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2014-02-03 10:45:07

Our brains have billions of neurons grouped into different regions. These regions often work alone, but sometimes must join forces. How do regions communicate selectively? Stanford researchers may have solved a riddle about the inner workings of the brain, which consists of billions of neurons, organized into many different regions, with each region primarily responsible for different tasks. The various regions of the brain often work independently, relying on the neurons inside that...

2014-01-29 23:29:01

Leading eye care and ophthalmic facility, Frantz EyeCare, offers new line of skincare health products to highlight the importance of preventative skin protection. Fort Myers, Fl (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Frantz EyeCare, a Southwest Florida eye care expert, now offers a new line of skincare products called Zo Skin Health. The facility has begun carrying the skincare products, developed by Dr. Zein Obagi of Obagi Skin Health Institute in Beverly Hills, CA, to highlight the importance of...

Stem Cell Treatment For Baldness
2014-01-28 10:40:14

[ Watch the Video: Bald Men May One Day Get Help From Stem Cells ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While a Chinese cream may not have cured George Costanza’s baldness in a classic Seinfeld episode, stem cell research from scientists at the University of Pennsylvania has shown the potential for regenerating hair follicles – which could lead to relief for hair-challenged men everywhere. According to a new report published in the journal Nature Communications,...

Ultrasound Enhances Sensory Perception
2014-01-13 04:29:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ultrasound, which is used by creatures such as bats and whales as a type of sensory guidance system, can also boost sensory perception in humans by modulating brain activity, according to new research appearing in Sunday’s online edition of Nature Neuroscience. In the paper, scientists from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute report that low-intensity ultrasound focused on the transcranial region of the brain can...

Optogenetics Therapy Binge Drinking
2014-01-06 15:09:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of American researchers has stumbled upon a way to prevent binge drinking in animal subjects, according to a new report in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience. By using light to stimulate specific neurons in the brain, the study team was able to show a cause-and-effect relationship between the discharge of dopamine in the brain and drinking behaviors of animals. “For decades, we have observed that particular brain regions...

2013-12-19 23:25:15

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne’s Tips on Preventing and Caring for Diaper Contact Dermatitis Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 Diaper rash, or infant diaper dermatitis, is extremely common among diaper wearing infants not yet potty trained. Water and heath researcher Sharon Kleyne recently reported on a simple additional step in the diaper changing process – the application of a pure water skin mist - that will keep baby’s skin healthy and improve the...

How Brain Makes Toss Up Decisions
2013-12-06 13:48:39

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some decisions are easy, but when you have two equally appealing choices, how does your brain choose between the two? Scientists have long tried to figure out how toss-up decisions, such as what to eat, drink or watch on TV, are made. A new field of study called neuroeconomics uses theories from economics to try and understand how the brain weighs and picks some options over others. Although scientists have known such...

2013-11-22 23:00:41

A new article published on the site Healthreviewcenter.com offers 18 tips on how to improve liver function. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 The article on the site Healthreviewcenter.com introduces 18 tips on how to improve liver function. This article is written for people who want to find a healthy diet to boost liver function. Firstly, the writer indicates that people should not drink too much alcohol because alcohol can damage liver cells, leading to cirrhosis. The writer also...

2013-11-22 11:16:19

UCL scientists have shown that there are widespread differences in how genes, the basic building blocks of the human body, are expressed in men and women's brains. Based on post-mortem adult human brain and spinal cord samples from over 100 individuals, scientists at the UCL Institute of Neurology were able to study the expression of every gene in 12 brain regions. The results are published today in Nature Communications. They found that the way that the genes are expressed in 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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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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