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2013-03-18 20:49:50

AURA announced today that Dr. Steven M. Kahn will assume the role of Director of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Project effective July 1, 2013. Dr. Kahn will succeed Dr. Sidney C. Wolff and retain his current affiliation with SLAC and Stanford. LSST is the top-ranked large-scale ground-based project for the next decade as recommended by the National Research Council´s Astronomy and Astrophysics decadal survey (Astro2010). By digitally imaging the sky for a decade, the LSST...

Bright Light And Hard Exercise May Not Be Migraine Triggers After All
2013-01-24 12:49:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research that was recently published in the journal Neurology suggests that two supposed migraine triggers, bright lights and hard exercise, may not have as much of an effect as previously thought. In what sounds like one of the most cruelly designed experiments, researchers had 27 migraine patients run or ride an exercise bike at maximum effort for one hour, while the scientists used a combination of lamps and bright flashes for...

Migraine With Aura Associated With Heart Disease, Thrombosis In Women
2013-01-16 08:45:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Having a headache can be a real pain. Having a migraine can often feel ten times worse. And now, women who have migraines with visual disturbances (auras), such as flashing lights, may be dealing with more than just extra pain and discomfort. According to two new studies, to be presented in March at the 65th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in San Diego, women who have migraine with aura may have a higher risk...

Impaired Cognition Not Related To Migraine-associated Brain Changes
2012-11-14 10:30:54

NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke NIH-funded study tracks nearly 300 people for 9 years Women with migraines did not appear to experience a decline in cognitive ability over time compared to those who didn't have them, according to a nine-year follow up study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study also showed that women with migraine had a higher likelihood of having brain changes that appeared as bright spots on magnetic resonance imaging...

2012-11-09 10:52:33

NASA has selected a proposal from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., to build the first space-based instrument to monitor major air pollutants across the North American continent hourly during daytime. The instrument, to be completed in 2017 at a cost of not more than $90 million, will share a ride on a commercial satellite as a hosted payload to an orbit about 22,000 miles above Earth's equator. The competitively selected proposal, Tropospheric Emissions:...

Migraines Hurt Your Head Not Your Brain
2012-08-16 13:51:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Migraines are not associated with cognitive decline according to new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital 20 percent of the female population is currently affected by migraines. Even though these headaches are common, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about this complex disease. This disorder has been linked to structural brain lesions and an increased risk of stroke in previous studies, but it is still unclear...

2012-08-13 13:04:48

According to new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital, migraines are not associated with cognitive decline Migraines currently affect about 20 percent of the female population, and while these headaches are common, there are many unanswered questions surrounding this complex disease. Previous studies have linked this disorder to an increased risk of stroke and structural brain lesions, but it has remained unclear whether migraines had other negative consequences such as dementia or...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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