Tag: "connections" at medical news
FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients
...n. In other words, it can help the brain forge new connections
between neurons or strengthen existing ones. For patients whose strokes have damaged part of the motor cortex and subcortex, this means that movement therapy may help the brain to use other, nearby neurons or even neurons in the opposite brain hemis...
Now, 'virtual' Mouse Brains Available on the Net
...brains as surrogates for human brains to study the connections
between genes and brain structure. Investigators from all over the world are sending their models to Duke, where the 3-D images are acquired in a standardized fashion and made available via high speed web connections. "The specimen is still actu...
Character Test for Australian Visa Subjective
...nformation about political associations and family connections
from immigrants. For the first time the document, "Personal particulars for character assessment" (Form 80), which applicants for permanent and temporary protection visas must complete, singles out people of Arabic descent. It also asks questions...
Two, Not One Networks Rule Brain's Voluntary Chain-of-command
...ty game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. You use paired connections
- appearances in the same movie, marital relations...ress to another until you've identified a chain of connections
linking Kevin Bacon and another performer that wasn't immediately obvious," Petersen says. Using a...
US Trying Hard to Provide Proper Treatment for Wounded Soldiers
...the inside of the skull and shearing fragile nerve connections
that control speech, vision, reasoning, memory and other functions. Lungs, eardrums, spinal cords virtually anything can be damaged by the pressure wave. Injuries also come from collapsing buildings, flying debris, heat, burns or inhaled gases and ...
Toll Free National Drug Helpline Launched
... care of the weak and the marginalized. Drugs have connections
with social-justice. A society plagued with the virus of drugs can have no opportunity appropriate enough to think about the welfare of the poor and the needy. Thus, drug is not just a psycho-social-medical issue alone. It is a more fundamental issue...
Researchers Reverse Mental Retardation Symptoms in Mice
...ase, or PAK, affects the number, size and shape of connections
between neurons in the brain. Researchers found ...ty reversed the structural abnormality of neuronal connections
found in the FXS mice. In the brain, small protrusions called dendritic spines on the branch-like ...
Research Shows Way for Drug Therapy for Autism
...e enzyme PAK affects the number, size and shape of connections
between neurons in the brain," he said. In the brain, these connections
between neurons are formed by small protrusions called "spines", which are spread on branches of neu...
Loss of Antenna Leads to Cancer in Insects
.... It is also tantalizing to consider that closer connections
exist between dysplastic disorders leading to cysts and cancer than have previously been appreciated, the authors wrote. Overall, deregulated Aurora A/HEF1/HDAC6 signaling may have broad implications for studies of human development and disease. Th...
Cats at Home Poses Allergy Risk in Young Children
... Up to the age of two the scientists found clear connections
between exposure to cat allergens at home and the ...grounds, and can get sensitised there. Statistical connections
on the basis of cat allergen exposure at home are blurred by exposure outside the childrens homes. ...
Why Humans Fail to Act on Climate Change
...d-effect experience. Humans learn by making direct connections
between actions and results - for example, when a high-speed turn into a curve results in an accident, or gets the driver arrested. "Direct experiences contribute more to our learning than reports or projections," Spada said. Another example of t...
Going Overboard on Alcohol Creates a Bottleneck at Hospitals
...he alcohol industry, and it has powerful political connections
with both sides of politics. That makes cultural change very difficult." Elaborating on the harmful effects of alcohol on young brains, Professor John Toumbourou, of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, said, "As this generation moves through...
Johns Hopkins Medicine Honors U.A.E. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan
...f the UAE. The gift is the latest in a series of connections
between Johns Hopkins and the United Arab Emirates. Last year, for example, Johns Hopkins Medicine began managerial oversight of healthcare systems in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, including those at the prestigious Tawam Hospital. The Johns Hopkins Sch...
British Scientists Discover New Protein to Treat Epilepsy and Schizophrenia
...ynapses, which link to other nerves cells. These connections
chemically transmit information that control brain function via proteins called receptors. These processes are believed to be the basis of learning and memory. In a healthy brain, synapses can modify how efficiently they work, by increasing or decr...
Risk of Heart Attack, Death High Among Extremely Anxious Patients
...is study provides further insight into the complex connections
between the brain and heart. Appropriately, cardiologists have traditionally focused their therapeutic efforts on factors known to influence long-term outcome in coronary disease, such as making sure to aggressively lower LDL cholesterol. The results...
Patients Affected by Parkinsons may Be Benefited from Treadmill Exercise
...o work harder and in doing so may promote stronger connections
in the brain," says Jakowec. The study has been published in the Journal of Neuroscience....
Memory Loss Linked to Cognitive Disorders
...s involve a specific, long-suspected defect in the connections
between cortical neurons, Lynch said. Scientists also found that LTP structures encoding memory were defective in mouse models of Huntingtons disease. They discovered that these synaptic defects could be fully reversed through treatment with a brai...
Library Of Brains To Aid Study of Brain Development In Children
... - will help scientists see how the structures and connections
in the brain change during that rapid period of de...r change shape. To actually see any changes in the connections
in the brain and relate it to function is going to be very interesting," Waber added....
Adolescents Brains Fully Develop Between 10-12 Years
... of different brain structures and the creation of connections
between them, and even changes in brain chemistry. The final goals of the project are to offer a plan of the development of the healthy childs brain and to link the imaging findings with neurobehavioral function....
A Drink a Day may Delay Dementia Progression
...dementia, they added. The study did not find any connections
between higher levels of drinking i.e. more than one drink per day, and the rate of progression to dementia in people with mild cognitive impairment compared to non-drinkers....
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