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MR Spectroscopy Shows Brain Differences Of Preterm Infants
2013-11-26 09:16:04

Radiological Society of North America Premature birth appears to trigger developmental processes in the white matter of the brain that could put children at higher risk of problems later in life, according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Preterm infants—generally those born 23 to 36 weeks after conception, as opposed to the normal 37- to 42-week gestation—face an increased risk of behavioral problems,...

Smell Processes In Our Brain Better Understood Through Locust Study
2013-11-26 09:53:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Environmental stimuli often trigger our sense of smell before we exhibit any other response. Smells trigger neurons in our brains that alert us to take action, but there are often more than one odor in our environments at any given time. Barani Raman, PhD, of the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, wanted to answer the question of how our brain processes multiple odors received...

2013-11-25 23:00:09

Premature birth appears to trigger developmental processes in the white matter of the brain that could put children at higher risk of problems later in life, according to a study being presented Sunday, December 2, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Premature birth appears to trigger developmental processes in the white matter of the brain that could put children at higher risk of problems later in life,...

2013-11-25 16:45:57

After Schwann cells (SCs), the principal cells in the peripheral nervous system, and olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs), cells that ensheath the non-myelinated peripheral neurons in the nose, were co-transplanted into laboratory rats with spinal cord injury, researchers in Beijing, China put the rats on a 30 minute per day treadmill training program for ten weeks to determine if the effects of the workouts would benefit aspects of the animals' recovery. The research team, whose results will...

2013-11-24 23:02:04

Innovative, Effective Treatments Available for Sleep Disorders Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 24, 2013 Millions of people are affected by sleep disorders, and one of the most common sleep disorders is sleep apnea. This is a condition that prevents individuals from breathing properly while they are asleep, and it can result in the individual failing to get an adequate amount of healthy sleep each night. Without adequate rest on a regular basis, individuals may develop a number of serious...

2013-11-22 10:41:57

A UT Arlington assistant engineering professor has developed a computational model that can more accurately predict when an epileptic seizure will occur next based on the patient’s personalized medical information. The research conducted by Shouyi Wang, an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, has been in the paper “Online Seizure Prediction Using an Adaptive Learning Approach” in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data...

Playing Computer Games Causes Brains To Feel And Think Alike
2013-11-21 10:42:10

Aalto University It's well known that people who communicate face-to-face will start to imitate each other. People adopt each other's poses and gestures, much like infectious yawning. What is less known is that the very physiology of interacting people shows a type of mimicry – which we call synchrony or linkage, explains Michiel Sovijärvi-Spapé. In the study, test participants play a computer game called Hedgewars, in which they manage their own team of animated hedgehogs and in...

2013-11-20 17:41:50

Pattern of brain activity points to possible neural circuit switched on by drug and may identify other patients who could respond George Melendez has been called a medical miracle. After a near drowning deprived his brain of oxygen, Melendez remained in a fitful, minimally conscious state until his mother, in 2002, decided to give him the sleep aid drug Ambien to quiet his moaning and writhing. The next thing she knew, her son was quietly looking at her and trying to talk. He has been...

2013-11-19 23:01:23

Introducing FreeCEdental.com, a website offering the Dental industry CE credits in Dental Sleep Medicine, at no charge. Leaders in Dental Continuing Education, Sleep Group Solutions, recommends the new site to Dentists looking for CE in Dental Sleep Medicine. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 New website, FreeCEdental.com, offers dentists and hygienists access to CEU’s in Dental Sleep Medicine. The site launched this week, with articles and webinars worth 1 CEU each. Sleep Group...

2013-11-19 12:59:00

Patients with the most common form of focal epilepsy have widespread, abnormal connections in their brains that could provide clues toward diagnosis and treatment, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Temporal lobe epilepsy is characterized by seizures emanating from the temporal lobes, which sit on each side of the brain just above the ear. Previously, experts believed that the condition was related to isolated injuries of structures within the temporal...


Latest Neurophysiology Reference Libraries

Electrooculography
2012-12-31 11:47:45

Electrooculography, sometimes shortened to EOG, is the tracing of electricity used for operation of the retina in different phases, specifically the resting potential. The results are recorded on an electrooculogram. These are interpreted for opthalmological diagnosis and in recording eye movements. Eye movement measurements: Usually, pairs of electrodes are placed either above and below the eye or to the left and right of the eye. If the eye is moved from the center position towards one...

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