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Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.

...n human brains. They then tested various motor and sensory reflexes to determine if the rats' symptoms were decreased, indicating that the drug had reached its target. The test results indicated that the drug had “been successfully diffused in brain tissue,” Frey said. Asked about the implications of Frey's...

Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Directly to Brain

...n human brains. They then tested various motor and sensory reflexes to determine if the rats' symptoms were decreased, indicating that the drug had reached its target.The test results indicated that the drug had “been successfully diffused in brain tissue,” Frey said. Asked about the implications of Frey's ...

Control of anger disorder connected to Brain Dysfunction

..." according to Best's team. Finally, in a test of sensory perceptions related to OMPCC function, IED patients had more difficulty identifying various odors in "scratch-and-sniff" samples. All of this suggests that dysfunction in the OMPCC is involved in this impulse-control disorder, the researchers point o...

Cell transplants for stroke

... showed improvement. They gained in both motor and sensory functioning. The researchers believe that the bone marrow cells migrate to damaged areas of the brain and produce all kinds of growth factors that help repair the tissue. More research is needed to assess whether such an approach could work in huma...

Research on causes for falling helps develop preventive strategies

...ce and take shorter steps. They also add that poor sensory power, like poor vision, and reduced muscle strength could also contribute to a fall. The study has helped the researchers discover effective ways of preventing falls or reducing injuries during a fall. One such discovery is the "hip bag", which act...

Protein in diabetic neuropathy treatment

...ic hedgehog protein fully restored their motor and sensory nerves. A researcher from the University of Michigan, in an accompanying commentary said that this study indicated that restoration of hedgehog activity could be beneficial to those diabetics with neuropathy. She concluded that a combination therapy...

Vibrating Insoles could Help Balance

...he theory is small vibrations should stimulate the sensory system and therefore help to maintain proper balan...parts.Young participants might have almost optimum sensory feedback and balance control compared with elderly patients, who often have lateral postural instabi...

How a man's mind really works

..." sport or action movies. His brain takes in less sensory detail than a woman's, so he doesn't see or even feel the dust and household mess in the same way. Anyhow, the male brain attaches less personal identity to the inside of a home and more to the workplace or the yard -- which is why he doesn't get wor...

New Findings Could Reduce The Extent Of Spinal Cord Injuries

...arch showed that up to 50 percent of the motor and sensory nerve cell death could be prevented in mice with sciatic nerve injury and researchers feel they are on their way to developing a treatment that is effective in preventing motor nerve cell death, which is significant to people because loss of motor ne...

A Drug That Might Relieve Chronic Cough

...believe symptoms of chronic cough may be a sign of sensory neuropathy, or a disorder of the sensory nervous system. With this in mind, they thought patients with chronic cough may benefit from a drug ...

Gene Therapy To Treat Deafness

Replacing lost sensory hair cells in the inner ear may restore partial he...inner ear. This gene is also called Math1. The new sensory hairs grow as the differentiated non-sensory cells of the inner ear are encouraged to change the phe...

ADHD improvement with sensory intervention

...o treated to a better// condition with the help of sensory interventions like applying deep pressure or putti...through medications and behavioral therapies. The sensory interventions use the three sensory inputs of tactile sensations, sensations of gravity and movement...

New Diseases

...o had presented with with prominent psychiatric or sensory symptoms at the time of clinical presentation and delayed onset of neurologic abnormalities, including ataxia within weeks or months, dementia and myoclonus late in the illness, a duration of illness of at least 6 months, and a diffusely abnormal non...

Smokers may differ in their cravings for smoking

...arch suggests that conditioned response to various sensory cues like presentation of visuals, or smelling of ...encies to react to drugs, as their brain views the sensory cues differently. The researchers feel that this discovery may lead to differential use of quitting ...

Gender difference in Pain Experience - Women feel More Pain than men

...n they experience whereas men tend to focus on the sensory aspects, for example concentrating on the physical sensations they experience. Hence anxiety may affect men and women in different ways, and the strategies used to cope with pain may actually make their experience worse. The general conclusion drawn ...

‘Loud Noise’ Research may help in Development of Prosthetics for Eldery

...d to be "just the right amount to raise it above a sensory threshold so it can be perceived. Too little noise...aid:"This is especially important for people whose sensory thresholds have been elevated, such as the elderly or people who have sustained damage to their visu...

Preventing falls in elderly with noise

... that cause distractions in hearing something. But sensory noise may not be limited 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 ...

Folic acid retards mental decline in middle aged

...n information processing, and 1.9 years younger in sensory motor speed compared with those who received a placebo. This can be especially useful when treating patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The role of vitamins B6 and B12 are also being investigated for reducing the level of homocysteine in blood. ...

Folic Acid Retards Mental Decline In Middle Aged Subjects

...n information processing, and 1.9 years younger in sensory motor speed compared with those who received a placebo. This can be especially useful when treating patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The role of vitamins B6 and B12 are also being investigated for reducing the level of homocysteine in blood. ...

An effective pain killer

... called the vanilloid receptor, which sits on pain sensory nerve endings. Vallinoid receptors normally react to heat and acidity. The 'hot' sensation experienced when eating chilli arises from the capsaicin in the chilli reacting with those pain receptors. But the problem with capsaicin is that it subsides ...

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