Tag: "motor" at biology news
Stanford cooling tool may improve performance of athletes, soldiers
...uch like a bicycling glove, that won't impede fine motor
control. We also want to incorporate it into [a] boot in a way that won't impede foot performance. With such devices, you could send a soldier in a chemical protective overgarment out into the desert, where he would normally have a limited survival t...
September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...king among those patients as well as the number of motor
vehicle crashes, arrests for substance or liquor v... department visits (103 vs. 177), 55 percent fewer motor
vehicle crashes (9 vs. 20), and 23 percent fewer total motor
vehicle events (114 vs. 149). They als...
University of Edinburgh hosts European conference on childhood disability
...arning; genetics, understanding and communication; motor
disorders; optimising outcome in prematurity;epilepsy and disability; and non-accidental injury and child protection in childhood disability...
Society for Psychophysiology Research
...ral sclerosis, or ALS, slowly robs patients of all motor
control while leaving their minds intact. Patients... able to communicate once they had completely lost motor
control. PHYSICAL FITNESS AND COGNITIVE FUNCTION IN HEALTHY PREADOLESCENT CHILDREN Sarah M. Buck, ...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2004
... is low and the pump's compressor and outdoor coil motor
are affected by the cold. The ORNL-developed frostless heat pump uses a device that enables it to produce warmer air faster and for longer periods while minimizing the defrosting cycle. Recent testing in several East Tennessee homes resulted in great...
Environmental exposures before and after birth can harm children's lungs
Children prenatally exposed to pollutants, such as motor
vehicle exhaust, and postnatally exposed to enviro...risk for PAH and ETS exposure. PAHs can come from motor
vehicle emissions, residential heating, power generation, tobacco smoking, and other combustion sour...
Gladstone researchers resolve key Huntington's disease mystery in Nature cover story
...oss of intellectual and cognitive functioning, and motor
disturbances. Although symptoms typically become evident during the fourth or fifth decades of life, the age at onset is variable and ranges from early childhood to the 70s or 80s. It's named for the American physician who initially described the con...
UCSD medical researchers use brain cell transplants to correct muscle spasms after aneurysm surgery
...f specialized spinal cord cells that control local motor
function. During a 12-week period in which the a...ll transplants displayed a progressive recovery of motor
function and a decrease in spasticity in the lower extremities over a period of several weeks follow...
Study is looking at ways to help stroke survivors regain lost motor skills
...own that the use of electrical stimulation, called motor
cortex stimulation, may be both safe and effective...o underwent physical rehabilitation accompanied by motor
cortex stimulation showed greater improvement than participants who received physical rehabilitation...
Latest buzz in research: Intoxicated honey bees may clue scientists into drunken human behavior
...ffects bees and humans in similar ways it impairs motor
functioning along with learning and memory processing," said Julie Mustard, a study co-author and a postdoctoral researcher in entomology at Ohio State University. Researchers gave honey bees various levels of ethanol, the intoxicating agent in liquo...
Pesticides may promote Parkinson's disease and exercise may offer protection
...t mimicked the effects of Parkinson's could regain motor
skills within a week of physical activity. When scientists later examined the rats' brains, they found that the rats forced to be active had lost fewer dopamine neurons than the sedentary rats. "There was a problem with these studies, however," says...
OHSU scientists identify key gene that delays female puberty
...to have mutations of this gene suffer from loss of motor
coordination and alterations in fluid balance," said Ojeda. "It will be important to continue observing these patients to determine whether they also witness a delay in the onset of puberty."...
Psychologist finds instance where 'two wrongs do make a right'
...icture of how the brain converts visual input into motor
output, Dassonville says, these findings enhance our understanding of the most fundamental concepts of how we experience and interact with the world. Dassonville and Elizabeth Walter, a graduate student, are now using the functional magnetic resonanc...
Yerkes researchers to present array of new data at Society for Neuroscience Meeting
...basal ganglia, a region of the brain that controls motor
function. This finding sets the stage for further ...rimates to determine the role of age and gender on motor
function. The team observed males' motor
function is more affected by age than that of females, a fi...
Actin muscles in on DNA transcription
...nerolle said. He suspects that actin does act as a motor
once RNA polymerase II begins transcription, but that has yet to be proved. "Learning about the precise components and sequence of events in DNA transcription is important because the process is essential to all cellular activity, whether in normal h...
Loyola begins study on blood substitute in trauma patients at the scene of injury
...will administer the blood substitute to victims of motor
vehicle crashes on major Chicago-area highways or other trauma situations. The study will begin with LIFESTAR and be introduced into communities overtime. "Getting an oxygen-carrying blood substitute into our patients at the scene of injury could in...
Pediatric cardiology researchers describe findings in neurologic outcomes, heart devices
...roving longer-term outcomes, such as cognitive and motor
development. An ongoing program at Children's Hospital studies how genetic variations influence a child's neurological outcome following heart surgery. This study found that children with a heart defect called tetralogy of Fallot were more likely to ...
No getting around RET
... RET-independent GFR1 cells in kidney, enteric and motor
neurons, as well as the expected disturbances in d...ure on loss of GFR1 function, such as the kidneys, motor
and enteric neurons and certain parts of the central nervous system during development and following...
UCI researchers use human embryonic stem cells to aid spinal cord injury repair
...ripped away through injury or disease, sensory and motor
deficiencies and, in some cases, paralysis result....do next is see how these cells improve sensory and motor
function, and hopefully it will lead to further tests with people who suffer from these debilitating...
Pain reliever may help treat life-threatening childhood disease
...teriorate in SMA due to reduced levels of survival motor
neuron (SMN) protein. Patients with the disease la...aren't clear, this protein deficiency affects only motor
neurons of the spinal cord all other cells in the body function normally. SMA patients do have o...
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