Researchers have gained new understanding on the workings of amnesia through research that used light to revive lost memories in mice, a study reported

Scientists restore lost memory in mice, shedding light on amnesia

AFP News Researchers have gained new understanding on the workings of amnesia through research that used light to revive lost memories in mice, a study reported. Amnesia remains a controversial subject in the field of neuroscience, with some researchers arguing that it occurs when cells are damaged and memory cannot be stored, while others believe that the memories are simply blocked and cannot b…

  • FIFA will hold a presidential election on Friday and Sepp Blatter is favourite to win having defiantly rejected calls by UEFA leader Michel Platini to stand down

    FIFA leader Sepp Blatter appealed for unity among football's warring factions as he opened the congress of the world ruling body overshadowed by a major corruption scandal.

  • China has executed a former teacher for raping and sexually abusing 26 children at his school, state media reported

    China has executed a former teacher for raping and sexually abusing 26 children at his school, state media reported. Li Jishun was convicted of having "raped or sexually abused" 26 girls aged from 4 to 11, the official Xinhua news agency said. The abuse took place in 2011 and 2012, when he was a teacher at a primary school, …

  • Researchers have gained new understanding on the workings of amnesia through research that used light to revive lost memories in mice, a study reported

    Researchers have gained new understanding on the workings of amnesia through research that used light to revive lost memories in mice, a study reported. Amnesia remains a controversial subject in the field of neuroscience, with some researchers arguing that it occurs when cells are damaged and memory cannot be stored, …

  • The colourful city hall of Plati, near Reggio, southern Italy

    Italy goes to the polls this weekend for local and regional elections but not in the village of Plati in the southern region of Calabria, heartland of the 'Ndrangheta mafia, who control much of Europe's cocaine trade. A walk through the village near the tip of Italy's toe soon sets the scene: grey half-finished or damaged …

  • Sembcorp faces off with three competitors in bid to import, sell LNG in Singapore

    Sembcorp Industries faces stiff competition in its bid to import and sell liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Singapore. The Energy Market Authority (EMA) today revealed that it has shortlisted four firms as potential LNG importers and vendors. The four firms bested ten companies that entered bids in the first stage of the …

  • A video grab from the Japan Meteorological Agency shows the eruption of Mount Shindake on Kuchinoerabu island in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan on May 29, 2015

    A violent volcanic eruption in southern Japan forced the evacuation of an island on Friday, as a huge column of ash was shot high into the sky. Footage by the Japan Meteorological Agency captured the moment the plume rocketed from Mount Shindake on the far southern island of Kuchinoerabu. Television pictures showed the …

  • Former Thai prime minister Somchai Wongsawat (C) leaves the Supreme Court in Bangkok on May 29, 2015

    A former Thai prime minister and key member of the embattled Shinawatra family pleaded not guilty Friday to criminal charges of abuse of power over a crackdown on a 2008 protest, the latest court case to ensnare the divisive clan. Somchai Wongsawat -- brother-in-law of deposed premiers Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra -- …

  • An image grab taken from a  Jihadist media Welayat Homs video on May 28, 2015 allegedly shows Islamic State group fighters in Tadmur, Syria

    At least 12 Australian women from one city have attempted to join the Islamic State group, police said Friday, warning of a trend towards a "romanticised view" of violent jihadists. More than 100 Australians have left the country to support IS in Syria and Iraq, raising concerns about radicalisation and whether they pose …

  • Asian markets have mostly risen, with Japan's Nikkei up for an eleventh straight session as the yen sat near 12-year lows against the dollar

    Japan's Nikkei chalked up an eleventh straight gain Friday as the yen sat around 12-year lows against the dollar, while Shanghai extended losses following the previous day's hefty plunge. Tokyo pared most of its early losses but ended marginally higher, adding 11.69 points to end at 20,563.15 -- the index is now enjoying …

  • Republican Wyoming on board with federal sage grouse policy

    Many Republicans are wary of a large federal effort to protect the greater sage grouse — but not the Republican governor of Wyoming, the state with the biggest share of the birds and more energy development ...

  • Workers put ivory items on a sliding belt before being destroyed in Beijing on May 29, 2015

    China destroyed more than six hundred kilograms of ivory in front of media and diplomats Friday, as it seeks to shed its image as a global trading hub for illegal elephant tusks. Engraved tusks and carved ivory chopsticks were fed into a crushing machine which spewed powder and clouds of dust into the air on the outskirts …

  • Europe's stock markets diverged in opening trade on Friday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.11 percent at 7,048.62 points. Elsewhere, Frankfurt's DAX 30 gained 0.07 percent to 11,685.66 points, ...

  • Public accounting firms pour funds into employee training to buck talent crunch

    Public accounting firms are pouring more funds into training their staff in order to buck Singapore’s persistent talent crunch, a survey by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and SAP revealed. The survey showed that average training hours per employee for local public accounting firms have increased …

  • Lady Gaga to design accessories for dogs

    The signer announced on Instagram -- or, rather her dog's Instagram account -- that she would be designing doggy clothing.

  • State police stand guard at a ranch along the Jalisco-Michoacan highway in Tanhuato, Michoacan State, on May 23, 2015, after federal police killed 42 New Generation suspects in what authorities described as an intense gunfight

    Mexican authorities have detained a senior operative of a drug cartel that has clashed with security forces in the western state of Jalisco in recent weeks, officials said. Victor Manuel Garcia Orozco, 47, is suspected of running criminal activities of the Jalisco New Generation cartel in the Cienega region, including …

 

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