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2013-11-27 23:04:12

Keep memories unforgettable this holiday season with Prevagen Extra Strength. Madison, WI (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 Holidays mean spending time with loved ones and nothing is more precious than the memories we create during this special time of the year. In effort to remember each cherished moment this holiday season, Quincy Bioscience, makers of best-selling brain health supplement Prevagen®, is offering a unique Holiday Memory Kit. The Holiday Memory Kit includes a free copy of The...

MR Spectroscopy Shows Brain Differences Of Preterm Infants
2013-11-26 09:16:04

Radiological Society of North America Premature birth appears to trigger developmental processes in the white matter of the brain that could put children at higher risk of problems later in life, according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Preterm infants—generally those born 23 to 36 weeks after conception, as opposed to the normal 37- to 42-week gestation—face an increased risk of behavioral problems,...

Smell Processes In Our Brain Better Understood Through Locust Study
2013-11-26 09:53:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Environmental stimuli often trigger our sense of smell before we exhibit any other response. Smells trigger neurons in our brains that alert us to take action, but there are often more than one odor in our environments at any given time. Barani Raman, PhD, of the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, wanted to answer the question of how our brain processes multiple odors received...

Navigation Abilities Brain Structure
2013-11-26 09:12:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People who instantly know their way around after having traveled to a particular destination at least once have structurally different brains than those who require a map or GPS to navigate from place to place, new research shows. Doctoral researcher Joost Wegman at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands demonstrated that good navigators store relevant landmarks automatically along the way to their destination, while bad...

2013-11-25 23:00:09

Premature birth appears to trigger developmental processes in the white matter of the brain that could put children at higher risk of problems later in life, according to a study being presented Sunday, December 2, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Premature birth appears to trigger developmental processes in the white matter of the brain that could put children at higher risk of problems later in life,...

2013-11-25 16:39:32

A new kind of genetic switch can target the activities of just one type of brain cell Mysterious brain cells called microglia are starting to reveal their secrets thanks to research conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Until recently, most of the glory in brain research went to neurons. For more than a century, these electrically excitable cells were believed to perform the entirety of the information processing that makes the brain such an amazing machine. In contrast, cells...

Decision Making Brain Region
2013-11-25 08:02:23

[ Watch the Video: Tiny Brain Region Linked To Decision Making ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The lateral habenula may be one of the smallest parts of the brain, but according to new research in the journal Nature Neuroscience, it plays a big role when it comes to helping people make up their minds. The lateral habenula, which is believed to be one of the oldest parts of the brain in evolutionary terms and has previously been linked to depression and...

2013-11-23 23:00:06

Malichi Bell from Jacksonville, FL, had surgery at Wolfson Children's Hospital to disconnect the left side of his brain from the right to stop seizures that were leading to serious injuries. (PRWEB) November 24, 2013 Christina Bell and her husband Troy didn’t suspect anything was wrong with their newborn son when he was born in 2005. Not until he was 9 months old when, while in the care of Troy’s grandmother, Malichi had his first seizure and began convulsing. “I had just left...

2013-11-22 11:16:19

UCL scientists have shown that there are widespread differences in how genes, the basic building blocks of the human body, are expressed in men and women's brains. Based on post-mortem adult human brain and spinal cord samples from over 100 individuals, scientists at the UCL Institute of Neurology were able to study the expression of every gene in 12 brain regions. The results are published today in Nature Communications. They found that the way that the genes are expressed in the...

2013-11-22 10:41:57

A UT Arlington assistant engineering professor has developed a computational model that can more accurately predict when an epileptic seizure will occur next based on the patient’s personalized medical information. The research conducted by Shouyi Wang, an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, has been in the paper “Online Seizure Prediction Using an Adaptive Learning Approach” in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data...


Latest Brain Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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