Monday, March 20, 2006
Those Vermont folks really take their maple syrup seriously. The University of Vermont has opened a new research center dedicated to testing whether and how more efficient modern production techniques affect syrup's taste. Do you think they pay the taste testers?
Researchers have found a pair or new DNA repair proteins which seem to also destroy invading HIV cDNA. This is a very exciting possible new target for HIV treatments.
Case Western researchers have discovered that a previsously-unstudied type of neuron, Blanes cells, are critical to formation and maintenance of olfactory perception and memory. As we all know, smell is the most potent memory stimulus, so this is really cool.