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Scientists detail latest advances in development of prosthetic devices for paralyzed
...ol a physical or virtual device that carries out a task
according to the user's intent. Both methods have their advantages and drawbacks. Recording from inside the brain requires that electrodes be surgically implanted, carrying the risk of infection. Neural scarring around the electrodes can also build ...
OHSU study: Testosterone deprivation makes men forget
... in the brain. "We can see during each task
what parts of the brain are active and how the two brains (testosterone deprived versus normal ) differ," Bussiere said. Janowsky, whose laboratory focuses on how cognition changes with aging, said healthy older men, on average, have abou...
High-fat diets hammer memory, more than a waistline worry
...t groups also had much more difficulty on a memory task
than did rats exposed to intermittent hypoxia alone or fed the high fat, refined carbohydrate diet alone. "Our new findings provide the first support for the hypothesis that diet can modify an individual's vulnerability to cogni...
How can we combat MRSA?
...inging MRSA into hospitals. "It would be a mammoth task
to screen the entire hospital population, but a staggered approach would be a start," he writes. In the long term, stopping MRSA being brought in at the front door, so reducing lengthy hospital stays, expensive drug treatment, and potential litigatio...
Mayo Clinic research shows stroke rehabilitation best served by physical training
...njury by improving the ability to concentrate on a task
or thought. However, applying these findings to humans in previous studies of stroke recovery has produced mixed results. One reason is that it's difficult to study stroke recovery because of the variety of possible brain injuries. Physicians engage...
Under the surface, the brain seethes with undiscovered activity
...is of comprehending vision may be a very different task
for young brains versus old brains." A second surprise was in store for Weliky. Placing the ferrets in a darkened room revealed that older ferrets' brains were still humming along at 80 percent as if they were processing visual information. Since thi...
Health and politics: Lessons learned from the Iraq conflict
...e invasion of Iraq, the US administration gave the task
of planning and execution of humanitarian relief t...sistance as much as possible and should leave this task
to agencies that have traditionally handled humanitarian crises, such as the Office of Foreign Disas...
Should medical students have earlier contact with patients?
... the profession they will join helps redefine the task
of medical education in the 21st century, conclude the authors....
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...formance on the complex accelerating rotarod motor task
was restored. This is good news for these mice and maybe for the therapeutics of these disorders. 2. FGF and Cortical Laminar Development. Hiroshi Hasegawa, Shizuko Ashigaki,Masako Takamatsu, Rika Suzuki-Migishima, Norihiko...
Coast-mapping satellites will follow the tides
...l Hydrographic Organisation (IHO), have the global task
of mapping the sea and also the 'littoral' - that is, the stretch of shore affected by the sea. Their work is based on surveying campaigns using ships and air-based platforms Updates may also be provided by shore-based authorities or those working in...
Short term memory's effectiveness influenced by sight, sound
...king her subjects to recall the order of a list, a task
at which the auditory brain is superior, Bavelier concentrated on devising a test that required recall, but not in the temporal order of the items. Both hearing and deaf subjects were given a list of words like "boat" and "table" and asked to recall ...
New study shows phonics is critical for skilled reading
...ns among spelling, sound and meaning, you make the task
of learning to read much harder for the child," says Seidenberg. "You also leave out an important component of what ultimately makes us skilled readers."...
We weren't made to multitask
...one was identifying shapes, and for some subjects, task
two was identifying letters, for others it was ide...lors. The subjects were forced to switch from one task
to the other in either one and a half seconds or one tenth of a second. When they had to switch fas...
Women exposed to frustrating noise stress snack more afterwards
...ed a need for distraction in men, that the tracing task
provided an outlet for that need, or that men found the tracing task
to be a coping strategy whereas women did not."...
Speech recognition experts at OGI School of Science & Engineering receive nearly $700,000 in grants
...enough for the human brain to tackle more than one task
at once," noted Heeman, a computer scientist in the OGI School of Science & Engineering. "If you add a computer into the mix, there are certain interactions between man and machine that need to be more thoroughly developed so the computer does what i...
New research suggests two brain areas critical for short-term memory
... Deadwyler. "For the first 10 to 15 seconds of the task
used to examine this in rats, we found that the me..."right" and "left" levers were showing. To get the task
correct, the rat now had to press the lever opposite from the one selected at the beginning of the t...
Minimally invasive colon cancer surgery is effective
...rnative for treating colon cancer. Now we have the task
of defining who is an 'experienced surgeon.'" Fleshman was a key contributor to the study, which was led by the Mayo Clinic. The results will be presented May 12 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons in Dallas and...
Rising young psychiatry researchers receive prestigious international award
...e world. "Deciding on the winners was a difficult task
considering the outstanding quality of the applications received," commented Professor Gary Sachs, Harvard Medical School, USA and a member of the independent judging panel. "Each year we are astounded with the diversity of research proposals receiv...
Mixed amphetamine salts significantly better than atomoxetine in treating children with ADHD
... of a child's ability to pay attention and stay on task
correlated by an increase in number of successfully completed problems. Overall, when considering baseline productivity, children taking mixed amphetamine salts attempted more than twice the number of additional problems attempted by patients taking...
Sounds of New York, evidence for a preferred ear, ultrasound for the eye
...xhibited reduced performance on the silent reading task
(1aAA8). Bridget Shield of London South Bank Unive...tries around the globe. What makes this difficult task
even more daunting is that there are an estimated 350 types of anti-personnel landmines. Acousticia...
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