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Sniffiing led to smarter mammals

May 22nd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) An improved sense of smell jump-started brain evolution in the ancestral cousins of present-day mammals, according to paleontologists. The findings may help explain why mammals evolved ... Read more...

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Practice improves sense of touch in blind

May 12th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 12 (IANS) Do the blind have a better sense of touch because the brain compensates for loss of vision or because of heavy reliance on their fingertips? A ... Read more...

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Simple fingertip test may identify breast cancer patients at CTS risk

December 11th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A simple test that measures a breast cancer patient's ability to feel two metal points pressed against her fingertips may help evaluate the risk for developing carpal tunnel ... Read more...

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