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2014-06-30 23:15:26

Julie Beall-McKelvey Supports Better Hearing at Miracle-Ear Foundation Fundraising Auction Camp Hill, PA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Julie Beall-McKelvey, Miracle-Ear franchise owner from Camp Hill, PA, attended the Miracle-Ear annual convention in Dallas, TX last week. The convention consisted of workshops, keynote speakers, and networking events; most notably closing Saturday night with a record breaking auction. In partnership with the Miracle-Ear Foundation, a Minneapolis based non-profit,...

2014-06-23 23:04:35

Miracle-Ear Franchisees Support Giving the Gift of Sound at Fundraising Auction Plymouth, MN (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Miracle-Ear, a nationwide hearing solution franchise organization, hosted over 200 franchisees and business partners in Dallas, TX for their annual convention last week. The convention consisted of workshops, keynote speakers, and networking events; most notably closing Saturday night with a record breaking auction. In partnership with the Miracle-Ear Foundation, a...

2014-06-17 10:58:53

University of California - San Diego Some neurons turn to neighbors to help take out the trash It's broadly assumed that cells degrade and recycle their own old or damaged organelles, but researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute have discovered that some neurons transfer unwanted mitochondria – the tiny power plants inside cells – to supporting glial cells called astrocytes...

2014-06-10 23:15:21

An Athlete’s Guide To Chronic Knee Pain designed by Anthony Mychal is a new program for chronic knee pain sufferers who want to learn how to relieve their knee pain naturally and quickly without medications. The review of An Athlete’s Guide To Chronic Knee Pain on the site Vinamy.com indicates if it is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 An Athlete’s Guide To Chronic Knee Pain is a new program for knee pain sufferers who want to learn how to relieve their knee pain...

Where Does It Hurt?
2014-06-06 14:36:25

University College London A new UCL study defines for the first time how our ability to identify where it hurts, called "spatial acuity", varies across the body, being most sensitive at the forehead and fingertips. Using lasers to cause pain to 26 healthy volunteers without any touch, the researchers produced the first systematic map of how acuity for pain is distributed across the body. The work is published in the journal Annals of Neurology and was funded by the Wellcome Trust....

2014-06-04 23:13:06

Back Pain Relief 4 Life made by Jan Hart is the latest program for back pain sufferers who want to learn how to relieve their sore back quickly. A full Back Pain Relief 4 Life review on the site Vinamy.com indicates if it is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Back Pain Relief 4 Life is a new back pain treatment program that consists of tips and advice on how to deal with types of back problems including:     Strains     Bulges...

Taste Receptor Gene Determines How Well We Sense Food
2014-05-28 09:07:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some people’s sense of taste is so perceptive, they have a strong dislike for food that a majority of people enjoy, such as spicy foods or ‘hoppy’ beers. According to a new report published in the journal Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, these so-called supertasters get their increased sensitivity from a variation in the taste receptor gene TAS2R38 – not a higher than normal amount of taste buds as had been previously...

2014-05-21 13:49:42

UNC Health Care Researchers led by Mark Zylka, PhD, also found a compound that could become a new treatment for conditions such as arthritis, shingles, and back pain. Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have found a new target for treating chronic pain: an enzyme called PIP5K1C. In a paper published today in the journal Neuron, a team of researchers led by Mark Zylka, PhD, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology, shows that PIP5K1C controls the activity of cellular...

2014-05-20 23:04:58

Discovery May Point to Way to Restore Hearing Loss Caused by Sound, Age Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 The ability to discern pitch – to hear the difference between “cat,” “bat” and “hat,” for example – hinges on remarkable gradations in specialized cells within the inner ear. New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders has explained, for the first time, what controls these...

taste test longevity
2014-05-20 05:30:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online How food tastes can influence healthy habits by encouraging or discouraging us from eating certain foods, but can taste do more? According to two new studies published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), taste may play a role in our longevity as well. Our taste buds control our longing for sweet, salty or bitter foods, but the research teams from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and...


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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