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Helping stroke patients to recover balance

...ople who have a stroke affecting the brain's right hemisphere may suffer paralysis down their left side and can lean to the right.// Caroline Tilkete and her colleagues at the Lyon neurological laboratory of INSERM the French medical research agency, gave wedge shaped spectacles with prismatic lenses to patient...

The right is responsible

...owing body of evidence that demonstrates the right hemisphere plays an important role in self-awareness.// Studi... in the morphed images. But after numbing of right hemisphere four out of five patients only remembered seeing the famous person. In a follow-up experiment, 10 p...

Right side of the brain helps in awareness

...owing body of evidence that demonstrates the right hemisphere plays an important role in self-awareness. Studies... in the morphed images. But after numbing of right hemisphere four out of five patients only remembered seeing the famous person. In a follow-up experiment, 10 p...

Assisting stroke patients to recover balance

...ople who have a stroke affecting the brain's right hemisphere may suffer paralysis down their left side and can lean to the right. Caroline Tilkete and her colleagues at the Lyon neurological laboratory of INSERM the French medical research agency, gave wedge shaped spectacles with prismatic lenses to patients ...

New Technique to Study Infants Brain.

... until puberty. A new study finds the brain's left hemisphere plays the leading role in processing most //language functions beginning almost immediately after birth. Researchers are using functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, to study infant brain activity in response to speech. They say this is th...

fMRI Offers Insight Into An Infants Brain

...til puberty. // A new study finds the brain's left hemisphere plays the leading role in processing most language functions beginning almost immediately after birth. Researchers are using functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, to study infant brain activity in response to speech. They say this is the f...

Stroke In The Right-Brain Can Remain Undiagnosed

...fficulties in recognition of symptoms due to right hemisphere stroke pose specific challenges for the effort to further optimize stroke management, particularly in the critical early hours of stroke. Source: Newswise Medindia on Stroke: Further information Stroke: Stroke happens as the blood supply to th...

Brain defect may play role in stammering

... could be caused by a structural fault in the left hemisphere of the brain that triggers nerve disconnection in ...found the tissue structure of a region in the left hemisphere of the brain was significantly different among stuttering patients compared to the normal group. Fib...

SARS outbreaks contained

...ore powerful form, with the return of the northern hemisphere winter....

Meditation Maintains And Thickens The Grey Matter Of The Brain

...ight hemisphere," the researchers said. "The right hemisphere is essential for sustaining attention, which is a central practice of Insight meditation." They said other forms of yoga and meditation likely have a similar impact on cortical structure, although each tradition would be expected to have a slightly...

Colour Identification Lies Wholly On the Left Hemisphere of the Brain.

...rsely, objects on our left side activate the right hemisphere of the brain, so the effect of language would be m...s a distinct name, and so the language-loving left hemisphere could perceive the colour difference faster than it could a square with a different shade of green. ...

‘Natural Spring’ Starts A Week Ahead Now Than Before: UNH Scientit

...er spring ‘green wave’ advancement in the northern hemisphere based on satellite imagery of vegetative cover,” both observations supporting the findings. The remarkable thing about the findings, according to Wake, is the consistency. “Despite the fact that this evidence comes from a wide range of environment...

Delayed Start By Niger On Culling Of Poultry

...lions of birds migrating from Asia to the northern hemisphere stop here to enjoy the freshwater ponds, dams and lakes, all possible conductors for the avian flu virus. The role of migratory birds versus the trade in bird products in the spread of avian flu has also been the source of much debate, with conserva...

Instrument to reveal Information about Ozone Loss

...ke chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). During the southern hemisphere winter, temperatures drop to very low levels causing the chemicals in the stratosphere, which is in complete darkness during the winter, to freeze and form PSCs that contain chlorine. Now banned under the Montreal Protocol, CFCs were once widely us...

Mapping Of Brain Highly Beneficial For Safer Brain Tumor Surgery

... the rule, rather than the exception, for dominant hemisphere gliomas," Sanai said. "The findings support the conclusion that cortical language mapping may be used as a safe and efficient adjunct to optimize glioma resection while preserving essential language sites."...

Virulence of H5N1 virus may not weaken even in hot climes!

Warmer climes in the northern hemisphere might not mean anything to the deadly H5N1 virus as was earlier thought, due to its deep penetration in the poultry// flocks in several parts of Asia, according to health experts. Scientists had suggested earlier that the activity of the bird-flu...

Study Show Positive Affect Of Music On Intelligence, Mental Health, & Immune System

...re grey matter in the auditory cortex of the right hemisphere in musicians compared to non-musicians. They feel these differences are probably not genetic, but instead due to use and practice. Listening to classical music, particularly Mozart has recently been thought to enhance performance on cognitive tests...

With an aim to cure stuttering

... processing is largely handled in the brain’s left hemisphere while for those who do, there is an unusually large amount of activity in the brain’s right hemisphere. The study conducted by Macguire and others reveal that there is an excess of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the brains of those who stammer. H...

Bird flu Alert in Kenya after Outbreak in Southern Sudan

...ng to the region and beyond to escape the northern hemisphere winter. In April Sudan reported outbreaks of bird flu in Khartoum and Jazeera provinces in the north. Although Sudanese government officials said that they had eradicated the virus health officials in southern Sudan said they continued to receive m...

Lead With a Poisonous Electron Shield

...ions, or into only one hemisphere, while the other hemisphere is filled by the free electron pair. This observation may help in the design of future lead-specific antidotes. Source-Eurekalert SRM...

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