Imperial Valley News
Berkeley, California - Swinging a bat at a 90-mph fastball requires keen visual, cognitive and motor skills. But how do diverse brain networks coordinate well enough to hit the ball?
Berkeley, California - One in 10 males is born colorblind, and as common as the condition is, there are few options for those who have it. But a Bay Area company co-founded by UC Berkeley alumni is working to change that.
Berkeley, California - The climatic and environmental effects of lava flows and sulfur emissions that lasted for years or decades in earth’s past were likely much less severe than scientists once thought, according to a new study by scientists in Europe and the United States.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - The intensity of Earth’s geomagnetic field has been dropping for the past 200 years, at a rate that some scientists suspect may cause the field to bottom out in 2,000 years, temporarily leaving the planet unprotected against damaging charged particles from the sun. This drop in intensity is associated with periodic geomagnetic field reversals, in which the Earth’s North and South magnetic poles flip polarity, and it could last for several thousand years before returning to a stable, shielding intensity.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - The most widely used technology for producing X-rays - used in everything from medical and dental imaging, to testing for cracks in industrial materials - has remained essentially the same for more than a century. But based on a new analysis by researchers at MIT and in Singapore, that might potentially change in the next few years.
Durham, North Carolina - Cells isolated from human umbilical cord tissue have been shown to produce molecules that help retinal neurons from the eyes of rats grow, connect and survive, according to Duke University researchers working with Janssen Research & Development, LLC.