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2013-08-13 10:12:23

Published findings advance taste science by training rats to be expert taste testers Scientists at Opertech Bio, Inc. have developed a proprietary apparatus and methodology for high-throughput taste evaluation. The work points to approaches that have the potential to greatly improve the process for discovering new flavor ingredients, measuring palatability and optimizing flavor formulations. The findings appear in the August 12, 2013 issue of the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE. The...

The Right Temperature Makes Tasty Treat For Fruit Flies
2013-08-08 06:23:32

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists call it the Goldilocks Principle. Animals can survive and breed only if the temperature is just right -- too hot and they will overheat; too cold and they will freeze. Animals have evolved very sensitive temperature sensors, which allow them to detect the relatively narrow margin in which they can survive. Until recently, very little was known about how these sensors worked. A new study from Brandeis University has...

2013-08-01 23:04:18

Sound Relief Hearing Center reports that researchers in a study at the Stanford School of Medicine find some hearing loss may be reversed. Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Some promising news on the horizon for our men and women in uniform. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine recently published a paper that suggests long-term hearing loss caused by loud blasts or explosions may one day be reversible in humans. The team’s research disproved the previously held...

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2013-07-31 14:18:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston say they have grown a human-like ear from animal tissue in a lab. The new ear, reported in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, moves scientists one step closer to growing a complete human ear from a patient's cells. The researchers say their ear has the flexibility of a real ear, and the technique may one day be used to help people with missing or deformed ears. The...

2013-07-29 13:14:39

Identification of key neurons that sense unexpected motion has significant implications for motion sickness It happens to all of us at least once each winter in Montreal. You're walking on the sidewalk and before you know it you are slipping on a patch of ice hidden under a dusting of snow. Sometimes you fall. Surprisingly often you manage to recover your balance and walk away unscathed. McGill researchers now understand what's going on in the brain when you manage to recover your balance...

2013-07-17 10:52:01

Cochlear implants, electrical prosthetic devices that stimulate inner ear neurons of individuals who have lost their cochlear sensory cells, restore usable hearing to deaf patients. Cochlear implant electrodes are placed in the fluid-filled scala tympani of the cochlea, at a significant distance from the spiral ganglion and even from the spiral ganglion dendrites. Stimulation via a cochlear implant electrode pair is therefore likely to activate large numbers of neurons concurrently. This may...

Music Eases Pain For Pediatric ER Patients
2013-07-16 15:10:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of US and Canadian researchers have discovered new evidence suggesting that music can help reduce feelings of pain and distress amongst pediatric ER patients. As part of the study, which was published in Monday's edition of the journal JAMA Pediatrics, lead investigator Lisa Hartling of the University of Alberta and her colleagues conducted a clinical research trial of 42 children between the ages of three and 11. All of...


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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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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