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Have you Ever Wondered how Habits are Formed?

Have you Ever Wondered how Habits are Formed

We all have our own particular habits. Whether it’s something as simple as always brushing and flossing our teeth before we go to bed at night, or a habit we wish we could break, such as biting our nails, being aware of how habits are formed can give us the vital information we need to create good or positive habits, ...

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How Spinal Cord Damage may be Affecting the Brain

Researchers at the School of Medicine in the University of Maryland have reported findings that indicate that spinal cord injuries and damage may also lead to a reduction in brain function. In their study, researchers found that spinal cord injuries may be linked to a range of widespread and permanent brain inflammation and degeneration resulting in loss of nerve cells ...

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How Tetanus is Shedding Light on New Treatments for Motor Neurone Diseases

Motor Neurone Diseases

Scientists are furthering their understanding of the as-yet incurable group of neurodegenerative disorders known as motor neurone diseases (MNDs) by observing how the tetanus neurotoxin virus infects the body’s nerve cells. They have hope that they will discover more effective ways of treating MND symptoms by studying the pathways tetanus uses as possible routes for delivering remedies to the nervous ...

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The Difference between Super Agers and Regular Agers

The Difference between Super Agers and Regular Agers

Have you ever heard of Super Agers? They are people over the age of 80 who have the ability to retain an incredibly sharp memory, much more so that in relation to their peers. Researchers are now focusing their studies on the brains of these Super Agers to figure out just how and why their brains are able to retain more ...

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Bringing Breath Back to Paralyzed Patients: Researchers Find Potential Fix For Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries

Researchers at Case Western Reserve have successfully developed a procedure that restores functionality to the muscles that control breathing even in patients that have been paralyzed for an extended period of time. What happens when a spinal cord is injured? When someone sustains an injury to the spinal cord, scar tissue forms upwards and downwards from the injury site to ...

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