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NYU researchers uncover the neurobiology of decision-making

...ientifictheories of behavior and simple biological reflexes has troubled neurobiologistsfor much of this century, until now no researchers have been able to identifyspecific neurobiological mechanisms for decision-making. In the July 15th issue of Nature, NYU neuroscientists Michael L. Platt and PaulW. Glimch...

Sharp drop in stress hormones may set stage for arthritis, multiple sclerosis after pregnancy

... "fight or flight" response, in which strength and reflexes are enhanced, to escape or deal with a possible threat. Other research has shown that all three of these stress hormones serve to hinder the production of immune system hormones. The increase in these stress hormones is probably caused by the maste...

Cell transplants look promising for stroke recovery

... on their motor and sensory abilities and on their reflexes before the stroke and at one day, seven days and 14 days after the stroke. In a test of sensory abilities 14 days after the stroke, the rats treated with marrow stromal cells completed the test 60 percent faster than the non-treated rats. A detailed ...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for January 2004 (second issue)

...pical anesthetic in the upper airway removed local reflexes that promote airway patency (openness) during wakefulness. From their tests, the researchers discovered that the children's airways were smaller in sleep-disordered breathing patients, and that upper airway collapsibility and sleep-disordered breath...

SIDS risk linked to lack of experience with tummy-sleeping

...ds to breathe easier. If so, is that because their reflexes haven't developed far enough or because they just don't wake up?" Thach and his colleagues studied 38 healthy infants aged 3 to 37 weeks. Half of the babies usually slept prone or had a history of turning prone during sleep. The other babies had neve...

Rat whisking may provide insight into debilitating eye disorder

...ink circuit." The only neural circuits controlling reflexes that had been identified prior to the UCSD physicists' discovery were negative feedback loops, in which sensory input leads to motor output that withdraws sensors from the source of a stimulus. For example, such a reflex occurs if you accidentally t...

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