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2014-07-24 23:04:15

The Biofeedback Federation of Europe has just become a worldwide distributor for Zukor's Grind feedback game. The product allows biofeedback and neurofeedback practitioners to provide clients with a more engaging feedback experience while training. (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The Biofeedback Federation of Europe is pleased to announce a new distribution agreement with game development company Zukor Interactive. The agreement provides for collaboration between the two groups to offer...

2014-07-23 23:19:41

Representatives from Thought Technology Ltd. will be on hand at the upcoming APA Conference in Washington, DC to demonstrate their new Stress Control software package and ProComp Infiniti physiological monitoring system. The meeting takes place August 7-10, 2014. Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Thought Technology's new Stress Control Suite is a set of simple tools, designed to help clinicians do biofeedback therapy with clients, even if they have little or no experience with...

2014-07-22 12:30:35

BOSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vittamed Corporation, a neurodiagnostics medical device company based in Boston with R&D in Lithuania, today announced it has received the CE Mark of approval for two novel neuromonitoring devices: the Vittamed 205 for non-invasive intracranial pressure (ICP) measurement and the Vittamed 505 for non-invasive Cerebrovascular autoregulation monitoring. "CE approval for both devices is not only an important milestone for our company as we move...

2014-07-21 20:22:14

CORALVILLE, Iowa, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McCord Research, Inc. was recently granted a second US patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,796,315). This patent describes a method for accelerating wound closure to improve wound healing. According to the inventor, Dr. McCord, this method includes administering or transplanting to individuals who require wound healing, a composition of an effective amount of hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein and cells derived from umbilical cord blood, such that the...

2014-07-11 12:24:42

HOUSTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kindred Hospital Houston Northwest, with Wound Care Specialists, is proud to announce the opening of its new outpatient wound healing center. The wound healing center provides outpatient services to people with chronic, hard to heal wounds. Chronic wounds include diabetic foot wounds which can lead to amputation, lower leg wounds related to blood flow issues, post-surgical wounds which have delayed closure, and traumatic injury wounds which are...

Foods Rich In Antioxidants May Promote Cancer Growth
2014-07-11 10:05:11

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Around the globe, health conscious people have sought out antioxidant supplements and eaten diets rich in antioxidants for decades in an attempt to live healthy lives for a long time. Surprisingly, recent clinical trials have dashed the hopes of people taking antioxidant supplements to reduce the risk of cancer. In almost all antioxidant trials, there have been no protective effects against cancer. Among several of the trials,...

2014-07-07 08:27:47

DUBLIN, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dklp6n/animal_healthcare) has announced the addition of the "Animal Healthcare Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2019 Market" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The global animal healthcare market is growing due to the increasing animal population of both types: companion and production. Companion...

NIH Gives Advice Hyperthermia For Older Adults
2014-07-03 03:40:07

National Institutes Of Health During the summer, it is important for everyone, especially older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, to be aware of the dangers of hyperthermia. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the NIH, has some tips to help mitigate some of the dangers. Hyperthermia is an abnormally high body temperature caused by a failure of the heat-regulating mechanisms in the body to deal with the heat coming from the environment. Heat stroke, heat...

burrowing frog
2014-07-01 03:45:29

Society for Experimental Biology Scientists at the University of Queensland, Australia, have identified key genes that help burrowing frogs avoid muscle wastage whilst they are dormant. These genetic insights could help prevent muscle atrophy in bedridden human patients, or even astronauts. For most mammals, including humans, when muscles are inactive over a long period, they lose condition and waste away. However, some animals can remain dormant for several months and yet suffer...

2014-06-20 23:01:29

In an upcoming presentation, Stephanie Nihon, MSc, BCIA, BCN will discuss the evolution of the use of imagery in sports and how this technique can help athletes perform at their best. The June 26th webinar is ideal for sport psychologists, coaches and trainers who wish to gain more knowledge on this topic. London, England (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Training programs for elite and professional athletes have evolved considerably over the years. There was a time when athletes simply trained for...


Latest Physiology Reference Libraries

Temperature Examination
2012-11-26 23:06:36

Taking a patient's temperature is an initial part of a full clinical examination. The moment the medical provider comes within inches of the patient’s skin, they can tell if there is a change in the patient’s temperature. Heat radiates from a febrile patient, skin becomes clammy when cardiac output is reduced, and cold skin can be an ominous sign when combined with other negative findings. Temperature is an important indicator for patient status. How the Temperature is Attained...

Cricothyroid ligament
2012-07-01 19:07:37

The cricothyroid ligament makes up the largest part of the laryngeal membrane, consisting of a median (anterior) and twin lateral ligaments. The median cricothyroid ligament is a flat band of white tissue joining the cricoid and thyroid cartilages. The lateral cricothyroid ligament is also known as the conus elasticus. The main function of the ligament is to keep the cricoid and thyroid from traveling too far. This ligament is cut during emergency cricothyrotomy. Image Caption: Larynx -...

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2014-01-12 00:00:00

Biology is the study of living organisms. Before the 19th century, biology was known as natural history (the study of all living things). Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus was the first person to coin the term biology. Biology comes from the Greek words bios (meaning "life") and logia (meaning "study of"). It is a common science that is a standard subject in schools and universities around the world. Over a million papers are published annually in biology and medicinal journals. Not just a...

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2007-05-21 06:18:54

The Electric eel, Electrophorus electricus, is a species of fish. It is capable of generating powerful electric shocks, which it uses for both hunting and self-defense. It is a top predator in its South American range. Despite its name it is not an eel at all but rather a knifefish. Taxonomy The species is so unusual that it has been reclassified several times. Originally it was given its own family Electrophoridae, and then placed to a genus of Gymnotidae alongside Gymnotus....

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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