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New Treatment to Prevent Epilepsy on the Cards

Duke University researchers have identified a new treatment to common epilepsy and prevent its growth or recurrence over a period of time in patients. Though common, epilepsy is devastating and temporal lobe epilepsy is particularly debilitating because it strikes the areas of the brain, which are key to memory and mood. During seizures, these patients have little awareness of what ...

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Scientists reveal why Parrots are such great vocal imitators

Do you have a parrot that speaks in an exact tone like you and repeats every word perfectly after you? It is insane in fact, but while you must be wondering how they are able to do that, a group of international scientists led by researchers from Duke University has got the answer. A study reported in June 24 by ...

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What’s in Parrot’s Tiny Brain That Makes Them Imitate Human Speech?

Parrots, which are close to humans in learning vocals and imitate sounds than any other species, a new study has found that parrot’s tiny brain is structured differently than the brains of songbirds and hummingbirds, which also exhibit vocal learning. Mukta Chakraborty, a postdoc in the Jarvis lab, led a project that used the activity of some of the specialized ...

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Lalit Modi: Past Imperfect, Present Risky?

Lalit Modi’s past is coming into focus faster than expected and as a sophomore at Duke University in North California, he was arrested and charged with drug possession and kidnapping a teenager. The documents unearthed by American Bazaar reveal that he was arrested for drug possession and kidnapping and unlawfully restraining a 16-year-old. He pleaded guilty to charges for violation ...

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Breakthrough: Grown human muscle in Lab responds like real, to reduce clinical trial time

In a breakthrough, researchers at Duke University have grown human skeletal muscle in the lab that contracts and responds just like human tissue to external stimuli such as electrical pulses and biochemical signals. The lab-grown tissue should soon allow researchers to test new drugs and study diseases in functioning human muscle outside of the human body. “We are working to ...

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