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Alcohol Can Protect You
2012-11-19 19:43:32

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Alcohol can make a person act in an uncharacteristic manner, persuading them to do things they would never do with a sober mind. In fact, some people (depending on their poison) are even taken to feeling indestructible with the right amount of spirits in them. This is all very well known behavior, of course. One new study, however, is suggesting that people who become injured and require hospitalization are more likely to live...

2012-11-01 23:10:49

A gene that is associated with regeneration of injured nerve cells has been identified by scientists at Penn State University and Duke University. The team, led by Melissa Rolls, an assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State, has found that a mutation in a single gene can entirely shut down the process by which axons -- the parts of the nerve cell that are responsible for sending signals to other cells -- regrow themselves after being cut or damaged. "We are...

Understanding Organ Regeneration Using Planarian Flatworms
2012-10-25 12:26:38

In a new study published in the October 16 issue of Developmental Cell, corresponding author Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Phillip Newmark and colleagues report the identification of genes that control growth and regeneration of the intestine in the freshwater planarian Schmidtea mediterranea. How animals repair their internal organs after injury is not well understood. Planarian flatworms are useful models for studying this...

2012-10-22 14:02:10

Adolescent athletes who slept eight or more hours each night were 68 percent less likely to be injured than athletes who regularly slept less, according to an abstract presented Sunday, Oct. 21, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. For the abstract, "Lack of Sleep is Associated with Increased Risk of Injury in Adolescent Athletes," researchers asked middle and high school athletes (grades 7 to 12) enrolled at the Harvard-Westlake...

Silent Watchmen Attack To Defend The Nervous System
2012-10-16 17:20:26

In many pathologies of the nervous system, there is a common event - cells called microglia are activated from surveillant watchmen into fighters. Microglia are the immune cells of the nervous system, ingesting and destroying pathogens and damaged nerve cells. Until now little was known about the molecular mechanisms of microglia activation despite this being a critical process in the body. Now new research from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital — The Neuro - at McGill...

2012-10-16 04:02:24

Sports medicine expert Dr. Scott Levin on preseason conditioning to prevent injuries on the slopes this coming season. Carmel, NY (PRWEB) October 15, 2012 When the leaves start to turn, skiers´ minds turn to upcoming powder. But autumn is also the time to get their bodies prepped for winter so they won´t have to nurse an injury that could have been avoided, says Dr. Scott Levin, orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine expert with New York-based Somers Orthopaedic Surgery &...


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Cold Compression Therapy
2013-03-04 15:59:27

Cold Compression Therapy is used to reduce pain and edema (swelling) for instances such as soft tissue injuries, strains, sprains, or post-surgical therapy. As the name suggests, the therapy includes the application of cold (cryotherapy) but also includes the principles of R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation). Cryotherapy, application of cold or ice to the painful area, lowers the metabolic rate of the tissue and prevents further injury to the site from the inflammatory...

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2010-12-03 16:24:27

A goaltender mask, referred to a goalie mask, is worn by an ice hockey, inline hockey, and field hockey goaltenders in order to protect them from injury. In 1959, Jacques Plante was the first to create and use a practical mask. It was made of fiberglass that was contoured to his face although it eventually morphed into a helmet/cage combination. However, the single full fiberglass mask is much more popular option due to its safety. This mask changed the way goaltenders played since it...

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  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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