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X-Ray Vision For Lab Rats
2013-02-13 08:59:42

[ Video 1 ] | [ Video 2 ] Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The mammalian retina is a masterful example of genetic engineering. Each moment our eyes are open, we take in mountains and mountains of data that has to be pored over, interpreted and processed by a specific cortical region within our brains. Despite their seemingly endless capabilities, even our retinas have their limits. That is, until today, with the release of a new study by researchers led by Duke...

Turning Off The Cold: Neuroscientists Remove Chilly Protein From Skin
2013-02-13 07:59:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Are you tired of being cold all the time? Do you wish you could turn the cold off at the push of a button? Well neuroscientists from the University of South Carolina (USC) may have some good news for you. It seems this group of researchers, led by David McKemy, associate professor of neurobiology in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Science, have been able to isolate chilliness at the cellular level, identifying a...

Star-Nosed Mole Reveals Mysteries Of Touch And Pain Sensing Molecules
2013-01-31 12:23:49

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Located just about an inch above the human elbow is one of the most sensitive patches of skin on our body. An excess of nerve endings in this region means just a light pinch will have even those with the highest pain thresholds flinching and begging for mercy. But humans are not even in the running when it comes to hyper-sensitivity on the skin. Another mammal, the star-nosed mole (named for the star-shaped tip of its snout),...

2013-01-22 23:03:12

The company is now offering a new high-tech hearing aid. Oak Creek, WI (PRWEB) January 22, 2013 Selective Hearing Centers, the top provider of hearing aids in Oak Creek, now offers a new high-tech hearing aid–the Phonak Ambra. A Phonak Ambra provides exclusive benefits designed to improve understanding and stay connected without giving up design. The new hearing aid was developed to automatically adapt to the ever-changing environments of each patient´s life. Phonak Ambra helps...

SHOCKING! Crabs Really Do Feel Pain
2013-01-17 08:36:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most cultures value the humane treatment and slaughter of their livestock, and now those same standards should be applied to their seafood, according to a new behavioral study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. The study, from Queen's University Belfast professors Bob Elwood and Barry Magee, exposed common shore crabs to electrical shocks and found those crabs responding to the shocks in a way consistent with...

2012-12-22 05:04:16

New solution is designed to provide relief for irritated ears while also providing a healthy routine cleaning option. Nixa, MO (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 Ear problems are very common in pets, with most suffering from this condition sometime in their life. If not properly treated, ear problems can progress to painful infections for the animal and costly vet trips for the pet owner. VetraCare Pet has created two new, over-the-counter products, VetraCare Pet Ear Rinse and Vetra Care Pet Ear...

2012-12-19 13:52:01

San Francisco, CA, Dec. 15-19, 2012 Moscone Center, 747 Howard Street ORGANIZING THE EYE'S NEURONS Poster: 2342/B1205 Special Interest Subgroup: Tissue Development and Morphogenesis II Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012; Exhibit Halls A-C, 12:30 — 2 p.m. Authors: A. R. Tomás and M. R. Deans Tomás and Deans have identified a protein needed for neuron organization in the developing retina. The team says that the study helps reveal how the healthy retina...

2012-12-12 23:22:01

When you walk into a darkened room, your first instinct is to feel around for a light switch. You slide your hand along the wall, feeling the transition from the doorframe to the painted drywall, and then up and down until you find the metal or plastic plate of the switch. During the process you use your sense of touch to develop an image in your mind of the wall´s surface and make a better guess for where the switch is. Sliman Bensmaia, PhD, assistant professor of organismal biology...

2012-12-12 15:44:23

The sweet taste of sugar may provide some comfort for babies during immunizations, according to a new Cochrane systematic review. Researchers found babies did not cry for as long if they were given drops of sugar solution before injections. Between birth and 18 months, babies may have as many as 15 injections. It is not certain whether babies feel pain in the same way as older children and adults, or whether they are simply unable to express it. Recent evidence has proven they do feel pain...


Latest Sensory system Reference Libraries

Ear
2013-04-30 13:31:11

The ear is an organ from the auditory system that collects sounds, and also balances and enables body position. Formation and Orientation The ear can be broken down into the inner and outer ears. The outer part of the ear is the visible flap (auricle) and ear canal which collects sounds which create pressure that echoes through the middle ear. The inner ear, however, is embedded in the temporal bone. There are hollow areas of the inner ear that are filled with liquids and hair cells...

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Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.