecology

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists have released a new global, centralized database of plant root traits, or identifying characteristics, that can advance our understanding of how the hidden structure of plants belowground may interact with and relate to life aboveground.

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Guam, invasive animals, Iowa State University, Snake

Scientist Details the Indirect Effects of an Invasive Species in Guam

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A new study from an ISU scientists shows the indirect impacts invasive species can have in an ecosystem. The study focused on the brown treesnake, whose introduction to the forests of Guam has led to difficulties for local tree species to reproduce.

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maple tree, Mesa Glow maple, NMSU tree patent

New Type of Maple Tree Receives Patent

New Mexico State University has recently been awarded a patent on a type of Bigtooth maple tree, the Mesa Glow maple. Its scientific name is Acer grandidentatum “JFS-NuMex 3,” and its leaves turn a brilliant crimson color in the fall.







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