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The Quigley Corporation Reports First Quarter 2009 Results

... improvement in two key measures of distal sensory nerve function in the group treated with QR-333. ... improvement in two key measures of distal sensory nerve function in the group treated with QR-333. ... both maximal conduction velocity and compound sensory amplitude in the sural nerve. The mean ...

Occupational Therapists Use Sensory Integration to Help Autistic Children Find Fitting Social Behaviors

... behavioral abnormalities, and disturbances of sensory and perceptual processing. Of these, the ... ASD can be both under- and over-responsive to sensory stimuli. Disturbances in the children's ... the information coming in through their senses. sensory integration and sensory-based interventions help ...

Fish researcher demonstrates first 'non-visual feeding' by African cichlids

... African cichlids feeds by using its lateral line sensory system to detect minute vibrations made by prey ... on its lower jaw, which contain small groups of sensory hair cells that respond to water flow. The ... this work will allow us to determine whether the sensory biology of a species can be used to predict its ...

Pitt, Berkeley researchers reconstruct seashells to model nervous system function

... about how the brain converts memories and sensory information into action, according to research ... corticesfunction in response to a combination of sensory information and past experience, the team ... models demonstrate the combined influence of sensory input and memories on brain activity," Ermentrout ...

Scientists show how a neuron gets its shape

... They specifically looked at a group of 12 sensory neurons whose dendritic tips converge at the worm's nose in a sensory organ called the amphid. These dendritic tips ... there is this evolutionary relationship between a sensory organ in a worm and ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- March 4, 2009

... the age-old mystery by applying a molecular sensory science approach. It combined mass spectroscopy ... analytical instruments and sophisticated sensory tools to identify six gamma-glutamyl peptides ... Ph.D. Chair of Food Chemistry and Molecular sensory Science Technische Universitt Mnchen ...

Decoding short-term memory with fMRI

... did not compare the pattern of activity during sensory processing and during memory. They showed that ... What Awh and colleagues found was that the sensory area of the brain had a pattern of activity that ... That demonstration, Awh said, supports the sensory recruitment hypothesis, which suggests the same ...

New approach to dental visits may ease kids' fears

... doctor or dentist is a stressful experience. The sensory environment (i.e., the sounds, smells, and lights ... Pediatrics explores the relationship between the sensory environment and anxiety levels in children. ... University in Israel studied the effects of the sensory environment on a child's anxiety levels during ...

Georgia State researchers shed light on fat burning

... of burning fat called lipolysis fat cells use sensory nerves to feed information to the brain. ... lipid burning by fat cells and through these sensory nerves, the fat cell can give the brain ... heating unit. "The presence and function of the sensory nerves has been completely ignored and the areas ...

Video Game May Help Reduce Flashbacks From Trauma

... in 'Tetris' seem to force competition for brain's sensory data THURSDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay ... way to dampen down flashbacks -- that is, the raw sensory images of trauma that are over-represented in the ... work by competing for the brain's resources for sensory information. We suggest it specifically ...

Premature babies have altered sensory responses in later life

... temperature and light touch using quantitative sensory testing. Compared to a group of children who had ... of injury in early life influences the degree of sensory change. A questionnaire survey showed that the ... stages of development may affect the body's sensory functions later in life, but also how we can ...

Vision Audio Inc. Announces New EASe Games Designed for Children with Autism

... to help train children with autism to cope with sensory integration challenges. EASe Off-Road is a fun, ... to help train children with autism to cope with sensory integration challenges. EASe Off-Road is a fun, ... in a hypersensitive manner while others become sensory defensive and appear deaf. Perseverant behaviors ...

General Anesthesia Boosts Post-Op Pain

... neurons in the peripheral nervous system. These sensory nerves in the inflammation and pain pathway ... specific mechanism by which anesthetics affect sensory neurons wasn't known, nor the fact that ... used on patients. Both findings suggest that sensory nerve stimulation throughout the body just before ...

The cause of all hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type II cases has been established

... of hereditary neuropathy type II. Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type II (HSANII) is a ... and heat attributable to a loss of peripheral sensory nerves in the lower and upper limbs. ... WNK1/HSN2 isoform in individuals with hereditary sensory and autonomic type II will henceforth allow the ...

Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Operational and Financial Results

... Alseres. "We are encouraged by the unprecedented sensory and motor recovery seen in patients treated with ... patients showed marked recovery of motor and sensory function after treatment as measured by a ... the same 2-grade or better recovery of motor and sensory function. In addition, one cervical patient ...

Phantoms in the brain: Pain after amputation

... of the body part still exists as a type of sensory memory. The map of the body becomes distorted and ... techniques to explore the organization of the sensory maps in the brains of amputees. They will utilize ... aim to develop techniques to help return amputees sensory map back to its original formation, says Ms. ...

Autistic mannerisms reduced by sensory treatment

... children with autism are increasingly turning to sensory integration treatment to help their children deal ... alternatives to traditional treatment used sensory integration methods, and 91 percent found these ... with autistic spectrum disorders who underwent sensory integration therapy exhibited fewer autistic ...

JCI online early table of contents: April 8, 2008

... that might threaten airway function. These sensory nerves are particularly sensitive to the oxidants ... that TRPA1 may mediate the response of airway sensory nerves to upper airway irritants. The authors ... TRPA1 is a major oxidant sensor in murine airway sensory neurons AUTHOR CONTACT: Sven-Eric Jordt ...

Gender differences in language appear biological

... which suggest that language processing is more sensory in boys and more abstract in girls -- could have ... tasks. The tasks were delivered in two sensory modalities -- visual and auditory. When visually ... teaching and testing methods. Given boys sensory approach, boys might be more effectively ...

Zebrafish provide useful screening tool for genes, drugs that protect against hearing loss

... of Health. The fishs lateral line contains sensory cells that are functionally similar to those ... that scientists can very efficiently analyze the sensory structures under different conditions to find out ... to some antibiotics and chemotherapy agents, the sensory structures in the inner ear, called hair cells, ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 6, 2008

... to complement and eventually replace human sensory profiling. However, the multisensory experience ... significant progress in terms of correlation of sensory with instrumental results exemplified on coffee, ... Coffee: Instrumental Approach to Predict the sensory Profile of Espresso Coffee DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT ...

CSHL scientists make progress in determining how the brain selectively interprets sound

... it is particularly sensitized. Your entire sensory apparatus is there to make successful ... Neuroscience. Sparse representations may make sensory stimuli easier to recognize and remember. ... representations and hearing. The goal of sensory processing is to take a signal, like a sound or a ...

Subliminal smells bias perception about a person's likeability

... noticeable scents were able to discount that sensory information and just evaluate the faces, Li said. ... no awareness of what is being controlled. When sensory input is insufficient to provoke a conscious ... body of research suggesting that subliminal sensory information -- whether from scents, vision or ...

Pheromones identified that trigger aggression between male mice

... both mouse behavior and their ability to activate sensory receptor neurons in the vomeronasal organ. The ... locations in the mouse's nasal cavity that houses sensory receptor cells that detect pheromones. The other ... candidates were able to directly activate sensory receptor neurons. Receptor neurons were removed ...

Scientists Spot Brain Center for 'Out-of-Body' Experience

... appears to short-circuit the processing of sensory information and the ability to locate oneself in ... is known for being associated with integrating sensory stimulus -- such as sight, sound, and touch -- in ... More information For more on the brain and sensory perception, visit the Howard Hughes Medical ...

Research at Rice may help explain aspects of synesthesia

... known as synesthesia, in which stimulation of one sensory pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory pathway. Ro's paper, Feeling Sounds After a ... Ro's study found that the VL also plays a role in sensory processing and that damage to this area leads to ...

Study Offers Insights Into Sensory Perceptions

... gained new insight into how the brain processes sensory signals and fixes itself when injured. The ... of the brain, acts as a kind of relay station for sensory processing, Ro said. "Almost all of the sensory receptors from the eyes, ears or skin go through ...

Area deep within the brain found to play role in sensory perception

... found that the VL also plays a role in sensory processing and that damage to this area leads to ... clumps of nerve cells found where the fibers from sensory systems terminate in the thalamus. Led by Tony ... rare occurrence. She had reported changes to her sensory abilities, such as bumping into the left sides of ...

Researchers uncover novel mechanism that balances the sizes of functional areas in the brain

... expansion squeezing and pushing neighboring sensory areas literally to the back of the brain. The ... of our bodies versus areas that interpret our sensory environment and allow us to see, hear and feel. ... areas took over most of the cortex, while the sensory areas were drastically reduced in size and ...

Experiments Get Close to 'Out-of-Body' Experience

... from some distance, and it may arise when various sensory systems or "modalities" -- vision, touch and the ... research "shows that the integration of various sensory modalities is important for retaining our sense ... not just the 'bottom up' process of correlating sensory information but also the 'top down' knowledge ...

Drug Might Restore Sense of Smell

... out there. Henkin, director of the Center for Molecular Nutrition and sensory Disorders in Washington, D.C., and his colleagues had previously ... I. Henkin, M.D., Ph.D., director, Center for Molecular Nutrition and sensory Disorders, Washington, D.C.; Ronald Kuppersmith, M.D., clinical assistant ...

Variants of 'umami' taste receptor contribute to our individualized flavor worlds

... for essential nutrients," says senior author Paul A.S. Breslin PhD, a sensory geneticist at Monell. Umami is the taste quality associated with ... structures. In the study, Breslin and his team first conducted sensory tests on 242 individuals, who were asked to discriminate the taste of weak ...

Sangamo BioSciences Presents Positive Phase 2 ZFP Therapeutic Data at ADA 2009

... Lower Limbs (A-NIS-LL), Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV), and Quantitative sensory Testing (QST). However, analysis of the data demonstrated that subjects ... moderate from mild DN, demonstrated parallel improvement between median sensory (sural) NCV (delta 1.0 M/s) and ENFDR at day 210 (delta =2.0 fibers/mm) ...

Unexpected Positive Finding Expands Potential for Quigley QR333 Drug for Diabetic Neuropathy; Findings Suggest Possible Disease Modification

... demonstrated a significant improvement in two key measures of distal sensory nerve function in the group treated with QR333. The compound was applied ... improved both maximal conduction velocity (p=0.05) and compound sensory amplitude (p=0.05) in the sural nerve. These are well established, ...

PHR: After Senate Report, Psychologists Who Tortured Must Be Held to Account

... to extreme temperatures exploitation of phobias sleep deprivation sensory deprivation and sensory overload prolonged isolation threats of imminent harm Physicians ...

Hollow mask illusion fails to fool schizophrenia patients

... this information. Illusions occur when the brain interprets incoming sensory information on the basis of its context and a person's previous ... theory is that perception principally comprises three components: firstly, sensory input (bottom-up); secondly, the internal production of concepts ...

Einstein scientists propose new theory of autism

... the locus coeruleus, a bundle of neurons in the brain stem that processes sensory signals from all areas of the body. The new theory stems from decades ... locus coeruleus has widespread connections to brain regions that process sensory information. It secretes most of the brain's noradrenaline, a ...

Researchers studying hearing loss find auditory regions of the brain convert to the sense of touch

... animals. Cross-modal plasticity refers to the replacement of a damaged sensory system by one of the remaining ones. In this case, the sense of hearing is ... conversion of their brain's sound processing centers to respond to another sensory modality, making the interpretation of residual hearing even more ...

New stem cell therapy may lead to treatment for deafness

... more than 250 million people worldwide. It typically involves the loss of sensory receptors, called hair cells, for their "tufts" of hair-like protrusions, ... of the inner ear) and found they had the capacity to differentiate into sensory hair cells and neurons. The study is published in the April issue of STEM ...

The brain 'joins the dots' when drawing a cartoon face from memory

... This work is an important step towards a full understanding of how sensory information is used to guide actions. The implications are that the brain translates sensory information into action plans as soon possible, rather than maintaining ...
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