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(Medical Xpress)—The newest public health threat in Africa, scientists have found, is coming from a previously unknown source: the banded mongoose. Leptospirosis, the disease is called. And the banded mongoose ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- New research published today in the journal Science suggests it may be possible to use brain technology to learn to play a piano, reduce mental stress or hit a curve ball with little or no ...
Neuroscience Dec 08, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (38) | 26 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Do you ever wonder about the stuff that makes up words? Why is a word a word, what goes into forming it, what's its history or why is it long or short? Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 20, 2011 | 4.2 / 5 (6) | 6 |
When you're studying for an exam, is there something you can do while you sleep to retain the information better?
Neuroscience Jan 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Suppose a baby's first word is "mommy" or "daddy"--words an infant usually says around his or her first birthday. Of course, the little cherub puts a gleam in her parents' eyes; she's finally ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 09, 2012 | 4.4 / 5 (5) | 5 |
Most often, people associate circadian rhythms with the symptoms of jet lag that occur after crossing several time zones. Circadian rhythms, which get their cues from light and darkness, can change sleep-wake ...
Medical research Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Novel technique for delivering multiple cancer treatments may solve hurdle for combinatorial drug therapies
Cancers are notorious for secreting chemicals that confuse the immune system and thwarting biological defenses.
Cancer Jul 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—This year's mild winter and early spring were a bonanza for tick populations in the eastern United States. Reports of tick-borne disease rose fast.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 3
(Medical Xpress)—The basal ganglia, structures deep in the forebrain already known to control voluntary movements, also may play a critical role in how people form habits, both bad and good, and in influencing ...
Neuroscience Jan 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Craig Hutto considers himself part bionic man. In 2005, doctors amputated his leg after a shark attacked him during a fishing trip off the Florida Gulf Coast.
Medical research Jan 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Cape Cod-TV correspondent Melissa Chartrand went into the hospital three years ago to undergo a hysterectomy, a common procedure that was supposed to eliminate her abdominal pains. But for Melissa, a far more serious pain ...
Cancer Jan 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Parents and babies smile, laugh and coo at each other, but scientists still have a lot of questions about how these interactions help infants develop.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 08, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers developing device that could improve sound resolution for deaf individuals who opt for cochlear implants
(Medical Xpress)—The cochlear implant is widely considered to be the most successful neural prosthetic on the market. The implant, which helps deaf individuals perceive sound, translates auditory information ...
Medical research Apr 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- It's a chilling thought--losing the sense of sight because of severe injury or damage to the brain's visual cortex. But, is it possible to train a damaged or injured brain to "see" again after such a catastrophic ...
Neuroscience Apr 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Aches and pains got you down? The way you walk could be wearing out parts of your body.
Arthritis & Rheumatism Jun 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0