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2014-06-23 09:44:21

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a fundamental mechanism by which the brain maintains its internal balance.

2014-06-19 08:30:26

GERMANTOWN, Md., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc.

2014-06-17 12:28:18

SALT LAKE CITY and TORONTO, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EastGate Acquisitions Corporation (OTCBB: ESAQ), an emerging pharmaceutical company exploring drug delivery innovations in the development

2014-06-17 08:26:35

Recently FDA Approved Qudexy(TM) XR Offers a New Treatment Option for Managing Specific Seizure Types MAPLE GROVE, Minn., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from

2014-06-16 08:29:59

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inscopix, Inc. ("Inscopix") today announced the launch of its DECODE

2014-06-13 12:23:30

Pre-Game Activities Honor Local Epilepsy Awareness Ambassador Families NEW YORK, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation of Metropolitan New York will host its

Brain Imaging Used To Identify Why ADHD Persists Into Adulthood
2014-06-10 14:25:38

In an attempt to understand why ADHD may persist into adulthood, MIT researchers used brain-imaging technology to identify key differences in a specific brain communication network that is active when the brain is awake and not focused on a specific task

fruit fly escape
2014-06-10 08:57:04

The flight of a fruit fly, as determined by a recent study, is dependent upon whether or not the fly perceives a threat.

Rats Experience Regret Similar To Humans
2014-06-09 13:11:59

Are rats capable of showing emotions, such as regret? A new study from the University of Minnesota Medical School's Department of Neuroscience suggests they can.

2014-06-05 23:16:18

New officers focused on uniting the multiple system atrophy community to defeat the rare and terminal, neurodegenerative disorder.


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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...

Brain
2013-03-05 13:54:00

Formation and Orientation The development of the brain is broken down into stages. The basic evolution begins in the third week of the embryonic process where the neural plate is formed. By week four, the neural plate has developed into the neural tube. The anterior part of the tube, the telencephalon, grows rapidly as it prepares to later give way to the brain. As time goes on, cells begin to classify themselves as either neurons or glial cells, thus determining their functions. Glial...

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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