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2014-07-30 10:23:14

Salk Institute Salk scientists show that the little-known supportive cells are vital in cognitive function When you're expecting something—like the meal you've ordered at a restaurant—or when something captures your interest, unique electrical rhythms sweep through your brain. These waves are called gamma oscillations and they reflect a symphony of cells—both excitatory and inhibitory—playing together in an orchestrated way. Though their role has been debated, gamma waves...

2014-07-28 23:01:13

Introducing Updated Version of The Brain Health Guide with the Latest Brain Health Tips Madison, WI (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Quincy Bioscience, makers of the nation’s leading memory supplement Prevagen®, is pleased to announce the release of the fourth edition of The Brain Health Guide, written by company president and co-founder Mark Underwood. The Brain Health Guide is a unique resource for cognitive health information, offering useful techniques for readers to improve memory and...

2014-07-23 12:32:42

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizure Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2243627/Generalized-Tonic-Clonic-Seizure-Global-Clinical-Trials-Review-H2-2014.htmlGeneralized Tonic-Clonic Seizure Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizure Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014" provides data...

2014-07-23 08:31:01

- Brivaracetam is the newest investigational medicine to emerge from UCB's rich late-stage pipeline BRUSSELS, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- regulated information -- UCB today announced an important advance in its research and development pipeline with positive topline results from the latest Phase 3 study with brivaracetam. This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of brivaracetam (100 and 200 mg/day, without titration) compared to placebo, as adjunctive treatment in adult...

2014-07-21 23:08:41

A recent study covered in Scientific America spotlights how certain music can be used to alter how the brain processes data. From the theme to ‘The Simpsons’ to ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,’ various cord combinations were shown to expand the ways people approach problem solving and Dr. Grewal, Ace Medical Group Doctor talks about brain healthy exercise. Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Dr. Sandeep Grewal, a board certified Internal medicine physician, has been...

2014-07-21 09:52:36

Washington University in St. Louis New research provides an intriguing glimpse into the processes that establish connections between nerve cells in the brain. These connections, or synapses, allow nerve cells to transmit and process information involved in thinking and moving the body. Reporting online in Neuron, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a group of proteins that program a common type of brain nerve cell to connect with another...

2014-07-17 16:20:33

Attribute to Susan Axelrod, Founding Chair, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) CHICAGO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "CURE applauds the announcement today from the U.S. Department of Defense - allocating $7.5 million dedicated to epilepsy research - and thanks Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) for his leadership on this issue. The incidence of epilepsy increased by an alarming 52 percent from 2006 to 2010, with approximately 8 percent of those afflicted having been...

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2014-07-17 09:18:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Approximately 520 million years ago, during the Lower Cambrian, the world's oldest known predator lived beneath the ocean's surface. An international team of scientists has identified what they call "an exquisitely preserved" brain in the fossil of a group of animals known as anomalocaridids, or "abnormal shrimp." The researchers were surprised to find that the brain of this predator was less complex than those found in fossils of some...

2014-07-16 23:01:50

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers recently received funding to develop neural implant technology capable of recording brain signals to to better understand how the brain works during memory retrieval. Livermore, California (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Livermore scientists are developing electrode array technology for monitoring brain activity as part of a collaborative research project with UC San Francisco to better understand how the neural circuitry of the brain works during...

2014-07-15 23:03:14

A team of researchers at the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University has discovered that hidden differences in the properties of neural circuits can account for whether animals are behaviorally susceptible to brain injury. These results could have implications for the treatment of brain trauma. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 A team of researchers at the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University has discovered that hidden differences in the properties of neural circuits can...


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
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'