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Smartphone Night productivity
2014-01-22 07:54:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Working on a smartphone late at night can ruin a good night’s sleep and drain productivity the following day, according to new research from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. “Smartphones are enormously valuable for helping people fit work activity into times and places outside of the office,” the researchers said. “However, our new research indicates the greater connectivity comes at a cost:...

2014-01-21 23:24:22

Peripheral Nerve Repair Company to provide business update Alachua, FL (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), the only medical products company completely focused on peripheral nerve repair, today announced that Greg Freitag, AxoGen’s Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel, is scheduled to present at “TEN”; Noble Financial Capital Markets’ Tenth Annual Equity Conference at Club Med in Sandpiper Bay, Florida on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 8:30 am ET. A live...

2014-01-21 16:21:38

CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, today expressed concern that millions of low-income families will have a tough time choosing between paying high heating bills and providing food for their families this winter. "The high cost of heat this winter due to prolonged and brutal cold spells will strain many household budgets and send more people to food pantries, soup kitchens and other...

Retraining Brain In Real Time
2014-01-21 14:57:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ever wonder what your brain is thinking? Well, a new device developed by scientists from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University enables people to see their own brain activity in real time and control or adjust function in specific brain regions. In their report, which was published in the journal NeuroImage, The McGill team speculated that their device could be used as a possible remedial tool to manage...

Health Effects Of Jet Lag Night Shift
2014-01-21 14:07:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sleep and systems biology researchers from the University of Surrey found that jet lag or working the late shift could have a significant impact on health. Researchers placed 22 participants on a 28-hour day schedule, delaying their sleep-wake cycle by four hours each day until sleep occurred during the middle of the day. The team then collected blood samples to measure the participants' rhythms of gene expression. The...

2014-01-21 10:58:57

Struggling to remember information presented months earlier is a source of anxiety for students the world over. New research suggests that a computer-based individualized study schedule could be the solution. The study findings show that personalized review helped students remember significantly more material on a tests given at the end of the semester and a month later. "Our research shows that data collected from a population of learners can be leveraged to personalize review for...

2014-01-21 10:24:45

For first time, PARP-1 enzyme, Sidekick-1 gene implicated in enhancing brain reward system Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a new molecular mechanism by which cocaine alters the brain's reward circuits and causes addiction. Published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Dr. Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD, and colleagues, the preclinical research reveals how an abundant enzyme and synaptic gene affect a key reward...

2014-01-20 23:22:28

Passages Malibu issues statement on new study that reaffirms well-established company philosophy. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Individuals diagnosed with severe mental disorders exhibit a diminished capacity for resisting historically addictive substances, according to a study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) published in the JAMA Psychiatry on January 3rd. The study examined more than 9,000 people previously diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective...

2014-01-20 16:21:45

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a new molecular mechanism by which cocaine alters the brain's reward circuits and causes addiction. Published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Dr. Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD, and colleagues, the preclinical research reveals how an abundant enzyme and synaptic gene affect a key reward circuit in the brain, changing the...

2014-01-20 12:26:21

Study uncovers role of Neuroligin-1 protein Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified a protein in the brain that plays a critical role in the memory loss seen in Alzheimer's patients, according to a study to be published in the journal Nature Neuroscience and posted online today. The protein – Neuroligin-1 (NLGN1) – is known to be involved in memory formation; this is the first time it's been linked to amyloid-associated memory loss. In Alzheimer's disease, amyloid beta...


Latest neuroscience Reference Libraries

Ethology
2013-09-30 13:43:45

Ethology, a sub-topic of zoology, is the study of animal behavior that focuses on behavior in natural settings, as opposed to behaviourism, which focuses on the behavior of animals in laboratory settings. The term “ethology” is based off the Greek word ethos, which means character. It was first made popular in 1902 by William Morton Wheeler, an American myrmecologist, but the term was actually suggested by John Stuart Mill in 1843 for use in associationistic psychology. Ethology can also...

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...

Genes, Brain and Behavior
2012-04-29 19:42:56

Genes, Brain and Behavior (G2B) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 2002. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society. It was published on a quarterly basis during its first year in publication. In 2003, the journal switched to bimonthly publications, and then in 2006 it switched to an 8-issue-per-year schedule. Content from G2B is available online from the Wiley Online Library or, from EBSCOhost after 12 months....

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