Obstetrics & gynaecology

Stress may be associated with fertility issues in women

Female rats exposed to a scream sound may have diminished ovarian reserve and reduced fertility, according to a small animal study published in the Endocrine Society's journal, Endocrinology.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Blind people remember language better than sighted people do

Blind people can remember speech better than sighted people, but a person's ability to see makes no difference in how they remember sound effects, found a new study by Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Tumors partially destroyed with sound don't come back

Noninvasive sound technology developed at the University of Michigan breaks down liver tumors in rats, kills cancer cells and spurs the immune system to prevent further spread—an advance that could lead to improved cancer ...

Neuroscience

How left brain asymmetry is related to reading ability

Researchers led by Mark Eckert at the Medical University of South Carolina, United States, report that two seemingly opposing theories of language processing are both correct. Publishing in the open-access journal PLOS Biology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New way to blast kidney stones can be done in doctor's office

A noninvasive ultrasound technique is capable of quickly pulverizing kidney stones, an early study shows—in what researchers call a first step toward a simpler, anesthesia-free treatment for the painful problem.

Neuroscience

Converting sound to touch

According to estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO) more than 5% of the world's population is affected by hearing loss and deafness, which is mostly caused by loss of hair cells in the ear. For future treatment, ...

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Sound

Sound is a travelling wave which is an oscillation of pressure transmitted through a solid, liquid, or gas, composed of frequencies within the range of hearing and of a level sufficiently strong to be heard, or the sensation stimulated in organs of hearing by such vibrations.

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