Brain region for close-up exploration

When mammals look at an object with both eyes, the 3D neurons react to the small deviation in the viewing angle. The cells help three-dimensional vision and depth perception, enabling an animal to calculate distance. © MPI of Neurobiology / ...

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How our biological clocks are locked in sync

Scientists from EPFL’s Institute of Bioengineering have discovered that our circadian clock and our cell-cycle are in fact, synchronized. How our biological clocks are locked in sync Nothing in biology is static; everything is fluid, dynamic and ever-moving. Often, this ...

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UTI discovery may lead to new treatments

UQ’s Professor Mark Schembri and Associate Professor Scott Beatson working toward a solution for recurring UTI infection. UTI discovery may lead to new treatments Sufferers of recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs) could expect more effective treatments thanks to University of ...

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Finding the brain’s compass

MIT researchers have found a circuit of thousands of neurons in the mammalian brain (blue) traces out a one-dimensional ring during complex navigation behaviors. “In the absence of this ring,” explains Associate Professor Ila Fiete, “we would be lost in ...

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Old electric car batteries

Image: iStock Old electric car batteries Ready to recycle? Rainer Klose The number of registrations of electric cars is rising sharply. But where to put old batteries? The association of Swiss car importers, “auto-schweiz”, is striving for a recycling solution ...

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