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Sensitive to bright light? You may have sensitive teeth also

... a direct relationship to sensitivities to special senses like sight, hearing, taste and touch, with a notable finding that all people with sensitive teeth expressed a need to wear sunglasses when outdoors. Stimulation of cells in tiny tubes located in the tissue found beneath the hard enamel that contains...

Treatment for cholesterol-related illnesses likely with the discovery of receptor in mice

... does in our diminutive counterparts. In mice, PXR senses the presence of excess cholesterol by-products and immediately activates special pathways that remove these toxins. The main problem with the PXR receptors in humans is that they are not activated by the metabolites to trigger an effective response a...

Preventing falls in elderly with noise

...to hearing only. Noise may be present in all other senses of smell, vision, touch etc., it being the disturbance that affects our focusing to the main sensation. According to the current research, tactile noise may increase our ability to concentrate on weak touch sensations that in other circumstances, we...

Older People Can Also Eat As Young!

...o eat well. As one gets older, it’s as if the body senses the need for fewer calories and many people lose interest in food. Added to decreased appetite, being alone during mealtimes (for someone who is widowed) and impaired mobility may make shopping and cooking too much of a bother. But following the ab...

Digestive acid production dependent on newly found hormone

...acid. Researchers have identified a receptor that senses bile acid and responds by secreting FGF15. In the liver, the secreted intestinal protein limits the activity of an enzyme called cholesterol 7a-hydroxylase (CYP7A1) critical to bile acid production. Animal models lacking FGF15 were found to have incr...

New sensors developed to predict effectiveness of radiotherapy treatment

...e working principle of semiconductor material that senses the incoming radiation and transmits it to a display unit. INVORAD also developed a cylindrical 'body phantom'. The 'phantom' is given the prescribed dose and the sensors pick up the dose actually delivered. If the 'phantom' treatment matches the p...

Experiment Creates Illusion Of Weight Loss

... the tendons of the wrists. A conflict between the senses is the reason for the illusion. The human muscle or skin do not contain receptors which inform the brain with regard to the size of the body parts. This research may also serve to provide information with regard to anorexia, wherein people imagine ...

Karla: healthy beer as claimed by German manufacturers

...rla //, which they claim has the power to calm the senses and also prevent cancer. The beer is made form herbs and also contains lecithin soya extract, folic acid and vitamins. It is also with a lower alcohol percentage. Chemists claim that the sale of this beer is even better than aspirin, as it is bein...

Indian Incense Invades American Senses

...mall in America and the aroma that wafts into your senses is indelibly Indian//. This is Indian incense at its zenith, and there is no mistaking the aroma of sandalwood, jasmine or the heady champa. "We are importing agarbattis (incense sticks) from India on a large scale," says Martha Rodman at the Next ...

Respirator Can Improve Quality Of Life Of Motor Neurone Disease Patients

..., or even feed themselves, but their intellect and senses usually remain unaffected. Average life expectancy from onset of symptoms is just two to five years. --Edited IANS...

Link between position and sense of smell revealed

...europsychologist, head of the institute's chemical senses laboratory said that other studies show that the reclining position reduces senses connected to the brain, including hearing and spacial perception. But this study is one of a kind ...

Grand FDA nod and approval for drug for heart transplant patients

...dy's immune system, which can attack new organs it senses as foreign objects.” In one study of U.S. patients, 93.5 percent of patients and their new hearts survived one year after transplant. That rate was similar to what was seen in patients given an older drug, cyclosporine. Prograf's main chemical ingr...

Research Throws Light On Regeneration of Hearing Cells

...h of the cochlea – the organ of the inner ear that senses sound – where they convert sonic vibrations to electrical signals that are carried to the brain. The cells are very sensitive to damage from excessive noise, infections and toxins. Once damaged, hair cells do not naturally regenerate in mammals, and ...

Sensory Input Necessary During "Critical Periods" Of Brain Development

...r degree of sensory input. Scientists say that the senses of vision, hearing and touch develop during such critical periods. The visual system provides an exemplary model for studying developmental plasticity, however, because of the pioneering work of Nobel prize-winning HMS researchers David Hubel and ...

Lack of STAT1 -an Immune Protein, Pack Liver Infection Cure

...production is triggered whenever the immune system senses a foreign bacterium, virus or other pathogen. STAT1 activation is a critical step in the immune system response, as this protein activates other key immune substances. So it didn’t make sense to the researchers that mice that couldn’t produce STAT1...

New Studies Show The Efficacies Of Virtual Realities Vis-à-vis Pai

...e an optimum amount of attention involving various senses (visual, auditory and kinaesthetic), an active emotional involvement, and participation from the patient to compete with the signals of the harmful stimuli. The advanced distraction techniques (ADTs) recently developed use 3D images combined with d...

p53, the Guardian of Our Genome

...protein when it is active. It is activated when it senses DNA damage. It prevents the cell from reproducing until the DNA is repaired, or it induces cell death. About 36,000 papers were published till date and bringing together every two years an ever-widening community of scientists working on the frontier...

Understanding the Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Decision-Making

... night during the 11 straight sorties, my body and senses became very numb. I truly believe, because of the demand for the missions in OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom), our crew had become so tired that we forgot the little things, which can add up to big things." Because of incidents like Drummond's the Do...

Protective Intestinal Antibiotic Protein Discovered

...stand the mechanism by which the intestinal lining senses bacterial threats. What turns this protein antibiotic on?" Dr. Hooper asked. "We want to explore whether this is something we can stimulate artificially to stave off pathogenic infections." Source : Eureka Aler...

Weird Protein Puzzles Researchers

...efends the body from invading cells, as soon as it senses the alien peptides on the surface of the cells. Similarly, the peptides present on the surface of a developing cancer alert the immune system, which permits the production of antigens from one single protein. Indeed, this discovery holds promise for...

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