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2014-06-12 08:29:31

REHOVOT, Israel, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Pharm Ltd. (TASE: DPRM) announced today, publication in PLOS ONE, of promising results from a study of its drug candidate DP-b99. The findings suggest that DP-b99 may prevent lasting alterations in neuronal function and pathological brain reorganization - a hallmark of numerous central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The data demonstrate the potential of D-Pharm's drug candidates derived from D-Pharm's platform technology (MACs)...

fruit fly escape
2014-06-10 08:57:04

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The flight of a fruit fly, as determined by a recent study, is dependent upon whether or not the fly perceives a threat. Scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus have successfully discovered the brain processes engaged in standard flight and the more rapid escape flight. A quick-escape circuit in the fly's brain overrides the slower, more controlled behavior as a threat looms large over the...

2014-06-09 23:07:46

Nerve Repair Company AXGN to participate in investor conference in New York Alachua, FL (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), a leading medical technology company focused on the $1.6 billion US peripheral nerve repair market, is scheduled to present at the 9th Annual JMP Securities Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 12:30pm (ET) at the Westin New York Grand Central. A live webcast and subsequent archived replay of the Company’s presentation may be accessed...

2014-06-09 10:30:56

University at Buffalo New study finds that blockages in fruit fly brains quickly form and dissolve; it could help treat Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s diseases Motorists in Los Angeles, San Francisco and other gridlocked cities could learn something from the fruit fly. Scientists have found that cellular blockages, the molecular equivalent to traffic jams, in nerve cells of the insect’s brain can form and dissolve in 30 seconds or less. The findings, presented in the journal...

Where Does It Hurt?
2014-06-06 14:36:25

University College London A new UCL study defines for the first time how our ability to identify where it hurts, called "spatial acuity", varies across the body, being most sensitive at the forehead and fingertips. Using lasers to cause pain to 26 healthy volunteers without any touch, the researchers produced the first systematic map of how acuity for pain is distributed across the body. The work is published in the journal Annals of Neurology and was funded by the Wellcome Trust....

bite your tongue
2014-06-05 05:07:34

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We have all experienced it. While enjoying a delicious meal, the flavors and textures of food are delightful as we practice the mastication necessary for the beginning of the digestive process. Then, out of nowhere, our tongue fails to get out of the way of our teeth and we clamp down on the fleshy muscle, eliciting pain and, almost certainly, a few choice words. Thankfully this situation occurs with relative infrequency and, thanks...

2014-06-04 23:13:06

Back Pain Relief 4 Life made by Jan Hart is the latest program for back pain sufferers who want to learn how to relieve their sore back quickly. A full Back Pain Relief 4 Life review on the site Vinamy.com indicates if it is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Back Pain Relief 4 Life is a new back pain treatment program that consists of tips and advice on how to deal with types of back problems including:     Strains     Bulges...

2014-06-04 23:10:04

$1.9 Million in Grant funding will explore application of novel stem cells and development of branched grafts for complex nerve repair Alachua, FL (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), the emerging leader of the $1.6 billion U.S. peripheral nerve repair market, announced today that it would share in the award of two Department of Defense Grants totaling approximately $1.9 million with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston (BWH). The grants, awarded to Principal...

2014-06-03 23:09:58

Somnoware Healthcare Systems Inc., the leading provider of cloud based software for the sleep wellness and sleep medicine industry, has reached an exclusive agreement with Welltrinsic Sleep Network, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) funded national network connecting sleep physicians and accredited centers to deliver high-quality, integrated care for individuals with a sleep-wake disorder. (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Somnoware Healthcare Systems Inc., the leading provider of cloud...

2014-06-03 23:03:38

One entry into an adjustable bed sweepstakes contest was all it took for Shirley Davis of Philadelphia to walk away a winner. She tells people that the contest is not a free bed mail scam. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Shirley Davis of Philadelphia, PA is the latest winner of an adjustable bed in the Easy Rest Adjustable Sleep Systems Win-A-Bed sweepstakes and states that she never thought it was a free bed mail scam. Davis was the April winner and accepted delivery of her new...


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
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.