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Lab experience for schools

US$4 million grant announced to boost biology education in schools



University launches search for ‘returning’ scientists

The University of York has launched an initiative to attract more scientists, who have taken a career break, back into the world of academia.



Learning helps keep brain healthy

Neurobiologists are providing the first visual evidence that learning promotes brain health - and, therefore, that mental stimulation could limit the debilitating effects of ageing on memory and the mind.



Babies' language learning starts from the womb

From their very first days, newborns' cries already bear the mark of the language their parents speak, reveals a new study published online.



Learning what happens on nanoscale

Johns Hopkins engineers are using a popular children's toy to visualize the behavior of particles, cells and molecules in environments too small to see with the naked eye.



Medical study: Learning from locusts

A similarity in brain disturbance between insects and people suffering from migraines, stroke and epilepsy points the way toward new drug therapies to address these conditions.



Learning centre dedicated to food and drink

Food and drink manufacturers have been catapulted to the forefront of the drive to boost skills and productivity for the whole of the UK, thanks to the success of a bid for major government funding, led by Improve, the sector skills council.



Prion protein hints at role in aiding learning and memory

Scientists from the University of Leeds have found that the protein called prion helps our brains to absorb zinc, which is believed to be crucial to our ability to learn and the wellbeing of our memory.



Pain linked to learning

For the first time, a research team has linked pain receptors found throughout the nervous system to learning and memory in the brain.



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