Like Fingerprints, No Two Brains Are The Same

BOSTON (CBS) — They say no two fingerprints are alike, well, the same can be said for brains. Scientists at the University of Zurich discovered that the anatomy of every human brain is unique. They say not only do our particular genetics help shape our brains but so do our individual life experiences. For example, professional musicians or athletes have certain areas of the brain that get strengthened. However, if someone is unable to move an arm, over time the area of the brain that controls that arm starts to lessen. The researchers conclude that a combination of unique experiences and underlying genetics not only affects the function of each of our brains but also physically shapes and molds our brains over our lifetime.  
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Publication date: Available online 14 July 2018Source: Epilepsy &BehaviorAuthor(s): Giuliano Avanzini
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
In this study, we evaluated and compared the performance of adults with JME with high and low intelligence quotient (IQ) and controls on tasks for executive function (EF) and impulsive traits. We investigated the neuropsychological performance of 53 adults with JME and below average IQ (57% women; 26.9 [± 7.88] years; mean IQ: 89.8 [± 5.1]), 26 adults with JME and average or above average IQ (53.8% women; 28.2 [± 9.33] years; mean IQ: 110.7 [± 8.3]), 38 controls with below average IQ (55% women; 28.4 [± 8.4] years; mean IQ: 90.1 [± 5.8]), and 31 contro...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 July 2018Source: Brain StimulationAuthor(s): Mohaddeseh Hafez Yosephi, Fatemeh Ehsani, Maryam Zoghi, Shapour JaberzadehAbstractBackgroundPostural control impairment is a key target for rehabilitation of older adults with high fall risk.ObjectiveTo investigate whether anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (a-tDCS) over primary motor cortex (M1) or cerebellum can enhance the positive effects of postural training on balance and postural stability in older adults with high fall risk.MethodIn this randomised, double-blinded sham-controlled study, 65 participants were randomly assig...
Source: Brain Stimulation - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study revealed a reduction in the incidence rate of liver cancer for both sexes after 2004, and a further decrease until 2035 is projected.
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 July 2018Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Yen-Chun Huang, Cheng-Ting Lee, Mu-Zon Wu, Shih-Yao Liu, Yi-Ching Tung, Hong-Nerng Ho, Wen-Yu TsaiBackground/Purpose45,X/46,XY mosaicism is a rare sex chromosome abnormality. Here, we present our experience in the management of 45,X/46,XY Taiwanese children.Patients and MethodsWe enrolled 19 patients from January 1981 to September 2016. The diagnosis of 45,X/46,XY mosaicism was made by karyotyping peripheral blood lymphocytes. All medical records were thoroughly reviewed.ResultsOf the 19 patients, 16 were reared as ...
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Here are the results of the poll.Do You Have Confidence In The ADHA Board To Lead Digital Health In Australia?Yes 2% (3) No 97% (145) I Have No Idea 1% (1) Total votes: 149 Basically it seems no one thinks the ADHA board is up to it! I suspect the majority may just be right. What a spectacular fail! If anyone knows any of the Board members you might bring these results to their attention as you can be sure the A DHA Executive won't be publicising  them! Any insights welcome as a comment, as usual. A really, great turnout of votes! It must have been a very easy question as only 1/149 readers were not sure wha...
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Publication date: Available online 14 July 2018Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Mona Nili, Lucy Luo, Xue Feng, Jongwha Chang, Xi TanBackgroundThe study objective was to identify potential sociodemographic disparities in hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection screening among Baby Boomers in the United States.MethodsWe analyzed cross-sectional data from the 2013-2016 National Health Interview Survey. The outcome was whether a person had an HCV infection screening (yes/no). Key independent variables were race/ethnicity, geographic region, poverty level, education level, and health insurance status. Multivari...
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsInfection preventionists are well placed to act as major drivers of change based on their expertise and experience in the management of infection risk across facilities and health systems. They, along with clinicians responsible for probe use and reprocessing, should review practices relating to ultrasound in their facilities. Where practice does not comply with guidelines, policy and training should be updated to ensure patient safety.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsImplementing the IMA was associated with significant reductions in VAP rates in intensive care units within Argentina.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Authors: Inston N, Lok CE Abstract The timing of referral for creation of vascular access in a patient with declining kidney function is difficult to predict. Current methods may result in patients undergoing unnecessary procedures and subsequent interventions on accesses that are never used. Multiple variables, including time for assessment, surgery and follow-up that considers the likelihood of access failure, and the estimated rate of kidney function decline, make vascular access planning challenging and difficult to balance. Better prediction tools that incorporate the risks of progressive decline in kidney fun...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research
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