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

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.

Sleep May Help Brain Flush Out Toxins
2013-10-17 15:54:09

A good night's rest may literally clear the mind. Using mice, researchers showed for the first time that the space between brain cells may increase during sleep, allowing the brain to flush out toxins that build up during waking hours.

2013-09-20 23:23:44

Sarin, the chemical weapon purportedly used in Syria, is an organophosphorus based nerve agent.

2013-09-10 10:23:02

Karin B. Nelson, M.D., scientist emeritus at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health, and her colleagues from the University of Sydney, the University of Western Australia and Sydney Adventist Hospital in Australia examined the degree to which four specific risk factors contributed to cerebral palsy and young infant death.

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

Researchers have discovered that sleep allows the body to reinforce the production of myelin, which provides insulation for the brain’s neuronal wiring.

2013-05-06 20:32:30

More than two million people in the United States suffer from epilepsies, a group of neurological disorders caused by abnormal nerve cell firing in the brain which often produce debilitating seizures.

2013-04-03 23:04:27

Sports Health and Research Program a Partnership with NIH and NFL Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) April 04, 2013 The

Implantable Device Reduces Seizures In Epileptic Patients
2013-02-18 09:50:09

A medical device company recently received funding from a branch of the National Institutes of Health to conduct a new two-Phase clinical trial for an internally-implanted electronic device that may help treat epilepsy.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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