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Scientists manipulate immune system to produce “anti-Prozac”

Lending more weight to the theory thatdepression is linked to an inflammatory response in the brain, Vanderbilt University scientists have triggered the immune systems of mice to produce “despair-like” behavior that has similarities to depression in humans. Their study, in Neuropsychopharmacology, suggests that depression may be triggered by the same mechanisms that enable the immune […]

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First Light For SETI Optical Telescope

The hunt for extraterrestrial life has just advanced to a new level with a powerful new optical telescope seeing first light. The high-tech telescope, located at the Oak Ridge Observatory in Massachusetts, was backed by The Planetary Society and built by Harvard physicist Paul Horowitz and his team. The telescope was built for one purpose […]

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High Quality Meteor Spectrum Caught By Chance

Astronomers were lucky enough to record the spectrum of a bright meteor when it happened – by sheer chance and against all reasonable odds – to cross the narrow slit of the FORS1 instrument on the ESO Very Large Telescope in Chile. At the time of this unlikely event, the telescope was performing a series […]

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