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2014-08-15 09:31:22

American Friends of Tel Aviv University TAU researchers develop diagnostic tool for the most commonly misdiagnosed disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed — and misdiagnosed — behavioral disorder in children in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, there are currently no reliable physiological markers to diagnose ADHD. Doctors generally diagnose the disorder by recording a medical and...

2014-08-08 11:26:16

AFTAU A whey protein drink before breakfast can control erratic glucose levels associated with type 2 diabetes, say Tel Aviv University researchers Blood sugar surges — after-meal glucose "spikes" — can be life threatening for the 29 million Americans with diabetes. Diabetic blood sugar spikes have been linked to cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, kidney failure, and retinal damage. Now a new Tel Aviv University study, published in Diabetologia, suggests a novel...

Parkinson's Enhances Creativity: Study
2014-07-15 03:26:50

Tel Aviv University New TAU study confirms creative energy in Parkinson's sufferers is greater than in healthy individuals Prof. Rivka Inzelberg of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Sagol Neuroscience Center at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, documented the exceptional creativity of Parkinson's patients two years ago in a review for Behavioral Neuroscience. Since then, she has conducted the first empirical study to verify a link between Parkinson's disease...

Newborn Night-Waking Has A Detrimental Health Impact On Parents
2014-07-09 09:11:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the hardest parts of new parenthood is never getting enough sleep. Once an hour, every night, the baby cries out for food, comfort, or to be cleaned. Most new parents report feeling more exhausted in the morning than they did the night before. Professor Avi Sadeh led a team of researchers from Tel Aviv University's (TAU) School of Psychological Sciences to conduct the first study to examine why interrupted sleep can be as...

Radio Telescope Arrays Can Be Used To Locate Cosmic Heating From The Earliest Black Holes
2014-02-06 05:05:02

[ Watch the Video: Black Holes Heated Gas Later Than Believed ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In what is being described as a landmark discovery about the origins of the universe, Tel Aviv University researchers report in the journal Nature that black holes, formed from the first-ever stars, heated the gas throughout space much later than previously believed. In addition, study authors Professor Rennan Barkana of TAU's School of Physics and Astronomy, Dr....

Early Diabetes Detection Basic Blood Test
2014-01-28 08:29:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A basic blood test used by diabetics to gauge their average blood glucose control over a two to three month period could also help diagnose the condition far earlier than previously believed, according to a new study appearing in the European Journal of General Practice. According to researchers from Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Clalit Health Services in Israel, an estimated 25.8 million Americans have...

Vegetative Patients Recognize Loved ones
2013-12-17 08:29:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Patients in a vegetative state may be able to recognize photographs of their family and friends, according to a new study published this month in the journal PLOS ONE. Although patients in a vegetative state are awake, can breathe on their own, and appear to go in and out of sleep, they do not respond to what is happening around them, and exhibit no signs of conscious awareness. Since communicating with these patients is...

Bats Rely On Vision To Navigate, Echolocation To Catch Insects: Study
2013-12-13 07:34:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online\ Bats rule the night skies, using the power of echolocation, or reflected sound. More than 1,000 species of echolocating bats exist, compared to just 80 species of nocturnal non-echolocating birds. It seems that normal vision works in tandem with echolocation to give bats an evolutionary edge, however, no one knows exactly how. A new study, led by Arjan Boonman and Yossi Yovel of Tel Aviv University's Department of Zoology, suggests...

Scientists Discover Gene That May Predict Response To Antidepressants
2013-12-10 07:53:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Treating depression using selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) is often a trial-and-error process, but new research appearing in the journal Translational Psychiatry lays the foundation for a new genetic test that could allow doctors to provide patients with a personalized treatment program. Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) explained that SSRIs do not work for everyone, even though they are the most commonly...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • 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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