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Gene Mutations Associated With Enlarged Brain Size, Disorders
2012-07-02 08:49:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online At least three genetic mutations found in the human brain have been linked to enlarged brain size (megalencephaly) and a number of disorders, including cancer, epilepsy and autism, according to new research led by Seattle Children´s Research Institute. The mutations were found in the genes AKT3, PIK3R2 and PIK3CA. The mutations were also linked to vascular disorders and skin growth disorders, said the researchers. The study,...

2012-05-30 11:11:35

-University of Granada researchers have remarked that in many cases immigrant women should receive psychological treatment after giving birth to help them overcome disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder, phobic anxiety, depression or psychoticism. -Apart from the stress of labor, there are other stress factors as being an illegal immigrant, having to ask a special menu (Muslim women) during their stay at the hospital, or facing communication problems. A study conducted at the...

2012-05-29 23:00:11

One of the nation´s leading specialty pharmacies, BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy, promotes Shelley Moore, R.N. to a new position — the National Director of Hemophilia — to meet the needs of its Best in Class Bleeding Disorders Program. Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 The Best in Class Bleeding Disorders Program at BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy (BioPlus), one of the nation´s leading specialty pharmacies, is based on a high-touch intervention model that provides care...

2012-05-09 14:49:53

Disorders of consciousness such as coma or a vegetative state caused by severe brain injury are poorly understood and their diagnosis has relied mainly on patient responses and measures of brain activity. However, new functional and imaging-based diagnostic tests that measure communication and signaling between different brain regions may provide valuable information about the potential for consciousness in patients unable to communicate. These innovative approaches are described and compared...

2012-05-02 13:30:37

Although the two disorders may seem dissimilar, epilepsy and psychosis are associated. Individuals with epilepsy are more likely to have schizophrenia, and a family history of epilepsy is a risk factor for psychosis. It is not known whether the converse is true, i.e., whether a family history of psychosis is a risk factor for epilepsy. Multiple studies using varied investigative techniques have shown that patients with schizophrenia and patients with epilepsy show some similar structural...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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