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2012-10-04 02:24:40

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, October 6 beginning at 6:30 PM at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall, Art of the Brain, an unprecedented organization of "Brain Buddies," brain cancer patients and families who celebrate art and life undefeated by brain cancer, will enjoy its 13(th) anniversary Gala with hundreds of friends, food, music, and a special new Youth Initiative - the "Brains for Brains" program. Art of the Brain (AOB) was founded by Judi Kaufman, a successful...

2012-09-27 23:03:54

The first brain training site designed for women is catching significant buzz in the U.S. and Canada. Richmond, Virginia (PRWEB) September 27, 2012 Daisy Brains is attracting an entirely new kind of gamer — women. Brain health and wellness is now a hot topic across major women´s magazines and websites. The definition of health is expanding to include a healthy energized mind. This suits the team of female co-creators just fine. “We are passionate about women´s...

2012-09-20 14:37:31

Researchers studying the origins of sudden cardiac death have found that in both men and women a thin placenta at birth was associated with sudden cardiac death. A thin placenta may result in a reduced flow of nutrients from the mother to the fetus. The authors suggest that sudden cardiac death may be initiated by impaired development of the autonomic nervous system in the womb, as a result of fetal malnutrition. The new study, published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology,...

2012-09-18 13:58:44

By studying how birds master songs used in courtship, scientists at Duke University have found that regions of the brain involved in planning and controlling complex vocal sequences may also be necessary for memorizing sounds that serve as models for vocal imitation. In a paper appearing in the September 2012 issue of the journal Nature Neuroscience, researchers at Duke and Harvard universities observed the imitative vocal learning habits of male zebra finches to pinpoint which circuits in...

2012-09-04 10:49:44

You already know it's hard to balance your checkbook while simultaneously reflecting on your past. Now, investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine – having done the equivalent of wire-tapping a hard-to-reach region of the brain – can tell us how this impasse arises. The researchers showed that groups of nerve cells in a structure called the posterior medial cortex, or PMC, are strongly activated during a recall task such as trying to remember whether you had...

2012-08-28 02:27:58

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ZO Skin Health, Inc. announces the launch of ZO® Medical's RETAMAX(TM), a new active vitamin A micro emulsion that helps reverse the signs of aging and acne skin, from Dr. Zein Obagi's family of ZO® products. RETAMAX(TM) is formulated with potent retinol (1.0%) blended with plant stem cell antioxidants and biomimetic proteins in an exclusively designed micronized emulsion system for rapid delivery of ingredients. It aids in...

2012-08-23 23:42:39

New born human infants have the largest brains among primates, but also the highest proportion of body fat. Before birth, if the supply of nutrients from the mother through the placenta is limited or unbalanced, the developing baby faces a dilemma: should resources be allocated to brain growth, or to fat deposition for use as an energy reserve during the early months after birth? Scientists at the University of Southampton have shown that this decision could have an effect on how fat we...

2012-08-18 23:00:49

LiverActive is a spray application liver detox product, recommended for helping to establish and maintain health of the all-important human liver. LiverCleanseDiet.com releases its product review. (PRWEB) August 18, 2012 No liver cleanse product, by itself, should be given sole responsibility for health of the human liver. For those with a genuine interest in purifying their liver, LiverCleanseDiet.com urges positive adaptations in lifestyle, exercise, and nutrition as means of responsible...

How Does The Swim Bladder Affect Hearing In Cichlid Fish?
2012-08-08 11:35:57

"Sound vibrations are transmitted to the inner ear via anterior extensions of the swim bladder or via bony ossicles", the biologist Tanja Schulz-Mirbach explains how swim bladders may serve for hearing. The hearing sensitivity improves considerably in this way. The anterior part of the swim bladder functions in specialized fish species similar to an ear drum. Up to now the effects of the different swim bladder morphologies have not been investigated in detail in cichlid fishes. The...

2012-07-27 13:52:36

UCLA researchers say blocking this molecule may improve and speed recovery FINDINGS: Researchers at UCLA have identified a novel molecule in the brain that, after stroke, blocks the formation of new connections between neurons. As a result, it limits the brain's recovery. In a mouse model, the researchers showed that blocking this molecule–called ephrin-A5--induces axonal sprouting, that is, the growth of new connections between the brain's neurons, or cells, and as a result...


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Liver
2013-04-30 14:18:06

The liver is the organ in charge of processing, neutralizing and excreting certain secretions for the metabolic processes. Formation and Orientation The liver is considered to be both the largest internal organ and the largest gland in the human body. It is situated just below the diaphragm, to the right of the stomach and on top of the gallbladder. There are two ways blood can travel to and from the liver: the hepatic artery and the portal vein. The hepatic artery carries blood solely...

Esophagus
2013-04-30 13:37:01

The esophagus is the muscular tube that is located between the pharynx and the stomach that aids in digestion during swallowing. Formation and Orientation The esophagus is composed of four separate layers; the mucosa, submucosa, muscularis externa and the adventitia. The mucosa includes the stratified squamous epithelium, lamina propria and muscularis mucosae. The submucosa houses the esophageal glands and connective papillae. The muscularis externa is composed of three sublayers The...

Ovaries
2013-03-05 14:55:04

The ovaries are the two reproductive female organs where the eggs are produced. These are parallel to the testes in men. Formation and Orientation Each ovary is the size of an almond and is located on one side of the pelvis before the ureter and internal iliac artery but after the external iliac artery. They are attached to either side of the uterus. They are connected and release eggs to fallopian tubes, though not attached, monthly during the menstrual cycle. They also produce...

Skin
2013-03-04 15:18:05

Skin is the outermost organ that protects and incases the tendons, ligaments, bones, muscles, etc. It is also the largest organ of the human body. Formation and Orientation Healthy skin consists of vitamins A, C, D and E, but in all skin, there are melanocytes which produce mesodermal cells. These cells allow for the absorption of UV rays. There are five main pigments that provide color in the skin’s many levels. Although not found in the skin, Oxyhemoglobin is found in the blood,...

Appendix
2013-03-04 15:05:59

The appendix is a dead-end tube like structure, ranging from 2 to 20 cm, that spans off the cecum of the colon. It is attached to the lower part of the large intestine. Formation and Orientation The appendix can be found in many mammals including marsupials, euarchontoglires (rodents) as wells as humans of course. It is also an organ that forms in the embryotic stage during pregnancy. McBurney’s Point, the point that is one-third the distance from infront and above the spinal cord...

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