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Phantom Pain In Amputees Linked To The Brain
2013-03-06 05:38:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new brain imaging study from Oxford University reveals that the phantom pain many amputees feel in the missing limb is linked to changes in the brain that occur following amputation. Arm amputees who maintained strong representations of the missing hand in their brains — to the point where it was indistinguishable from persons with both hands — experienced the most phantom limb pain. The research team hopes that...

X-Ray Vision For Lab Rats
2013-02-13 08:59:42

[ Video 1 ] | [ Video 2 ] Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The mammalian retina is a masterful example of genetic engineering. Each moment our eyes are open, we take in mountains and mountains of data that has to be pored over, interpreted and processed by a specific cortical region within our brains. Despite their seemingly endless capabilities, even our retinas have their limits. That is, until today, with the release of a new study by researchers led by Duke...

2013-01-23 23:02:51

Brains of older people may well have abilities that younger folks have not yet developed. Rose Cottage Press details new study linking weight training to better memory, decision making, and problem solving. Whitefield, New Hampshire (PRWEB) January 23, 2013 Now for some really good news about brain health. Scientists (and thus the rest of us,) used to think that after reaching age thirty the picture was grim, beginning with lost keys, loss of comprehension, followed by confusion,...

2013-01-15 10:52:58

EPFL scientists find evidence that psychological wounds inflicted when young leave lasting biological traces–and a predisposition toward violence later in life It is well known that violent adults often have a history of childhood psychological trauma. Some of these individuals exhibit very real, physical alterations in a part of the brain called the orbitofrontal cortex. Yet a direct link between such early trauma and neurological changes has been difficult to find, until now....

2012-11-14 15:05:47

Why being preterm could impair memory, learning New research at the University of Adelaide has demonstrated that teenagers born prematurely may suffer brain development problems that directly affect their memory and learning abilities. The research, conducted by Dr Julia Pitcher and Dr Michael Ridding from the University of Adelaide's Robinson Institute, shows reduced 'plasticity' in the brains of teenagers who were born preterm (at or before 37 weeks gestation). The results of the...

2012-10-09 12:22:16

Robotherapist 3D, a robot which aids stroke patients' recovery, is to be brought to market by its worldwide patent holder, a spin-off company from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Alicante, Spain). It is the first robot to enable patients to start doing exercises while supine, allowing them to begin shortly after the stroke and expediting recovery. The Biomedical Neuroengineering Group at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche in Alicante has recently...

2012-10-09 10:36:04

By the time our children reach kindergarten their learning and developmental patterns are already taking shape, as is a trajectory for their future health. Now, for the first time, scientists have amassed a large collection of research that looks "under the skin", to examine how and why experiences interact with biology starting before birth to affect a life course. Biological Embedding of Early Social Adversity: From Fruit Flies to Kindergartners, a special volume published in the...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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