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2014-03-03 23:22:27

InventHelp, a leading inventor service company based in Pittsburgh, is working to submit La Plim to appropriate companies for their consideration. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Have your ears ever itched? There is just no good way to scratch such an itch. That is, until now. An inventor from Las Vegas, Nev., has created a prototype for LA PLIM, an accessory that gently scratches the inner ear canal. The unit provides a pleasant, enjoyable sensation and is designed specifically...

2014-03-03 08:37:37

- Global leader in luxury hospitality introduces new bed as preference for personalization grows TORONTO, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey indicates that the only thing we all have in common when it comes to a good night's sleep is that our needs and preferences are diverse, and for those seeking rest away from home, the demand for a personalized sleep environment is increasing. For the 92% of survey respondents who expressed distinct preferences on the firmness of a bed, there's...

2014-03-03 08:32:43

Americans encouraged to plan ahead for time change, seek help for ongoing sleep problems DARIEN, Ill., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Americans prepare to "spring forward" this weekend for daylight saving time, the potential lost hour of sleep is a reminder of the widespread problem of insomnia. With this, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is declaring Insomnia Awareness Day on Monday, March 10, reminding those who suffer from chronic insomnia that help is available from the...

2014-03-03 08:27:51

Research suggests tart cherry juice may help increase sleep efficiency LANSING, Mich., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the shift to Daylight Savings Time, Americans may need to prepare for sleep disruptions - as studies show that this transition increases night-time restlessness and compromises sleep.(1) For a country already plagued by sleep disorders(2) and the use of sleep aids higher than ever before(3), the March time change should serve as a wake-up call. Sleep experts suggest we...

Insomniacs Have More Active Brains And Greater Neuroplasticity Than Normal Sleepers
2014-03-01 05:04:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The movement-based part of an insomniac’s brain tends to be more active and demonstrate greater neuroplasticity than the same region in good sleepers, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medical Institution report in the March issue of the journal Sleep. Study leader Rachel E. Salas, an assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins, and her colleagues found that the increased brain plasticity in the motor cortex of people with...

Unhealthy Attachments
2014-02-27 13:15:13

University of California - Santa Barbara Using the surface forces apparatus and an atomic force microscope, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have taken a molecular approach to myelin membrane interactions, leading to insights into demyelinating diseases, such as multiple sclerosis. Their research is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences. For a healthy nervous system, axons — the long projections of our nerve cells that run throughout our bodies — must...

Researchers Create New Neurons In Brains And Spinal Cords Of Living Adult Mammals
2014-02-27 12:50:49

UT Southwestern Medical Center UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers created new nerve cells in the brains and spinal cords of living mammals without the need for stem cell transplants to replenish lost cells. Although the research indicates it may someday be possible to regenerate neurons from the body's own cells to repair traumatic brain injury or spinal cord damage or to treat conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, the researchers stressed that it is too soon to know whether...

Road Map And Dictionary For The Arthropod Brain
2014-02-27 12:39:42

Daniel Stolte, University of Arizona By providing a standardized nomenclature for the architecture of insect brains, UA neuroscientists will help improve studies of human brain function and disease When you're talking about something as complex as the brain, the task isn't any easier if the vocabulary being used is just as complex. An international collaboration of neuroscientists has not only tripled the number of identified brain structures, but created a simple lexicon to talk about...

2014-02-26 08:29:35

Instead of prescription drugs or a new mattress, proper sleep techniques may be the key to better quality sleep BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Sleep Awareness Week is the perfect time for Americans to analyze the quality of their sleep and recognize the important health benefits associated with sleeping well. This annual event is sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation and is being held March 2-9. Throughout the week experts will share effective sleep...

2014-02-19 12:58:27

Watching video of simple tasks before carrying them out may boost the brain's structure, or plasticity, and increase motor skills, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. Brain plasticity is the brain's ability to flex and adapt, allowing for better learning. The brain loses plasticity as it ages. For the study, 36 right-handed healthy adults participated in 40-minute...


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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'