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Neuroscience Method Of Optogenetics As Good As Electrical Stimulation
2013-12-12 17:27:06

Brown University Neuroscientists are eagerly, but not always successfully, looking for proof that optogenetics – a celebrated technique that uses pulses of visible light to genetically alter brain cells to be excited or silenced – can be as successful in complex and large brains as it has been in rodent models. A new study in the journal Current Biology may be the most definitive demonstration yet that the technique can work in nonhuman primates as well as, or even a little better...

2013-12-09 23:23:59

Miracle-Ear Foundation partners with Miracle-Ear of Quakertown to donate hearing aids. Quakertown, PA (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 Miracle-Ear® of Quakertown, a part of the nationwide hearing solution franchise, partnered with the Miracle-Ear Foundation to provide, Irene, the gift of sound. Irene, local resident, was having difficulties conversing with her family and friends. Her daughter, Audrey, would easily get frustrated because she always had to repeat herself and speak up. Often...

Smell Processes In Our Brain Better Understood Through Locust Study
2013-11-26 09:53:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Environmental stimuli often trigger our sense of smell before we exhibit any other response. Smells trigger neurons in our brains that alert us to take action, but there are often more than one odor in our environments at any given time. Barani Raman, PhD, of the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, wanted to answer the question of how our brain processes multiple odors received...

2013-11-20 23:24:26

Miracle-Ear Foundation partners with Miracle-Ear of Tiffin to donate hearing aids. Mansfield, OH (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Miracle-Ear® of Tiffin, a part of the nationwide hearing solution franchise, partnered with the Miracle-Ear Foundation to provide Michael the gift of sound. Michael, local resident, was diagnosed with severe brain cancer and was put on chemotherapy for treatment. The complications of the chemotherapy left him suffering with binaural hearing loss. He recalls...

2013-11-13 23:27:21

Miracle-Ear Foundation partners with Miracle-Ear of Johnstown to donate hearing aids. Johnstown, NY (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Miracle-Ear® of Johnstown, a part of locally owned Frasier Enterprises, partnered with the Miracle-Ear Foundation to provide, Kitty, the gift of sound. Kitty, local resident, had worn hearing aids for many years, however the fit was not correct so they were constantly falling out and the sound quality was very poor. As a hospital employee, she had...

Alzheimer's Disease May One Day Be Diagnosed By Visual Cues
2013-11-13 14:25:05

[ Watch the Video: Vision Loss Linked With Alzheimer’s Disease ] Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the future, your optometrist may be the first person to realize that you could have Alzheimer’s disease (AD). An international team of researchers has discovered the loss of a particular layer of retinal cells may reveal the presence of the disease. Led by R.C. Chang from the University of Hong Kong, along with researchers from Georgetown University Medical...

2013-10-23 23:23:12

Nonprofit extends reach to underprivelged hearing impaired adults & children. Plymouth, MN (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Miracle-Ear® of Longview, Washington, a part of the nationwide hearing solution franchise, partnered with the Miracle-Ear Foundation to give the gift of sound to Mary McDaniel. Mary is the first adult to receive hearing aids since the nonprofit expanded its reach to provide assistance to both hearing impaired children and adults. Mary was having extreme...

2013-10-16 08:58:13

The death of sensory hair cells in the ear results in irreversible hearing loss. Several classes of drugs, including aminoglycoside antibiotics and chemotherapy drugs are known to kill hair cells; however, in many cases the benefit of using the drug outweighs the potential for hearing loss. Previous research has shown that a class of proteins induced in response to cell stress, the heat shock proteins (HSPs), can protect against sensory hair cell death in response to ototoxic drugs. Despite...


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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'