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2014-01-04 23:21:13

Therapist Al R. Zia of Natural-Med therapy in Ann Arbor is approved by NIH & IRB to conduct clinical research on the effect of CranioSacral integrative therapy on Parkinson's disease. Now recruiting patients for clinical trial & offering complimentary treatment during clinical trial for Parkinson's & cancer sufferers. Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) January 03, 2014 The Natural-Med Therapy clinic for CranioSacral integrated therapy is a therapy center for Parkinson's, Cancer...

NFL NIH Study Traumatic Brain Injury
2013-12-20 14:43:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Increased awareness of the long-term effects of concussions is causing changes at all levels of contact sports, and with this increased awareness in mind, the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) has announced a partnership with USA Football to increase player safety by endorsing USA Football’s Heads Up Football program. The endorsement comes after the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Football...

Study Suggests Brain Blood Vessel Cells May Be Therapeutic Targets For Alzheimer's Disease
2013-12-13 14:28:51

NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke A study in mice shows how a breakdown of the brain's blood vessels may amplify or cause problems associated with Alzheimer's disease. The results published in Nature Communications suggest that blood vessel cells called pericytes may provide novel targets for treatments and diagnoses. "This study helps show how the brain's vascular system may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease," said study leader Berislav V....

2013-12-13 09:53:14

Children of 2-parent homes grow up to have lower rates of adult hypertension In a study of African-American men, researchers from the National Institutes of Health found that boys who grew up in two-parent homes were less likely to have high blood pressure as adults compared to those raised by a single parent. Reported in the Dec. 12, 2013, issue of the journal Hypertension, this is the first study of an African-American population to document an association between childhood family living...

Scientists Film Early Concussion Damage And Describe Brain's Response To Injury
2013-12-09 13:29:47

[ Watch the Video: Concussion Secrets Unveiled with Dr. Dorian McGavern ] NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke There is more than meets the eye following even a mild traumatic brain injury. While the brain may appear to be intact, new findings reported in Nature suggest that the brain's protective coverings may feel the brunt of the impact. Using a newly developed mouse trauma model, senior author Dorian McGavern, Ph.D., scientist at the National...

Study Sheds Light On Treatment For Parkinson's Disease
2013-11-25 07:02:43

NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have used RNA interference (RNAi) technology to reveal dozens of genes which may represent new therapeutic targets for treating Parkinson's disease. The findings also may be relevant to several diseases caused by damage to mitochondria, the biological power plants found in cells throughout the body. "We discovered a network of genes that may regulate the disposal of dysfunctional...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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