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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...

2014-05-05 10:36:11

Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered the developmental source for a key type of neuron that allows animals to walk, a finding that could help pave the way for new therapies for spinal cord injuries or other motor impairments related to disease. The spinal cord contains a network of neurons that are able to operate largely in an autonomous manner, thus allowing animals to carry out simple rhythmic walking movements with minimal attention—giving us the ability, for example, to...

2014-05-04 23:00:33

Fix My Back Pain is the latest program that can help people cure back pain without surgery or medication. The website hynguyenblog.com has written a complete review to show whether this method is helpful or not. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 04, 2014 Fix My Back Pain is a new brand method developed by Mike Westerdal that promises to teach people how to cure back pain quickly. The method offers users a complete video course, which reveals to them all the information they need to reshape their...

2014-04-30 23:24:45

Avalon Malibu is hosting Dr. Pohl MD, FASAM who will be discussing his new book; "A Day Without Pain." Avalon Malibu is committed to excellence in recovery with an emphasis on hospitality and unconditional positive regard. Malibu California (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 The Avalon Malibu Treatment Center is proud to announce that May 22nd, Dr. Mel Pohl MD FASAM will be on hand to discuss his book "A Day Without Pain". Treatment implications will be described as part of...

2014-04-30 23:04:28

The VitalSleep mouthpiece for snoring has new consumer reviews to share with people who suffer from snoring. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 New reviews have been released by VitalSleep. The VitalSleep mouthpiece for snoring is made of a BPA free material that molds to the shape of the user's mouth. What make it special is that it can be adjusted to suit the severity of snoring, unlike many other anti-snoring devices found on the market. D. Finzel of Livonia, MI states...

Scientists Hunt Down Origin Of Huntington's Disease In The Brain
2014-04-29 17:24:09

Elaine Schmidt, University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences The gene mutation that causes Huntington's disease appears in every cell in the body, yet kills only two types of brain cells. Why? UCLA scientists used a unique approach to switch the gene off in individual brain regions and zero in on those that play a role in causing the disease in mice. Published in the April 28 online edition of Nature Medicine, the research sheds light on where Huntington's starts in the...

neurogrid
2014-04-29 06:59:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Since their inception to the present day, computers have been getting smaller and faster. We now even carry smartphones in our pockets that can do more than the room sized supercomputers of past decades. Despite this, the very best personal computer (PC) available today runs slower and consumes more energy than the human brain. For that matter, a PC simulation of a mouse's brain functions runs 9,000 times slower than the actual mouse's...

Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System
2014-04-27 04:18:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A few decades ago, instruments capable of tapping into a person’s nervous system to help restore movement, sensations or cognitive function seemed impossible. Now, however, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a how-to guide for those interested in building their own brain-machine interfaces (BMIs). Guide author and AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow Valerie Thompson recruited the engineers behind the Argus...

2014-04-23 23:15:21

New article explores in-depth the positive health gains associated with sleep. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 An article published April 9th in TIME magazine cited a variety of sources from the scientific community which all concluded that a natural night’s sleep is essential to good health, happiness, and better personal performance. The need for sleep varies significantly between individuals, with some people functioning well after only five hours of sleep, while other require as...

2014-04-23 09:30:59

Neuroscientists have discovered a brain pathway that underlies the emotional behaviors critical for survival. New research by the University of Bristol, published in the Journal of Physiology today [23 April], has identified a chain of neural connections which links central survival circuits to the spinal cord, causing the body to freeze when experiencing fear. Understanding how these central neural pathways work is a fundamental step towards developing effective treatments 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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