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Cocaine Exposure can Alter Neuronal Development in Zebrafish

..., PhD, an associate professor in the department of anatomy and neurobiology at BUSM. Thus the circadian system might be at the core of the developmental effects of cocaine and their inter-individual variability, she added. According to Zhdanova, circadian factors, including melatonin, could provide new...

Morning Sickness may Signify Lower Breast Cancer Risk

...rations in the breast tissue. The rapidly changing anatomy of the breast makes it more susceptible to errors in DNA replication and/or repair, which may translate into breast cancer," he said. "Associated with these changes are the fluctuating hormonal profiles that must be kept in a delicate balance. If t...

One-third of US Teen Netizens are Victims of Cyber-bullying

...ew avenues for bullies. "There's this boy in my anatomy class who everybody hates and some girl started up this I Hate [Name] MySpace thing. So everybody in school goes on it to say bad things about this boy," the BBC quoted a 16-year-old girl as saying. Report author Amanda Lenhart said that the surve...

Female Ducks Develop Complicated Genitals to Outwit Aggressive Males

...sts. Dr. Brennan argues that elaborate female duck anatomy evolves as a countermeasure against aggressive males. Once they choose a male, theyre making the best possible choice, and thats the male they want siring their offspring, she said. They dont want the guy flying in from who knows where. It makes sens...

Quick, Innovative Procedure Helps Men Minimize Incontinence After Prostatectomy

...n reviewed 3-D videos that detailed the urological anatomy of patients who had retained full continence after prostatectomy. "We were trying to figure out what went right in those cases," Dr. Vaughan says. Armed with those insights, they devised the new technique, modeling it first in cadaver tissues. They...

Our Ancestors Possessed Much Smaller Brains Than It was Thought

...Simons, a professor of biological anthropology and anatomy at the university. Simons said he originally overestimated Aegyptopithecus' likely brain size based on the original 1966 skull, which has a bigger snout and pronounced crests, features that he now attributes to its being male. Aegyptopithecus' br...

Innovative Procedure Helps Men Minimize Incontinence After Prostatectomy

...n reviewed 3-D videos that detailed the urological anatomy of patients who had retained full continence after prostatectomy. "We were trying to figure out what went right in those cases," Dr. Vaughan says. Armed with those insights, they devised the new technique, modeling it first in cadaver tissues. They...

Robotic Surgery May Improve Survival Rate For Prostate Cancer Patients

...nd consider the patient, as well as his particular anatomy and preoperative cancer-related characteristics to plan his procedure, said Dr. Lallas. In addition, the majority of our patients are evaluated in a multidisciplinary genitourinary cancer clinic, emphasizing our focus on the oncologic aspect of this ...

Essential Tones of Music Rooted in Human Speech

...cultures is rooted in the physics of how our vocal anatomy produces speech, according to researchers at the D...lips and other parts of the vocal tract. Our vocal anatomy is rather like an organ pipe that can be pinched, stretched and widened on the fly, Purves said. Eng...

Genes may Have a Role in Learning "tonal Languages"

... that develop language. According to Ladd, brain anatomy varies between English speakers, who are excellent at learning tonal languages, and those who find it difficult. Ladd now wants to determine whether parallel differences can be found between individual carriers of the ASPM and Microcephalin variant...

Brain Tumor Patients Survival Depends on Predicting Treatment Responses Earlier

...c resonance imaging, a procedure that looks at the anatomy rather than metabolic activities of tumor cells, she explained. With MRI, it is often difficult to tell tumor growth from changes caused by treatment (such as radiation). In addition, it could take months before it's known whether a patient is respon...

Female Ducks Develop Complicated Genitals to Outwit Aggressive Males

...sts. Dr. Brennan argues that elaborate female duck anatomy evolves as a countermeasure against aggressive males. “Once they choose a male, they’re making the best possible choice, and that’s the male they want siring their offspring,” she said. “They don’t want the guy flying in from who knows where. It make...

The Origin of the Brain Lies in a Worm

...d out the research in Arendt's lab. "The molecular anatomy of the developing CNS turned out to be virtually the same in vertebrates and Platynereis. Corresponding regions give rise to neuron types with similar molecular fingerprints and these neurons also go on to form the same neural structures in annelid w...

Lithium Increases Gray Matter in Bipolar Brains

...ows researchers to examine differences in cortical anatomy at a much greater spatial resolution. In this study, Bearden and colleagues at UCLA used computer analysis to analyze brain scans collected by collaborators at the University of Pittsburgh in order to determine whether bipolar patients showed chan...

Asians in US Increasingly Undergoing Plastic Surgery to Look White

...astic surgeons are trying to understand better the anatomy of the Asian eye and are evolving more ethnically sensitive procedures, Park adds. GPL...

Madhya Pradesh to Stop Sex Education in Schools

...d because the books also contain pictures of human anatomy more or less similar to the ones in the study material in question," said an activist working for the welfare of women and children in the state. Officials who conducted the program, however, blamed the untrained teachers and the uneducated politic...

Shortage of Human Cadavers for Medical Training

... Nearly 1000 bodies are required annually to teach anatomy to medical students. In the present academic y... to produce high-quality surgeons, the teaching of anatomy has to be of the highest standard."...

Light-activated Compound May Be of Help for Epileptics in Future

...ck, Ph.D. associate professor of psychiatry and of anatomy and neurobiology. "Some current experimental epilepsy treatments involve the implanting of an electrode, so why not a light?" The new compound activates the same receptor used by many anesthetics and tranquilizers, making it harder for a brain cell...

Researchers Conducting Clinical Trials of Diaphragm as HIV Prevention Method

...ave been updated, we know a lot more about vaginal anatomy now, so this is a good, simple technology that we could make significant improvements in," Maggie Kilbourne-Brook, a PATH program officer, said. Preliminary findings of the Zimbabwe and South African study are expected to be released this summer, the...

Low Pitch Therapy for ‘ringing in the Ears

...y, biomedical engineering, cognitive sciences, and anatomy and neurobiology. “We are very pleased and surprised by the success of this therapy, and hopefully with further testing it will provide needed relief to the millions who suffer from tinnitus.” As director of the speech and hearing lab at UCI, Zeng ...

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