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2015-05-26 23:00:16

Degeneration of the white matter of the brain may be an early marker of specific types of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), including early-onset AD, according to results of a new study published online,

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2015-05-26 13:38:30

Fat is good for your brain, and actually helps it develop. This study shows that the brain actually does not produce all the fat it needs, but instead transports some in.

2015-05-26 12:28:27

DENVER, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with a history of blood clots are commonly prescribed warfarin, an anticoagulant, to decrease the body's ability to form additional clots.

2015-05-26 12:28:02

FDA action makes Verax Platelet PGD® test only rapid test on market cleared for all commonly available U.S.

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2015-05-26 11:03:45

Congestive heart failure patients who experience moderate to severe depression face a five-fold increased risk of all-cause mortality compared to those that do not suffer from the mood disorder, according to this new research.

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2015-05-26 09:23:02

Scientists studying residents in Stockholm, Sweden have found a link between noise pollution from transport and a larger waist line – an apparent example of the ways in which stress can quietly seep into our lives and affect our wellbeing.

2015-05-26 08:32:12

LYNBROOK, N.Y., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- BioSpecifics Technologies Corp.

2015-05-25 08:21:09

Daily Multivitamin/Mineral Supplement with 150 mcg of Iodine Recommended for Pregnant and Lactating Women WASHINGTON, May 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of efforts to


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Cerebellum
2013-07-29 09:48:00

The cerebellum is a section of the brain that is most in charge of cognitive functions and motor skills. Formation and Orientation The cerebellum can be found at the bottom of the brain behind the pons and below that cerebral cortex under a layer of dura mater. It is considered as a part of the "hindbrain". The cerebellum is anatomically divided into two separate hemispheres, marked by the 'vermis', a small midline zone between the left and right hemispheres. But three lobes can be...

Midbrain
2013-07-25 15:13:23

The midbrain, also known as the mesencephalon is the part of the brain most responsible for vision, motor control, arousal, temperature regulation, alertness and hearing. Formation and Orientation The midbrain is found under the cerebral cortex and above the hindbrain. The mesencephalon is not divided into any other portions of the brain unlike the other two vesicles that stem from the neural tube. There are four separate lobes on the side of the cerebral aqueduct within the...

Duodenal Atresia
2013-07-19 15:38:56

Duodenal atresia is a congenital closure of the lumen of the duodenum, which is the first portion of the small intestine and is separated from the stomach by the pyloric sphincter. During fetal development, the duodenum develops from the posterior portion of the foregut and the anterior portion of the midgut. The liver and pancreas originate from the diverticulum arising from the ventral part of the duodenum, and the bile duct runs along the ventral free side of the duodenum. Rotation and...

Marfan's Syndrome
2013-07-19 15:22:33

Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue that causes excessively tall stature and long extremities. It is carried by the gene FBN1, which encodes the connective protein fibrillin-1, and is a dominant trait. The human genetic makeup contains a pair of FBN1 genes, so because of its dominance, inheriting one affected FBN1 gene from either parent will result in Marfan's syndrome. It effects both males and females, and has no ethnic bias. It was named after Antoine Marfan,...

Muscle
2013-04-30 14:32:22

Muscle is soft tissue that is filled with protein filaments that manipulates the shape of a cell which can help with posture, movement and functions of other organs in the body such as the lungs and heart as well as the digestive tract. Formation and Orientation There are three different types of muscle tissues; skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscles. Skeletal muscle is used to hold together and monitor skeletal movements. Posture is mainly controlled by skeletal muscles located along...

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begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.