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2013-09-04 11:43:41

Removing one of the tiniest organs in the body has shown to provide effective treatment for high blood pressure. The discovery, made by University of Bristol researchers and published in Nature Communications, could revolutionize treatment of the world's biggest silent killer. The carotid body — a small nodule (no larger than a rice grain) found on the side of each carotid artery — appears to be a major culprit in the development and regulation of high blood pressure. Researchers,...

Dogs Respond More To Owner's Yawn
2013-08-08 11:35:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many dogs and their owners have a bond that transcends words, and a new study shows that canines find yawns from their owners more contagious than yawns from strangers. The study, which included 25 volunteers and their dogs, found that the pets were not only more responsive to their owners' yawns - many of them could tell the difference between a fake and actual yawn. To see if the dogs perceived the yawn as a sign of...

2013-06-25 23:30:58

In consultation with researchers and veterinarians, Signal-Health has compiled a simple, 3-point checklist to help horse owners and trainers identify sweating problems so they may be caught early and treated promptly. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 Summertime – and the livin’ is not always easy for horse owners and trainers. With the hottest temperatures of the year just around the corner, it’s more important than ever to know if a horse is sweating adequately and, if not, to...

Deep Breaths: The Evolution Of Diving Mammals
2013-06-14 07:14:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by the University of Liverpool sheds new light on how diving mammals, such as the sperm whale, have evolved to be able to submerge for long periods underwater without breathing. The international team, led by Dr. Michael Berenbrink, from the University's Institute of Integrative Biology, identified a distinctive molecular signature of the oxygen-binding protein myoglobin in the sperm whale and other diving mammals....

2013-06-13 23:23:18

Ultimate Flatulence Cure created by Joseph Arnold is a new book that provides people with an effective flatulence remedy, and detailed instructions on how to get rid of this condition fast and naturally. A full Ultimate Flatulence Cure review on the site Vkool.com indicates if this book is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Ultimate Flatulence Cure created by Joseph Arnold is a new book that provides people with an effective flatulence remedy, and detailed instructions on how...

Blueprint For An Artificial Brain Using Memristors
2013-02-26 13:09:22

Bielefeld University Bielefeld physicist Andy Thomas takes nature as his model Scientists have long been dreaming about building a computer that would work like a brain. This is because a brain is far more energy-saving than a computer, it can learn by itself, and it doesn´t need any programming. Privatdozent [senior lecturer] Dr. Andy Thomas from Bielefeld University´s Faculty of Physics is experimenting with memristors — electronic microcomponents that imitate natural...

Sophisticated Primitive Reflexes And Dizziness
2013-02-15 06:13:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Our brains are capable of doing some amazing things. Yet, there are some processes which, while sophisticated enough, are mostly thought of as common and basic. For instance: The reflex which allows us to keep our eyes focused on one point while our heads are moving about. This reflex is called the Vestibular-Ocular Reflex (or VOR), and we share it with most vertebrates. For many years, scientists have believed that this...

2013-02-06 10:11:07

A training regimen to adjust the body's motor reflexes may help improve mobility for some people with incomplete spinal cord injuries, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. During training, the participants were instructed to suppress a knee jerk-like reflex elicited by a small shock to the leg. Those who were able to calm hyperactive reflexes — a common effect of spinal cord injuries — saw improvements in their walking. The study was led by...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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