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2014-02-07 12:51:08

Study in human cells may improve ability to identify useful drug targets In most cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, a toxin released by cells that normally nurture neurons in the brain and spinal cord can trigger loss of the nerve cells affected in the disease, Columbia researchers reported today in the online edition of the journal Neuron. The toxin is produced by star-shaped cells called astrocytes and kills nearby motor neurons. In ALS, the death...

2014-02-06 23:23:03

Peripheral nerve repair clinical data shared by study investigators at major hand and nerve surgery meetings Alachua, FL (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), the only company completely focused on peripheral nerve repair, today announced that new data from the CHANGE Study and the Ranger® Study was presented by study investigators at the recent combined annual meetings of the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS), American Society for Peripheral Nerve (ASPN)...

Spending A Week In Darkness May Improve Hearing Loss
2014-02-06 06:02:44

[ Watch the Video: Lights Out For Your Hearing ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has long been known that if you take away once sense from a person, the other four will become more finely tuned. A new study, published in Neuron, reveals that minimizing a person's sight for as little as a week may help improve the brain's ability to process hearing. Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles – both blind musicians – are often cited by music experts as examples of how a...

2014-02-05 23:03:17

Simulated blindness gives adult mice sharper hearing, according to a study published today by University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University scientists. College Park, MD (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Call it the Ray Charles Effect: a young child who is blind develops a keen ability to hear things others cannot. Researchers have known this can happen in the brains of the very young, which are malleable enough to re-wire some circuits that process sensory information. Now researchers at...

How Do Honeybees Taste?
2014-02-05 11:29:13

Frontiers New research on the ability of honeybees to taste with claws on their forelegs reveals details on how this information is processed, according to a study published in the open-access journal, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. Insects taste through sensilla, hair-like structures on the body that contain receptor nerve cells, each of which is sensitive to a particular substance. In many insects, for example the honeybee, sensilla are found on the mouthparts, antenna and the...

2014-02-04 23:30:51

Sciatica Self Treatment designed by Starr Horton is the latest program that teaches people how to cure their sciatic nerve pain and lower back pain quickly and easily. A full review on the site HealthReviewCenter.com indicates if Sciatica Self Treatment is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Sciatica (sciatic nerve pain) is the pain in the lower extremity resulting from irritation of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica Self Treatment is a new solution for those people who want to...

2014-02-04 23:02:40

A new study proves inactivity detrimentally changes the structure of brain cells impacting heart health. TrekDesk treadmill desk offers a potential preventative solution. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 TrekDesk has reported over the years on numerous studies that have shown the positive impact of walking on cognition and overall physical/mental health however a new study available for review in the US National Library of Medicine sheds light on the potential health risks brought...

2014-02-04 12:28:06

SAN DIEGO, Atlanta and AACHEN, Germany, February 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research resources reported in the biomedical literature often lack sufficient detail to be uniquely identified, which can hinder scientific reproducibility. To address this problem, an international collaboration between researchers, program officers, vendors, curators, editors, computer scientists and publishers has started the Resource Identification Initiative...

2014-02-03 10:45:07

Our brains have billions of neurons grouped into different regions. These regions often work alone, but sometimes must join forces. How do regions communicate selectively? Stanford researchers may have solved a riddle about the inner workings of the brain, which consists of billions of neurons, organized into many different regions, with each region primarily responsible for different tasks. The various regions of the brain often work independently, relying on the neurons inside that...

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...


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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