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2011-04-14 12:13:56

Breakthrough may aid treatment of learning impairments, strokes, tinnitus and chronic pain In a breakthrough that may aid treatment of learning impairments, strokes, tinnitus and chronic pain, UT Dallas researchers have found that brain nerve stimulation accelerates learning in laboratory tests. Another major finding of the study, published in the April 14 issue of Neuron, involves the positive changes detected after stimulation and learning were complete. Researchers monitoring brain...

2011-04-12 00:00:28

Specialty Pharmacy Brings Natural Beauty to New Yorkers Palm Springs, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2011 Tucked away in the quiet neighborhood of the Upper East Side in New York City lies a one stop shop for all your pharmaceutical, beauty and most importantly, organic needs. With the handful of big name pharmacies located just blocks from one another, Carnegie Hill Chemists sets itself apart from the rest with an old school pharmacy feel, retailing only the finest in holistic, natural and...

2011-03-24 17:27:55

The team, working with Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, investigated eye movements in Chinese and British people to further understanding of the brain mechanisms that control them and how they compare between different human populations. They found that a type of eye movement, that is rare in British people, is much more common in Chinese people, suggesting that there could be subtle differences in brain function between different populations. Tests of eye movements can be used to help...

2011-03-23 20:53:57

'Cross-talk' between bacteria in our gut and our brain A lot of chatter goes on inside each one of us and not all of it happens between our ears. Researchers at McMaster University discovered that the "cross-talk" between bacteria in our gut and our brain plays an important role in the development of psychiatric illness, intestinal diseases and probably other health problems as well including obesity. "The wave of the future is full of opportunity as we think about how microbiota or bacteria...

2011-03-23 14:00:00

ORANGE CITY, Iowa, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ron Van Beek, president and CEO of Van Beek Natural Science, announced that UterFlush, a nutraceutical uterine infusion product for beef and dairy cattle reproductive care, earned Honorable Mention for Top New Products for 2011 at the World Ag Expo, held February 8-10, 2011 in Tulare, California. Each year, a committee of industry professionals and dairymen review and choose those products they deem to be the newest, most innovative dairy...

2011-03-23 13:42:18

New research provides the first evidence that sensory recalibration "” the brain's automatic correcting of errors in our sensory or perceptual systems "” can occur instantly. "Until recently, neuroscientists thought of sensory recalibration as a mechanism that is primarily used for coping with long-term changes, such as growth during development, brain injury or stroke," said Ladan Shams, a UCLA assistant professor of psychology and an expert on perception and cognitive...

2011-03-18 09:39:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, today announced it will host a conference call and live audio webcast on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. EDT to provide a business update and discuss its fourth quarter 2010 financial results. To participate in the call, please dial 1-888-680-0879 (domestic) or 1-617-213-4856 (international) and reference access code 55045101. This conference call will also be webcast...

2011-03-16 09:00:00

MADRID and OEIRAS, Portugal, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Digna Biotech and Biotecnol (The Consortium) announced today that the Spanish Regulatory Medicine Agency has authorized the start of a Phase I Clinical Trial in healthy volunteers for Cardiotrophin-I (CT-I). The study will be conducted in Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro de Majadahonda in Madrid and Clinica Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, and will include 33 healthy volunteers. Researchers from the Center for...

2011-02-28 13:24:38

In a finding that once again displays the power of the female, UCSF neuroscientists have discovered that teenage male songbirds, still working to perfect their song, improve their performance in the presence of a female bird. The finding sheds light on how social cues can impact the process of learning, the researchers said, and, specifically, could offer insights into the way humans learn speech and other motor skills. It also could inform strategies for rehabilitating people with motor...

2011-02-25 08:39:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A 50-minute conversation on your cell phone could increase your brain activity. According to a new study, talking on the phone is associated with a higher brain glucose metabolism (a marker of brain activity). Nora D. Volkow, M.D., of the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland, and her colleagues wanted to see if phone exposure affected regional activity in the human brain. In a randomized study, that included 47 participants, cell phones were placed on the...


Latest Organs Reference Libraries

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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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.