12-member medical team from CHOP returns from Port-au-Prince.
Related StoriesChildren's Memorial Hermann Hospital offers Halloween security tipsGlan Clwyd Medical center N Wales invest in Esaote's G-Scan MRI unit for weight-bearing scanningNew UCLA study talks about primary care medical house in reducing childrens' repeat appointments to hospitalsThe users include team leader Fred Henretig, M.D.; Rakesh Mistry, M.D.; David Chao, M.D.; Neil Uspal, M.D.; Brian Barnett, R.N.; Marcia Carter, R.N.; Warren Frankenberger, R.N.; Diane Gardella, R.N.; Wendy Hemme, R.N.; John Kimbrough, R.N.; Kathleen O’Conner, N.P.; Steve Larson, M.D. . We have been very pleased with this team and the work they accomplished helping victims in Haiti, said Global Wellness director Rodney Finalle, M.D. This Global Health effort was finished with the help of so many more people operating tirelessly at CHOP for the team.Their findings in rats – and study suggests that human beings have the same system in their brains – represented a ‘paradigm shift’ in the knowledge of how cells work together to perform cognitive functions, the Nobel Assembly said, adding that could help researchers understand the mechanisms behind illnesses like Alzheimer’s. ‘This year’s Nobel Laureates have discovered a positioning system, an ‘inner GPS’ in the mind, that makes it possible to orient ourselves in space,’ the assembly stated. Columbia University professor of neuroscience and Nobelist Eric Kandel informed CBS News in an email, ‘This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medication recognizes an extraordinary group of contributions to mind science.’ The task of the three scientists ‘has illuminated the neural computation underlying a complicated cognitive function: position in space – the first cognitive function we understand on the cellular level.’ O’Keefe, 75, of University College London, discovered the first component of this technique in 1971 when he found that a certain type of nerve cell was always activated whenever a rat was at a particular place in a room.