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2014-01-23 23:24:30

According to Ron Minson, MD, Clinical Director at Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), the manufacturer of the Dreampad, a pilot study measuring the ability of a new product, a pillow which delivers music through vibration, indicates it may help those challenged by stress-related symptoms. Over 80% of those in the study showed a significant relaxation response within 15 minutes of using the pillow. Denver, CO (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Preliminary research measuring the effect of new...

2012-09-04 14:38:19

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered that a neuronal pathway -- part of the autonomic nervous system -- reaches the bones and participates in the control of bone development. The newly discovered pathway has a key role in controlling bone density during adolescence, which in turn determines the skeletal resistance to fracture throughout one's entire life, say the researchers. They emphasize that understanding the mechanisms connecting the brain and the bones...

2012-07-09 10:20:54

New pathway for infection reported in the American Journal of Pathology Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or "mad cow disease") is a fatal disease in cattle that causes portions of the brain to turn sponge-like. This transmissible disease is caused by the propagation of a misfolded form of protein known as a prion, rather than by a bacterium or virus. The average time from infection to signs of illness is about 60 months. Little is known about the pathogenesis of BSE in the early...

2010-02-01 16:08:34

Scientists at the Robarts Research Institute at The University of Western Ontario, working in collaboration with researchers in Brazil, have used a unique genetically-modified mouse line to reveal a previously unidentified mechanism contributing to heart failure. The study, led by Marco Prado, Robert Gros and Vania Prado of London, Canada and Silvia Guatimosim of Brazil, shows how the decreased release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, a chemical messenger which slows cardiac activity,...

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2009-11-09 13:55:00

Heart rate variability, a sign of a healthy heart, has been shown to be higher in yoga practitioners than in non-practitioners, according to research to be published in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics. The autonomic nervous system regulates the heart rate through two routes - the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The former causes the heart rate to rise, while, the parasympathetic slows it. When working well together, the...


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2013-01-18 10:29:10

The urinary bladder is a hollow organ that holds the urine, a fluid by-product excreted from the kidneys. Once enough urine is collected within the bladder, pressure initiates the process of urination which expels the urine from the system completely. Formation and Orientation Bladders are a common organ in the Animal Kingdom but are unique in characteristics to each species. Within the human species, there are some differences between female and male bladders. The first difference is...

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