French team claim bestselling brand of GM ( Monsanto) corn caused tumours and multiple organ damage: GMO Proponents go into Damage Control

Fresh row over GM foods as French study claims rats fed the controversial crops suffered tumours French team claim bestselling brand of GM corn caused tumours and multiple organ damage Leading scientists have questioned the study and its results, claiming it has ‘no value’ By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED:06:21 EST, 19 September 2012| UPDATED:09:12 EST,…

Chronic exposure to estrogen impairs some cognitive functions

Contact: Diana Yates diya@illinois.edu 217-333-5802 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign IMAGE:Veterinary biosciences professor Susan Schantz and graduate student Victor Wang found that rats exposed to estradiol were significantly impaired on tasks involving working memory and response inhibition. Click here for more information. University of Illinois researchers report this week that chronic exposure to estradiol, the…

Neuroscientists successfully control the dreams of rats. Could humans be next?

  George Dvorsky Researchers working at MIT have successfully manipulated the content of a rat’s dream by replaying an audio cue that was associated with the previous day’s events, namely running through a maze (what else). The breakthrough furthers our understanding of how memory gets consolidated during sleep — but it also holds potential for…

Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain: rats became obese by drinking high-fructose corn syrup, but not by drinking sucrose

Contact: Kitta MacPherson kittamac@princeton.edu 609-258-5729 Princeton  University A sweet problem IMAGE:A Princeton University research team, including (from left) undergraduate Elyse Powell, psychology professor Bart Hoebel, visiting research associate Nicole Avena and graduate student Miriam Bocarsly, has demonstrated that rats with…Click here for more information. A Princeton University research team has demonstrated that all sweeteners are…