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2014-06-25 10:25:31

Ohio State University Study in mice suggests immune cells fail to activate key messenger needed for repair In the complex environment of a spinal cord injury, researchers have found that immune cells in the central nervous system of elderly mice fail to activate an important signaling pathway, dramatically lowering chances for repair after injury. These studies were the first to show that spinal cord injuries are more severe in elderly mice than in young adults, corroborating...

2014-06-25 10:21:35

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory There are new clues about malfunctions in brain cells that contribute to intellectual disability and possibly other developmental brain disorders. Professor Linda Van Aelst of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has been scrutinizing how the normal version of a protein called OPHN1 helps enable excitatory nerve transmission in the brain, particularly at nerve-cell docking ports containing AMPA receptors (AMPARs). Her team's new work, published June 24 in...

2014-06-25 08:21:32

DMEautomotive survey reveals that less than one in four drivers do what experts recommend most: pull over and take a nap DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the summer road-trip season hitting high gear July 4(th,), and in the wake of a deadly crash, allegedly caused by drowsy-driving, that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan, DMEautomotive (DMEa) recently surveyed American drivers on the top ways they try to combat sleepiness on the road. The results are...

2014-06-24 23:05:22

Southern California health and fitness retreat shares the importance of sleep in a healthy lifestyle. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Solid sleep habits are important for overall health, and those with sleep disorders can experience various health-related difficulties, according to the 28th meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, which took place recently. San Diego health and fitness retreat, VeraVia, also stresses the importance of healthy sleep habits. “Sleep...

2014-06-23 09:44:21

University of California - San Diego Researchers discover how neurons equalize between excitation and inhibition Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a fundamental mechanism by which the brain maintains its internal balance. The mechanism, described in the June 22 advanced online publication of the journal Nature, involves the brain's most basic inner wiring and the processes that control whether a neuron relays information to other...

2014-06-21 23:03:10

Lose The Back Pain created by Robert Duvall is a new program that gives people natural remedies, exercises, and tips on how to eliminate their back pain. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 21, 2014 Lose The Back Pain was developed by Robert Duvall, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, who had many years of experience in the health industry. The program introduces to people natural remedies, exercises,...

Humans, Monkeys Share Same Neural Processes In Decision Making
2014-06-20 12:02:11

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online The many similarities between humans and monkeys got another addition recently. It appears a new study by researchers from New York University (NYU) and Stanford University (SU) has pitted their monkey results against a 2009 study of human decision making and found both humans and monkeys experience the same neural processes when changing their minds during the decision making process. The study results were recently published in the...

2014-06-18 20:21:30

Article Showcases CSI's Winning Clinical and Operations Strategies ST. LOUIS, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A face familiar to St. Louisians is gracing the cover of a national magazine this month. Joseph Ojile, M.D., and his clinical and management teams at the Clayton Sleep Institute (CSI) are the cover story in the June issue of Sleep Review. The publication targets sleep medicine professionals and has a circulation of more than 20,500. Photo -...

2014-06-18 12:18:46

Journal of Clinical Investigation Parkinson's disease, which affects millions worldwide, results from neuron loss. Transplantation of fetal tissue to restore this loss has shown promise, but ethical concerns over acquiring this tissue limit its use. In a June 17 study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Vania Broccoli and others at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute converted fibroblasts into neurons and engrafted them into the brains of rodents with parkinsonism. The cells...

2014-06-17 10:58:53

University of California - San Diego Some neurons turn to neighbors to help take out the trash It's broadly assumed that cells degrade and recycle their own old or damaged organelles, but researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute have discovered that some neurons transfer unwanted mitochondria – the tiny power plants inside cells – to supporting glial cells called astrocytes...


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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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