News tagged with fibers
(Medical Xpress)—One way to increase our understanding of bilateral brains, like our own, is to inspect their paired sensory systems. In our visual system, the optic nerves normally combine at a place called ...
Neuroscience Apr 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Using a miniature electronic device implanted in the brain, scientists have tapped into the internal reward system of mice, prodding neurons to release dopamine, a chemical associated with pleasure.
Neuroscience Apr 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 3 |
(Medical Xpress)—Gastric banding, a common surgery to reduce obesity, leaves much to be desired. Typically, the patient is left with a feeling of constant hunger. Stimulators implanted in the feeding centers ...
Overweight and Obesity Apr 09, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Researchers at the University of Minnesota's Lillehei Heart Institute have combined genetic repair with cellular reprogramming to generate stem cells capable of muscle regeneration in a mouse model for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy ...
Medical research Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Reduced production of myelin, a type of protective nerve fiber that is lost in diseases like multiple sclerosis, may also play a role in the development of mental illness, according to researchers at the Graduate School of ...
Neuroscience Nov 28, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—A thin, flexible electrode developed at the University of Michigan is 10 times smaller than the nearest competition and could make long-term measurements of neural activity practical at ...
Neuroscience Nov 11, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—A new pill can help prevent relapse in some people with multiple sclerosis (MS), new research indicates.
Neuroscience Sep 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A growing body of research shows that children who suffer severe neglect and social isolation have cognitive and social impairments as adults. A study from Boston Children's Hospital shows, for the first time, how these functional ...
Neuroscience Sep 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2 |
Study shows omega-3 fatty acid, curry spice repair tissue damage, preserve walking in rats with spinal-cord injury
UCLA researchers discovered that a diet enriched with a popular omega-3 fatty acid and an ingredient of curry spice preserved walking ability in rats with spinal-cord injury. Published June 26 in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Sp ...
Neuroscience Jun 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
The brain receives information from the ear in a surprisingly orderly fashion, according to a University at Buffalo study scheduled to appear June 6 in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Neuroscience Jun 05, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (8) | 1 |
A study led by researchers from McGill University provides new insights into the structure of muscle tissue in the heart a finding that promises to contribute to the study of heart diseases and to the engineering of ...
Cardiology May 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Some unusual alliances are necessary for you to wiggle your fingers, researchers report.
Genetics Feb 08, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers from Japan recently published a paper in PLoS One describing their successful growth and transplantation of new teeth created from the stem cells of mice.
Medical research Jul 13, 2011 | 4.9 / 5 (23) | 8 |
(Medical Xpress)—Working with lab mice models of multiple sclerosis (MS), UC Davis scientists have detected a novel molecular target for the design of drugs that could be safer and more effective than current FDA-approved ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia 21 hours ago | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Some parts of the body, like the liver, can regenerate themselves after damage. But others, such as our nervous system, are considered either irreparable or slow to recover, leaving thousands ...
Neuroscience May 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (8) | 1 |
Fiber, also spelled fibre, is a class of materials that are continuous filaments or are in discrete elongated pieces, similar to lengths of thread. They are very important in the biology of both plants and animals, for holding tissues together. Human uses for fibers are diverse. They can be spun into filaments, string or rope, used as a component of composite materials, or matted into sheets to make products such as paper or felt. Fibers are often used in the manufacture of other materials. Synthetic fibers can be produced very cheaply and in large amounts compared to natural fibers, but natural fibers enjoy some benefits, such as comfort, over their man-made counterparts.
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