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2011-09-08 04:00:00

A new study of brain MRI scans suggests a potentially treatable blood vessel abnormality may be associated with Parkinson's Disease in some patients. The research is published today in the journal Neurology International by a team of physicians and neuroscientists at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 08, 2011 A potentially treatable blood vessel abnormality in the brain may be the cause of Parkinsonâs Disease in some patients, according...

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2010-05-13 11:15:26

Modern dentistry has eliminated much of the "ouch!" from getting a shot of local anesthetic. Now a new discovery may replace the needle used to give local anesthetic in the dentist's chair for many procedures. Scientists are reporting evidence that a common local anesthetic, when administered to the nose as nose drops or a nasal spray, travels through the main nerve in the face and collects in high concentrations in the teeth, jaw, and structures of the mouth. The discovery could lead to a...

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2010-03-25 10:14:20

The research, published in the journal Neuroscience, finds that a protein involved in pain signaling is boosted when tissues are inflamed Using a novel animal model to study craniofacial pain, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's School of Dentistry have discovered that when tissues are inflamed, the nerve cells carrying pain information from the head to the brain produce in large quantities a protein involved in pain signaling. The finding could play a significant role in...

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2009-12-29 12:40:00

There are a various forms of chronic facial pain, ranging from the mildly unpleasant to the excruciating and debilitating.  But according to a new study released in the Netherlands, such disorders are thankfully more uncommon than researchers had once suspected. The sundry varieties of face and head pain do not, however, have a common cause.  They may simply pop up on their own or can more often be the side effect of some other underlying health issue such as a tumor, stroke or...

2009-12-07 19:53:05

Two new studies show that the thalamus--the small central brain structure often characterized as a mere pit-stop for sensory information on its way to the cortex--is heavily involved in sensory processing, and is an important conductor of the brain's complex orchestra. Published in Nature Neuroscience and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the two studies from the laboratory of Murray Sherman both demonstrate the important role of the thalamus in shaping what humans see,...

2009-01-09 08:57:03

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's School of Dentistry (www.ohsu.edu/sod) have discovered a novel function of the peptide known as Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) in the development of the trigeminal nerve. The trigeminal nerve provides the signaling pathway for periodontal pain, dental surgical pain, and pain associated with temporomandibular disorder, trigeminal neuralgia, migraine, and other neuropathic and inflammatory conditions.The study is posted online...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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