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FDA Extends GRAS Approval Listex to All Food Products

... one of the most dangerous food pathogens, US food processing companies can now apply a novel yet natural tool: ...rhaus: "Food Safety now tops the agenda of US food processing companies and consumers, who are insisting on 'green' solutions, rather than chemicals. Natural bact...

Alternative Splicing in Neuronal Development

...development. Alternative splicing refers to the processing of an RNA transcript into different mRNA molecules by including some exons and excluding others. Specific cell types often have signature patterns of alternative splicing. Polypyrimidine-tract binding protein (PTB) is a well-known inhibitor of alte...

Inaccuracies in Cardiac PET-CT Scanning

...ently, the images have big holes or gaps where the processing is incorrect in areas where the PET and CT data fail to match, Gould said. It looks like someone has severe disease. On discovering the problems, Gould developed a solution with Tinsu Pan, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Imaging Phy...

Researchers Say Brain Region Responsible for Pain's Ability to Seek Attention

...ion is distinct from the one involved in cognitive processing interference due to a distracting memory task. T... cortex (rACC) known to be involved in the brain's processing of pain and plays an important role in 'executive" functions such as attentional control. The fMR...

Tourettes Syndrome in Children may also Result in Superior Learning Skills

...language tasks. This tells us that their cognitive processing may be altered in ways we have only begun to explore, and moreover in a manner that may provide them with performance that is actually enhanced compared that of typically-developing children said senior researcher Dr. Michael Ullman, Professor of Neu...

Differences in Brain Functions Results in non-contact Knee Injuries

...nanticipated events. Visual memory, verbal memory, processing speed, and reaction time all were assessed. Afte...emonstrated significantly slower reaction time and processing speed and performed worse on visual and verbal memory tests when compared to the control group. Th...

Genes Influence the Ability to Listen Two Things at a Time

...road and complex group of disorderscalled auditory processing disorders (APDs)in which individuals with otherwis...es are due largely to heredity. The term auditory processing refers to functions performed primarily by the brain that help a listener interpret sounds. Among ot...

Gene Variants for Crohn's Disease Identified

...thway, a sequence of biological events involved in processing bacteria within cells. While the mechanisms are not fully understood, said Baldassano, a mutation in the gene may weaken a cells ability to degrade cellular waste products, including bacteria. When unprocessed waste products pile up within the ce...

Chilly Sauce Linked to Botulism, Forcing Recall in US

...ns forming in food, canned goods are heated during processing to kill bacteria spores. If food is not processed correctly, spores could survive. In a canned product kept at room temperature, the conditions would then be right for those spores to produce toxins, says Michael Doyle, director of the Center for F...

Solving Puzzles Could Boost Brain Power

...ion training is a potential way to improve sensory processing by reducing older adults' susceptibility to distracting stimuli," Mozolic said. Crossword puzzles, sudoku and similar highly focused task could help us keep our minds young, the study suggests....

Alzheimers Disease Enzyme may Interfere With Brain Function

...The current study was designed to examine how this processing of the beta2 subunit may alter neuronal function. Lead author Doo Yeon Kim, PhD, and colleagues first confirmed that the beta2 subunit, similar to APP, can be acted on by BACE and gamma-secretase, releasing a portion of the beta2 molecule from the ...

World Epilepsy Week - 2007

...language, attention, concentration and information processing as a result of their epilepsy and its treatment. It is unclear whether problems with these abilities are due to the structure of the epileptic brain, the effect of continuing to have seizures or the side effects of anti-epileptic medication. Keto...

Alzheimer's-associated Enzyme Linked to Seizures

...nerve cells. As part of the study, to test how the processing of the beta2 subunit modify neuronal function, researchers conducted tests using brain tissue from animal models and from Alzheimer's patients after making sure that the beta2 subunit, similar to APP, can be acted on by BACE and gamma-secretase, rele...

Scientists Identify Broad Neural Response Behind Speech Reception

...rticular resonance pattern in the brain's auditory processing region is the key to its ability to discriminate speech. In the June 21 issue of the journal Neuron, David Poeppel and Huan Luo report that the inherent rhythm of neural activity called "theta band" specifically reacts to spoken sentences by chang...

Stem Cell Licensing Deal Positions Toronto as World Leader in Technology

...n and then ships it to the CReATe laboratories for processing and storage. A technician at the laboratory uses a proprietary process to remove the cells from the cord tissue and stores them for future use. Unlike cord blood stem cells, which can also be harvested, mesenchymal cells are the building blocks for t...

Talking About Your Feelings Really Does Help

...s also been implicated in inhibiting behaviour and processing emotions, but exactly what it contributes has not been known. "What we're suggesting is when you start thinking in words about your emotions -labelling emotions - that might be part of what the right ventrolateral region is responsible for," Lieberm...

Childhood Abuse Increases the Risk of Alcoholism

...ppocampus, a brain region which is involved in the processing of emotional experience, may underlie the interaction between MAOA and childhood trauma. They note that previous research showed that people with the low activity variant at the MAOA-LPR locus have hyperactivation of the hippocampus when retrieving n...

Smoking Hampers Alcoholics' Neurocognitive Recovery During Abstinence

...evel reasoning and problem-solving, visual-spatial processing skills, and working or short-term memory, said Dur...proved significantly in auditory-verbal memory and processing speed over six to nine months of abstinence from alcohol, the level of their recovery was not greate...

Tinnitus Patients can Lead a Normal Life

...n important sound. We can teach the system to stop processing it at this level of importance and leave it at a subconscious level. This goal is achieved in two ways: therapeutic advice and sound therapy, fundamental tools in TRT. Through therapeutic advice, the specialist gives the patient an explanation of w...

China Uncovers Thousands of Dangerous Foods

...the contaminated foods were small, unlicensed food processing plants that employed fewer than 10 people. However, about 75 percent of China's one million food-processing plants are small operations, according to the quality watchdog....

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