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2014-06-03 23:03:38

One entry into an adjustable bed sweepstakes contest was all it took for Shirley Davis of Philadelphia to walk away a winner.

Turning Memory Off And On In Rats To Aid Alzheimer's Research
2014-06-02 14:18:58

A new study is focusing on the manipulation of memory in the hopes that cognitive diseases can be identified and treated. As is the case with many brain studies, the subjects the researchers are focusing on are genetically engineered rats.

2014-06-02 12:26:06

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive year, Wake Up Nashville! takes center stage in Music City to celebrate Nashville's renowned music culture

2014-05-31 23:06:35

Pro Player Health Alliance is continuing to make strides in "Tackling Sleep Apnea" by promoting awareness of home sleep testing. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB)

2014-05-28 12:54:36

We all deal with stress differently.

Taste Receptor Gene Determines How Well We Sense Food
2014-05-28 09:07:16

Some people’s sense of taste is so perceptive, they have a strong dislike for food that a majority of people enjoy, such as spicy foods or ‘hoppy’ beers.

Controlling Fruit Fly Movements With A Mind-Altering Device
2014-05-26 11:15:03

A joint collaboration between the Vienna University of Technology and US researchers, has resulted in the development of a unique and novel technique to control Drosophila melangogaster, perhaps better known as the fruit fly, via thermogenetic means.

Fruit Flies Take Time To Think Before Making Difficult Decisions
2014-05-23 06:58:38

It is common knowledge that most humans think before they act. A new study, published in the journal Science, makes the case that this cognitive ability can also be found in the fruit fly.

jellyfish ctenophore
2014-05-23 05:16:26

A new study from a massive international team of researchers has shown that there is more than one way to “make an animal,” which could completely reshape 200 years of zoological theory.

2014-05-21 13:49:42

Researchers led by Mark Zylka, PhD, also found a compound that could become a new treatment for conditions such as arthritis, shingles, and back pain.


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
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.