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The New Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain

The New Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain
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The PCR Method - a DNA Copying Machine Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates The PCR Method - a DNA Copying Machine Play the Eye of the Donkey Game About the game PCR is a method by which a few fragments of DNA can be duplicated into millions in a couple of hours. The Nobel Prize The 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for the invention of PCR, a method that made it possible to copy a large numbers of DNA fragments in only a few hours. Share this: Share on facebook Share on google_plusone_share Share on twitter More Sharing Services Share on email To cite this pageMLA style: "The PCR Method - a DNA Copying Machine". Recommended: The Legacy of Alfred Nobel On 27 November 1895 Alfred Nobel signed his last will in Paris. Play the Blood Typing Game Try to save some patients and learn about human blood types! Unlocking the Secrets of Our Cells Discover the 2012 awarded research on stem cells and cell signalling. Contact E-mail us Press Sitemap A-Z Index Frequently Asked Questions Terms Follow Contact | Press | Sitemap | FAQ | Terms Follow us:

The Split Brain Experiments Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates The Split Brain Experiments Play the Split Brain Experiments About the game The split brain experiments revealed that the right and left hemisphere in the brain are good at different things. The Nobel Prize The 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded for discoveries in the 1960s concerning differences in the right and left brain hemispheres. Read More Background to the Split Brain Experiments » Share this: Share on facebook Share on google_plusone_share Share on twitter More Sharing Services Share on email To cite this pageMLA style: "The Split Brain Experiments". Recommended: The Legacy of Alfred Nobel On 27 November 1895 Alfred Nobel signed his last will in Paris. Play the Blood Typing Game Try to save some patients and learn about human blood types! Unlocking the Secrets of Our Cells Discover the 2012 awarded research on stem cells and cell signalling. Contact E-mail us Press Sitemap A-Z Index Frequently Asked Questions Terms Follow Follow us: Follow us:

Pavlov's Dog Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates Pavlov's Dog Play the Pavlov's Dog Game About the game Conditioned reflexes are reflexes you can learn compared to unconditioned reflexes that are built-in, or natural. Read More » The Nobel Prize This production explores the scientific achievements of Ivan Pavlov, awarded with the 1904 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his pioneering studies of how the digestive system works. Reading Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849-1936) » Share this: Share on facebook Share on google_plusone_share Share on twitter More Sharing Services Share on email To cite this pageMLA style: "Pavlov's Dog". Recommended: The Legacy of Alfred Nobel On 27 November 1895 Alfred Nobel signed his last will in Paris. Play the Blood Typing Game Try to save some patients and learn about human blood types! Unlocking the Secrets of Our Cells Discover the 2012 awarded research on stem cells and cell signalling. Contact E-mail us Press Sitemap A-Z Index Frequently Asked Questions Terms Follow Follow us: Google+

Nerve Signaling Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates Nerve Signaling Play the Nerve Signaling Game About About the nerve signaling production. The Nobel Prize The Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine have rewarded several achievements that helped to reveal the mysterious complexities of the nervous system. Readings "Nerve Signaling: Tracing the Wiring of Life"» Watch a 1 minute video about the Nerve Signaling production » This production is part of the AstraZeneca Nobel Medicine Initiative. Share this: Share on facebook Share on google_plusone_share Share on twitter More Sharing Services15 Share on email To cite this pageMLA style: "Nerve Signaling". Recommended: The Legacy of Alfred Nobel On 27 November 1895 Alfred Nobel signed his last will in Paris. Play the Blood Typing Game Try to save some patients and learn about human blood types! Unlocking the Secrets of Our Cells Discover the 2012 awarded research on stem cells and cell signalling. Contact E-mail us Press Sitemap A-Z Index Frequently Asked Questions Terms Follow

Immune Responses Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates Immune Responses Play the Immune Responses Game About About the Immune Responses production. The Nobel Prize The Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine have rewarded several achievements that helped to reveal the mysterious complexities of the immune system. Readings The Immune System: In Defence of our Lives - Overview » Watch a 1 minute video about the Immune Responses production » This production is part of the AstraZeneca Nobel Medicine Initiative. Share this: Share on facebook Share on google_plusone_share Share on twitter More Sharing Services37 Share on email To cite this pageMLA style: "Immune Responses". Recommended: The Legacy of Alfred Nobel On 27 November 1895 Alfred Nobel signed his last will in Paris. Play the Blood Typing Game Try to save some patients and learn about human blood types! Unlocking the Secrets of Our Cells Discover the 2012 awarded research on stem cells and cell signalling. Contact E-mail us Press Sitemap A-Z Index Terms Follow Follow us:

Brain-based learning, ideas, and materials List of cognitive biases Systematic patterns of deviation from norm or rationality in judgment Cognitive biases are systematic patterns of deviation from norm and/or rationality in judgment. They are often studied in psychology, sociology and behavioral economics.[1] Although the reality of most of these biases is confirmed by reproducible research,[2][3] there are often controversies about how to classify these biases or how to explain them.[4] Several theoretical causes are known for some cognitive biases, which provides a classification of biases by their common generative mechanism (such as noisy information-processing[5]). Gerd Gigerenzer has criticized the framing of cognitive biases as errors in judgment, and favors interpreting them as arising from rational deviations from logical thought.[6] Explanations include information-processing rules (i.e., mental shortcuts), called heuristics, that the brain uses to produce decisions or judgments. Belief, decision-making and behavioral[edit] Social[edit] [edit]

The Immune System - Defending our Bodies Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates The Immune System Play the Immune System Game About the game Granulocytes, macrophages and dendritic cells are immune cells specialized in finding and "eating" bacteria, viruses, and dead or injured body cells. The Nobel Prize The 1908 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded for identifying certain body cells engulfing bacteria and for work on trying to explain how antibodies are formed in the body. Readings The Immune System - Overview » The Immune System – in More Detail » The Immune System - Pioneers » Share this: Share on facebook Share on google_plusone_share Share on twitter More Sharing Services29 Share on email To cite this pageMLA style: "The Immune System - Defending our Bodies". Recommended: The Legacy of Alfred Nobel On 27 November 1895 Alfred Nobel signed his last will in Paris. Play the Blood Typing Game Try to save some patients and learn about human blood types! Unlocking the Secrets of Our Cells Contact E-mail us Press Sitemap A-Z Index

The Limits of Intelligence Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the Spanish Nobel-winning biologist who mapped the neural anatomy of insects in the decades before World War I, likened the minute circuitry of their vision-processing neurons to an exquisite pocket watch. He likened that of mammals, by comparison, to a hollow-chested grandfather clock. Indeed, it is humbling to think that a honeybee, with its milligram-size brain, can perform tasks such as navigating mazes and landscapes on a par with mammals. A honeybee may be limited by having comparatively few neurons, but it surely seems to squeeze everything it can out of them. At the other extreme, an elephant, with its five-million-fold larger brain, suffers the inefficiencies of a sprawling Mesopotamian empire. Select an option below: Customer Sign In *You must have purchased this issue or have a qualifying subscription to access this content

Remote Antarctic island is 'richer in biodiversity than the Galapagos' Antarctica's remote South Georgia Island boasts 90 percent of the world's fur seals, half of the world's elephant seals, is navigated by vast populations of blue whales, sperm whales and killer whales, and has beaches that can be packed shoulder-to-shoulder with nesting penguins. In total, it contains nearly 1,500 recorded species, many of which are found nowhere else on Earth. It's difficult to believe that until recently, this biological treasure was believed to be nothing more than an "inhospitable lump of rock." In fact, researchers now believe that South Georgia Island contains more species than anywhere else in the Southern Ocean, and may be the most biologically diverse remote island in the world — even more diverse than the storied Galapagos Islands, according to the Independent. "It shows you don't have to be a tropical island or in a hot part of the world to support a lot of marine life. The types of marine life around the island vary immensely.

Malaria Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates Malaria Play the Mosquito Game Play the Parasite Game About the games Malaria is one of the world's most common diseases, caused by a parasite that is transmitted to humans by a female mosquito's bite. The Nobel Prize The 1902 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded for the discovery of the parasite causing malaria and the 1907 Nobel Prize for finding the parasite in human blood. Reading Malaria: Past and Present » Share this: Share on facebook Share on google_plusone_share Share on twitter More Sharing Services16 Share on email To cite this pageMLA style: "Malaria". Recommended: The Legacy of Alfred Nobel On 27 November 1895 Alfred Nobel signed his last will in Paris. Play the Blood Typing Game Try to save some patients and learn about human blood types! Unlocking the Secrets of Our Cells Discover the 2012 awarded research on stem cells and cell signalling. Contact E-mail us Press Sitemap A-Z Index Frequently Asked Questions Terms Follow Follow us: Follow us:

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