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2014-09-18 08:30:38

.@UnitedSpinal Partners w/ @Ivytalk to maximize Digital Communication Strategy http://ow.ly/BzWcP #GivingTuesday NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- July 15, United Spinal Association today announced a new partnership with Ivycorp, makers of a cloud-based multi-channel group communications platform called Ivytalk, to assist the organization with integration of short message service (SMS) technology in its future outreach efforts....

2014-09-16 04:21:15

PARIS and NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The French biopharmaceutical company Pharnext SAS and the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (HNF) announced today an agreement to collaborate on programs to increase the awareness around Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease and support the development of a stronger CMT patient and research community. Pharnext will provide financial support to several HNF's initiatives including: -- Enhanced design and development of a specific section in...

2014-09-15 12:28:11

Cochlear is the first and only company to provide true wireless freedom unbound by the constraints of wires or bulky neck-worn components CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity with the Cochlear(TM) Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140911/145578 With a full...

2014-09-09 23:00:26

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) lose myelin in the gray matter of their brains and the loss is closely correlated with the severity of the disease, according to a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study that appears online, September 10, in the journal Radiology. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 People with multiple sclerosis (MS) lose myelin in the gray matter of their brains and the loss is closely correlated with the severity of the disease, according to a new magnetic...

sleep duration and sick time
2014-09-06 05:34:33

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sleepless nights have been blamed for maladies ranging from diabetes to breast cancer, with effects similar to drug use on your ability to focus and make decisions. A new study, published in the journal Sleep, finds that those sleepless nights can also cause you to miss work. The findings suggest that sleeping 7 to 8 hours a night is associated with the lowest risk of work absenteeism. The researchers found that the risk of an...

2014-09-02 23:10:10

The second annual ZUMBA Dance for Sight, scheduled from 3:00 to 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Herndon Community Center, Herndon, Virginia, is to raise money for the Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration, a research institute located at the University of Pittsburgh. All of the proceeds for the event will go to the Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration, whose primary mission is to promote research and innovation that will allow the vision-impaired to one day...

Brain's Motor Areas Can Directly Turn Down Hearing
2014-09-02 03:06:42

Duke University When we want to listen carefully to someone, the first thing we do is stop talking. The second thing we do is stop moving altogether. This strategy helps us hear better by preventing unwanted sounds generated by our own movements. This interplay between movement and hearing also has a counterpart deep in the brain. Indeed, indirect evidence has long suggested that the brain's motor cortex, which controls movement, somehow influences the auditory cortex, which gives rise...

2014-08-28 23:05:28

This webinar will provide experienced and novice researchers with an overview of the current optical imaging methods driving neuroscience today. Part of the BioTechniques free webinar series. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 In the coming years, considerable effort and resources will be directed at understanding the neural connections of the brain. This webinar examines many of the tools being used to study how neurons interact with one another at their synapses. Event Date: Tuesday,...

2014-08-26 23:01:42

Shane Michaels releases a review of Neuropathy Miracle, a program created by ex-neuropathy suffer Peter Barnsby to help others get rid of their nerve pain for good. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Neuropathy Miracle, an all-natural solution to getting rid of nerve pain permanently that was created by ex-neuropathy sufferer Peter Barnsby and has already helped thousands find relief from their condition has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review....

How To Find Simplicity In The Brain
2014-08-26 03:02:11

Carnegie Mellon University Scientists can now monitor and record the activity of hundreds of neurons concurrently in the brain, and ongoing technology developments promise to increase this number manyfold. However, simply recording the neural activity does not automatically lead to a clearer understanding of how the brain works. In a new review paper published in Nature Neuroscience, Carnegie Mellon University's Byron M. Yu and Columbia University's John P. Cunningham describe the...


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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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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