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Turning Memory Off And On In Rats To Aid Alzheimer's Research
2014-06-02 14:18:58

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online Memory is, it could be said, one of the most important keys in the propagation of a species. Without memory, one would be unable to recall fear of a predator or recognize a situation that promises a reward, such as food or an optimal mating situation. There is a flip-side to the coin of memory, too, however. A particularly traumatic experience can too easily be remembered given an environmental catalyst. Losing memory, as is the case...

2014-05-26 13:27:58

Canadian Association for Neuroscience Mechanism uncovered could also help preserve neuron function in Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury and other neurodegenerative conditions Research presented by Dr. Lynn Raymond, from the University of British Columbia, shows that blocking a specific class of glutamate receptors, called extrasynaptic NMDA receptors, can improve motor learning and coordination, and prevent cell death in animal models of Huntington disease. As Huntington...

2014-05-21 13:47:49

Brandeis University A new model to understand neural self-regulation When your car needs a new spark plug, you take it to a shop where it sits, out of commission, until the repair is finished. But what if your car could replace its own spark plug while speeding down the Mass Pike? Of course, cars can't do that, but our nervous system does the equivalent, rebuilding itself continually while maintaining full function. Neurons live for many years but their components, the proteins...

2014-05-14 04:23:43

- "JINS MEME" Adopts JINS' Unique Electro Oculogy Sensing Technology for Visualizing "Exhaustion" and "Drowsiness"; JINS' Next-generation Strategic Product Exploiting Sensing Eyewear Market, on Sale in Japan from Spring, 2015 - TOKYO, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JIN Co., Ltd. will be releasing the JINS MEME in spring 2015, the world's first set of eyewear equipped with a 3point Electro Oculogy Sensor and based on the principle of "seeing yourself." (Photo:...

2014-05-13 15:21:34

Elsevier Health Sciences Corneal nerve fiber assessment proposed for managing patients with HIV-induced peripheral neuropathy, according to The American Journal of Pathology Corneal nerve fiber assessment has great potential as a tool to diagnose and monitor peripheral neuropathy induced by HIV, say scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The results of their study are published in The American Journal of Pathology. Although corneal nerve assessments have shown...

2014-05-13 08:31:58

SAINT PAUL, Minn., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MGC Diagnostics Corporation (NASDAQ: MGCD), a global medical technology leader, has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Neurovirtual USA Inc. under which MGC Diagnostics will market and distribute the SleepVirtual BWII PSG and BWIII PSG Diagnostic polysomnography systems in the United States and Canada. The SleepVirtual products are used in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea and sleep-related breathing...

2014-05-12 12:31:28

MIAMI, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adolescents who get six hours of sleep or less may face health and behavior issues, particularly those who get five hours of sleep per night on a regular basis, confirms FIU researcher and criminal justice professor Ryan C. Meldrum in his study that recently published in Preventive Medicine. "Studies typically examine the implications of getting anything less than eight hours of sleep at night. What I wanted to investigate was whether there...

2014-05-12 08:33:16

Adequate Sleep as Critical to Overall Health as Nutrition, Exercise DARIEN, Ill., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A nationwide "Sleep Well, Be Well" campaign is being launched today as part of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration between the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS). The campaign will promote widespread awareness of the dangers of chronic sleep loss and...

2014-05-06 16:32:06

Companion health economics analysis shows Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is cost-effective among patients who fail to benefit from prior antidepressant medication NEW YORK, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuronetics, Inc. announced today a new analysis of data at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association that shows Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) administered with the NeuroStar TMS Therapy System resulted in greater symptom improvement than next-choice...

2014-05-05 08:28:42

MONTREAL, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadians living with schizophrenia now have a new option to help treat their disease. Otsuka Canada Pharmaceutical Inc. and Lundbeck Canada Inc. announce today that ABILIFY MAINTENA(TM) (aripiprazole for prolonged release injectable suspension), indicated for the maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in stabilized adult patients, is now commercially available for use in Canada. ABILIFY MAINTENA(TM) is the first product in Canada from the global...


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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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