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MRI best tool for studying intricate nerves in dogs
...ts the first description of the anatomy of a dog's cranial
nerves (CN), a once difficult procedure now made p...ic modality. "By knowing the normal MRI anatomy of cranial
nerve emergences in the dog, the clinician will better recognize lesions affecting those nerves, suc...
New dye could offer early test for Alzheimer's
...ain plaques in living mice with specially prepared cranial
windows. To make the technique truly noninvasive, scientists must further refine the dye so it fluoresces at a slightly longer wavelength, closer to the infrared region. Light in the near-IR range can penetrate living tissue well enough to make brain...
Van Buchem disease decoded
...usually include facial distortions and pinching of cranial
nerves, and the increased nerve pressure often leads to deafness and blindness. Onset of the disease generally occurs during childhood and is manifested only in individuals carrying two copies of the mutant allele. The locus responsible for Van Buch...
Researchers track down cause of a disfiguring bone disorder
... patients, causing facial distortions and pinching cranial
nerves, which can lead to deafness and blindness. Collarbones, ribs and long bones can also be affected. The research team, led by Gabriela Loots of Livermore's Genome Biology Division, reports its findings today in the online version of the journal ...
'Man the Hunter' theory is debunked in new book
...efore and those that came after. It shares dental, cranial
and skeletal traits with both. It's also a very well-represented species in the fossil record. "Australopithecus afarensis was probably quite strong, like a small ape," Sussman says. Adults ranged from around 3 to 5 feet and they weighed 60-100 poun...