Biology News

UT Dallas study reveals effect of loud noises on brain

7/31/2014
Prolonged exposure to loud noise alters how the brain processes speech, potentially increasing the difficulty in distinguishing speech sounds, according to neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Dallas. In a paper published this week in Ear and Hearing , researchers demonstrated... [Comments]UT Dallas study reveals effect of loud noises on brain

Scientists shine bright new light on how living things capture energy from the sun

7/31/2014
Since Alexandre Edmond Becquerel first discovered the photovoltaic effect in 1839, humankind has sought to further understand and harness the power of sunlight for its own purposes. In a new research report published in the August 2014 issue of the FASEB Journal , scientists may have uncovered a new method of exploiting the power of sunlight by focusing on a naturally occurring combination... [Comments]

Scientists discover biochemical mechanisms contributing to fibromuscular dysplasia

7/31/2014
An important step has been made to help better identify and treat those with fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD). FMD causes both an abnormal narrowing and enlarging of medium sized arteries in the body, which can restrict blood flow to the kidneys and other organs causing damage. In a new report appearing in August 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal , scientists provide evidence that that FMD may... [Comments]

New paper describes how DNA avoids damage from UV light

7/31/2014
BOZEMAN, Mont. In the same week that the U.S. surgeon general issued a 101-page report about the dangers of skin cancer, researchers at Montana State University published a paper breaking new ground on how DNA the genetic code in every cell responds when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. The findings advance fundamental understanding of DNA damage by the UV rays found in sunlight. This... [Comments]

The Rim Fire 1 year later: A natural experiment in fire ecology and management

7/31/2014
The enormous conflagration known as the Rim Fire was in full fury, raging swiftly from crown to crown among mature trees, when it entered the backcountry of Yosemite National Park in California's Sierra Nevada in late August 2013. But inside the park, the battle began to turn, enacting a case study in the way management decisions and drought can combine to fuel large, severe fires. "When t... [Comments]

Surgeons report significant migraine relief from cosmetic eyelid surgery technique

7/31/2014
New Orleans, LA Dr. Oren Tessler, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, is part of a team of plastic and reconstructive surgeons who report a high success rate using a method to screen and select patients for a specific surgical migraine treatment technique. More than 90% of the patients who underwent this surgery to decompress t... [Comments]

Brother of Hibiscus is found alive and well on Maui

7/31/2014
Most people are familiar with Hibiscus flowers- they are an iconic symbol of tropical resorts worldwide where they are commonly planted in the landscape. Some, like Hawaii's State Flower- Hibiscus brackenridgei - are endangered species. Only a relatively few botanists and Hawaiian conse... [Comments]Brother of Hibiscus is found alive and well on Maui

Gulf oil spill researcher: Bacteria ate some toxins, but worst remain

7/31/2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. A Florida State University researcher found that bacteria in the Gulf of Mexico consumed many of the toxic components of the oil released during the Deepwater Horizon spill in the months after the spill, but not the most toxic contaminants. In two new studies conducted in a deep sea plume, Assistant Professor Olivia Mason found a species of bacteria called Colwellia... [Comments]

Hope for the overweight

7/31/2014
White, brown and beige adipocytes, or fat cells, are inherently different. Each of these cell types has different functions and each plays its own role in metabolism. In the human body, white adipose tissue is by far the most prevalent. Its primary function is energy storage. On the other hand, brown adipocytes utilize available energy to generate heat but are only found in a few places in the... [Comments]

Smart Technology Consumer's Interest in Mobile Payment Products Grows - Company Secures Deal with Major Airline to Display Advertisements in Flight for its Next Generation Smart Wallet

7/31/2014
CORAL SPRINGS, Florida , July 31, 2014 Biometrics industry sees growth as companies compete to develop unique and innovative smart technologies; companies turn towards digital currency: NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCBB: NXTD), eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY ), Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN ), Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB ), Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG ) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSF... [Comments]

NXT-ID's Next Generation Biometric Smart Wallet Featured on NewsWatch Consumer Show on the History Channel and FYI Network Today, July 31st

7/31/2014
SHELTON, Conn. , July 31, 2014 NXT-ID, Inc., (NXTD: OTCQB) a biometric authentication company focused on the growing m-commerce market, reminds investors and consumers wanting to learn more about its  next generation smart wallet, Wocket™, that it will be on-air today, July 31 st . The biometrically secure Wocket smart wallet will be featured in a s... [Comments]

Medicine News

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition to be Featured in New York’s Rockefeller Center Window during August to Raise Awareness and Promote Education about Ovarian Cancer

7/31/2014
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Throughout the month of August, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition will be featured in the highly coveted 10 Rockefeller Plaza showcase window. The space is being donated by EHE International, an historic preventative healthcare company, dedicated to proactive health care management. The eye-catching window display, designed in partnership with Stephen... [Comments]

Two Moms in the Raw Launches Three New, Raw, Sprouted 100% Organic Snacks

7/31/2014
Longmont, Colo. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Two Moms in the Raw, maker of award-winning raw snacks, has launched three new products including: a Cacao Nib Nut Bar, Green Tea Vanilla Truffle and Cayenne Cacao Truffle. Like all Two Moms in the Raw products, each is 100% organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, raw, sprouted, Kosher and great tasting. “My family is picky, so I’m constantly working on cre... [Comments]

Saint Luke’s Health System Physicians and Clinics Earn Excellence through Insight Awards for Overall Patient Experience in the CG-CAHPS Database

7/31/2014
Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Saint Luke’s Health System clinics and physicians were recently recognized with an Excellence Through Insight award for Overall Patient Experience in the Clinician Group-Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CG-CAHPS) database in multiple categories by HealthStream, Inc.. Recipients were awarded this honor for their commitment to... [Comments]

SAS Selects i2i Systems for Health Care Center Patient Referral Database

7/31/2014
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 i2i Systems announced today it was selected by North Carolina-based SAS Institute Inc. (SAS) to provide a robust patient referral database for its employee Health Care Center (HCC). SAS is one of the largest independent software companies in the world, employing approximately 13,600 people worldwide. More than 40,000 patients are seen annually in... [Comments]

Six Schools of Nursing Named National League for Nursing Centers of Excellence in Nursing Education for 2014-18

7/31/2014
Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Six schools of nursing have been named NLN Centers of Excellence (COE) for 2014 to 2018, bringing the total to 35, the National League for Nursing Board of Governors has announced. The selection is by competitive application reviewed by a panel of leaders in nursing education. In this cycle, all six are first-time COE designees. As in previous years... [Comments]

Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services Welcomes The Sarah Moore HCC into Its Family

7/31/2014
Columbus, OH (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) announced that effective August 1, 2014, The Sarah Moore Health Care Center, Inc. (Sarah Moore HCC) has joined its family of communities by a change in ownership control. The not-for-profit Sarah Moore HCC was established in 1892 as a home for the aged. Over the years, the Sarah Moore HCC has grown and devel... [Comments]

Quick Fixin’ Summertime Meals with Shiitake Mushrooms -- Bring ‘em Home and Grow Your Own

7/31/2014
Perkins, OK (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Shiitakes have been called “The workhorse of the gourmet mushrooms.” As in the recipe for Quick-Fix Spaghetti Sauce below, they cook up in 5-10 minutes. They are the second-most consumed mushroom worldwide, valued for their deep flavor -- four to ten times that of white button mushrooms. They absorb flavors of the foods they're cooked with, so they add... [Comments]

Weight Loss Destination, the Biggest Loser Resort in Utah, Rebrands as Fitness Ridge

7/31/2014
Ivins, Utah (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 With the brand change comes more involvement by the Fitness Ridge founders – a new lecture series featuring the “reality model” used by Franklin Covey to shape behaviors, trips to Zion’s National Park, a more affordable resort pricing structure, and a renewed focus on long-term health and wellness. Cameron Kelsh, Co-founder, says, “We have always had a... [Comments]

Eye Surgery Clinics in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated

7/31/2014
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Over the past five years, the Eye Surgery Clinics industry has benefited from the estimated 151 million individuals that have required some form of vision correction, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). According to a Consumer Reports National Research Center survey of individuals that have received laser vision correction surgery,... [Comments]

Smartphone iDoc 24 Technology Speeds Time to Diagnosis and Treatment for Skin Cancer Patients

7/31/2014
San Francsico, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Researchers from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have published the largest study to date comparing the clinical outcomes resulting from triage through either teledermoscopy or traditional letter referral systems in a real-life clinical scenario. Results indicate that smartphone referrals via patent pending iDoc24® technology provided fa... [Comments]

Monoamine oxidase A: Biomarker for postpartum depression

7/31/2014
This news release is available in German . Many women suffer from baby blues after giving birth. Some even develop full-blown postpartum depression in the weeks that follow. Monoamine oxidase A, an enzyme responsible for the breakdown of neurotransmitters like dopamine and seroto... [Comments]Monoamine oxidase A: Biomarker for postpartum depression

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