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2013-10-02 12:22:38

Findings described in the Oct. 2 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience As Baby Boomers age, many experience difficulty in hearing and understanding conversations in noisy environments such as restaurants. People who are hearing-impaired and who wear hearing aids or cochlear implants are even more severely impacted. Researchers know that the ability to locate the source of a sound with ease is vital to hear well in these types of situations, but much more information is needed to understand...

2013-09-20 11:23:28

Preeclampsia (PE) is a high blood pressure disorder that occurs during pregnancy and which can cause illness or death for the fetus and mother-to-be. There is currently no cure except to deliver the fetus, perhaps prematurely, or remove the placenta, a key organ that binds the pair. Women who smoke during pregnancy have been found to have as much as a 33 percent lower rate of preeclampsia for reasons that are unclear. A new study using an animal model to mimic key effects of PE in humans, and...

Bird Brain Map Gets Major Revisions
2013-09-18 08:24:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using state-of-the-art genetic and diagnostic tools, researchers from Duke University and the University of California, San Diego have re-contextualized the map of the avian brain, as described to two separate papers published in the Journal of Comparative Neurology. The researchers noted many similarities between the avian brain and mammalian brain – leading them to conclude that all vertebrates have more in common with respect to...

Tools And Language Originate In Same Brain Region
2013-09-03 12:50:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Language and tool-making were two essential abilities that separated humans from apes when their evolutionary paths first diverged millions of years ago. Now, scientists say that these two traits appear to have evolved at the same time. University of Liverpool researchers have discovered that the same brain activity used for the production of language and is also required for complex tool making. To reach this conclusion, the...

Scientists Grow Mini Brain In Lab
2013-08-29 10:58:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the ongoing quest to better understand the human brain, scientists from the Austrian Academy of Sciences have been growing their own mini brains. These small collections of tissue aren’t capable of thought and are much smaller than a fully developed brain, but scientists say they’re still very valuable research tools. The brain matter began life as stem cells suspended in gel, which were then submerged into a solution of...

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2013-08-28 04:41:57

[ Watch the Video: Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans: A Pilot Study ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using electrical brain recordings and a type of magnetic stimulation, a University of Washington researcher was reportedly able to transmit a brain signal through the Internet and control the hand motions of a colleague. In what is being hailed as the first noninvasive person-to-person brain interface, computer science and engineering professor...

2013-08-20 23:01:13

Introducing updated version of “The Brain Health Guide” with the latest brain health tips. Madison, WI (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 Quincy Bioscience, makers of the nation’s leading memory supplement, Prevagen, announces an updated and expanded version of The Brain Health Guide. The new edition is an exclusive source for cognitive health information which provides useful techniques for readers on how to improve their memory. Research shows that people are living longer than ever before....

Left Vs. Right: University Says Neither When It Comes To Brain Dominance
2013-08-19 11:11:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The idea of a “left-brain” versus a “right-brain” personality has been used in a variety of contexts over the years, from interpersonal relationships to career choices. However, a new study from the University of Utah found that the idea of a dominant side of the brain affecting personality could be nonsense. Using brain imaging scans taken from over 1,000 volunteers, the Utah neuroscientists found that each side of the brain...


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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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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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