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Of Brainscans and Burgers

Of Brainscans and Burgers
In this week’s installment of Raw Science, we link to papers in the fields of environmental engineering, systematic biology, natural history, and neurobiology.

 

Of Brainscans and Burgers


Can we predict weight gain from looking at your brain with an fMRI?

Reward circuitry responsivity to food predicts future increases in body mass: Moderating effects of DRD2 and DRD4,” NeuroImage 50 (2010) 1618–1625. Eric Stice, Sonja Yoku, Cara Bohon, Nate Marti, Andrew Smolen.

Keep That Fungus Off My Environmentally Conscious Building


Are “green” building materials more susceptible to destructive fungal growth?

Resistance of green building materials to fungal growth,” International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 64 (2010) 104e113. Chi P. Hoang, Kerry A. Kinney, Richard L. Corsi, Paul J. Szaniszlo.

Of Yeast and Men


Delving into the genomes of radically different kinds of species in search of candidate genes for human diseases.

Systematic discovery of nonobvious human disease models through orthologous phenotypes,” PNASApril 6, 2010 vol. 107 no. 14 6544-6549. Kriston L. McGarya, TaeJoo Park, John O. Woods, Hye Ji Chaa, John B. Wallingford, and Edward M. Marcotte.

The Social Life of Wasps


Tracking the lives of Indian paper wasps.

Natural history and behaviour of the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata (Hymenoptera: Vespidae): a comparison of the two sexes,” Journal of Natural HistoryVol. 44, Nos. 15–16, April 2010, 959–96. Ruchira Sen and Raghavendra Gadagka.


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Comments 2

 
Guest - Ruchira Sen on Wednesday, 16 June 2010 05:22

Ropalidia marginata is an Indian paper wasp, not a Pakistani paper wasp. The study was conducted in India.

Ropalidia marginata is an Indian paper wasp, not a Pakistani paper wasp. The study was conducted in India.
Guest - Lee Clippard on Wednesday, 16 June 2010 05:26

Apologies Ruchira. We've made the correction.

Apologies Ruchira. We've made the correction.
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