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2014-05-20 23:04:58

Discovery May Point to Way to Restore Hearing Loss Caused by Sound, Age Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 The ability to discern pitch – to hear the difference between “cat,” “bat” and “hat,” for example – hinges on remarkable gradations in specialized cells within the inner ear. New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders has explained, for the first time, what controls these...

taste test longevity
2014-05-20 05:30:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online How food tastes can influence healthy habits by encouraging or discouraging us from eating certain foods, but can taste do more? According to two new studies published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), taste may play a role in our longevity as well. Our taste buds control our longing for sweet, salty or bitter foods, but the research teams from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and...

Neural Activity Of Living Brains Captured Using Novel 3D Video
2014-05-19 15:02:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at MIT and the University of Vienna in Austria have devised an imaging method that shows neural action throughout the minds of living creatures. This technique, the very first that can create 3D videos of complete brains with the millisecond timescale, could help professionals understand how neuronal networks absorb sensory data and produce behavior, according to a new report published in the journal Nature Methods....

Neural Networks Imitate Intelligence Of Biological Brains
2014-05-16 03:16:13

National Science Foundation For every thought or behavior, the brain erupts in a riot of activity, as thousands of cells communicate via electrical and chemical signals. Each nerve cell influences others within an intricate, interconnected neural network. And connections between brain cells change over time in response to our environment. Despite supercomputer advances, the human brain remains the most flexible, efficient information processing device in the world. Its exceptional...

2014-05-13 15:21:34

Elsevier Health Sciences Corneal nerve fiber assessment proposed for managing patients with HIV-induced peripheral neuropathy, according to The American Journal of Pathology Corneal nerve fiber assessment has great potential as a tool to diagnose and monitor peripheral neuropathy induced by HIV, say scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The results of their study are published in The American Journal of Pathology. Although corneal nerve assessments have shown...

2014-05-11 23:01:33

Great Taste No Pain created by Sherry Brescia is a new program that introduces to people healthy recipes, techniques, tips, and detailed instructions on how to eliminate their digestive problems. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 11, 2014 Great Taste No Pain is a new program developed by Sherry Brescia, who has many years of experience in the health industry. The program provides people with a new digestive...

2014-05-09 13:42:49

Institute of Physics An implantable device that reduces blood pressure by sending electrical signals to the brain has been created by a group of researchers in Germany. The device has successfully reduced the blood pressure in rats by 40 per cent without any major side effects, and could offer hope for a significant proportion of patients worldwide who do not respond to existing medical treatment for the condition. The first results have been published today, 9 May, in IOP...

2014-05-08 08:34:19

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced the appointment of Sandford Drexel Smith to its Board of Directors, bringing the total number of board members to seven, five of whom are independent. Mr. Smith is the former President, International Group, and Executive Vice President of Genzyme Corporation. He also served on Genzyme's Executive Committee, where he reported directly to the Chairman and CEO. As President of the International Group,...

2014-05-07 12:26:37

Brain Research Shows Direct Connection Between Music Study and Cognitive Growth TORONTO, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - As parents seek to provide their children with the best opportunities for development, neuroscience research has been proving that music education fast-tracks speech and reading skills, trains children to focus their attention for sustained periods, and helps them to develop emotional intelligence, among many other lifelong benefits. The findings from a number...

2014-05-06 23:16:52

Natures Sleep is holding a photo contest calling for entries of photos illustrating why a person needs a good night of restful, sound sleep. The lucky winner will be the recipient of restful, sound sleep, as they will take home a brand new memory foam mattress from Natures Sleep. Davie, FL (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Natures Sleep is holding a photo contest calling for entries of photos illustrating why a person needs a good night of restful, sound sleep. The lucky winner will be the recipient...


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
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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