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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...

2013-07-13 23:02:43

Mindzoom created by Dino Ruales is a new subliminal software that helps people increase their mental power, abilities and health. A full Mindzoom overview on the site Vkool.com indicates if this software is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 13, 2013 Mindzoom created by Dino Ruales is the latest subliminal software that helps people increase their mental power, abilities and health. The software also teaches people how to open their mind, and how to reprogram their body and mind...

Nile Crocodiles May Look Tough, But They Can Be Sensitive Too
2013-07-02 14:51:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Crocodiles may look tough, but they can also be very sensitive -- particularly when it comes to detecting touch, temperature, or chemicals in their watery environment. Previous research has shown that crocodilians, which includes alligators, gharials and caimans, detect a multitude of information through integumentary sensory organs (ISO) found in their skin and a new study recently published in the journal EvoDevo has revealed how...

2013-07-02 10:53:40

Long-term hearing loss from loud explosions, such as blasts from roadside bombs, may not be as irreversible as previously thought, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Using a mouse model, the study found that loud blasts actually cause hair-cell and nerve-cell damage, rather than structural damage, to the cochlea, which is the auditory portion of the inner ear. This could be good news for the millions of soldiers and civilians who, after...

2013-07-01 23:18:38

All New Miracle-Ear Foundation Better Serves the Hearing Impaired. Plymouth, MN (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 For the first time in over two decades, Miracle-Ear has unveiled a new strategy for their non-profit organization. The Miracle-Ear Children’s Foundation has been transformed to the Miracle-Ear Foundation in an effort to further empower underserved Americans with hearing loss. Through its new strategy and framework, the nonprofit will extend its reach to underprivileged children and...

2013-06-28 23:04:46

All New Miracle-Ear Foundation Better Serves the Hearing Impaired Plymouth, Minn (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 For the first time in over two decades, Minneapolis based Miracle-Ear, the nation's #1 hearing aid brand, announced today a new strategy for their non-profit organization. The Miracle-Ear Children’s Foundation has been transformed to the Miracle-Ear Foundation to further empower underserved Americans with hearing loss. Through its new strategy and framework, the nonprofit will...

Vibrations Felt On Skin May Aid In Tactile Display Innovation
2013-06-14 11:23:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Electronic distractions that can be dangerous while driving, such as a GPS system or text message, have created a need to convey information in a non-visual way. MIT researcher Lynette Jones believes she has come up with a solution to that problem: tactile ℠displays´ that send information through vibrating pulses. "If you compare the skin to the retina, you have about the same number of sensory receptors, you just have...


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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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