Despite being born without this essential part, the woman learned to walk and talk, although her mother reported she learned these actions around age 6 and 7. (iStock) In 2014, a Chinese woman in her 20's sought treatment for recurring problems with balance and dizziness, reports a case study published in the journal Brain. But when doctors looked at brain imaging via a CT scan and MRI, they discovered their patient was living without her cerebellum. This young woman falls within a small group of nine people diagnosed with cerebellar agenesis, the study reports. Despite being born without this essential part, the woman learned to walk and talk, although her mother reported she learned these actions around age 6 and 7. MUSICAL TINNITUS: A CASE OF THE SONG THAT NEVER ENDS However, the young woman had always struggled with walking steadily and had some trouble pronouncing words, according to the study. Scientists have long known about the cerebellum’s function in … [Read more...] about Woman seeking treatment for dizziness finds out she’s missing her cerebellum
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When gunfire erupted in the Saugus High School quad Thursday morning, students had mere seconds to react. They sprinted and threw themselves in a ditch for cover. They hid in closets, locked and barricaded doors with desks. And some readied for a possible fight, arming themselves with scissors or a fire extinguisher.The range of quick actions by some 2,000 students and staff reveals not only how detailed active shooter training has become at schools across the country, but highlights a growing debate among school safety experts, some who are alarmed that increasingly aggressive drills have gone too far and risk becoming trauma-inducing events of their own.The trainings sometimes contain graphic and realistic enactments — one in Indiana recently involved shooting teachers “execution-style” with a pellet gun — and may cause distress or even injuries for those involved, critics said. “Going through these drills can be itself a traumatic event,” said … [Read more...] about School shootings happen in seconds, so students must protect themselves
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah dominated yet another opponent on both sides of the ball. The No. 8 Utes smothered UCLA on offense and shredded the Bruins on defense on their way to a 49-3 victory on Saturday night. It was the largest margin of victory for Utah in a Pac-12 game. Utah (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12, No. 7 CFP) also beat the Bruins for a fourth straight season. On offense, the Utes totaled 536 yards and rushed for 201 yards. Their domination was equally pronounced on defense. UCLA (4-6, 4-3 Pac-12) saw a three-game winning streak end after it committed five turnovers and averaged just 3.7 yards per play. The Bruins finished with 50 rushing yards after losing 81 total yards on sacks and tackles for loss. “We certainly won the rushing battle and controlled both sides of the line of scrimmage,” Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said. The Utes wanted to prove they were the more physical team and proved it over 60 minutes. Utah's ability to be disruptive on every play caused the … [Read more...] about No. 8 Utah routs UCLA 49-3 to improve to 9-1.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — In securing a spot in the Pac-12 title game, Justin Herbert marveled at how far Oregon had come since his freshman year. Herbert threw for 333 yards and four touchdowns and No. 6 Oregon won its ninth straight game and clinched the Pac-12 North with a 34-6 victory over Arizona on Saturday night. The senior quarterback recalled 2016, when Oregon finished last in the division. "It’s really cool, it’s something that — the 4-and-8 season we didn’t see coming — so it’s a sign of all the hard work that we’ve put in, and it’s a great opportunity for us," Herbert said. Graduate transfer Juwan Johnson caught five passes for 93 yards and a score for the Ducks (9-1, 7-0 Pac-12). Oregon hasn’t won seven straight in conference play to start a season since 2012, and no Pac-12 team has started 7-0 in league play since Stanford in 2015. The Ducks, ranked sixth in both the College Football Playoff rankings and the AP Top 25, … [Read more...] about No. 6 Oregon downs Arizona 34-6 for 9th straight win
Howdy, I’m your host, Houston Mitchell. Talk of that UCLA football resurgence may have been premature.UCLA FOOTBALLRemember when UCLA won three games in a row, and fans thought maybe the program had turned a corner? Remember when Bruins fans were excited that the team could reach the Rose Bowl game? Remember when Bruins fans thought, while it would be tough to beat Utah, it was certainly possible, and seemed almost likely after the offense began clicking the last three weeks? Remember all of that? Keep that memory, because here is what happened Saturday:Utah 49, UCLA 3. Advertisement That’s not a misprint. Let me run that again for you: Utah 49, UCLA 3. To paraphrase Harry Doyle in “Major League,” “That’s all we got, three lousy points?”UCLA (4-6 overall, 4-3 Pac-12) had won three consecutive games against average-to-good teams but did not stack up against one of the nation’s best. Now the Bruins’ margin for error in reaching a … [Read more...] about The Sports Report: UCLA tries to cash in, gets reality check instead