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2013-11-04 15:29:54

Inflammatory demyelinating pseudotumor usually occurs in the brain and rarely occurs in the spinal cord. On imaging, inflammatory demyelinating pseudotumor appears very similar to intramedullary tumors such as gliomas. It is often misdiagnosed as intramedullary tumor and surgically resected. In view of this, the clinical and magnetic resonance imaging manifestations and the pathological features of 36 cases of inflammatory demyelinating pseudotumor in the spinal cord were retrospectively...

2013-10-09 13:10:36

Researchers from Brown University and King's College London have gained surprising new insights into how brain anatomy influences language acquisition in young children. Their study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, found that the explosion of language acquisition that typically occurs in children between 2 and 4 years old is not reflected in substantial changes in brain asymmetry. Structures that support language ability tend to be localized on the left side of the brain. For...

2013-09-24 13:28:35

Real-time Imaging Technique Provides Essential Molecular Picture of Protective Nerve Sheath Researchers have made an exciting breakthrough – developing a first-of-its-kind imaging tool to examine myelin damage in multiple sclerosis (MS). An extremely difficult disease to diagnose, the tool will help physicians diagnose patients earlier, monitor the disease’s progression, and evaluate therapy efficacy. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine scientists have developed a...

Sleep Boosts Cells That Protect Brain
2013-09-04 11:28:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have long wondered about the precise biological needs that drive the body’s demand for sleep. While the need for a rest period may seem obvious, researchers are just beginning to uncover the underpinnings of our universal nightly ritual. According to new research in The Journal of Neuroscience, scientists at the University of Wisconsin, Madison have discovered that sleep allows the body to reinforce the production of...

2013-08-28 23:03:52

Findings Hold Promise for Developing Regenerative Therapies for Spinal Cord Injuries and Diseases Such as Multiple Sclerosis Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Stem cell technology has long offered the hope of regenerating tissue to repair broken or damaged neural tissue. Findings from a team of UC Davis investigators have brought this dream a step closer by developing a method to generate functioning brain cells that produce myelin — a fatty, insulating sheath essential to normal...

2013-07-22 10:56:18

Multiple sclerosis treatments that repair damage to the brain could be developed thanks to new research. A study has shed light on how cells are able to regenerate protective sheaths around nerve fibers in the brain. These sheaths, made up of a substance called myelin, are critical for the quick transmission of nerve signals, enabling vision, sensation and movement, but break down in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The study, by the Universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge,...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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