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2012-05-02 09:58:03

Touch sensitivity is hereditary and linked to genetic mechanisms that support hearing Vision and hearing are so crucial to our daily lives that any impairments usually become obvious to an affected person. Although a number of known genetic mutations can lead to hereditary defects in these senses, little is known about our sense of touch, where defects might be so subtle that they go unnoticed. In the 1 May issue of the online, open-access journal PLoS Biology, Gary Lewin's laboratory...

How Your Eyes Deceive You
2012-04-24 05:02:24

People rely on their eyes for most things they do — yet the information provided by our visual sensing system is often distorted, unreliable and subject to illusion. Researchers at The Vision Centre, Australia, are throwing new light on the tricks the brain plays on its owner as it struggles to make sense of the visual and other sensory signals it constantly receives. “We tend to regard what we see as ℠the real world´,” says Dr Isabelle Mareschal, a...

2012-04-18 21:29:15

Scientists funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) have shown for the first time that transplanting light-sensitive photoreceptors into the eyes of visually impaired mice can restore their vision. The research, published in Nature, suggests that transplanting photoreceptors — light-sensitive nerve cells that line the back of the eye — could form the basis of a new treatment to restore sight in people with degenerative eye diseases. Scientists from UCL Institute of...

2012-03-30 23:00:38

A recent survey of natural and conventional pain relievers in Australia has revealed some interesting facts about the true cost to consumers in their use of pain medication. Bendigo, Victoria (PRWEB) March 30, 2012 With a myriad of pack sizes, dose rates and application rates it becomes very confusing for consumers to determine the true value for their dollar. Often they choose a product based on the cost of the bottle or the tube they are buying, but Garry Andrews, marketing manager for...

2012-03-27 00:43:01

Gene that encodes crucial pain receptor may be key to individualizing therapy for major health problem Nearly one in five people suffers from the insidious and often devastating problem of chronic pain. That the problem persists, and is growing, is striking given the many breakthroughs in understanding the basic biology of pain over the past two decades. A major challenge for treating chronic pain is to understand why certain people develop pain while others, with apparently similar...

Brain Handles Odors In A Different Way
2012-03-22 05:44:48

Researchers from the Stowers institute for Medical Research have traced individual odor molecules in the brain to create a new model of how our sense of smell works. While once thought to cluster related smells, researchers have know discovered that the brain reacts to smells in a broader sense. Previous research has shown that the brain handles the senses in a very orderly way. Things that we touch were thought to be mapped together in the somatosensory cortex, things that we heard...

2012-03-20 23:02:40

New Location Opens in Tucson, Arizona Tucson, Arizona (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Pain Center of Arizona has now expanded to include a clinic in Tucson, Arizona. Opening Monday, March 19th, this clinic is a solution for those seeking pain relief in the southern part of Arizona. Dr. Eric Cornidez will be the physician available at the clinic, and comes to The Pain Center with years of expertise in pain management. Dr. Cornidez is excited to work with The Pain Center and...


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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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