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2009-09-16 14:24:04

An Israeli study finds the simple act of closing one's eyes might lead to new neurological treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Tel Aviv University Professor Talma Hendler, a neuroscientist and psychiatrist, says it's no surprise scary music is scarier with your eyes closed. And it's that phenomenon, Hendler says, that might open the door to a new way of treating people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and might eventually be useful in alleviating symptoms in...

2009-09-06 23:47:05

Israeli researchers say brain profiling may help detect soldiers at risk for suicide. The Tel Aviv University study of 50 Israeli soldiers, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, used functional magnetic resonance imaging to forecast which soldiers might be vulnerable to stress symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder and therefore at more risk for suicide. Looking at the part of the brain called the amygdala, we were able to predict how many stress...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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