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2014-03-05 08:26:39

New research challenges the traditional view of sleep paralysis NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleep paralysis is a terrifying experience which causes people to become temporarily unable to move while falling asleep or waking and is accompanied by the sense of something evil in the room. Scientists have a number of, as yet, unproven theories about the origin of the hallucinations that accompany sleep paralysis, but do not know the exact cause of them and have...

2014-03-04 23:27:47

Sleep Tracks made by Yan Muckle is the latest program for people who want to learn how to reboot their brain for sound sleep. A full review on the site Vinamy.com indicates if Sleep Tracks is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Sleep Tracks is the latest program for people who want to reboot their brain for sound sleep. This program provides them with simple and easy exercises, safe and natural remedies, and step-by-step instructions to help them get rid of conditions such as...

2014-03-04 14:06:51

New Keck School of Medicine of USC research finds vascular damage in mice with ALS contributes to early development of the neurodegenerative disease, while repairing damage delays disease progression Keck School of Medicine of USC neuroscientists have unlocked a piece of the puzzle in the fight against Lou Gehrig's disease, a debilitating neurological disorder that robs people of their motor skills. Their findings appear in the March 3, 2014, online edition of the Proceedings of the...

The tent-making bat Uroderma bilobatum
2014-03-04 05:07:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While scientists know that a superfamily of genes inside olfactory receptors is responsible for our sense of smell – we still don’t know the mechanism behind the interpretation of odor molecules into a particular smell. A new study published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution has found a distinct gene pattern in the olfactory receptors of fruit-eating bats – potentially shedding some light on the mechanism behind our...

2014-03-03 23:27:00

National Sleep Awareness Week spreads the awareness of the importance of sleep. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 In today’s overscheduled society, sleep may feel like a luxury, when in fact, it’s a necessity. Sleep is vital to our health, safety and overall well-being. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults get 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Insufficient sleep has been linked to car crashes, poor work performance and problems with mood and relationships. Sleeping...

2014-03-03 23:23:04

Nerve repair company AXGN to participate in investor conference in New Orleans Alachua, FL (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), the only company completely focused on peripheral nerve repair, is scheduled to present at the 9th Annual Canaccord Genuity Musculoskeletal Conference on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 11:10am CT (12:10pm ET) at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. A live webcast and subsequent archived replay of the Company’s presentation may be accessed via the Investor...

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...


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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