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autism neurons
2014-08-25 03:30:54

Karin Eskenazi, Columbia University Medical Center May be possible to prune synapses with drug after diagnosis Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in a normal brain “pruning” process during development, according to a study by neuroscientists at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Because synapses are the points where neurons connect and communicate with each other, the excessive synapses may have...

gamma rhythm
2014-08-25 03:30:14

David Orenstein, Brown University In a new study researchers show that they could make faint sensations more vivid by triggering a brain rhythm that appears to shift sensory attention. The study in mice, reported in Nature Neuroscience, provides the first direct evidence that the brain’s “gamma” rhythms have a causal role in processing the sense of touch. By striking up the right rhythm in the right brain region at the right time, Brown University neuroscientists report that they...

2014-08-24 23:01:44

Transparency Market Research has announced the addition of the "EEG/EMG Equipment Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 24, 2014 Electroencephalography (EEG) and Electromyography (EMG) equipment is used to monitor electrical activity on the body. EEG measures the fluctuation in voltage resulting from the current flow of the brain while, EMG records the electrical activity...

Scientists Find That Targeted Brain Stimulation Aids Stroke Recovery In Mice
2014-08-21 03:19:57

By Bruce Goldman, Stanford University Medical Center When investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine applied light-driven stimulation to nerve cells in the brains of mice that had suffered strokes several days earlier, the mice showed significantly greater recovery in motor ability than mice that had experienced strokes but whose brains weren't stimulated. These findings, which will be published online Aug. 18 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could...

2014-08-20 23:09:50

Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Nierman Practice Management team up to provide a unique education program for dentists wanting to set their dental sleep medicine practices apart. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 As the dangers of sleep apnea and sleep disorders in general become more recognized and understood, the emphasis on receiving proper treatment is simultaneously increasing. Dentists are uniquely placed as primary care clinicians to be instrumental in the screening,...

2014-08-12 00:21:04

HELSINKI, August 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexstim (the "Company"), the world leader in Navigated Brain Stimulation, announces the appointment of Mikko Karvinen as its new Chief Financial Officer effective as of 18 August. Mr Karvinen (aged 37) started his career as a financial analyst at OP Bank Group, Vaisala Oyj (in Boston and Boulder, USA) and Automaster Oy. In 2009 he was appointed CFO at SSH Communications Security Oyj, a market leader in encrypted network...

astronaut sleep deprivation
2014-08-09 04:53:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Astronauts tend to suffer from a significant amount of sleep deficiency in the weeks leading up to liftoff and throughout the duration of their missions, the authors of a 10-year research project being hailed as the largest-ever analysis of sleep habits before and during space flight report in Friday’s edition of The Lancet Neurology. As part of the study, experts from the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Division of Sleep and...

2014-08-07 15:39:20

Salk Institute Scientists hope to borrow strategy from simpler animals to repair damaged spinal cord nerves in humans Frogs, dogs, whales, snails can all do it, but humans and primates can't. Regrow nerves after an injury, that is—while many animals have this ability, humans don't. But new research from the Salk Institute suggests that a small molecule may be able to convince damaged nerves to grow and effectively rewire circuits. Such a feat could eventually lead to therapies for the...

2014-08-05 16:31:15

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mind Solutions, Inc. (OTC - VOIS), has reached significant milestones in the development of the Company's micro EEG Headset. Since engaging our Southern California design and engineering firm, the Company has completed the industrial design, engineering and development for 3D prototype units, which have been tested for ergonomic comfort and functionality. The proprietary BCI device being created is believed to be the smallest, mobile EEG...

2014-08-01 10:44:07

American Academy of Sleep Medicine Researchers who studied 100 twin pairs have identified a gene mutation that may allow the carrier to function normally on less than six hours of sleep per night.  The genetic variant also appears to provide greater resistance to the effects of sleep deprivation. Results show that a participant with p.Tyr362His – a variant of the BHLHE41 gene – had an average nightly sleep duration of only five hours, which was more than one hour shorter than the...


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