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  • Pediatric open bone breaks can often heal safely without surgery

    Bones / Orthopedics News From Medical News Today
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Many children who sustain so-called open bone fractures in the forearm or lower leg can, and do, heal safely without surgery, according to the results of a small study led by investigators at the...
  • Sleeping Beauty gene study shows encouraging results in patients with lymphoid malignancies

    Lymphology/Lymphedema News From Medical News Today
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Study results of CD19-directed chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapy using the Sleeping Beauty non-viral transduction system to modify T cells has demonstrated further promise in patients with...
  • First full-time dean of UAB grad school retiring after a 42-year academic career

    Anatomy News
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:33 am
    … research.  After earning a Ph.D. in anatomy and biology at the University … an experimental, interdisciplinary Graduate Biomedical Sciences program.  In the late 1990s … in both the School of Medicine and the Graduate School at …
  • Gene critical for proper brain development discovered

    Human Biology News -- ScienceDaily
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:41 am
    A genetic pathway has been found that accounts for the extraordinary size of the human brain. The research team has identified a gene, KATNB1, as an essential component in a genetic pathway responsible for central nervous system development in humans and other animals.
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    Jaydee23
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    Learning human anatomy from the video course ‘Structure of Man’ by Riven Phoenix.
 
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    Jaydee23
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    Learning human anatomy from the video course ‘Structure of Man’ by Riven Phoenix.
  • How to get through Human Anatomy and Physiology with an A

    handsewnhome
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Your probably wondering what makes me qualified to give advice on tackling these two very hard classes.   They are probably with biggest stumbling blocks for most Pre-Nursing students.  I constantly hear people talk about dreading them and being worried about their grades.  I however actually enjoyed them.  I must be one sick puppy because if I had to retake any classes it would much rather take those.  But I think a lot of my enjoyment came from HOW I approached the class. First off, it was fascinating.  I am still amazed at how our bodies work and even knowing so many details I would…
  • Interview with Liz Eastlake: Dental Delights and Estonian Escapades

    These Bones Of Mine
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:13 am
    Liz Eastlake is an osteoarchaeologist from Yorkshire and a graduate of the MSc in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology from the University of Sheffield.  With a strong background in fieldwork Liz also regularly engages in public outreach and education on the topics of archaeology practice and human osteology, both in museums and in colleges around Yorkshire.  Her research interests lie in dental bioarchaeology and understanding the implications for markers of occupation in the human skeleton.  In her free time Liz can often be found at the York branch of Dr Sketchy’s anti-art art…
  • A Potential Cartesian Eureka?

    canadoll
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:13 am
    For a long time I’ve been interested in Descartes’ theory of mind/body dualism. It’s a philosophy that has mostly been debunked as implausible, simply because no firm connection between the mind and body has ever been proven. Still, Rene Descartes is considered the “father of modern philosophy” because he was the first to introduce philosophy in a subjective way of thinking. Fascinating, no? Although Descartes was ultimately trying to prove the existence of God, his work has much merit. He is most famous for saying “cogito ergo sum,” which translates…
  • I SEE YOU

    alisonshirleyphotography
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:40 pm
    I was standing on a mountain with a bunch of old friends the other day. We were at a mate’s property, before a huge bonfire, celebrating 2 friends’ 40th birthdays – all camping out together for the night. In my brief conversation with one of the boys, we quickly came to be talking about spirituality. “I think that’s one of the things that all of us here have in common, our sense of spirituality is all about feeling connected…. TO THE LAND!” I chimed in. Most definitely, or in Matty’s case, more the OCEAN. I make no claim to the kind of…
 
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  • Veganism and bodybuilding: an alignment

    Vegetus
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:13 pm
    I couldn’t help but notice in The Straits Times the other day that two Singaporean female body
  • 12. What Are the Six Human Senses? | An Original eHow Article | by Kyle J. Pantermoller

    Kyle Pantermoller
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Introduction Note: I originally wrote this article as an eHow contributor several years ago for the
  • Exercise as a So Called Adult

    C.C.
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:27 am
    According to the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists (CSEP), Adults (18-64 Years) – I know, apparently we are classified as adults now – have the following guidelines: In short: - at least 150 minutes of moderate-vigorous intensity aerobic PA/week - at least 10 minutes at a time - at least 2 days of bone strengthening   How are you going about doing this? I started off with Blogilates last year, and boy did I love it. Then I stopped #theusual. I also moved back home and started looking into the Barre method and I LOVE IT. I’ll tell you more next time. Also, if…
  • Chronicle 10: Things are really looking up in Physiology!

    Dr. Animaniac
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    So things are nearing the end here at Trinity and there is just 5 days before the final round of Unifieds and the end of my first Term. I had my second Physiology quiz today and got an 80%, which makes me very happy because I was a bit worried about how I would do. This unit has been all about blood and renal and the fact that I got an 80 and 90 on each respectively shows that I’ve obviously got a pretty good handle on the material and my new studying techniques are paying off. I also haven’t gone to class this entire block, which at first may seem like a bad idea, but I say that…
  • Effect of CO2, nutrients and light on coastal plankton. II. Metabolic rates

    olgaanghelici
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:38 pm
    We conducted a microcosm experiment aimed at studying the interactive effects of high CO2, nutrient
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  • Top 10 cutest animal stories in science in 2014 - Nature video

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    From TV-watching marmosets to pretend baby penguins, this is Nature’s pick of the cutest animal stories in science this year: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Walking While Texting - National Geographic video

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Texting shrinks peripheral vision to only 10%. "Cell phone use is on the rise and our eyes keep looking down. Try looking up and see what you've been missing." Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Top medicine articles for December 2014

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:What Kids Around the World Eat for Breakfast. “In many parts of the world, breakfast is tepid, sour, fermented and savory.” After birth, babies prefer the foods they were exposed to in utero, a phenomenon called “prenatal flavor learning” http://buff.ly/1tbjAYfHigh Milk Consumption Linked to Higher Mortality in Adults, Without Fracture-Prevention Benefits http://buff.ly/1wET24c90% of workers perform better when listening to music, different genres of music are better tailored to certain tasks http://buff.ly/1xE1RJKA…
  • The language of lying - TED-Ed video

    15 Dec 2014 | 5:20 am
    From TED-Ed: We hear anywhere from 10 to 200 lies a day. And although we’ve spent much of our history coming up with ways to detect these lies by tracking physiological changes in their tellers, these methods have proved unreliable. Is there a more direct approach? Noah Zandan uses some famous examples of lying to illustrate how we might use communications science to analyze the lies themselves.Lesson by Noah Zandan, animation by The Moving Company Animation Studio.View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-language-of-lying-noah-zandan Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated…
  • New way to lose weight - color everything blue to suppress appetite?

    14 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    The color blue suppresses appetite more than any other color. Apart from blueberries and plums, which are mostly purple, there are few naturally blue foods. The hypothesis is that in the remote past, when humans foraged for food, blue was a warning of spoilage or danger.The Buffet Blues by National Geographic: Everyone loves an all you can eat buffet, but controlling our appetites can be a bit of a struggle. We’re testing to see if a simple change of scenery can impact peoples’ portion sizes. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect…
 
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  • Lack of limb or sex differences in the cutaneous vascular responses to exogenous norepinephrine

    Greaney, J. L., Stanhewicz, A. E., Kenney, W. L., Alexander, L. M.
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    The cutaneous circulation is used to examine vascular adrenergic function in clinical populations; however, limited studies have examined whether there are regional limb and sex differences in microvascular adrenergic responsiveness. We hypothesized that cutaneous adrenergic responsiveness would be greater in the leg compared with the arm and that these regional limb differences would be blunted in young women (protocol 1). We further hypothesized that cutaneous vasoconstriction to exogenous norepinephrine (NE) during β-adrenergic receptor antagonism would be augmented in young women…
  • Bronchoprotective effect of simulated deep inspirations in tracheal smooth muscle

    Pascoe, C. D., Donovan, G. M., Bosse, Y., Seow, C. Y., Pare, P. D.
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Deep inspirations (DIs) taken before an inhaled challenge with a spasmogen limit airway responsiveness in nonasthmatic subjects. This phenomenon is called bronchoprotection and is severely impaired in asthmatic subjects. The ability of DIs to prevent a decrease in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) was initially attributed to inhibition of airway narrowing. However, DIs taken before methacholine challenge limit airway responsiveness only when a test of lung function requiring a DI is used (FEV1). Therefore, it has been suggested that prior DIs enhance the compliance of the airways or…
  • Mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase and control of energy metabolism: measurements in suspensions of isolated mitochondria

    Wilson, D. F., Harrison, D. K., Vinogradov, A.
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Cytochrome c oxidase is the enzyme responsible for oxygen consumption by mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation and coupling site 3 of oxidative phosphorylation. In this role it determines the cellular rate of ATP synthesis by oxidative phosphorylation and is the key to understanding how energy metabolism is regulated. Four electrons are required for the reduction of oxygen to water, and these are provided by the one-electron donor, cytochrome c. The rate of oxygen consumption (ATP synthesis) is dependent on the fraction of cytochrome c reduced (fred), oxygen pressure (pO2), energy state…
  • Can passive stretch inhibit motoneuron facilitation in the human plantar flexors?

    Trajano, G. S., Seitz, L. B., Nosaka, K., Blazevich, A. J.
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    The purpose of the present study was to examine the possible inhibitory effect of passive plantar flexor muscle stretching on the motoneuron facilitatory system. Achilles tendon vibration (70 Hz) and triceps surae electrical stimulation (20 Hz) were imposed simultaneously in 11 subjects to elicit contraction through reflexive pathways in two experiments. In experiment 1, a vibration-stimulation protocol was implemented with the ankle joint plantar flexed (+10°), neutral (0°), and dorsiflexed (–10°). In experiment 2, the vibration-stimulation protocol was performed twice…
  • Mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase: mechanism of action and role in regulating oxidative phosphorylation

    Wilson, D. F., Vinogradov, S. A.
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation has a central role in eukaryotic metabolism, providing the energy (ATP) required for survival. Regulation of this important pathway is, however, still not understood, largely due to limitations in the ability to measure the essential metabolites, including oxygen (pO2, oxygen pressure), ADP, and AMP. In addition, neither the mechanism of oxygen reduction by mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase nor how its rate is controlled is understood, although this enzyme determines the rate of oxygen consumption and thereby the rate of ATP synthesis. Cytochrome c…
 
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    Digestive System News

  • Yvonne Lorkin: Vino chalks up another health plus

    20 Dec 2014 | 8:14 am
    … very good for the health of your gut. Simpson says studies … probiotics, which are essential for digestive health, and that the polyphenols it … prebiotic, which helps create a gut environment where probiotics can … who like a bit of guts in their gris. Good …
  • Stress a trigger for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    … healthier for your colon and thus improve the flow of your digestive … or speeding up the digestive process. • Never skip meals – … digestive tract. • Ginger – Aids digestion and is believed to reduce stomach … effects that calm the stomach and bowels. Finally, the …
  • The B12 factor

    20 Dec 2014 | 2:37 am
    … of stomach acid and intrinsic factor, a substance secreted by the stomach … of individuals have improper digestion and poor gut health due to multi factoral … , genetic factors, people suffering from digestive disorders like Crohn’s disease …
  • Speed your recovery from 'Noro' stomach virus

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:45 pm
    … in my stomach. I am an exceptionally healthy, 41-year old … No alcohol (highly-inflammatory for the gut and may make symptoms … bacteria; levels of these health-supporting may be lower when … less than 150Ibs, take 1 digestive enzyme tablet immediately after …
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    19 Dec 2014 | 12:34 pm
    … Digest Smart Enzymes from Renew Life, Americas #1 Digestive … . Targeted Delivery Capsules Digest Smart enzyme formulas … stomach acid and ensure delivery to the intestines where 90% of digestion … digestive health. About Renew Life A leader in natural digestive …
 
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    Bone and Spine News -- ScienceDaily

  • Hot flashes linked to increased risk of hip fracture

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:12 am
    Women who experience moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats during menopause tend to have lower bone mineral density and higher rates of hip fracture than peers who do not have menopausal symptoms, according to a new study.
  • Trigger mechanism for recovery after spinal cord injury revealed

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    After an incomplete spinal cord injury, the body can partially recover basic motor function. So-called muscle spindles and associated sensory circuits back to the spinal cord promote the establishment of novel neuronal connections after injury. This circuit-level mechanism behind the process of motor recovery was elucidated by recent research; findings may contribute to designing novel strategies for treatment after spinal cord injuries.
  • Single genetic abnormality accelerates, removes the brakes on Ewing sarcoma tumor growth

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:38 am
    The genetic abnormality that drives the bone cancer Ewing sarcoma operates through two distinct processes -- both activating genes that stimulate tumor growth and suppressing those that should keep cancer from developing.
  • Drug may help prevent bone fractures in patients on dialysis

    11 Dec 2014 | 3:02 pm
    In patients on dialysis, cinacalcet reduced the rate of bone fracture by 16% to 29%, after accounting for patient characteristics and other factors, researchers report. Patients with kidney failure who are undergoing dialysis have an increased risk of bone fractures, and the risk of dying after a hip fracture in such a patient is double that of the general population. Unfortunately, none of the approved drugs for fracture prevention in osteoporosis in the general population are approved for use in patients on dialysis, and some are actually contraindicated.
  • Commonly prescribed painkiller not effective in controlling lower back pain

    10 Dec 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Pregabalin is not effective in controlling the pain associated with lumbar spinal stenosis, the most common type of chronic lower back pain in older adults, a study concludes. Pregabalin, which is marketed by Pfizer under the name Lyrica, is approved to treat chronic pain associated with shingles, spinal cord injury, fibromyalgia, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. However, it is also commonly prescribed as an "off label" treatment for chronic low back pain syndromes like lumbar spinal stenosis.
 
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    Immune System News -- ScienceDaily

  • New technique reveals immune cell motion

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Neutrophils, cells recruited by the immune system to fight infection, need to move through a great variety of tissues. New research shows how neutrophils move through confined spaces in the body. A new system can mimic tissues of different densities and stiffness, enabling improved development and testing of drugs.
  • Cells identified that enhance tumor growth and suppress anti-cancer immune attack

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    A study has identified the population of white blood cells that tumors use to enhance growth and suppress the disease-fighting immune system. The results mark a turning point in cancer immunology and provide the foundation for developing more effective immunotherapies.
  • Scientists identify new, beneficial function of endogenous retroviruses in immune response

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    Endogenous retroviruses play a critical role in the body's immune defense against common bacterial and viral pathogens, researchers have found. Retroviruses are best known for causing contagious scourges such as AIDS, or more sporadically, cancer.
  • How llamas' unusual antibodies might help in the fight against HIV/AIDS

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    Most vaccines work by inducing an immune response characterized by neutralizing antibodies against the respective pathogen. An effective HIV vaccine has remained elusive so far, but researchers have continued to make progress, often employing innovative methods. A new study reports that a combination of antibodies from llamas can neutralize a wide range of circulating HIV viruses.
  • Researchers hope patent can pave way to future treatments of heart, lung disease

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:05 am
    Researchers have received a patent for its use of a peptide that has been shown to prevent or reduce damage to intestinal tissue. Their ongoing work may have far-reaching implications, including new ways to treat tissue damaged during a heart attack or stroke, and even a possible cure for cancer.
 
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    Nervous System News -- ScienceDaily

  • Ability to balance on one leg may reflect brain health, stroke risk

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Struggling to stand on one leg for less than 20 seconds was linked to an increased risk for stroke, small blood vessel damage in the brain, and reduced cognitive function in otherwise healthy people, a study has shown. One-legged standing time may be a simple test used to measure early signs of abnormalities in the brain associated with cognitive decline, cerebral small vessel disease and stroke.
  • Trigger mechanism for recovery after spinal cord injury revealed

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    After an incomplete spinal cord injury, the body can partially recover basic motor function. So-called muscle spindles and associated sensory circuits back to the spinal cord promote the establishment of novel neuronal connections after injury. This circuit-level mechanism behind the process of motor recovery was elucidated by recent research; findings may contribute to designing novel strategies for treatment after spinal cord injuries.
  • Unpacking brain damage in ALS

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:14 am
    Researchers gain new insight into how motor neurons in the brain die during ALS. About 5 percent of ALS patients carry an altered version of a gene called C9orf72, which in ALS patients contains hundreds of repeat sequences that otherwise are not present in normal individuals. Since the gene's discovery in 2011, however, researchers have been trying to understand its normal function as well as its role in ALS, with multiple hypotheses proposed.
  • How, where the brain converts external inputs into behavioral responses

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:41 am
    Very little is known about how and where the brain converts external inputs into behavioral responses. Now, scientists have been able to shed light on important neural circuitry involved in the prey capture behavior exhibited by young zebrafish.
  • The sense of smell uses fast dynamics to encode odors

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:41 am
    Neuroscientists have discovered that mice can detect minute differences in the temporal dynamics of the olfactory system. The research team used light in genetically-engineered mice to precisely control the activity of neurons in the olfactory bulbs in mice performing a discrimination task.
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