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App-t Development for Next Generation Healthcare

April 16, 2014 2:38 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

I am a recent addition to the “smartphone revolution.” While I never doubted the usefulness of these devices, I was simply steadfast in holding out for a reduction in data rates. I figured that with more users adopting smartphones, eventually...

iPad App to Help Children Affected by Non-verbal Autism

April 16, 2014 11:08 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

SPEAKall!, an iPad application developed at Purdue University that facilitates communication and language development for children and families affected by severe, non-verbal autism, has been adopted for use at speech and language clinics...

Researching the Use of Google Glass to Help People with Parkinson's

April 15, 2014 12:28 pm | by Newcastle University | Videos | Comments

A team from the University's Digital Interaction research group in Culture Lab have been working with Google Glass to see how the technology can be used to help people with Parkinson's disease. Find out how Glass is being used in the project...

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Google Glass Puts the Focus on Parkinson's

April 15, 2014 12:25 pm | by Newcastle University | News | Comments

The next generation of wearable computing is being trialed for the first time to evaluate its potential to support people with Parkinson’s. Experts at Newcastle University are investigating Google Glass as an assistive aid to help people with...

April 2014 Digital Edition

April 15, 2014 10:03 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Scanadu emerges with the largest step in home healthcare innovation since the thermometer, championing an elite field of medical device companies utilizing crowdfunding and early 3D printing. Crowdfunding and 3D Printing for Vital Signs...

FDA IDE Approval for the BARREL Vascular Reconstruction Device for Treatment of Aneurysms

April 15, 2014 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Reverse Medical Corporation today announced FDA IDE approval for clinical investigation of their BARREL Vascular Reconstruction Device (VRD). The BARREL Vascular Reconstruction Device is designed for use with occlusive devices in the treatment...

Silly Putty Stem Cells

April 14, 2014 11:29 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

The sponginess of the environment where human embryonic stem cells are growing affects the type of specialized cells they eventually become, a University of Michigan study shows. The researchers coaxed human embryonic stem cells to turn into...

First Patient Enrolled in Clinical Registry Assessing Boston Scientific Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation System in Patients with Parkinson's Disease

April 11, 2014 10:07 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has enrolled the first patient in a new registry to evaluate clinical outcomes and the economic value of the Vercise™ Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System in patients with Parkinson's disease. DBS is a surgical...

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AAMI Journal Probes the Challenges of Battery Management

April 9, 2014 2:09 pm | by The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation | News | Comments

Batteries are ubiquitous in the healthcare delivery system, powering everything from infusion pumps, to patient beds, to ultrasound machines. The new issue of AAMI’s peer-reviewed journal BI&T (Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology)...

Japan Stem Cell Researcher Says Results Valid

April 9, 2014 12:16 pm | by Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Japanese scientist accused of falsifying data in a widely heralded stem-cell research paper said Wednesday the results are valid despite mistakes in their presentation. Haruko Obokata, 30, struggled to maintain her composure during a...

Florida Lawmakers Look To Expand, Regulate Telehealth

April 9, 2014 12:00 pm | by Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The calls may come in the middle of the night and from hospitals more than an hour away. Someone is having a stroke and is en route an emergency room in the Florida Keys, but there aren't any neurologists on call. Within 15 minutes, a...  

Toward a Faster, More Accurate Way to Diagnose Stroke

April 9, 2014 11:45 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

When someone suffers from a stroke, a silent countdown begins. A fast diagnosis and treatment can mean the difference between life and death. So scientists are working on a new blood test that one day could rapidly confirm whether someone...

U.S. Market for Neurostimulation Devices Will Reach Almost $4 Billion by 2022

April 9, 2014 11:41 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Decision Resources Group finds that the approval of new indications—particularly chronic heart failure, obesity and epilepsy—will expand the patient pool and market potential for neurostimulation devices in the United States considerably...

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Unraveling the Human Brain

April 9, 2014 11:39 am | by Corinna Hackenbrock, youris.com | News | Comments

One of the biggest challenges today is to understand the human brain and we never have been closer to realize it. More than 130 institutes are taking part in one of Europe´s largest research projects, funded with 1.2 billion Euros: the Human...

Brain Model Pins Down Motor Decisions

April 9, 2014 11:17 am | by Constanze Böttcher, youris.com | News | Comments

Talking or reading. Texting a message or listening. The dilemma of choosing between various tasks is not an invention of the modern information age. Humans and all vertebrates have to prioritise their actions. But to understand the neurobiology...

New Anspach High Speed Drill System Debuts at AANS Annual Meeting

April 9, 2014 10:46 am | by DePuy Synthes Power Tools | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes Power Tools* announced the global launch of the Anspach EG1 High Speed Electric System, a next generation high-speed electric drill with multiple attachments and accessories, designed for use in neurosurgery, otology and spinal...

Researchers Develop New Tool to Check Cells’ ‘Batteries’

April 8, 2014 3:50 pm | by University of Virginia | News | Comments

Under the microscope, they glow like streetlights, forming tidy rows that follow the striations of muscle tissue. They are mitochondria – the powerhouses of cells – and researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have created...

Deep Brain Stimulation May Improve Cognition in Dementia, Other Neurodegenerative Diseases

April 8, 2014 3:26 pm | by American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) | News | Comments

Intralaminar thalamic deep brain stimulation (ILN-DBS) has been shown to improve cognition and spatial memory acquisition. Could it have a similar effect in dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases that cause severe cognitive...   

Electrical Device Helps Paralyzed Men Move Legs

April 8, 2014 12:16 pm | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man's spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they've done the same with three other patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke. Experts...

Future of Neurosurgery Emerging with Steady Adoption of New Technology

April 7, 2014 11:48 am | by NICO Co. | News | Comments

Indianapolis medical device maker NICO Corporation has witnessed steady adoption of its BrainPath technology with more than 130 neurosurgeons CME trained and nearly 40 institutions fully operational with the new integrated systems approach...

Switching Off Anxiety with Light

April 7, 2014 11:36 am | by Ruhr University Bocham | News | Comments

Receptors for the messenger molecule serotonin can be modified in such a way that they can be activated by light. Together with colleagues, neuroscientists from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) report on this finding in the journal “Neuron”....

5 Takeaways from Conversations with Leading Providers at HIMSS

April 4, 2014 12:36 pm | by Lindsay Sanchez, Citrix | Blogs | Comments

The HIMSS conference attracted 38,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors this year; an indication of the role HIT is predicted to play in healthcare transformation. However, the breadth of technologies displayed made you wonder how providers...

Brain Tumor Treated Using Sound Waves

April 4, 2014 12:09 pm | by Focused Ultrasound Foundation | News | Comments

Researchers in Zurich, Switzerland have successfully used focused ultrasound for the first time to non-invasively ablate part of a recurrent glioma tumor through a patient’s intact skull. The procedure was performed to assess the feasibility...

Light-Activated Neurons from Stem Cells Restore Function to Paralyzed Muscles

April 4, 2014 11:17 am | by UCL | News | Comments

A new way to artificially control muscles using light, with the potential to restore function to muscles paralyzed by conditions such as motor neuron disease and spinal cord injury, has been developed by scientists at UCL and King’s College...

Photos of the Day: Stretchable, Stick-On Patient Monitoring Patch

April 4, 2014 11:00 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Thin, soft stick-on patches that stretch and move with the skin incorporate commercial, off-the-shelf chip-based electronics for sophisticated wireless health monitoring. The new device was developed by John A. Rogers of Illinois and Yonggang...

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