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2014-09-29 23:00:35

Successful Synedgen Research Leads to Phase II SBIR Funding to Help Reduce Scar Formation Claremont, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Each year in the US, more than 1 million burn injuries require medical attention. In the military, burn injury is a ubiquitous threat and brings serious complications to battlefield medical care. More than 800 service members sustained burn injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan. Burn wounds heal slowly, remain inflamed and often become infected, producing scars...

2014-09-24 12:26:10

Author and stress expert Paul Huljich announces a "LifeReStyle" contest to inspire people to master the stress. NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of his ongoing crusade to inspire people to say no to stress, Paul Huljich, author and one of America's leading stress management experts and global wellness advocates, has announced a "LifeReStyle" contest in which one winner will be awarded with 10 private "stress freeing" lessons. Hulijch will personally help said winner...

heart rate variability
2014-09-24 02:45:29

Jessica Stoller-Conrad, Caltech Although the heart beats out a very familiar "lub-dub" pattern that speeds up or slows down as our activity increases or decreases, the pattern itself isn't as regular as you might think. In fact, the amount of time between heartbeats can vary even at a "constant" heart rate—and that variability, doctors have found, is a good thing. Reduced heart rate variability (HRV) has been found to be predictive of a number of illnesses, such as congestive heart...

2014-09-09 23:05:29

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Endocrine Testing Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Albany, New York (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 The endocrine system is comprised of endocrine glands as well as secretor organs that are responsible for releasing hormones into the blood stream directly. The proper functioning of the endocrine system is central to the regulation of various important body...

get up and move
2014-09-09 08:58:31

Saurabh Thosar, Indiana University An Indiana University study has found that three easy -- one could even say slow -- five-minute walks can reverse harm caused to leg arteries during three hours of prolonged sitting. Sitting for long periods of time, like many people do daily at their jobs, is associated with risk factors such as higher cholesterol levels and greater waist circumference that can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic disease. When people sit, slack muscles do not...

2014-09-08 23:11:33

Health professionals are invited to attend an online presentation on September 23, 2014, in which Dr. Paul G. Swingle will discuss the use of neurofeedback as an aid in the assessment and treatment of ADHD. An EEG assessment helps to differentiate ADD/ADHD from other conditions that present in a similar fashion, however, are quite different from simple attentional or hyperactive issues. London, England (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 The Biofeedback Federation of Europe is pleased to sponsor...

hard working birds
2014-09-04 03:00:24

Eleanor Gaskarth, University of Exeter Unequal sharing of workloads in societies could leave the most industrious individuals at higher risk of poor health and prone to accelerated aging, according to a new study of a cooperative bird in the Kalahari Desert. A team of scientists at the University of Exeter studied white-browed sparrow weavers, a social species in which all group members share offspring care duties, but the dominant male and female work hardest. Dominants are the only...

2014-08-29 23:11:19

In an upcoming workshop for health professionals in September, Toronto doctors Lynda and Michael Thompson will share their expertise in the field of neurofeedback. The use of neurofeedback has gained in popularity in recent years and in 2012 the American Academy of Pediatrics rated it as a level 1 treatment for ADHD. London, England (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 From Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2014, Drs. Lynda and Michael Thompson will be presenting a workshop on Neurofeedback Fundamentals in beautiful...

2014-08-22 23:07:57

In an upcoming workshop, sponsored by Thought Technology Ltd., Dr. Inna Khazan shares her expertise in the field of biofeedback and mindfulness. Healthcare professionals will learn more about the benefits of combining the two techniques. Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 On October 10, 2014, Dr. Inna Khazan will be in Montreal, Canada to present an in-depth workshop on mindfulness and biofeedback at Thought Technology's corporate headquarters. In the one-day workshop,...

2014-08-12 12:27:53

MOMENCE, Ill., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FutureCeuticals, Inc. announces the publication of a successful clinical study on the direct effect of a dietary supplement ingredient formula on reactive oxygen species (ROS, often referred to as "free radicals") in humans. This landmark study is a significant step forward in the understanding of the impact of fruit- and vegetable-based materials on ROS concentrations in vivo. "ORAC has traditionally been a valuable quality control...


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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