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2014-05-09 13:50:17

Diabetologia New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) indicates that brief bursts of intense exercise before meals (termed exercise 'snacking' by the study authors) helps control blood sugar in people with insulin resistance more effectively than one daily 30-minute session of moderate exercise. The research was conducted by exercise science and medicine researchers, including Monique Francois and Associate Professor James...

2014-05-08 23:08:30

This is an important step forward in better assessing the cardiac safety of new drug compounds Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 ChanTest announces a new “Heart-in-a-Dish” in vitro cardiac safety assessment tool to support this critical component of the drug development process for biopharmaceutical companies. ChanTest has developed this breakthrough in safety assessment by taking advantage of the pairing of two recent technologies – stem cell-derived human cardiomyocytes, and...

Why Do We Yawn? Study Claims To Have The 'Cool' Answer
2014-05-07 09:30:48

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online We commonly yawn when we are tired, before we go to sleep, when we first awake or when we're bored. The belief is that yawning increases oxygen to the brain, but previous studies have failed to link yawning and blood oxygen levels. Recently, researchers from the University of Vienna, Austria, the Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oneonta have linked yawning with...

2014-05-06 23:14:53

The Biofeedback Federation of Europe just released the latest edition of Psychophysiology Today. The online journal, available as a free download on the company's website, aims to disseminate the latest information in the field of biofeedback via articles and abstracts from their Annual Meeting. London, England (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 The Biofeedback Federation of Europe is pleased to announce the release of their online publication Psychophysiology Today. The issue features abstracts...

2014-05-06 16:33:25

MARIETTA, Ga., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), an integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of patent-protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, announced today that two of its peer-reviewed scientific studies have been published in the scientific literature. The Company's study "Angiogenic Properties of Dehydrated Human Amnion/Chorion Allografts: Therapeutic Potential for Soft Tissue Repair and...

2014-05-05 08:29:45

CLEVELAND, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CardioInsight Technologies, Inc., the leading developer of non-invasive electrocardiographic mapping technology, is excited to announce that its ECVUE(TM)* system will be featured at the Rhythm Theatre Symposium and in 17 abstract presentations at the upcoming 2014 Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, California. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121101/DC03452LOGO The Rhythm Theatre Symposium highlights...

2014-05-02 16:25:47

DUBLIN, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nw5xxd/feed_antioxidants) has announced the addition of the "Feed Antioxidants Market by Type, Livestock & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts To 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Feed antioxidants are organic compounds that are combined with basic feed mix to improve the shelf life of feed. These help in reducing the rate of...

2014-04-30 23:23:47

Mr. Mark Schwartz opens the Biofeedback Federation of Europe 2014 seminar series in Canada with an event in Vancouver hosted by the Swingle Clinic. The seminar on "EEG Biofeedback and ADHD" is the first of a series of local seminars and online webinars to address the lack of information, education and training on this method of assessment and therapy for clients. London, England (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 In a seminar taking place on May 9, 2014, BFE Program Director Mark Schwartz...

2014-04-29 23:18:19

The BFE has partnered with US company Bio-Medical Instruments, Inc. to offer online biofeedback training to interested health professionals. In a webinar on May 6, 2014, Linda Walker, MHR, LPC, will discuss how skin conductance/GSR and temperature biofeedback can enhance therapy with clients. London, England (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 In an online event sponsored by Bio-Medical Instruments, Inc., Linda Walker, MHR, LPC, BCN, BCB will provide an introduction to the use of biofeedback in...

2014-04-29 08:35:18

DUBLIN, Apr. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jzd4pn/global) has announced the addition of the "Global Antioxidants Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Antioxidants are molecules that inhibit oxidation of other molecules. Antioxidants neutralize the effects of free radicals in the human body and protect the body from the chain of the oxidation reaction by becoming oxidized...


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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