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Oops! How Our Brains Handle Loss Of Balance
2013-08-15 05:44:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When you stumble and fall, your brain catches on very quickly, but it feels like your muscles aren’t doing anything to stop it – and it always occurs in front of a million people, or at least that one person you want to impress the most. A fall for a young person is merely embarrassing. For an elderly person, however, falling can be a life threatening situation. Approximately 80 percent of the elderly who break a hip die within a...

2013-08-07 10:25:51

Research links hormonal imbalance in the placenta to anxiety and possible vulnerability to poor mental health in mice Adults could be at greater risk of becoming anxious and vulnerable to poor mental health if they were deprived of certain hormones while developing in the womb according to new research by scientists at Cardiff and Cambridge universities. New research in mice has revealed the role of the placenta in long-term programming of emotional behaviour and the first time...

2013-07-22 23:24:01

Become Second To None is a new brain acceleration program that covers personal development plans, brain training exercises, games, and detailed instructions on how to improve the powers of attention. A full Become Second To None overview on the site HealthReviewCenter.com indicates if the program is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Become Second To None is a new brain acceleration program that covers personal development plans, brain training exercises, games, and detailed...

Bird Brain Wiring Similar To Human Brain
2013-07-17 11:48:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Calling someone a 'bird brain' is usually intended as an insult, but researchers from Imperial College London have discovered that human and avian brains aren't so different after all. Professor Murray Shanahan of the university's Department of Computing and his colleagues have developed the first-ever map of a typical bird's brain, demonstrating how different areas are interconnected in order to process information. By...

2013-07-15 23:20:10

Other than the perceptible differences between men and women, an interesting dissimilarity is how men and women age, not just mentally but physically. Dr. Sam Speron explains how the skin of men and women age differently. Park Ridge, IL (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 If you put one male and one female right next to each other, you may notice that the majority of men will look much younger than the women. It is well known that women may live longer than men. It is also believed that men do not age...

Virtual Brain Capable Of Daydreaming Just As Humans Do
2013-07-13 07:55:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of international researchers, led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has created a virtual model of the brain capable of daydreaming like humans do. The computer model is based on the dynamics of brain cells and the many connections those cells make with their neighbors and cells in other brain regions. The team hopes their model will help further understanding of why certain portions of the brain work...

2013-07-03 23:24:04

Dry Skin Brushing is a very simple act that can make a world of difference to well-being and health. Sublime Beauty® offers 5 tips to get started with Skin Brushing today - and for under a $20 investment. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 What if you could improve your general well-being, help your largest organ, increase blood circulation and support your lymphatic functions? And what if you could do this by adding 5 minutes to your health regime each day? And what if your...

2013-07-01 15:06:05

Study with mice provides insight into the mechanisms of human reproduction A protein first shown to function in the liver plays a crucial role in pregnancy in mice and has a key role in the human menstrual cycle, according to researchers at the University of Montreal. Mice that were genetically engineered not to produce the liver receptor homolog-1 (Lrh-1) molecule were unable to create the uterine conditions necessary for establishing and sustaining pregnancy, resulting in the formation...

2013-06-27 23:31:43

Skin Brushing is an important action that can be practiced each day for better health and well-being. Sublime Beauty® is a big fan, and has produced a new short video about only three of the healthy benefits. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Sublime Beauty® wants Skin Brushing to make a resurgence. It has been practiced through the ages (Ancient Greece, Egypt, Ayurvedic India and even in American Indian cultures) up through the early 1900s in the U.S. But it fell away...


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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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.