Though it seems simple, feeling that something is wet is quite a feat because our skin does not have receptors that sense wetness. UK researchers propose that wetness perception is intertwined with our ability to sense cold temperature and tactile sensations such as pressure and texture.
– American Physiological Society (APS)|1-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT
National Eye Institute funded researchers launch an FDA-approved Phase I clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of a novel drug called P-321 Ophthalmic Solution. The drug is applied as an eye drop and targets a unique mechanism involved in maintaining moisture in the eye.
– NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)|1-Oct-2014 11:10 AM EDT
A newly developed material that molds itself to fill gaps in bone while promoting bone growth could more effectively treat defects in the facial region, says a Texas A&M University researcher who is creating the shape-shifting material.
– Texas A&M University|1-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
The Association of Rehabilitation Nursing (ARN) has launched the Introduction to Rehabilitation Nursing Course, a self-paced online and interactive program, designed to teach a broad overview of core rehabilitation nursing skills across a spectrum of content areas.
– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses|1-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
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– Oak Ridge National Laboratory|1-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Thirty percent of the nearly 40,000 women who will die from breast cancer in the next year* could have been helped if they had received a regular mammogram starting at age 40. And, for women looking to take charge of their breast health, MammographySavesLives.org is a good place to start. Mammography Saves Lives (MSL) is a public service campaign, which includes TV and radio public service announcements (PSAs) to encourage women, 40 and older, to get a regular mammogram, and helps them find an accredited center near them.
– American College of Radiology (ACR)|1-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Investigators at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center will present their latest research on HIV, tuberculosis and more at Infectious Diseases (ID) Week 2014. In addition to disease-specific findings, Einstein-Montefiore clinicians will detail innovative work by the Montefiore/Einstein Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) to promote more judicious antibiotic prescribing.
– Montefiore Medical Center|1-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Here’s another reason why it’s a good idea to hit the gym: it can improve memory. A new Georgia Institute of Technology study shows that an intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory, also known as long-term memory for previous events, by about 10 percent in healthy young adults.
– Georgia Institute of Technology|1-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
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