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Study Helps Decipher The Cause Of A Baby’s Cry
2013-02-20 14:08:03

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers focus a lot of attention on the youngest among us. Through different studies, attempts have been made to understand just how infants communicate and what their motivations are for offering up their cryptic little messages. The cognitive development of infants — and the challenge of understanding it — stems to the fact infants are endowed with only a very limited ability to communicate. For the youngest...

2013-02-13 17:42:01

Large study shows continued improvement with longer follow-up, reports Neurosurgery For many patients with difficult-to-treat neuropathic pain, deep brain stimulation (DBS) can lead to long-term improvement in pain scores and other outcomes, according to a study in the February issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. About two-thirds of eligible...

2013-02-13 17:30:37

New study reveals racial disparities in chronic pain management, reports Pain Opioids are frequently prescribed for pain management in noncancer patients, but recommended clinical guidelines for monitoring effectiveness and signs of drug abuse are often not implemented. Alongside well-documented racial disparities in prescribing opioid medications for pain, researchers report racial differences in the use of recommended opioid monitoring and follow-up treatment practices. The study is...

Turning Off The Cold: Neuroscientists Remove Chilly Protein From Skin
2013-02-13 07:59:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Are you tired of being cold all the time? Do you wish you could turn the cold off at the push of a button? Well neuroscientists from the University of South Carolina (USC) may have some good news for you. It seems this group of researchers, led by David McKemy, associate professor of neurobiology in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Science, have been able to isolate chilliness at the cellular level, identifying a...

Star-Nosed Mole Reveals Mysteries Of Touch And Pain Sensing Molecules
2013-01-31 12:23:49

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Located just about an inch above the human elbow is one of the most sensitive patches of skin on our body. An excess of nerve endings in this region means just a light pinch will have even those with the highest pain thresholds flinching and begging for mercy. But humans are not even in the running when it comes to hyper-sensitivity on the skin. Another mammal, the star-nosed mole (named for the star-shaped tip of its snout),...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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