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Electronic Tongue Can Identify Brands Of Beer
2014-01-30 12:35:11

SINC Spanish researchers have managed to distinguish between different varieties of beer using an electronic tongue. The discovery, published in the journal 'Food Chemistry', is accurate in almost 82% of cases. Beer is the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drink in the world. Now, scientists at the Autonomous University of Barcelona have led a study which analyzed several brands of beer by applying a new concept in analysis systems, known as an electronic tongue, the idea for...

2014-01-29 13:07:05

A new study shows that, when properly manipulated, a population of support cells found in the brain called astrocytes could provide a new and promising approach to treat Parkinson's disease. These findings, which were made using an animal model of the disease, demonstrate that a single therapy could simultaneously repair the multiple types of neurological damage caused by Parkinson's, providing an overall benefit that has not been achieved in other approaches. "One of the central...

Circadian Rhythm Key Treating Metabolic Disorders
2014-01-29 12:57:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New therapies for obesity and diabetes could be developed based on a study that looks at circadian rhythms and the body's internal clock. The mammalian circadian rhythm is the 24-hour oscillations of biological processes that take place in living organisms. University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) researchers studying this clock have found a way to help reset the metabolic clock, which could help people suffering from metabolic...

2014-01-28 12:29:52

DUBLIN, January 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6l52c9/strategic) has announced the addition of the "Strategic Development of Neural Stem & Progenitor Cell Products - 2014 Update" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6l52c9/strategic ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Neurogenesis is the process by which neurons are created. This process is...

2014-01-27 10:37:09

And how do separate small elements come together to become a unique and meaningful sequence? When you learn how to play the piano, first you have to learn notes, scales and chords and only then will you be able to play a piece of music. The same principle applies to speech and to reading, where instead of scales you have to learn the alphabet and the rules of grammar. But how do separate small elements come together to become a unique and meaningful sequence? It has been shown that a...

2014-01-24 23:05:08

Company to participate in International Symposium on Peripheral Nerve Repair Alachua, FL (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), the only medical products company completely focused on peripheral nerve repair, today announced the acceptance of a scientific presentation on nerve repair at the International Symposium on Peripheral Nerve Regeneration (ISPNR) 2014 Meeting. The symposium, being held in Torino, Italy, acts as a platform for presenting and discussing new...

2014-01-24 11:52:18

Breakthrough allows Einstein scientists to probe how memories form in nerve cells In two studies in the January 24 issue of Science, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University used advanced imaging techniques to provide a window into how the brain makes memories. These insights into the molecular basis of memory were made possible by a technological tour de force never before achieved in animals: a mouse model developed at Einstein in which molecules crucial...

2014-01-22 12:28:58

Scientists have identified a channel present in many pain detecting sensory neurons that acts as a 'brake', limiting spontaneous pain. It is hoped that the new research, published today [22 January] in the Journal of Neuroscience, will ultimately contribute to new pain relief treatments. Spontaneous pain is ongoing pathological pain that occurs constantly (slow burning pain) or intermittently (sharp shooting pain) without any obvious immediate cause or trigger. The slow burning pain is the...

Smartphone Night productivity
2014-01-22 07:54:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Working on a smartphone late at night can ruin a good night’s sleep and drain productivity the following day, according to new research from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. “Smartphones are enormously valuable for helping people fit work activity into times and places outside of the office,” the researchers said. “However, our new research indicates the greater connectivity comes at a cost:...

2014-01-21 23:24:22

Peripheral Nerve Repair Company to provide business update Alachua, FL (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), the only medical products company completely focused on peripheral nerve repair, today announced that Greg Freitag, AxoGen’s Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel, is scheduled to present at “TEN”; Noble Financial Capital Markets’ Tenth Annual Equity Conference at Club Med in Sandpiper Bay, Florida on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 8:30 am ET. A live...


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
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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