Brain May Still Be Evolving, Studies Hint, NY Times
Excerpts: Two genes involved in determining the size of the human brain have undergone substantial evolution in the last 60,000 years, researchers say, leading to the surprising suggestion that the brain is still undergoing rapid evolution.
The discovery adds weight to the view that human evolution is still a work in progress, since previous instances of recent genetic change have come to light in genes that defend against disease and confer the ability to digest milk in adulthood.
It had been widely assumed until recently that human evolution more or less stopped 50,000 years ago.
Are Human Brains Still Evolving? Brain Genes Show Signs Of Selection, Science
Excerpts: We humans are proud of our big brains, and rightly so. Averaging 1350 cubic centimeters (cc), the human brain is proportionally larger than that of any other animal. Its highly advanced cognitive powers have spurred us to create art, build cities, and send representatives of our species into space. Just why natural selection blessed us with these talents is poorly understood. But the fossil record and genetic studies clearly show that the evolution of higher cognition began sometime after the chimp and human lines split, some 5 million to 6 million years ago, and continued at least until the rise of modern humans, roughly 200,000 years ago.
Ongoing Adaptive Evolution Of Aspm, A Brain Size Determinant In Homo Sapiens, Science
Excerpts: The gene ASPM (abnormal spindle-like microcephaly associated) is a specific regulator of brain size, and its evolution in the lineage leading to Homo sapiens was driven by strong positive selection. Here, we show that one genetic variant of ASPM in humans arose merely about 5800 years ago and has since swept to high frequency under strong positive selection. These findings, especially the remarkably young age of the positively selected variant, suggest that the human brain is still undergoing rapid adaptive evolution.
- Source: Ongoing Adaptive Evolution Of Aspm, A Brain Size Determinant In Homo Sapiens, Nitzan Mekel-Bobrov, Sandra L. Gilbert, Patrick D. Evans, Eric J. Vallender, Jeffrey R. Anderson, Richard R. Hudson, Sarah A. Tishkoff, Bruce T. Lahn, Science : 1720-1722., 05/09/09
Excerpts: In this issue, Christof Koch examines how new approaches could help quantify the mind-body gap. And Douglas Steinberg asks, what can we learn about vegetative and minimally conscious states from Terri Schiavo's brain?
A new scientific field is being born, one that seeks to understand which organisms have subjective states, what purpose theymight serve, and how distinct states of consciousness come about. Here, the Holy Grail is to provide a satisfactory, quantitative account for why select states of complicated, neuronal networks go hand-in-hand with experiences such as seeing blue, feeling pain, smelling a dog that's just come in from the rain, or of simply being.
Robo-Justice Do We Have The Technology To Build A Better Legal System?, Boston Globe
Excerpts: That even Supreme Court justices, the high priests of the constitutional order, can recant and reconsider is as vivid a reminder as there is of the fundamentally human nature of the law. From traffic court on up to the high court, our laws, in all their power and complexity, are interpreted and applied by sometimes fickle, always fallible people. (...)
But what if ''John Roberts" were not a human being but a piece of artificial intelligence software--a robot with the whole of law mapped out neatly in his circuit boards?
Abstract: A new conception of humans emerged and spread from the 1940s to the 1960s. It was linked to a cybernetic vision of man-computer symbiosis and to the conviction that communication was fundamental to the problem-solving process. This vision inspired an influential group of patrons and researchers to set a new agenda for computing.
- Source: Mind And Network, Crowther-H., H., DOI: 10.1109/MAHC.2005.41, Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE, Jul.-Sept. 2005, online 2005/08/22
- Contributed by Atin Das - dasatinyahoo.co.in
Researchers Link Individual Preferences To Neuronal Activity In Brain, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: Life is full of choices. But how do individuals know what their preferences are and how do they act on them? And what leads mothers to make choices that benefit or lead to neglect of her offspring? Based on research performed using laboratory rats, (...) suggest that an intricate system exists within the brain for establishing individual preferences, which ultimately impacts choices. (...) reveal that individual preferences can be linked to the activation of specific sets of neurons within the brain. The researchers used postpartum rats in order to establish preferences and analyze how the mother rats' brains functioned (...).
Clever Artificial Hand Developed, BBC News
At present, prosthetic hands either do not move at all or have a simple single-motor grip.
The artificial hand has an opposing thumb
But the University of Southampton team has designed a prototype
that uses six sets of motors and gears so each of the five fingers can move independently.
Details of their design were presented at an Institute of Physics conference.
Every year 200 people in the UK lose their hands. Common causes include motorbike accidents and industrial incidents.
Odd Behavior And Creativity May Go Hand-in-hand, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: Often viewed as a hindrance, having a quirky or socially awkward approach to life may be the key to becoming a great artist, composer or inventor. New research on individuals with schizotypal personalities - people characterized by odd behavior and language but who are not psychotic or schizophrenic - offers the first neurological evidence that they are more creative (...) and rely more heavily on the right sides of their brains than the general population to access their creativity. (...) Psychologists believe that a number of famous creative luminaries, including Vincent Van Gogh, Albert Einstein, Emily Dickinson and Isaac Newton, had schizotypal personalities. (...)
The 'Been There, Done That' Memory Response, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: One of the neural oddities of "declarative" memory--the recall of past things and events--is that some experiments have shown that recognizing a familiar object is accompanied by a reduction in activity of the brain's memory centers in the medial temporal lobe. Such a reduction seems counterintuitive, since remembering seems to be a positive event. (...) have documented this reduced activity in humans (...).(...) The fMRI scans revealed that the decrease in medial temporal lobe activity tracked the level of perceived memory strength for the faces. What's more, the MEG studies revealed that this reduction began very rapidly during the recognition process. (...)
Is Happiness All In Your Head?, NPR
Excerpts: Talk of the Nation, September 9, 2005 ¡P Two scientists look at the science behind happiness and satisfaction. What does it really mean to be happy? What does your brain really want?
Daniel Nettle, author of Happiness: The Science Behind Your Smile; lecturer in psychology, Division of Psychology, Brain and Behavior at the University of Newcastle in Britain
Gregory Berns, author of Satisfaction: The Science of Finding True Fulfillment; associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University; associate professor of biomedical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta
Academic Admissions Standards: Implications For Output, Distribution, And Mobility, J. Euro. Econ. Asso.
Abstract: We examine the trade-offs implicit in academic admissions standards when students are charged cost-based tuition and offered loans that remove liquidity constraints. Lowering entry requirements while holding graduation requirements fixed increases aggregate output and promotes a more equal distribution ofwages, but reduces relative income mobility and diminishes the scope for affirmative action. Lowering admissions standards while raising graduation requirements, so that the number of graduates remains constant, has little direct effect on output, distribution, or mobility, but again reduces the scope for affirmative action. Income-based affirmative action offers a better trade-off between output and relative mobility than income-neutral admissions.
Understanding Changes In International Business Cycle Dynamics, J. Euro. Econ. Asso.
Excerpts: The volatility of economic activity in most G7 economies has moderated over the past 40 years. Also, despite large increases in trade and openness, G7 business cycles have not become more synchronized. (...) This analysis suggests that, with the exception of Japan, a significant portion of the widespread reduction in volatility is associated with a reduction in the magnitude of the common international shocks. Had the common international shocks in the 1980s and 1990s been as large as they were in the 1960s and 1970s, G7 business cycles would have been substantially more volatile and more highly synchronized than they actually were.
Internet-Based Integrated Environmental Assessment: Using Ontologies To Share Computational Models, J. Industrial Ecol.
Excerpts: This article explores the potential of industrial ecology to inform the redesign of an existing industry: that which is concerned with the production, sale, and support of automobiles. In so doing, it brings together the concepts embedded in industrial ecology with issues of economic scale, product design or technology, process technology, and the way in which new combinations of these features can result in an alternative structure (...). In so doing, the article advances the general argument that the economic, technical, and spatial organization of production and consumption are co-determined in a manner that collectively shapes the industrial ecology of an industry. (...)
Early organisms weren't hindered by errors in RNA, according to new study
Live a little. A study of these two RNA molecules reveals that mutation might not have been as high a hurdle as thought for early RNA-based life forms. CREDIT: Mauro Santos / Collegium Budapest
How did life evolve from nonlife? The jury's still out (...). How did early RNA molecules grow longer and more complex without succumbing to destructive mutations? RNA, it turns out, can take a surprising amount of mutation and keep on ticking.
Scientists' best guess as to how life got kick-started in the primordial soup is that self-replicating RNA molecules acquired the ability to act like enzymes, using their shape to catalyze biochemical reactions essential for the growth of primitive cells.
New reconstruction of fossil reveals an early attempt at terrestrial life that didn't get off the ground
Land and sea. Ichthyostega was likely a capable swimmer, but its awkward walk didn't get it far. CREDIT: Tony Terenzi, Nature (2005)
The first vertebrates to crawl onto land were a pretty experimental crowd. Some sported feet with seven toes, for example, and strange inner ears. By reconstructing the most famous of these transitional fossils--a creature called Ichthyostega--a team of paleontologists has shown the animal also had an odd gait: an up-down motion, which resembled that of an inchworm and made its movements unlike those of later, more successful amphibians.
Ichthyostega lived about 360 million years ago in what is now Greenland.
Biological Physics: Rare Returns On Lost Effort, Nature
Excerpts: How does the size of a system affect its thermodynamic irreversibility? A deft experiment that observes the unfolding and refolding of a single molecule of RNA provides insights into the question at a small scale.
When vigorously stirred, a cup of coffee will heat up; a cup of hot coffee, however, will never stir a spoon (...).But does it still hold when the spoon is extremely small? Newly discovered relationships between heat, work and energy have revealed unexpected features of small systems when they are driven far from equilibrium (...).
Excerpts: The next step after reading genetic code is writing it. In June, biotech pioneers J. Craig Venter and Hamilton Smith launched Synthetic Genomics, a Rockville, MD-based "synthetic biology" startup aimed at creating custom-made micro-organisms.
The new company's president is Juan Enriquez, former director of Harvard Business School's Life Sciences Project and CEO of the Wellesley, MA, investment partnership Biotechonomy, which funds Synthetic Genomics.
Dynamical Phenomena: Walking And Orbiting Droplets, Nature
Excerpts: Small drops can bounce indefinitely on a bath of the same liquid if the container is oscillated vertically at a sufficiently high acceleration. Here we show that bouncing droplets can be made to 'walk' at constant horizontal velocity on the liquid surface by increasing this acceleration. This transition yields a new type of localized state with particle?wave duality: surface capillary waves emanate from a bouncing drop, which self-propels by interaction with its own wave and becomes a walker.
Complex Networks And Simple Models In Biology, Interface
Excerpts: The analysis of molecular networks, such as transcriptional, metabolic and protein interaction networks, has progressed substantially because of the power of models from statistical physics. Increasingly, the data are becoming so detailed-though not always complete or correct-that the simple models are reaching the limits of their usefulness. Here, we will discuss how network information can be described and to some extent quantified. In particular statistics offers a range of tools, such as model selection, which have not yet been widely applied in the analysis of biological networks. We will also outline a number of present (...).
Excerpts: (...) invented a new algorithm that solves a network-searching conundrum that has puzzled computer scientists and sociologists for years. The scientists created an algorithm that helps explain the sociological findings that led to the theory of 'six degrees of separation,' and could have broad implications for how networks are navigated, from improving emergency response systems to preventing the spread of computer viruses. Dubbed expected-value navigation, the algorithm describes an efficient way of searching a particular class of networks (...).
Excerpts: Scientists have discovered new clues to what makes embryonic stem (ES) cells tick. The findings may allow researchers to more easily unlock the therapeutic potential of the cells, which in theory can become any cell type in the body.
The key to tapping that potential is understanding the network of genes that keep ES cells forever young, as well as the triggers that allow them to differentiate into various tissues. No easy task. Scientists knew, for example, that all undifferentiated human ES cells express the genes OCT4, SOX2, and NANOG. But exactly what those genes do has been unclear.
Stem Cells Show Signs Of Age, Science Now
Excerpts: Scientists have long known that as human embryonic stem (ES) cells age, they develop genetic mutations that could limit their medical usefulness. Now a study has offered the first close-up look at just what happens over time to these cells. Scientists say the findings bolster the argument that federally funded researchers need access to fresh lines and should not have to rely just on those derived before 9 August 2001 (ScienceNOW, 10 August 2001:).
The age of a cell line is defined by its "passage," or the amount of time it takes for the cells to double, which may be anything from hours to a few days. An international team led by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, compared early-passage and late-passage versions of nine human ES cells lines obtained from labs around the world
Polymer Breakthrough To Boost Smart Drugs, New Scientist
Excerpts: Smart plastic films programmed to release a precise sequence of treatments are poised to revolutionise drug delivery thanks to a breakthrough in polymer chemistry. The films could be used to coat implants such as artificial hips and tissue scaffolds to deliver phased shots over a period of hours or weeks.
Simple drug-releasing coatings are used in devices such as the stents used to keep arteries open after surgery. The coating continually releases a drug that inhibits the cell growth that can block an artery. But programmed, timed release of a sequence of drugs could have much broader applications.
Purdue Scientists Treat Cancer With Rna Nanotechnology, Purdue Univ News
Using strands of genetic material, Purdue University scientists have constructed tiny delivery vehicles that can carry anticancer therapeutic agents directly to infected cells, offering a potential wealth of new treatments for chronic diseases.
This triangular particle, which is about 25 billionths of a meter across, could become one of nanotechnology's contributions to the fight against cancer. Three strands of RNA - a close chemical cousin of DNA - are linked together to form this "nanoparticle," (...)
(...) nanoparticles, which are assembled from three short pieces of ribonucleic acid, resemble miniature triangles. The microscopic particles possess both the right size to gain entry into cells and also the right structure to carry other therapeutic strands of RNA inside with them, where they are able to halt viral growth or cancer's progress.
New Backpack Powers Up, Science Now
Rome's pack uses springs to suspend the load from a fixed frame, allowing it to ride up and down freely during walking. As the pack bounces, it periodically runs a toothed rack across a gear attached to small generator on the fixed frame (...).
Moving marvel. A new type of backpack generates energy while you walk. CREDIT: Science
"It's a clever way to have power on the fly," (...). An added feature of the suspended-load backpack is that it doesn't just generate power--it also appears to more than double the metabolic efficiency of carrying any load, (...).
Harvesting Energy By Improving The Economy Of Human Walking, Science
Excerpts: Humans are tremendously flexible when converting almost any food into energy, but they are both inflexible and insatiable in their demand for mobile energy in another form: electricity. In the developed world, many people seem more concerned with their cell phone battery life than with their next meal. Given the plentiful and, in many cases, increasing supply of stored onboard energy (that is, fat), could humans not generate the necessary electricity themselves? Hand-operated generators are both inexpensive and effective for short-term use.
Generating Electricity While Walking with Loads, Science
Excerpts: We have developed the suspended-load backpack, which converts mechanical energy from the vertical movement of carried loads (weighing 20 to 38 kilograms) to electricity during normal walking [generating up to 7.4 watts, or a 300-fold increase over previous shoe devices (20 milliwatts)]. Unexpectedly, little extra metabolic energy (as compared to that expended carrying a rigid backpack) is required during electricity generation.
Ring Riddles Baffle Saturn Scientists - Structures Are More Complex And Fickle Than Thought, Science Now
Weirdest of all is Saturn's thin, braided, and kinky F ring, lying just outside the main ring system. (...) various strands are actually a single, narrow dust ring, tightly wound like a spiral. This unique structure might be caused by gravitational disturbances of a small moonlet in an eccentric orbit that has apparently criss-crossed the F ring for almost 9 months. In fact, that's a mystery in itself: The F ring is believed to contain many large boulders and moonlets, which would make it hard for a small satellite to survive multiple crossings.
Spinning spirals. Strands in Saturn's narrow F ring are actually part of a Tightly wound spiral, possibly caused by the gravitational interactions of tiny moons or clumps of dust. CREDIT: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Astronomers Detect Most Distant Cosmic Explosion, Reuters
Excerpts: Astronomers said on Monday they have detected a cosmic explosion at the very edge of the visible universe, a 13-billion-year-old blast that could help them learn more about the earliest stars.
The brilliant blast -- known as a gamma ray burst -- was probably caused by the death of a massive star soon after the Big Bang, but was glimpsed on Sept. 4 by NASA's new Swift satellite and later by ground-based telescopes.
Coming Into Focus: A Universe Shaped By Violent Galaxies, Science
Excerpts: When theorists try to simulate how galaxies grow, they never quite get it right. In the computer world, spirals like our Milky Way rarely develop graceful disks with the sizes that astronomers see. The giant blobs called elliptical galaxies spawn new stars for too long. And models predict too many tiny galaxies, strewn through volumes where astronomers see mostly blackness.
But in the last year, modelers have improved their galaxy recipes by adding generous portions of wanton violence, which alters the appearance and dynamics of galaxies in just the right ways.
After The Flood, Nature
Excerpts: Academic experts say they were all too aware of the devastation that would claim New Orleans and its surroundings (...). Could they have done any more to convince politicians of the need to protect the city?
Nothing about last week's hurricane and the subsequent flooding of New Orleans should have come as a surprise. (...)
The science was all there, but apparently the planning was not. (...), scientists are trying to work out why policy-makers were unable to cope when experts knew so much about what was bound to happen.
- Source: After The Flood, Tony Reichhardt, Erika Check, Emma Marris, DOI: 10.1038/437174a, Nature 437, 174-176, 05/09/08
Riding Out The Storm, Science
Excerpts: Immunologist Seth Pincus survived Hurricane Katrina, but much of his research may not. Evacuated from Louisiana State University Children's Hospital in New Orleans on Thursday, Pincus left hundreds of fragile blood and tissue samples--representing years of HIV and other infectious disease research--to an uncertain fate.
Pincus, 57, studies the interaction of antibodies and pathogens and directs the hospital's Research Institute for Children. Throughout the storm, he and several hundred other hospital employees stayed to look after 100 remaining patients, as well as research samples belonging to him and colleagues.
Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Network
Our Suicide Pact With Al Qaeda, LATimes
Excerpts: After the Sept. 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden told an Al Jazeera interviewer that "the values of this Western civilization under the leadership of America have been destroyed. Those awesome symbolic towers that speak of liberty, human rights and humanity have been destroyed¡K. I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed."
The attacks on New York and Washington four years ago were unimportant in their own right, Bin Laden was saying. Most important was the course of action he hoped they initiated: The West would destroy its own freedoms.
Terror Cells In For The Long Haul, The Australian
Excerpts: AL-QA'IDA and its affiliates are constantly able to adapt to concerted international counter-terrorist action and see their struggle as one that will last generations, one of the US's top terrorism experts has warned.
(...), unlike recent conventional military conflicts that were notable for their relatively short duration, Islamist terror groups were prepared for a long war lasting decades.
He said US coalition forces were in effect fighting two wars against global jihadists - a war of attrition that had had some success in diminishing al-Qa'ida's ability to carry out spectacular attacks, and a war of words "that we are losing".
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- Salt on the Asphalt, 05/09/06, Science Now, Deicing of roads is making U.S. rivers and lakes toxic, according to new report
- Your Outdoor Adventure Guide to Titan, 05/09/09, Science Now, New analysis of lander's data reveals demanding landscape
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- ECAL 2005 - VIIIth European Conference on Artificial Life, 2005/09/5-9, Canterbury, Kent, UK
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ECAL 2005 - VIIIth European Conference on Artificial Life,
Canterbury, Kent, UK 2005/09/5-9
T. Irene Sanders, Executive Director and Founder, The Washington Center for Complexity & Public Policy, 05/08/27, QuickTime video (10:38 min), Podcast
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- World Economic Forum , Davos, Switzerland, 05/01/26-30
1st European Conference on Complex Systems, Torino, Italy, 04/12/5-7
From Autopoiesis to Neurophenomenology: A Tribute to Francisco Varela (1946-2001), Paris, France, 2004/06/18-20
Evolutionary Epistemology, Language, and Culture, Brussels, Belgium, 04/05/26-28
International Conference on Complex Systems 2004, Boston, 04/05/16-21
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- Dynamics Of Socio-Economic Systems: A Physics Perspective,
Physics Center Bad Honnef, Germany, 05/09/18-24
18th International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations (ICNF 2005), Salamanca, Spain, 05/09/19-23
Illuminating the Shadow of the Future: Scientific Prediction and the Human Condition, Ann Arbor, MI , 05/09/23 - 25
Genomics in Context,
University of Exeter, UK, 05/09/28-30
Intl Master of Science in Complexity And Its Interdisciplinary Applications, Academic Year 2005-2006 deadline for applications 05/09/30
CSDS-2005 Intl Conf on Control And Synchronization Of Dynamical Systems , Leon, Guanajuato, MEXICO, 05/10/04-07
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Adaptive And Resilient Computing Security Workshop, Santa Fe, NM, 05/11/02-03
An Afternoon with Michael Crichton At The Smithsonian Institution In Collaboration with The Washington Center for Complexity and Public Policy,
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5th Intl Workshop on Meta-synthesis and Complex System,
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