- Problem Forgetting May Be A Natural Mechanism Gone Awry
Better tie that string around your finger a little tighter. It may turn out the reason some people grow increasingly forgetful as they age is less about how old they are and more about subtle changes in the way the brain files memories and makes room for ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 20 2007 - 11:57am
- How Restylane Works To Fill Wrinkles In Skin
The current battle between the makers of anti-wrinkle products – widely compared with the Coke and Pepsi struggle for superiority – is receiving an injection of scientific understanding with the release of a new study from the University of Michigan Healt ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 20 2007 - 12:03pm
- Stem Cell Transplants Explored At Stanford As A Possible Treatment For Hearing Loss
Stefan Heller's dream is to someday find a cure for deafness. As a leader in stem cell-based research on the inner ear at the Stanford University School of Medicine, he's got a step-by-step plan for making this dream a reality. It may take anoth ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 20 2007 - 12:19pm
- Harnessing The Brain's Plasticity Key To Treating Neurological Damage
With an aging population susceptible to stroke, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions, and military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with serious limb injuries, the need for strategies that treat complex neurological impairmen ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 20 2007 - 12:22pm
- Gene Hunters Close In On Lou Gehrig’s Disease
In the first genome-wide search for the genetic roots of the most common form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Johns Hopkins scientists have newly identified 34 unique variations in the human genetic code among 276 unrelated subjects with ALS. The ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 20 2007 - 10:34pm
- Does Sniffing The Air Help Our Sense Of Smell?
Unlike most of our sensory systems that detect only one type of stimuli, our sense of smell works double duty, detecting both chemical and mechanical stimuli to improve how we smell, according to University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine researchers i ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 13 2007 - 8:50pm
- Video Games Shown To Improve Vision
According to a new study from the University of Rochester, playing action video games sharpens vision. In tests of visual acuity that assess the ability to see objects accurately in a cluttered space, game players scored higher than their non-playing peer ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2007 - 3:10pm
- Is Bigger Better? Breast Surgery Linked To Boost In Self-esteem And Sexuality
Women who undergo breast enlargement often see a sizable boost in self-esteem and positive feelings about their sexuality, a University of Florida nurse researcher reports. Although plastic surgery should not be seen as a panacea for feelings of low self- ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 4 2009 - 12:29pm
- Robotic Maid From The Jetsons One Step Closer To Reality
At MIT, researchers are working on an early version of intelligent, robotic helpers--a humanoid called Domo who grasp objects and place them on shelves or counters. Domo is the "next generation" of earlier robots built at MIT-Kismet, which was de ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 4 2012 - 2:57pm
- Omega-3 Fatty Acid May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Brain Lesions
A type of omega-3 fatty acid may slow the growth of two brain lesions that are hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease, UC Irvine scientists have discovered. The finding suggests that diets rich in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) can help prevent the development of A ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 17 2007 - 6:31pm