Illustrations of intact and spatially scrambled BM sequences, as well as the global and local BM cues conveyed by these stimuli. Credit: Jiang Yi Humans can readily perceive and recognize the movements of a living creature, based solely on a few point-lights tracking the motion of the major joints. Such exquisite sensitivity to biological motion […]Continue Reading ...
Light microscopy images of retinas from animal model of Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome (SLOS). Treatment with antioxidant combination therapy (right) preserved normal retinal structure and prevented degeneration and death of photoreceptor cells (rods and cones). Credit: Steven Fliesler A new study led by vision researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University […]Continue Reading ...
A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) evaluating the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) finds that patients with lupus endorse the assessment tool as relevant, valuable and potentially useful in improving clinical care. The study was presented at the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals annual meeting on November 6 […]Continue Reading ...
Fig.1. A movie of the android robot. Participants were shown movies of the android robot and those of the human model, and brain activity was compared between the two. Credit: Osaka University It has been decades in the making, but humanoid technology has certainly made significant advancements toward creation of androids – robots with human-like […]Continue Reading ...
In recent years, the United States has experienced a number of significant natural disasters. Several of these events happened with little or no warning. One key lesson that we have learned from these unfortunate circumstances is to “be prepared,” a message that is especially important for older Americans and people with disabilities. September is officially […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers remotely monitor subjects participating in a study at the WSU Sleep and Performance Research Center at WSU Spokane. Credit: WSU Washington State University researchers have discovered a genetic variation that predicts how well people perform certain mental tasks when they are sleep deprived. Their research shows that individuals with a particular variation of the […]Continue Reading ...
CDKL5 deficiency disorder is characterized by seizures that begin in infancy, followed by significant delays in many aspects of development. Seizures in CDKL5 deficiency disorder usually begin within the first 3 months of life, and they can appear as early as the first week after birth. The types of seizures change with age, and they […]Continue Reading ...
No matter how badly you might want the job or how perfect you think the job might be, you need to interview the interviewer. What exactly does interviewing the interviewer mean? It is basically a way of seeing if the job is right for you. You shouldn’t solely focus on proving that you are the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain It is a parent’s nightmare: a child is born apparently healthy, then stops meeting developmental milestones at one year old. Her verbal and motor skills vanish, and irregular breathing, seizures, and a host of other problems appear. The cause is Rett syndrome—a devastating genetic, neurologic disorder that typically affects girls, resulting […]Continue Reading ...
Idiopathic infantile hypercalcemia is a condition characterized by high levels of calcium in the blood (hypercalcemia). Two types of idiopathic infantile hypercalcemia have been identified and are distinguished by their genetic causes: infantile hypercalcemia 1 and infantile hypercalcemia 2. In infants with either type, hypercalcemia can cause vomiting, increased urine production (polyuria), dehydration, constipation, poor […]Continue Reading ...
CLCN2-related leukoencephalopathy is a disorder that affects the brain. People with this condition have neurological problems that become apparent anytime from childhood to adulthood; the problems generally do not worsen much over time. Most affected individuals have difficulty with coordination and balance (ataxia) but can walk without support, and many have frequent headaches. Individuals diagnosed […]Continue Reading ...
Extended shift work has historically been linked to interrupted sleep patterns and risk of injury, and is a persistent problem for emergency medical services (EMS) personnel who are tasked with delivering acute care under significant pressure. New guidelines, written by a team led by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists and published this week […]Continue Reading ...
For people with brain disorders, whether from injury or disease, rehabilitation is a complex process. Neurosexuality is an emerging area of study and practice that focuses on the relationships between brain and sexual function in individuals with and without neurological disorders. Experts on the subject, reporting in NeuroRehabilitation, discuss how sexuality can affect neurorehabilitation in […]Continue Reading ...
A magnified image of a mouse cerebellar section shows multiple layers. New research shows this part of the brain may be a target for treating autism through brain stimulation. Credit: UTSW Scientists are examining the feasibility of treating autistic children with neuromodulation after a new study showed social impairments can be corrected by brain stimulation. […]Continue Reading ...
Did I just hear ‘danger’…or ‘container’? Credit: Kues/Shutterstock Wouldn’t it be great to be able to hear what people whispered behind your back? Or to read the bus timetable from across the street? We all differ dramatically in our perceptual abilities – for all our senses. But do we have to accept what we’ve got […]Continue Reading ...
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