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Activity In Dendrites Is Critical In Memory Formation

Activity In Dendrites Is Critical In Memory Formation

Provided by Megan Fellman, Northwestern University Why do we remember some things and not others? In a unique imaging study, two Northwestern University researchers have discovered how neurons in the brain might allow some experiences to be...

Latest Nervous system Stories

2014-10-30 23:03:21

Daily Gossip reviews the Neuropathy Miracle Program, the newest method to treat nerve pain, regardless of the cause leading to its development. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 The Neuropathy Miracle Program review indicates that some of the most common symptoms of neuropathy include a prickling or ticking sensation, a flaming sensation in the nerves, but also sudden pain. These are the symptoms which patients commonly experience when suffering from this disorder. The new program...

2014-10-28 23:02:32

In an effort to help people across the globe fall into a deep sleep naturally, a Texas-based company has developed and released a product that is specifically designed to do exactly that. Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 According to statistics, more than 40 million people suffer with chronic sleeping disorders, with more than 70 million people suffering from insomnia and sleep apnea. But thanks to a new product called SleepVibe, there’s now a quick and easy way to get a good...

2014-10-28 23:01:36

State-of-the-art diagnostic system analyzes 18 body calculations to determine right sleep support Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Dallas-based Sleep Experts has introduced an industry-leading technology system called Expert Match, a tool that simplifies the mattress-buying process by narrowing down the options and helping customers find the right mattress that meets their support needs. The system analyzes 18 body-specific measurements in three minutes or less, and provides a...

2014-10-28 08:42:49

Neuro-Ludus Provides Fun, Continuous, On-Demand #Brain-Training Anywhere, Anytime, Free for Everyone. MONTREAL, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Drawing from its award-winning research in cognitive skills augmentation, Compétences/Skills R&D Inc. has developed the Neuro-Ludus brain training game by dovetailing important discoveries in neuroplasticity, gaming and mobile technology. Neuro-Ludus enables youth and adults to augment their analytical/information processing skills to...

2014-10-23 08:36:46

GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that the first data in a study transplanting its neural stem cells in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease was presented at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, yesterday, in Boston, MA. In a late-breaking science oral presentation titled, "Peri-hippocampal stem cell transplantation rescues cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease," Osama N. Kashlan, MD, of the departments of...

2014-10-21 08:33:28

Upgraded Software Automatically Groups Patients for Specific Action Enabling More Efficient Follow-Up and Care SAN DIEGO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --ResMed (NYSE:RMD) today announced a significant improvement to U-Sleep, its premium patient management platform, which allows home medical equipment providers (HMEs) to quickly and effectively manage patients with sleep apnea and respiratory conditions. U-Sleep's new Action View feature gives HMEs a fast method of sorting patients into...

2014-10-14 12:27:22

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Consultant Live a leading online community for primary care clinicians, has unveiled a new online sleep disorders educational program to help doctors and nurses help their patients get a good night's rest. Americans are sleep deprived. People with disturbed sleep tend to have chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity, and cancer, and lack of sleep further reduces their health and quality of...

muscles
2014-10-10 02:00:01

Provided by Michael Dimitriou, Umea University Stretch sensors in our muscles participate in reflexes that serve the subconscious control of posture and movement. According to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, these sensors respond weakly to muscle stretch caused by one's voluntary action, and most strongly to stretch that is imposed by external forces. The ability to reflect causality in this manner can facilitate appropriate reflex control and accurate...

2014-10-07 23:07:10

Just in time for the worst of the seasonal allergies for 2014, Dr. Michael Rothman has issued a report on the source of most seasonal allergies: Autonomic Dysfunction. Spring Lake, NJ (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 Just in time for the worst of the seasonal allergies for 2014, Dr. Michael Rothman has issued a report on the source of most seasonal allergies: Autonomic Dysfunction. Known medically as dysautonomia, this disorder is a condition where the body’s autonomic nervous system is not...

2014-10-07 08:29:13

Global Leader in Sleep and Respiratory Medicine Launches New Consumer Device That Monitors Sleep Patterns and the Sleep Environment and Delivers Guidance Combined with Smart Features to Help Achieve a Healthy Sleep SAN DIEGO, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ResMed (NYSE: RMD), a leading innovator in sleep that has been changing lives for more than 25 years, today announced S+ by ResMed, the world's first non-contact sleep system. The S+ by ResMed is a personalized sleep solution that uses...


Latest Nervous system Reference Libraries

Midbrain
2013-07-25 15:13:23

The midbrain, also known as the mesencephalon is the part of the brain most responsible for vision, motor control, arousal, temperature regulation, alertness and hearing. Formation and Orientation The midbrain is found under the cerebral cortex and above the hindbrain. The mesencephalon is not divided into any other portions of the brain unlike the other two vesicles that stem from the neural tube. There are four separate lobes on the side of the cerebral aqueduct within the...

Brain
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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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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