Latest Limbic system Stories

Single Olfactory Gene Helps Mice Detect Predators
2013-04-30 08:47:01

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Dogs can hear sounds at higher frequencies. Bats can ℠see´ with sonar although their eyes are practically useless. And, apparently, the mouse can smell a predator´s urine from a mile away. Each of these traits has played an important role in the evolution of each animal. But what is especially amazing with regard to mice and their olfactory receptors is their ability to sense a threat may be determined by only...

2013-04-27 23:01:07

The website BetterDigestion.org has recently published an informative article describing how hormones help lose weight. Specifically, eating specific foods and using certain techniques for 30 seconds each day release the weight loss hormone leptin. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 27, 2013 A new video review and informative article from BetterDigestion.org describes how hormones help lose weight. The author discusses how recent research demonstrates that leptin, a powerful hormone for weight...

2013-04-23 12:48:57

University of Texas Health Science Center study suggests inflammation's role in the development of the disease Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive degenerative disease affecting a person's ability to coordinate and control their muscle movement. What starts out as a tremor in a finger will eventually lead to difficulty in writing and speaking, and ultimately the inability to walk without assistance. Since the 1950s research has shown that people with Parkinson's have decreased levels...

2013-04-21 23:01:00

The website BetterDigestion.org has recently published an informative article and video revealing specific foods and techniques that promote the release of hormones for weight control and weight loss in as little as 30-seconds each day. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 21, 2013 A new video review and informatinve article from BetterDigestion.org reveals foods and techniques that increase the body´s production of hormones for weight control. The author discusses how recent findings...

Studying How Brains Work When Bats Are On The Move
2013-04-19 11:11:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two new studies, published this week in Science, examine the mechanisms of animal navigation using bat models. RATS AND BATS The first study is the result of collaboration between University of Maryland (UMD), College Park and Boston University (BU). The findings, based on brain rhythms in bats and rats, challenges a widely-used model — based solely on rodents — of how animals navigate their environment. The study...

Latest Limbic system Reference Libraries

2013-03-05 13:54:00

Formation and Orientation The development of the brain is broken down into stages. The basic evolution begins in the third week of the embryonic process where the neural plate is formed. By week four, the neural plate has developed into the neural tube. The anterior part of the tube, the telencephalon, grows rapidly as it prepares to later give way to the brain. As time goes on, cells begin to classify themselves as either neurons or glial cells, thus determining their functions. Glial...

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  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'