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Monkey Minds Can Move Virtual Arms
2013-11-09 06:17:30

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On more than one occasion, redOrbit has reported on work done at the Nicolelis laboratory at the Duke University School of Medicine. Neurobiology professor Miguel Nicolelis has pioneered the field of brain-machine interface (BMI). Previous breakthroughs have included enabling rats to “touch” infrared light and electronically connecting rat brains to create an organic computer. While these, in and of themselves, seem like really...

Speaking Multiple Languages Delays Dementia
2013-11-08 12:06:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Besides being able to navigate in two or more cultures, people who speak more than one language have a lower risk for developing earlier dementia, according to a new study published in the journal Neurology. In the study, a team of British and Indian scientists tracked nearly 650 dementia patients, taking note of when each patient was diagnosed with the condition. The researchers found that individuals who speak more than one language...

Ibuprofen Ineffective At Treating Common Cold Or Sore Throat
2013-11-05 03:04:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The use of ibuprofen does not appear to be an effective way to help treat colds or sore throats, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the British Medical Journal. University of Southampton Professor Paul Little and colleagues found that using the NSAID, either alone or in combination with acetaminophen (paracetamol), appeared to provide no advantages whatsoever to patients suffering from upper respiratory...

2013-10-31 23:30:19

#1 rated TV health show, Dr. Oz, issued a recent warning against the dangers of OTC Drugs, and what to avoid. OTC Plus, a free mobile app, can educate users on these dangers and help safeguard from accidental overdoses. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 The hazards of taking certain OTC Drugs is so prevalent that Dr.Oz has dedicated a recent show to discussing what dangers may lurk in every medicine cabinet. He points out that some OTC drug side effects can be fatal, and the public...

2013-10-30 15:59:23

Improving standing balance in children with cerebral palsy is crucial to improve cognitive and motor functions. Studies have shown differences in sitting balance between children with cerebral palsy and normal children. Are there differences in standing balance between children with diplegic and hemiplegic cerebral palsy? Valeska Gatica Rojas and colleagues from the Laboratory of Human Motor Control, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Talca, Chile detected standing posture balance in...


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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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