Tag: "brain" at medical news
Faces must be seen to be recognized
...ion. Together, these findings provide insight into brain
organization and the neural correlates of conscious perception," they wrote. Farshad Moradi, Christof Koch, and Shinsuke Shimojo: "Face Adaptation Depends on Seeing the Face"...
Shepherds whistle while they work and brains process sounds as language
... the northwest coast of Africa. And the way the brain
processes these whistles is similar to the way it ...rnal Nature . "Science has developed the idea of brain
areas that are dedicated to language and we are starting to understand the scope of signals that can...
Scientists uncover new mechanism for the amygdala in fear recognition
... visual cues for fear. "People often think of the brain
as passively receiving information from the senses... This study shows that there are mechanisms in the brain
that allow us to actively seek out information in the environment in the first place," said Ralph Ad...
Magnetic resonance imaging deconstructs brain's complex network
...aging (fMRI), has shown how to visualize the human brain
as a massive, interacting, complex network governe...and applied studies to investigate the dynamics of brain
states, particularly in cases of dysfunction -- such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease and chron...
Study finds heavy drinking linked to higher stroke risk
...ack," the condition develops when an artery in the brain
becomes blocked by a blood clot. There are two typ...ts from the development of a blood clot within the brain
itself, and embolic, which is the result of a clot traveling through the bloodstream from another pa...
Very shy children may process some facial expressions differently
...onses were also recorded with electrodes measuring brain
wave activity. The researchers found that the s...rs suggest that their findings indicate diminished brain
involvement and partially impaired reading in response to some facial expressions. "Shy children hav...
Ethics of neuroimaging research to be focus of NIH/Stanford meeting
STANFORD, Calif. - Learning about how the brain
works often involves studying the brains of health...help research institutions set standards for their brain
imaging studies. Judy Illes, PhD, senior research scholar at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethi...
UCLA-VA study names India dietary staple as potential Alzheimer's weapon
...mer's disease (AD) is an irreversible, progressive brain
disorder that occurs gradually and results in memo...ing abilities. These losses relate to the death of brain
cells and the breakdown of the connections between them. The disease is the most common form of d...
Maintaining physical activity linked to less cognitive decline in older men
... being physically active in old age could keep the brain
fit," said van Gelder, of the National Institute f...s. Physical activity may improve blood flow to the brain
and thereby reduce the risk of stroke, dementia, and cognitive decline. Activity may stimulate the n...
Mice with depression-like behaviors reveal possible source of human depression
... body's stress system." In response to stress, the brain
signals the adrenal gland to release hormones, inc...cocorticoid are important for normal function, the brain
closely monitors and regulates the hormone. People with major depressive disorder release excessive ...
Sudden death from stress linked to wonky signals in the brain
...stress may be triggered by uneven signals from the brain
to the heart, according to a study by University C...tem which normally coordinates signalling from the brain
to different parts of the heart may be disrupted in some people, making them vulnerable to potential...
Decreased sensitivity in the brain to estrogen may help explain menopausal changes
... study suggests that agerelated changes in how the brain
responds to the female sex hormone estrogen may be...udy could mean that, with age, a part of a woman's brain
which regulates reproductive hormone levels may become less sensitive to estrogen. Other study fin...
Timing appears essential to combining antiangiogenesis and radiation therapy
...is treatment. The MGH researchers implanted human brain
tumor tissue into mice that were then treated with various combinations of an angiogenesis inhibitor called DC101 and radiation therapy. DC101 alone produced a minor delay in tumor growth, and radiation alone produced a more significant growth dela...
Rutgers-Newark researchers link early movement, brain development
...planations and may hold the key to how an infant's brain
develops in its earliest stages. In a paper publi...be provided to the sensory areas of the developing brain
through an individual's own movements rather than just sensory inputs, as was previously believed. I...
Early learning leaves lasting changes in brain, Stanford owl study shows
...ut to be right. Neurons in the mapping part of the brain
form connections with a completely new group of neurons in the brain
region that links those noises with the visual world. Adult owls that had learned to work with the g...
Novartis announces collaboration with Bayer for EMSELEX
... are located in various body organs, including the brain
and heart. EMSELEX has been shown to effectively reduce the number of weekly incontinence episodes by up to 77% versus placebo.1 Additional clinical trials comparing EMSELEX with placebo showed that EMSELEX does not impair cognitive function and has ...
Surprise! Cells have second source of phosphate
...tant in regulating the release of chemicals in the brain
and in controlling the cellular machinery that bui... Bhandari, Ph.D., mixed it with a "puree" of mouse brain
or kidney, which produced hundreds of radioactive proteins. After numerous experiments to rule out o...
Safety of childbirth after C-section examined
...r newborn hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (newborn brain
injury due to lack of oxygen). About 39 percent of the women chose to attempt a vaginal delivery in spite of their previous cesarean section. Of these, 73 percent succeeded in this "trial of labor" and delivered vaginally. Symptomatic uterine rupture...
Brain region identified that controls collecting behavior
...who developed abnormal hoarding behavior following brain
injury, neurology researchers in the University of...driven by certain primitive structures deep in the brain
and most mammals, including humans, share these subcortical regions. "But human collecting goes beyo...
New clue to nerve growth may help regeneration efforts
... dishes, Kantor simulated a particular step in the brain
development of developing rats. During this step, specific nerves begin connecting between what will eventually be two sections of the brain. Because the accurate extension of these nerves requires semaphorin 5A, Kantor was able to identify key mole...
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