New insight into aging

Researchers examined the effects of aging on neuroplasticity in the primary auditory cortex, the part of the brain that processes auditory information. Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to modify its connections and function in response to environmental demands, an important process in learning.
Source: Science Daily

Insight into development of lung cancer

Lung cancer results from effects of smoking along with multiple genetic components. A new study identifies two main pathways for the role of chromosome 15q25.1 — a leader in increasing susceptibility to lung cancer — in modifying disease risk. One pathway is implicated in nicotine dependence. The other plays a part in biological processes such as nutrient transfer and immune system function. The findings increase our understanding of lung cancer cause and development.
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Customizable car navigation icons are coming to Google Maps for Android [APK Insight]

  1. Customizable car navigation icons are coming to Google Maps for Android [APK Insight]  9to5Google
  2. Google Maps Could Be Getting Customizable Car Navigation Icons  Ubergizmo
  3. Google Maps is almost perfect, so of course Google had to find a way to ruin it  Brinkwire (press release)
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New development in 3D super-resolution imaging gives insight on Alzheimer's disease

One major problem with understanding Alzheimer’s is not being able to clearly see why the disease starts. A super-resolution ‘nanoscope’ now provides a 3D view of brain molecules with 10 times greater detail. This imaging technique could help reveal how the disease progresses and where new treatments could intervene.
Source: Science Daily

Study of sleeping fur seals provides insight into the function of REM sleep

All land mammals and birds have two types of sleep: rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM (also called slow-wave sleep). Earlier evidence had suggested that REM sleep is essential for physical and mental well-being and learning, but the underlying function of REM sleep has been a mystery. New insight into the function of REM sleep, based on studies of an unlikely animal: the fur seal.
Source: Science Daily

After foggy departure, it's clear sailing to Mars for InSight lander

  1. After foggy departure, it’s clear sailing to Mars for InSight lander  Spaceflight Now
  2. NASA’s InSight Mars Lander Launches to Probe Red Planet’s Deep Interior  Space.com
  3. ‘Unbelievable’: NASA launches InSight spacecraft on $1B Mars mission to peek below surface  USA TODAY
  4. NASA launches InSight lander toward Mars  CBS News
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'Unbelievable': NASA launches InSight spacecraft on $1B Mars mission to peek below surface

  1. ‘Unbelievable’: NASA launches InSight spacecraft on $1B Mars mission to peek below surface  USA TODAY
  2. NASA’s InSight Mars Lander Launches to Probe Red Planet’s Deep Interior  Space.com
  3. NASA Launches Robotic Geologist InSight to Study Mars  TIME
  4. NASA launches InSight lander toward Mars  CBS News
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NASA blasts off Mars-bound spaceship, InSight, to study quakes

NASA blasts off Mars-bound spaceship, InSight, to study quakesNASA on Saturday launched its latest Mars lander, called InSight, designed to perch on the surface and listen for “Marsquakes” ahead of eventual human missions to explore the Red Planet. “Three, two, one, liftoff!” said a NASA commentator as the unmanned spacecraft blasted off on a dark, foggy morning atop an Atlas V rocket at 4:05 am Pacific time (1105 GMT) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, marking NASA’s first interplanetary launch from the US west coast.


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