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2013-06-13 16:32:44

Slowdowns in the transport and delivery of nutrients, proteins and signaling molecules within nerve cells may contribute to the development of the neurodegenerative disorder ALS, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. The researchers showed how a genetic mutation often associated with inherited ALS caused delays in the transport of these important molecules along the long axons of neurons. Their findings were published in the online...

Brain-Computer Interface Allows Patients To Control Robotic Limbs
2013-06-12 09:56:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Electrodes placed on or inside the brain allow patients to interact with computers or control robotic limbs by merely thinking about how to execute those actions, University of Washington researchers reported on Tuesday. The technology could improve the quality of life for people who are paralyzed or lack the ability to speak due to stroke or neurodegenerative disease by allowing them to control a robotic arm or a prosthetic limb...

How Brain Cells Make Long Term Memories
2013-06-10 12:12:02

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Our brain is capable of remembering all sorts of things for very long periods of time, yet the reason and mechanism behind how and why these memories are stored for so long has never been fully understood. Scientists from the Gladstone Institute in San Francisco now believe they´ve mapped the process by which the human brain stores long-term memories in its cells. Senior investigator with Gladstone Institute Steve...

2013-06-10 10:53:45

Blood vessels within a sensory area of the mammalian brain loop and connect in unexpected ways, a new map has revealed. The study, published June 9 in the early online edition of Nature Neuroscience, describes vascular architecture within a well-known region of the cerebral cortex and explores what that structure means for functional imaging of the brain and the onset of a kind of dementia. David Kleinfeld, professor of physics and neurobiology at the University of California, San...

2013-06-06 23:41:04

The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine (ASSM) and the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines (ACSDD) are pleased to announce the 2013 Sleep Disorders Across the Lifespan Conference. This conference marks an important milestone of its own in the fields of Sleep Medicine and Dental Sleep Medicine: the first-ever fully-interdisciplinary conference for the entire sleep health care team. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine (ASSM) and the Academy of...

Researchers Create Mind-Controlled Flying Robot
2013-06-06 07:35:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new, non-invasive system that allows people to control a flying robot using only their mind has been developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota, according to a study published in the Journal of Neural Engineering. Although it sounds like fun and games, the study´s findings have implications for helping people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases. [ Watch the Video: Science Nation – Mind-Controlled...

2013-06-04 14:35:50

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis A cross-disciplinary collaboration of researchers in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) explores the neural synchrony between circuits in the brain and their behavior under simulated drug addiction. The two-year study could have broad implications for treating addiction and understanding brain function in conditions such as Parkinson´s disease. Advanced mathematical models coupled with...

2013-05-30 12:03:56

Breakthrough Could Lead to Better Understanding of Learning and Memory Students preparing for final exams might want to wait before pulling an all-night cram session – at least as far as their neurons are concerned. Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientists have discovered a new intermediate phase in neuronal development during which repeated exposure to a stimulus shrinks synapses. The findings are published in the May 8 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. It's well known that...

2013-05-24 23:34:46

University Services´ pm-Assist® service now offers additional opportunities to medical professionals and insurance companies including diagnostic pathway determination, shipping of home sleep testing devices, treatment prescriptions, and coordinating PAP treatment and follow-up. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Since its launch in March 2011, University Services´ pm-Assist® Sleep Scoring & Interpretation Services´ Board Certified Sleep Physicians have...


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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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.