Discovery

Researchers Discover New Enzyme, Could Lead To Relief Of Worldwide Vitamin A Deficiency

Posted On June 15, 2015
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ATLANTA — A research team’s discovery of new information about how plants synthesize carotenoids, precursors for vitamin A that are essential for plant development and survival, and human health, could help scientists increase the levels of provitamin A in food crops and reduce global vitamin A deficiency.

The World Health Organization estimates 250 million children… more »

Chimpanzees Capable Of Metacognition, Can Adjust Behavior Accordingly, Research Shows

Posted On June 9, 2015

ATLANTA—Chimpanzees are capable of metacognition, or thinking about one’s own thinking, and can adjust their behavior accordingly, researchers at Georgia State University, Agnes Scott College, Wofford College and the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York have discovered.

Their findings, published June 6 in the journal Cognition, suggest chimpanzees share with humans the… more »

New Research Shows Ability To Delay Gratification Linked To Connection Of Specific Brain Structures

ATLANTA—The ability to delay gratification in chimpanzees is linked to how specific structures of the brain are connected and communicate with each other, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University.

Their findings were published June 3 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

This study provides the first… more »