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2014-01-20 08:21:43

TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Cundari is the big winner at the 28(th) annual MAA Worldwide GLOBE Awards, as their Pain Squad mobile app for The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto has earned the distinction of "Best of the Best" in the World. Every year, Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) treats thousands of children with cancer, and doctors, nurses and researchers are continually working on innovative ways to manage and minimize the pain experienced during...

2014-01-15 10:34:13

Everybody feels pain differently, and brain structure may hold the clue to these differences. In a study published in the current online issue of the journal Pain, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have shown that the brain's structure is related to how intensely people perceive pain. "We found that individual differences in the amount of grey matter in certain regions of the brain are related to how sensitive different people are to pain," said Robert Coghill, Ph.D.,...

How Do Fruit Flies Detect Sweet Foods?
2014-01-14 10:01:27

University of California - Riverside UC Riverside research opens door for investigations into taste receptors of mosquitoes and other deadly insects Insects represent remarkable diversity and have adapted to all sorts of ecological nooks and crannies. For example, they have taste receptors — novel proteins — with which they taste chemicals and make important choices about not only foods but also mates and where to deposit their eggs. These receptors are widely seen as being at the...

2014-01-14 08:30:37

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced the appointment of Catherine Angell Sohn, Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), to its Board of Directors, bringing the total number of board members to six. Dr. Sohn is the former Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Alliance, GSK Consumer Healthcare, at GlaxoSmithKline, where she spearheaded global commercialization for this $8 billion division and led a series of international...

2014-01-11 23:02:43

The new “Tips On How To Relieve Hip Pain” article created by Jenifer Pham on the site Vkool.com delivers useful methods to get rid of hip pain safely. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 11, 2014 The new “Tips On How To Relieve Hip Pain” report penned by Jenifer Pham on the website Vkool.com teaches people ways to eliminate their hip pain quickly. The article is specifically designed for those people who want to get rid of their hip pain safely without the use of harmful drugs or other...

2014-01-10 10:59:12

Zebrafish study connects data between fish and mammalian locomotion We might have more in common with a lamprey than we think, according to a new Northwestern University study on locomotion. At its core, the study of transparent zebrafish addresses a fundamental evolution issue: How did we get here? Neuroscientists Martha W. Bagnall and David L. McLean have found that the spinal cord circuits that produce body bending in swimming fish are more complicated than previously thought....

2014-01-09 08:29:44

@UnitedSpinal Hosts Free Jan Webinars: Continuing Rehab after Spinal Cord Injury & Getting the Right Healthcare http://htl.li/slEhj NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host free webinars in January on the topics of continuing rehab after spinal cord injury followed by getting the right health insurance plan for people with disabilities. (Logo:...

2014-01-06 23:03:04

Frost & Sullivan Innovation Award Highlights Significance of Avance® Nerve Graft for Peripheral Nerve Repair Alachua, FL (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), the only regenerative medicine company completely focused on peripheral nerve repair, has been awarded the 2014 North American New Product Innovation Leadership Award for Peripheral Nerve Repair by the preeminent global research organization, Frost & Sullivan. The award is based on the findings of...

Optogenetics Therapy Binge Drinking
2014-01-06 15:09:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of American researchers has stumbled upon a way to prevent binge drinking in animal subjects, according to a new report in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience. By using light to stimulate specific neurons in the brain, the study team was able to show a cause-and-effect relationship between the discharge of dopamine in the brain and drinking behaviors of animals. “For decades, we have observed that particular brain regions...

2014-01-06 08:25:56

AxoGen is the only regenerative medicine company that is completely focused on peripheral nerve repair MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the peripheral nerve repair market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes AxoGen, Inc. with the 2013 North American Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Leadership Award for developing the Avance® Nerve Graft, a decellularized nerve allograft. Avance® Nerve Graft is the only commercially available...


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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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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