News from the owlet’s scientific press

Is repeated studying-testing helpful for long-term learning? Recalling information during memory tests promotes retrieval practice, improves consolidation of knowledge, and the linking of ideas necessary for a holistic understanding of concepts…

Ecology & Evolution
Mammals and birds are endotherms; a new report shows that a non-avian reptile, the tegu lizard, can switch to endothermy. The evolution of endothermy and the selective pressures that led to endogenous thermogenesis are intensely investigated topics in animal evolution…

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A revised way to look at Alzheimer’s disease; the cellular view. For the last twenty years, research on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has focused in the genetic and biochemical origins of the neurofibriles tangles that are characteristics of ADs’ brain pathology…