UC San Diego Neurobiologist Part of $2 million Project to Study Brain, Motor-skill Learning

Source: https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/stem-cellderived-neurons-from-people-with-autism-grow-differently-65313 By: Mario Aguilera, 858-822-5148, maguilera@ucsd.edu; Cory Nealon, 716-645-4614 cmnealon@buffalo.edu If you think of the human brain as a computer, it’s hard not to be impressed. It can perform well over a trillion logical operations per second. It’s compact, fitting neatly inside the skull. It uses as much power as a light bulb, and it has … Continue reading UC San Diego Neurobiologist Part of $2 million Project to Study Brain, Motor-skill Learning

In Some Children with Autism, “Social” and “Visual” Neural Circuits Don’t Quite Connect

Source: https://autismawarenesscentre.com/the-positives-of-autism/ By: Scott Lafee Among the first and most-documented symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a child’s aversion to interaction with others. Specifically, they appear uninterested in social activities and stimuli that would normally attract a young child’s attention, such as watching other children play, sing or dance. In a new study, published … Continue reading In Some Children with Autism, “Social” and “Visual” Neural Circuits Don’t Quite Connect

The Number of Parasites A Bird Can Carry

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com By: Robert Monroe A team of ecologists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has made a breakthrough that has implications for multiple fields within biology as well as epidemiology. Ecologist Ryan Hechinger and colleagues tested a new way to predict the parasite load carried by California shorebirds … Continue reading The Number of Parasites A Bird Can Carry

Image: Dripping Springs Natural Area, Organ Mountains, New Mexico

By: Bureau of Land Management Overlooking Las Cruces from the east are the Organ Mountains, a haven for hikers and adventure seekers alike. The Organs, which rise to over 9,000 feet in elevation, are so named because of the steep, needle-like spires that resemble the pipes of an organ. This picturesque area of rocky peaks, … Continue reading Image: Dripping Springs Natural Area, Organ Mountains, New Mexico

Image Gallery: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Botanical Garden near Saguaro National Park

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place. The Desert Museum's gardens showcase this vibrant ecosystem and represent a variety of biotic communities found within the Sonoran Desert region. You will see 1,200 different types of plants with 56,000 individual specimens planted on the grounds. Below … Continue reading Image Gallery: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Botanical Garden near Saguaro National Park

Photo Gallery: White Sands National Park Geography and Desert Vegetations

Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world's largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Park preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, … Continue reading Photo Gallery: White Sands National Park Geography and Desert Vegetations