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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...

2012-03-12 11:00:00

Arizona Pain Specialists, the premier pain management clinic in the greater Phoenix area, opened a new Glendale office space to better accommodate their rapidly growing number of chronic pain patients. Patrick Hogan, MD, and his team moved into a more expansive building located at 18555 N. 79th Ave. Suite D-101, Glendale, AZ. Glendale, AZ (PRWEB) March 12, 2012 The Arizona Pain Specialist team (http://www.ArizonaPain.com) is proud to announce the opening of a new, more spacious Glendale...

2012-03-13 22:42:55

A team of scientists has found a novel road-block in the pain pathway, which could be used to treat chronic pain. Their results are published March 13 in the online, open-access journal PLoS Biology. Pain is an important physiological function that protects our bodies from harm. Pain-sensing nerves transduce harmful stimuli into electrical signals and transmit this information to the brain via the spinal cord. However, when these nerves get activated persistently, such as after injury or...

2012-03-12 15:00:34

University of Rhode Island marine biologist Jacqueline Webb gets an occasional strange look when she brings fish to the Orthopedics Research Lab at Rhode Island Hospital. While the facility's microCT scanner is typically used to study bone density and diseases like osteoporosis, it is also providing new insights into the skull structure and sensory systems of fish. A professor of biological sciences and director of the marine biology program at URI, Webb studies the lateral line system, a...

2012-03-02 17:00:00

St. Joseph Pain Management Center now offers the only chronic pain treatment to automatically adapt stimulation by recognizing a change in body position and posture changes. Warren, OH (PRWEB) March 02, 2012 HOWLAND - Chronic pain affects an estimated 116 million American adults. For some, chronic pain is so severe that it interferes with working, eating, participating in physical activity and enjoying life. That´s why the St. Joseph Pain Management Center in Howland is pleased to...

2012-02-29 12:41:31

Activating the visual cortex improves our sense of smell A new study reveals for the first time that activating the brain's visual cortex with a small amount of electrical stimulation actually improves our sense of smell. The finding published in the Journal of Neuroscience by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill University and the Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, revises our understanding of the complex biology of the senses in...

2012-02-28 14:43:48

Hearing loss has been linked with a variety of medical, social and cognitive ills, including dementia. However, a new study led by a Johns Hopkins researcher suggests that hearing loss may also be a risk factor for another huge public health problem: falls. The finding could help researchers develop new ways to prevent falls, especially in the elderly, and their resulting injuries that generate billions in health care costs in the United States each year, by some estimates. To determine...


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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  • To talk saucily.
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