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2013-10-17 11:44:14

Johns Hopkins researchers identify biomarkers in spinal fluid Johns Hopkins researchers say that by measuring levels of certain proteins in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), they can predict when people will develop the cognitive impairment associated with Alzheimer's disease years before the first symptoms of memory loss appear. Identifying such biomarkers could provide a long-sought tool to guide earlier use of potential drug treatments to prevent or halt the progression of Alzheimer's while...

2013-10-16 23:36:12

Understanding Essential Tremor: The diagnosis process, treatment options, current research, support and more. Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) will host a free seminar in Lexington, KY on the life-altering neurological condition called essential tremor (ET). The seminar will take place on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Embassy Suites Lexington located at 1801 Newtown Pike in Lexington, KY. The program will run from 6:30 - 8:30...

2013-10-16 23:04:55

Resource4thePeople fears Labor Department "companionship exemption" ruling could adversely affect the care of cerebral palsy victims. National network of attorneys will continue to offer free consultations for parents seeking information involving compensation for alleged medical malpractice in such cases. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/medicalmalpractice/cerebralpalsy-lawsuit.html Resource4thePeople announced today its concern over a...

2013-10-15 23:01:12

DailyGossip.org reviews Sweat Miracle, Miles Dawson's latest natural treatment for hyperhidrosis. The method promises to help users permanently overcome this disturbing condition. Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 The Sweat Miracle review published by the magazine shows that this condition can be overcome naturally is only a few days. http://www.DailyGossip.org reveals that the new program was actually created by a former hyperhidrosis sufferer. The method was developed by Miles...

Scientist Describes New Theory Of Synapse Formation In The Brain
2013-10-11 11:57:41

Forschungszentrum Juelich The human brain keeps changing throughout a person's lifetime. New connections are continually created while synapses that are no longer in use degenerate. To date, little is known about the mechanisms behind these processes. Jülich neuroinformatician Dr. Markus Butz has now been able to ascribe the formation of new neural networks in the visual cortex to a simple homeostatic rule that is also the basis of many other self-regulating processes in nature. With this...

Brain Health Boosted By Molecule Produced During Endurance Exercise
2013-10-11 06:49:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Exercise is good for nearly every part of your body, including your brain. According to researchers led by Harvard Medical School, a molecule called irisin is produced in the brain during endurance exercise and apparently has neuroprotective effects. The research team, led by Dr. Bruce Spiegelman of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, artificially increased the levels of irisin in the blood to activate genes...

2013-10-07 23:27:41

Women and men who complain of any degree of underarm sweating are now seeking a new, non-invasive microwave treatment to permanently reduce or eliminate armpit perspiration, odor and hair. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Toronto cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Stephen Mulholland, was recently featured on Canada’s National Breakfast Television morning news show, demonstrating MiraDry, a new non-invasive microwave device for permanent elimination of underarm sweating, odor and hair that...

2013-10-02 23:35:10

Understanding Essential Tremor: The Diagnosis Process and Treatment Options Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) will host a free seminar in Suffern, N.Y. on the life-altering neurological condition called essential tremor (ET). The seminar will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 3 Executive Blvd. in Suffern, N.Y. The program will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., with a question and answer session...

2013-10-02 23:03:15

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) announced today that Coleen M. Atkins, Ph.D., has been selected as the winner of the 2013 BIAA Young Investigator Award. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) announced today that Coleen M. Atkins, Ph.D., has been selected as the winner of the 2013 BIAA Young Investigator Award. The award is presented based on originality of research, promise for making significant contributions to the field of...


Latest Neurology Reference Libraries

Stroke
2012-05-02 19:35:56

Stroke is a peer-reviewed medical journal published monthly by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins on behalf of the American Heart Association. As of May 2012, the current editor-in-chief is Marc Fisher (University of Massachusetts Medical School). Stroke covers research on cerebral circulation and related diseases, including clinical research on assessment of risk for stroke, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment, as well as rehabilitation. The audience base for Stroke includes neurologists,...

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2011-01-24 12:56:26

Herpes zoster (or zoster), is known as shingles or zona and is a viral disease characterized by painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body. Initial infection causes chickenpox. Once chickenpox is over the virus remains in the body and can cause shingles. It can become latent in the nerve cell bodies and sometimes in the dorsal root, cranial nerve, or autonomic ganglion. Years after initial infection, another breakout can cause a painful rash. The rash usually...

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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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