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Risk Factors for Alzheimers Disease

...ation, damaged blood vessels and/or atrophy of the medial temporal lobe. Subjects showing any one or a combination of these symptoms were more likely to develop Alzheimers in the following years. Similarly to heart disease, brain blood vessel damage is more likely to occur in patients with high blood press...

Smoking Hampers Healing of the Ligament

...ir surgery. The researchers looked at the mouse medial collateral ligament (MCL), a ligament that supports the knee joint in both mice and people. MCL injuries are the most common, and are also the most common injuries seen in competitive and recreational sports. Previous studies have demonstrated th...

Cigarette Smoking Delays Ligament Healing

...ic Research. The researchers looked at the mouse medial collateral ligament (MCL), a ligament that supports the knee joint in both mice and people. Each year in the United States there are more than 20 million reported ligament injuries, and MCL injuries are the most common. They also are the most common ...

Autistic Individuals can Be 'trained' to Comprehend Visual and Vocal Cues

...e of voice elicited an increased response in the medial prefrontal cortex, part of the brain's network for...d reduced activity in two areas of the brain - the medial prefrontal cortex and right superior temporal gyrus. But when the researchers gave both groups exp...

OrthoGlide(TM) Medial Knee Implant Reports Over 200 Implants

...abling pain, due to moderate osteoarthritis of the medial compartment of the knee. "There has been a significant increase in the number of orthopedic surgeons interested in attending the surgeon training programs for the OrthoGlide," said Dr. Jeff Felt, Chairman and CEO of Advanced Bio-Surfaces. "The numb...

Arthritis Pain Processed in Brain’s 'fear Zone,' First PET Scans Revea

... continued. "But, although both activated both the medial and lateral pain systems, arthritic pain prompted ...cingulate cortex, thalamus and amygdale within the medial system - the areas concerned with processing fear, emotions and aversive conditioning. "This sugge...

Multiple Regions of the Brain Locate Pain

... MRI testing showed that other areas, known as the medial pain system and thought to be involved in the emotional aspects of pain, were also used. “This was very surprising,” said Oshiro. “Pain isn’t well understood and better treatments are needed. This shift in direction will be important to move resear...

Modified Ligament Surgery Improves Outcomes Players, Athletes

...f competition. The modified surgery repairs a torn medial collateral ligament (MCL), which links and stabilizes bones of the lower and upper arm where they meet at the elbow. Less traumatic than the classic Tommy John surgery, the modified surgery called the docking procedure, with time, is likely to bec...

Reading Hidden Intentions in Brain

...ions was most robust when activity patterns in the medial prefrontal cortex were taken into account, consistent with the idea that this region of the brain participating in the reflection of an individual on his or her own mental state. Source-Eurekalert SRI...

Study Offers Window into Human Behavior, Brain Disease

...rtex degenerate in ALS and specific memory-forming medial temporal lobe neurons die in early Alzheimer's disease. "We hope to add von Economo neurons to that list," says Seeley. "It's a pretty important list to fill in, but for FTD there just hasn't been a good candidate until now. We think we've found i...

Consequences Of Smoking On Fractures & Ligament Injuries

...ll, researchers examined the effects of smoking on medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury. They performed MCL surgery on 40 mice, half of which were exposed to cigarette smoke 6 days a week for two months. Researchers quantified cellular density at the site of injury and used Type I collagen gene expressio...

The Tech Savvy Patient Knocks on the Doors of Telemedicine and Virtual Clinics

...online medium// to seek solutions to many of their medial ailments, especially ones they would like to hide in the closet. Thrush, ringworm and urinary infections scored very high on the search list and back pain, stress and depression followed suit with its share of attention.NHS direct, the helpline is ...

The interplay of genes, diet and heart disease

...POA5 gene were not associated with carotid intimal medial thickness (IMT), a surrogate measure of atherosclerosis burden, particular gene variants were "significantly associated with carotid IMT in obese participants." Carriers of the particular gene variants who were obese expressed the effects of the ge...

High Resolution CT Accurately Diagnoses Shin Splints

High resolution CT can accurately show medial tibial stress syndrome, better known as shin splin...ssina in Messina, Italy. According to the study, medial tibial stress syndrome is one of many overuse lower leg injuries that may be found in athletes and a...

Fun And Cure With Video Games

...veral video game developers have collaborated with medial workers and government policy makers to launch their ‘games for health’ project in September at Maryland. Their intention is to promote video games as a treatment option by incorporating it into the current protocol. Richard Tate, of Hope Lab, th...

A Protein In Brain Regulates Anxiety And The Consumption Of Alcohol

... found that when levels of BDNF in the central and medial areas of the amygdala were lowered, anxiety and al...o effect. When levels of BDNF in the central and medial amygdala were restored to normal by injecting BDNF, anxiety, and alcohol consumption diminished. T...

Decline in Concentration, Decision-Making and Problem-Solving

...ognitive impairment progresses to Alzheimer's: the medial temporal lobe is affected as memory declines, and then the frontal regions of the brain are affected as executive function worsens, according to Dr. Petersen. The lessening of these abilities indicates the buildup of more plaques and tangles in the b...

Suitable Culturing Medium, essential for Stem Cell Development

...t goes on to generate a brain structure called the medial ganglionic eminence, which in turn is believed to give rise to a population of early neurons in the developing cerebral cortex, a structure that helps coordinate sensory, motor and cognitive function. ‘This is significant because this molecule is f...

Effect of ADHD Drugs on the Brain - Study Finds

...region of the brain //rather than on accumbens and medial septum regions. Researchers at the University of...has been linked with processing 'rewards,' and the medial septum, which has been implicated in arousal and movement. Working with rats, the researchers cond...

Brain Matures Emotionally with Age

...er at recognizing fear but in the older people the medial prefrontal area of the brain was more active durin... motivational goals increase the plasticity in the medial prefrontal brain which stabilizes the negative and positive emotion. Professor Helen Fisher, an expe...

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