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2011-02-18 16:04:17

Scientists have discovered the first evidence linking brain function variations between the left and right sides of the brain to size at birth and the weight of the placenta. The finding could shed new light on the causes of mental health problems in later life. The research, conducted at the University of Southampton and the Medical Research Council (MRC) Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit at Southampton General Hospital, reveals that children who were born small, with relatively large placentas,...

2011-02-10 01:36:56

"Man is but a worm" was the title of a famous caricature of Darwin's ideas in Victorian England. Now, 120 years later, a molecular analysis of mysterious marine creatures unexpectedly reveals our cousins as worms, indeed. An international team of researchers, including a neuroscientist from the University of Florida, has produced more evidence that people have a close evolutionary connection with tiny, flatworm-like organisms scientifically known as "Acoelomorphs." The research in the...

2011-02-07 07:30:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, today announced that Steven Nichtberger, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Tengion, will present at the upcoming 13th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference on Monday, February 14, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. EST. Dr. Nichtberger will also participate in a panel discussion titled "IPO Window-Creaking Open or Wide Open?" the following day on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at...

2011-02-01 17:30:03

How do the neurons (nerve cells) of the developing brain seek out and make the connections that are so crucial to formation of the final circuits in the brain of an adult? The answers lie in the formation of the synapse, the critical junction where a neuron transfers information to another nerve cell or to muscles. That's where Dr. Benjamin R. Arenkiel, the first McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine plans to concentrate his research as he begins his career in Houston. Education set...

2011-01-26 13:57:25

The first recordings of individual neurons in adolescent brains during a reward-driven task show that teen brains react with erratic excitement well above adult levels, according to a Journal of Neuroscience report University of Pittsburgh researchers have recorded neuron activity in adolescent rat brains that could reveal the biological root of the teenage propensity to consider rewards over consequences and explain why adolescents are more vulnerable to drug addiction, behavioral...

2011-01-20 12:12:00

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Regenicin, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: RGIN) a biotechnology company specializing in the development of and commercialization of regenerative cell therapies to restore the health of damaged tissues and organs, announced today that the company will be represented by former U.S. Congressman Curt Weldon at The Future of Financial Markets (FOFM 2011) Leadership Summit, January 20-22, 2011, at the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, Powai,...

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2011-01-17 10:10:00

Travel just one millimeter inside the brain and you'll be stepping into the dark. Standard light microscopes don't allow researchers to look into the interior of the living brain, where memories are formed and diseases such as dementia and cancer can take their toll. But Stanford scientists have devised a new method that not only lets them peer deep inside the brain to examine its neurons but also allows them to continue monitoring for months. The technique promises to improve understanding...

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2011-01-12 12:46:42

British scientists have shown how our brain "wiring" develops in the womb and say their findings will help in the understanding of a range of brain and psychiatric disorders. Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London scanned babies' brains to monitor the formation of insulating layers around nerve cells. They discovered that by the age of nine months, the process was visible in all brain areas and in some regions had developed a near adult-like level. "We...

2011-01-04 13:44:34

Normally, cortical nerve cells or neurons reside in the brain's gray matter with only a few scattered neurons in the white matter, but some people with schizophrenia have a higher number of neurons in the white matter. Neuronal migration errors may arise in schizophrenia as a consequence of both genetic and environmental factors. The phenomenon of aberrant cellular localization has now been studied in detail in a paper by Yang and colleagues, published in the current issue of Biological...

2010-12-31 00:01:01

3Rx Skin Therapy launches new skin care line that works to repair and relieve extremely dry skin compromised by treatments for cancer such as chemotherapy and radiation, and other dry skin issues caused by medical conditions. South Brunswick, NJ (PRWEB) December 29, 2010 The new 3Rx Skin Therapy product line was developed specifically to help repair and rejuvenate skin damaged by cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation and other dry skin issues caused by medical conditions....


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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