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rainbow trout
2015-01-13 11:21:29

In dark or murky waters, fish are still able to navigate their environment thanks to a network of body sensors that detect changes in the water flow around them.

walking
2015-01-12 10:09:00

Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna have identified the mechanisms used by the spinal cord to trigger activity in leg muscles, marking the first time that the spinal cord activation patterns responsible for walking have been successfully decoded.

full stomach
2015-01-09 16:11:52

Researchers have discovered a new system which signals fullness, and may allow viruses to enter nervous system via a direct gut-brain connection.

Taylor Swift
2015-01-09 09:46:57

It's long been said that music can help soothe the soul and ease a person’s pain, and new research from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has found there's some truth to the old adage – at least, when it comes to pediatric surgery patients.

2015-01-06 12:36:27

LAS VEGAS & COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich., Jan.

2014-12-31 23:01:56

David Gergen and Pro Player Health Alliance continues to lead the way for sleep apnea awareness, partnering with the nation's leaders in the industry. Phoenix,

2014-12-29 16:22:56

MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nevro Corp.

synapses
2014-12-26 13:51:56

Swiss scientists were able to track the chemical signals neurons send to each across junctions called synapses by using a combination of genetic and light techniques – called “optogenetics”.

cuddling
2014-12-25 13:56:39

Ladies, if you've been waiting years for an article to wave in your man's face the next time you want to cuddle and he groans (sorry guys), you've finally got it.

smartphone thumbs
2014-12-24 09:08:17

Scientists of the future might look back on the 21st century as a pivotal moment in the evolution of the human thumb.


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
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.