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2014-09-29 08:39:33

CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ARM(®) and Cadence today announced an expanded collaboration for IoT and wearable devices targeting TSMC's ultra-low power technology platform. The collaboration enables the rapid development of IoT and wearable devices by optimizing the system integration of ARM IP and Cadence's integrated flow for mixed-signal design and verification, and their leading low-power design and verification flow....

Researchers Find ‘Seeing Jesus In Toast’ Phenomenon Perfectly Normal
2014-05-07 03:35:20

University of Toronto People who claim to see “Jesus in toast” may no longer be mocked in the future thanks to a new study by researchers at the University of Toronto and partner institutions in China. Researchers have found that the phenomenon of “face pareidolia”– where onlookers report seeing images of Jesus, Virgin Mary, or Elvis in objects such as toasts, shrouds, and clouds — is normal and based on physical causes. “Most people think you have to be mentally...

The Prenatal Origins Of Autism In The Developing Brain
2014-03-28 07:48:58

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science provides evidence that the development of autism begins during pregnancy. For this study, 25 genes in the post-mortem brain tissue of children both with autism and without were analyzed. Researchers included Eric Courchesne, PhD, professor of neurosciences and director of the Autism Center of Excellence at UC San...

2014-03-26 16:25:39

SEATTLE, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science have published a study that gives clear and direct new evidence that autism begins during pregnancy. The study will be published in the March 26, 2014 online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers - by Eric Courchesne, PhD, professor of neurosciences and director of the Autism Center of Excellence at...

2014-02-28 23:33:38

Hair Club provides three ways to prevent hair loss due to environmental damage. Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Consumers often wrongly assume that if they are taking good care of their hair by getting regular trims, washing and conditioning consistently and avoiding chemical treatments and hot tools that they are in the clear from damaged locks. But according to the specialists at leading hair restoration company Hair Club® (http://www.hairclub.com), that’s simply...

2013-12-05 23:30:11

Journal of Attention Disorders published on November 4th, 2013 new data that strongly suggests ADHD has a cerebellar origin. Only significant cerebellar volume reductions in untreated ADHD adults were reported by Harvard researchers Markis and colleagues in a magnetic resonance brain imaging study. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Dr. Harold Levinson, who is credited with initially proposing the cerebellar-vestibular theory of dyslexia or Learning Disorders (LD) and related ADHD,...

2013-11-26 23:29:54

Leading Hair Restoration Company Clears Up the Confusion With Conditioner Being Optional Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Beautiful, healthy hair doesn’t come easy. There are a lot of steps that go into maintaining a great head of hair. And while many consumers think conditioning is optional, Hair Club® (http://www.hairclub.com) recommends making conditioner a staple in your healthy-hair regimen. Conditioning slows down the natural weathering and wearing down of the...

Socialness In Carnivores Linked To Size Of Frontal Cortex
2013-10-09 05:49:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A growing body of research from Michigan State University reveals that the region of the brain that makes humans and primates social creatures may play a similar role in carnivores. Sharleen Sakai, professor of neuroscience, has studied spotted hyenas, lions, and most recently the raccoon family to find a correlation between the size of the animals' frontal cortex and their social nature. The current study, published in the journal...

Brain Controls Volume Of Voices In Your Head
2013-09-04 10:24:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online During a conversation, the brain constantly makes adjustments in order to efficiently process the speech volume of others while recognizing self-made speech for what it is. According to a new report published this week in The Journal of Neuroscience, Duke researchers have mapped the complex brain interactions responsible for the ability to hold a conversation or play a musical instrument. What's more, the team believes that their...

Premature Birth Disrupts Brain Development
2013-05-21 09:15:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the first time, researchers have employed a novel form of MRI to identify crucial developmental processes in the brain that are vulnerable to the effects of premature birth. The study, led by researchers at King´s College London´s Center for the Developing Brain, reveals that the disruption of these specific processes can have an impact on cognitive function in infants. The new techniques developed for this study will...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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