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Autism Diagnosis Could Be Made At Birth
2013-04-26 06:21:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and the MIND Institute at the University of California, Davis claim to have discovered a new method of determining a child´s potential risk of becoming autistic. According to CBS News reporter Ryan Jaslow, the researchers report doctors may be able to detect clues about a child´s risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by examining the placenta at the time of...

2013-04-18 21:26:59

On April 18th JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) will publish a new video article by Dr. Paul A Iaizzo demonstrating the anatomical reconstruction of an active human heart. The research uses contrast-computed tomography (CT) to allow in-depth 3-D computer modeling of hearts that can be used for prolonged archiving. Computational technology, when combined with advanced imaging techniques like CT, gives researchers extensive insight to the structure and function of human organs. While...

2013-04-12 13:30:19

Using a miniature electronic device implanted in the brain, scientists have tapped into the internal reward system of mice, prodding neurons to release dopamine, a chemical associated with pleasure. The researchers, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, developed tiny devices, containing light emitting diodes (LEDs) the size of individual neurons. The devices activate brain cells with light. The scientists report their...

2013-04-12 13:23:17

A new study by scientists at King's College London and the University of Arizona (UA) published in Science reveals the deep similarities in how the brain regulates behaviour in arthropods (such as flies and crabs) and vertebrates (such as fish, mice and humans). The findings shed new light on the evolution of the brain and behaviour and may aid understanding of disease mechanisms underlying mental health problems. Based on their own findings and available literature, Dr Frank Hirth...

LED Implants Light Up The Brain
2013-04-12 05:57:47

[ Watch the Video: Tiny Injectable LEDs Help Neuroscientists Study the Brain ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have developed a new class of tiny, injectable devices that are helping neuroscientists unlock the mysteries of the human brain. The ultrathin, flexible optoelectronic devices, which include LEDs the size of individual neurons, are an exciting advancement in the field of optogenetics, a new area of neuroscience that uses light to...

Different Brains Hear Music The Same Way
2013-04-11 09:30:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Music is everywhere in modern life, from retail stores to subway stations, and a new study suggests why it is able to bring so many people together. According to researchers, it´s because music has the power to affect different brains in the same way. In a new report in the“¯European Journal of Neuroscience, Stanford scientists describe how they were able to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify remarkably...

All About CLARITY: Scientists Develop See-Through Brain
2013-04-11 08:22:08

WATCH VIDEO: [3D Analysis Of Intact Mouse Hippocampus] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A multidisciplinary team from Stanford University School of Medicine has combined neuroscience and chemical engineering to develop a process that renders a mouse brain transparent, no slicing required. Not sliced or sectioned in any way, the postmortem brain remains whole with its 3D complexity of fine wiring and molecular structure completely intact and able to be measured using...

Remarkable Success In Patients With Major Depression
2013-04-09 15:34:35

University of Bonn For the first time, physicians from the Bonn University Hospital have stimulated patients' medial forebrain bundles Researchers from the Bonn University Hospital implanted pacemaker electrodes into the medial forebrain bundle in the brains of patients suffering from major depression with amazing results: In six out of seven patients, symptoms improved both considerably and rapidly. The method of Deep Brain Stimulation had already been tested on various structures...

2013-04-08 23:03:35

Brain Evolution System is a new program created by Lee Benson and Karl Moore, who claim to teach people how to improve memory power quickly. A full Brain Evolution System review on the site Vkool.com points out if the program is helpful for users to use. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 Brain Evolution System is the latest course developed by Lee Benson and Karl Moore, who promise to teach people how to improve memory power. The new program can help people master emotions, enjoy...


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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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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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