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2013-11-01 08:27:17

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation, Inc. (CSF) has announced that Duncan Niederauer, CEO and Director of NYSE Euronext, will be their Keynote Speaker at the Fourth Annual Night of Light Gala. The event will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the James Burden Mansion in New York. A limited number of philanthropists, patients and physicians from across the globe will be in attendance. The Chiari & Syringomyelia...

2013-06-03 12:28:11

-- June 14th Event to Raise Money for Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation -- BOCA RATON, Fla., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation (CSF), a national non-profit organization committed to finding a cure for various debilitating neurological disorders, announced today plans for the unite@night walk in Boca Raton. Unite@night will be a one-mile casual evening walk being held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at Patch Reef Park, Pavilion 3 - 2000 Yamato Road...

Songbirds Sing In 3D
2013-01-08 19:14:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Since both human and songbird infants learn vocal communication at an early age, the cognitive mechanisms behind bird songs have a rich history of groundbreaking research. However, an international team of scientists decided to take a deeper look into the physical mechanics behind birds´ vocalizations, according to a new study in the open access journal BMC Biology. "We know quite a bit about how the songbird brain...

2011-12-22 06:21:33

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Spinal degeneration is an unavoidable part of aging, and it can lead to spinal cord compression causing problems with dexterity, numbness in the hands, ability to walk, and potential bladder and bowel function. According to this study, patients with spinal cord compressions also had changes in the motor cortex of the brain. The study involved 11 healthy controls and 24 patients with reversible spinal cord compression. "When patients undergo surgery for spinal...

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2010-06-30 07:31:25

Wide range of pitch is due to vocal muscles more than air pressure Female zebra finches don't sing but make one-note, low-pitch calls. Males sing over a wide range of frequencies. University of Utah scientists discovered how: The males' stronger vocal muscles, not the pressure of air flowing through their lungs, lets them sing from the B note above middle C all the way to a whistle beyond the high end of a piano keyboard. "You have two variables "“ air pressure and muscle activity...

2009-08-28 10:27:11

Salpinx, barbiton, aulos, syrinx.Never heard them? Never heard of them? Neither had anyone else, for centuries. Until now.These were all musical instruments, familiar to ancient civilizations but long since forgotten.Ancient instruments can be lost because they are too difficult to build, or too difficult to play, but they can be heard again thanks to the ASTRA (Ancient instruments Sound/Timbre Reconstruction Application) team. These researchers accomplish this feat using computer modeling...