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2014-02-13 08:31:14

TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted neuroscientist Dr. Rodolfo Llinas and colleagues have published an article reporting that Revalesio's RNS60 improves synaptic transmission. Synapses connect nerve cells and allow communication through the release of neurotransmitters, which are essential for normal function of the nervous system and overall brain activity. In their work, Dr. Llinas and his coworkers used the squid giant synapse, a well-established model for...

2014-02-11 23:27:44

Americans are no strangers to sleep related problems, but a new survey by Replacement-Mattress.com has shed some light on what is actually happening: the survey has found that 38% of the population has sleep problems and that the hardest hit are young women with a low income. Based on the survey, the company also published a series of recommendations to help those affected overcome such issues. Middletown, NJ (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 While according to the National Sleep Foundation 40...

2014-02-07 13:22:53

Team sees change in set point in neuromuscular synapses Scientists from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have found a clue as to why muscles weaken with age. In a study published today in The Journal of Neuroscience, they report the first evidence that “set points” in the nervous system are not inalterably determined during development but instead can be reset with age. They observed a change in set point that resulted in...

2014-02-07 13:03:28

Science paper by IST Austria scientists reports first evidence for “microdomain” coupling at a mature central synapse and explores the implications for synaptic plasticity In research published in this week’s online edition of Science (DOI: 10.1126/science.1244811), postdoc Nicholas Vyleta and Professor Peter Jonas of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) uncover the existence of loose coupling between calcium channels and release sensors of exocytosis at a...

2014-02-03 10:45:07

Our brains have billions of neurons grouped into different regions. These regions often work alone, but sometimes must join forces. How do regions communicate selectively? Stanford researchers may have solved a riddle about the inner workings of the brain, which consists of billions of neurons, organized into many different regions, with each region primarily responsible for different tasks. The various regions of the brain often work independently, relying on the neurons inside that...

2014-01-31 23:34:27

A new posting on the Bryan William Brickner blog notes the homeostatic role of the cannabinoid system by referencing several recent (and significant) cannabinoid findings; Publius of The Cannabis Papers provides the voice for the posting, as well as the “yes we can” expectations for 2014 and beyond. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 “Alzheimer’s disease, homeostasis and male reproduction,” opened Bryan W. Brickner, “meaning our memories, our stability, and a male’s...

2014-01-31 23:01:12

The main speaker for the San Francisco seminar will be Todd Morgan, DMD, a clinician and researcher with 20 years of experience in dental sleep medicine and a highly respected leader in the field. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 As the awareness of the dangers of sleep apnea continues to spread across the U.S., more and more of the estimated 22 million affected Americans are seeking solutions from their local dentist. Dentists can treat patients suffering from mild-to-moderate...

2014-01-27 08:28:26

510(k) filing follows recent FDA clearance of CerenaTMS(TM) SUNNYVALE, Calif. and BALTIMORE, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- eNeura Inc., a privately held medical technology company, announced today that it filed a 510(k) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the SpringTMS(®) transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) device. SpringTMS is a second-generation medical device based on eNeura's ground-breaking CerenaTMS(TM), which recently received FDA clearance for the...

2014-01-24 11:52:18

Breakthrough allows Einstein scientists to probe how memories form in nerve cells In two studies in the January 24 issue of Science, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University used advanced imaging techniques to provide a window into how the brain makes memories. These insights into the molecular basis of memory were made possible by a technological tour de force never before achieved in animals: a mouse model developed at Einstein in which molecules crucial...

2014-01-22 12:26:19

New Guidelines Support Use by Migraine Specialists in the UK SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- eNeura Inc., a privately held medical technology company, announced today that the United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published interventional procedure guidance recommending Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for the treatment of migraine. The new guidelines are based on a thorough technology appraisal, which includes...


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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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