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2013-02-07 15:27:50

Among the animals that are appealing “cover models” for scientific journals, lancelets don´t spring readily to mind. Slender, limbless, primitive blobs that look pretty much the same end to end, lancelets “are extremely boring. I wouldn´t recommend them for a home aquarium,” says Enrico Nasi, adjunct senior scientist in the MBL´s Cellular Dynamics Program. Yet Nasi and his collaborators managed to land a lancelet on the cover of The Journal of...

2013-01-31 23:01:12

The dark, cold nights of winter can take a toll on everything from skin to mood to appetite. Eating right and adding a little exercise can turn that darkness into light. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) January 31, 2013 The dark days and nights of winter can be a challenging time, but especially so for the elderly. Living alone, frigid weather, icy sidewalks, and less sunlight make it more difficult to get out and socialize, run errands, shop, and even maintain regular routines. Many suffer symptoms...

2013-01-30 23:00:59

For adults with ADHD, sleep quality, time to fall asleep and anxiety were all improved by wearing glasses from Photonic Developments LLC for a few hours before bedtime, according to a study (1) by Dr. Rachel Fargason of the University of Alabama School of Medicine. The glasses block the blue light known to suppress the production of melatonin by the pineal gland. University Heights, OH (PRWEB) January 30, 2013 Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and insomnia...

2013-01-24 23:01:48

Lights like those that will help astronauts sleep better are now available for everyone with sleeping problems at http://www.lowbluelights.com. University Heights, OH (PRWEB) January 24, 2013 The media has been full of stories about the new lights being developed by Boeing under contract with NASA to deliver new lights for the Space Station by 2016. The lights will be able to change color to mostly blue to keep astronauts awake, to mostly red to promote sleep. It has been very hard for the...

2013-01-23 23:00:05

Dreamtrap has launched a survey among Android phone owners (PRWEB) January 23, 2013 On 23rd of January, 2013 Dreamtrap has launched a new survey among Android phone owners after a Beta Testing program re-launch for EASYWAKEme. This device is designed to help people who sacrifice their sleep for many reasons. An open survey among Android phone owners throughout the USA and Europe aims to make a research among a group suffering from sleep inertia caused by lack of sleep and irregular sleep...

2013-01-17 10:35:47

New research in Nature concludes the eye — which depends on light to see — also needs light to develop normally during pregnancy. Scientists say the unexpected finding offers a new basic understanding of fetal eye development and ocular diseases caused by vascular disorders — in particular one called retinopathy of prematurity that can blind premature infants. The research, led by scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of...

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Pineal Gland
2013-04-30 10:31:18

The pineal gland, also called the epiphysis cerebri, is an endocrine organ located in the brain. Its primary function is to regulate the sleep cycle and influence sexual development. It is a reddish-gray glandular structure that forms the roof of the third ventricle in the brain, between the two lateral ventricles, tucked in a groove near the thalamic bodies. Its body is relatively the size of a grain of rice; it’s shaped like a pine cone and has an infindibular stalk projecting from it....

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Word of the Day
  • 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 'karpos', fruit.