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Video Games Make Elderly Brains Sharper
2013-09-05 12:43:36

[ Watch The Video: Older Adults Can Benefit From UCSF 3D Video Game ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Research from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) has shown that the human brain can change and improve all the way through old age. In a study designed to test the brain's ability to continue learning and growing, healthy older adults were asked to play a specially designed video game. The more the 60 to 85 year-old volunteers played the game, the...

2013-09-04 08:32:16

People with epilepsy could be helped by new research into the way a key molecule controls brain activity during a seizure. Researchers have identified the role played by of a protein – called BDNF – and say the discovery could lead to new drugs that calm the symptoms of epileptic seizures. Scientists analysed the way cells communicate when the brain is most active – such as in epileptic seizures – when electrical signalling by the brain's neurons is increased. They found that...

People Don't Sleep Enough
2013-09-03 16:05:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new international poll from the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) found stark differences in sleeping habits among residents of the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan for people between the ages of 25 and 55 years old. While the Americans and Japanese in the study reported having the least amount of sleep during the week on average, Canadians and Mexicans reported the most, at just over seven hours per...

2013-08-31 23:04:29

Hands-On News reports acclaimed doctor gave Astoria residence helpful tips about their foot health and how they can recover from ailments. Astoria, New York (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 The average person walks “about five miles a day, and over the course of an average lifetime that's 115 thousand miles, that's four times the circumference of the Earth.” No wonder our feet hurt. That is just one of the interesting facts that noted Podiatrist Dr. Ryan Minara spoke about to a group...

Sleep Medication Most Common Among Older Educated
2013-08-29 14:19:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that people who use prescription sleep aids are more likely to be older, female or well-educated. The report found that approximately 4 percent of all American adults say they recently used a sleep medication. That percentage was higher, however, for those between the ages of 50 and 59, as well as those 80 and older. Study author Yinong Chong says that...

2013-08-28 23:24:15

Do you have a hard time falling asleep at night no matter how tired you are? PCCSNOVA wants to share some information with you about Insomnia. Fairfax, Virginia (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 What is Insomnia? Insomnia, which in Latin means "no sleep," is the inability to fall or stay asleep. Insomnia also refers to the condition of waking up and not feeling well rested or recharged. People with insomnia have one or more of the following symptoms: Symptoms of Insomnia: Trouble...

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2013-08-28 04:41:57

[ Watch the Video: Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans: A Pilot Study ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using electrical brain recordings and a type of magnetic stimulation, a University of Washington researcher was reportedly able to transmit a brain signal through the Internet and control the hand motions of a colleague. In what is being hailed as the first noninvasive person-to-person brain interface, computer science and engineering professor...

2013-08-26 11:51:32

We've all heard the saying "you can't teach an old dog new tricks." Now neuroscientists are beginning to explain the science behind the adage. For years, neuroscientists have struggled to understand how the microcircuitry of the brain makes learning easier for the young, and more difficult for the old. New findings published in the journal Nature by Carnegie Mellon University, the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of California, Irvine show how one component of the...

Insomniacs May Wait Months Before Exercise Offers A Good Night's Rest
2013-08-16 07:59:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A common prescription for insomnia is exercise. However, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study, 45 minutes on the treadmill today will not translate into better sleep tonight. "If you have insomnia you won't exercise yourself into sleep right away," said Kelly Glazer Baron, a clinical psychologist and director of the behavioral sleep program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. "It's a long-term...


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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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.