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Now, light-sensitive protein can control brain from outside

New York, June 30: In a boost to optogenetics, a technology allowing scientists to control brain activity by shining light on neurons, the first light-sensitive molecule that enables neurons to be silenced non-invasively using a light source outside the skull has been developed. Optogenetics relies on light-sensitive proteins that can suppress or stimulate electrical signals within cells and require a ...

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Now, light-sensitive protein can control brain from outside

New York, June 30: In a boost to optogenetics, a technology allowing scientists to control brain activity by shining light on neurons, the first light-sensitive molecule that enables neurons to be silenced non-invasively using a light source outside the skull has been developed. Optogenetics relies on light-sensitive proteins that can suppress or stimulate electrical signals within cells and require a ...

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‘Fifa a gang of old sons of bitches’

Montevideo – Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica has slammed Fifa leaders as “sons of bitches” for banning the country’s star striker Luis Suarez over his infamous World Cup bite. Mujica called the four month ban on all football activity imposed on Suarez for biting Italian defender…

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‘Fifa a gang of old sons of bitches’

Montevideo – Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica has slammed Fifa leaders as “sons of bitches” for banning the country’s star striker Luis Suarez over his infamous World Cup bite. Mujica called the four month ban on all football activity imposed on Suarez for biting Italian defender…

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Warming threat to emperor penguins

Climate change is likely to cut Antarctica’s 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100, a study suggests. The main threat to the penguins comes from changes to sea-ice cover in the Antarctic, which will affect their breeding and feeding. Dynamics will differ between penguin colonies, but all are expected to be in decline by the end ...

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Warming threat to emperor penguins

Climate change is likely to cut Antarctica’s 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100, a study suggests. The main threat to the penguins comes from changes to sea-ice cover in the Antarctic, which will affect their breeding and feeding. Dynamics will differ between penguin colonies, but all are expected to be in decline by the end ...

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BET Awards 2014: Pharrell Williams wins Best Artist and Best Video

Chart-topper Pharrell Williams cleaned up at the 2014 BET Awards, beating off the likes of Chris Brown and Justin Timberlake to take home two of the most coveted accolades. The “Happy” singer was named Best Male R&B/Pop artist and also won Best Video for his number one single, which sold over 1.3 million copies in the UK. Pop diva Beyoncé ...

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BET Awards 2014: Pharrell Williams wins Best Artist and Best Video

Chart-topper Pharrell Williams cleaned up at the 2014 BET Awards, beating off the likes of Chris Brown and Justin Timberlake to take home two of the most coveted accolades. The “Happy” singer was named Best Male R&B/Pop artist and also won Best Video for his number one single, which sold over 1.3 million copies in the UK. Pop diva Beyoncé ...

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Georgia’s EU alignment: Regional repercussions

In a long-awaited move, Georgia signed an Association Agreement with the European Union (EU) on June 27, cementing the country’s political and economic ties firmly with the West. In a signing ceremony in Brussels, Georgia joined Moldova and Ukraine in finalising their countries’ alignment with the EU, in spite of rising tensions and tough rhetoric from Russia. While the formal ...

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Malala Yousafzai wins Liberty Medal

A Pakistani girl who survived being shot by the Taliban because she advocated education for girls has won the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia. Malala Yousafzai was just 15 when she was shot in the head while returning from school in Mingora, Pakistan, in October 2012. She had angered the…

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