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Sagentia Selected as Development Partner for SetPoint Medical’s Novel Neuromodulation Device to Treat Chronic Inflammatory Diseases

December 5, 2013 12:09 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Sagentia, a global technology and product development company, has been hired by SetPoint Medical to work on the development of the programming interface for a neuromodulation device. The device aims to provide patients with a lower risk...

The Pulse: Medical 'Ro-Butt' & Reinventing Healthcare

December 5, 2013 9:07 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are giving virtual prostate exams, teaching kids with autism, launching a new style of mobility device, and reinventing healthcare with L.A. billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. This episode features:   

Cognoptix President and CEO Paul Hartung named “Emerging Medical Technologies Innovator of the Month” by Life Science Intelligence®

December 4, 2013 3:23 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Cognoptix President and CEO Paul Hartung has been honored as “Emerging Medical Technologies Innovator of the Month” by Life Science Intelligence (“LSI”). The accolade comes on the heels of clinical data presented recently at the ‘Clinical Trials...

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Molecular Sensor Detects Early Signs of Multiple Sclerosis

December 4, 2013 11:59 am | by Gladstone Institutes | News | Comments

For some, the disease multiple sclerosis (MS) attacks its victims slowly and progressively over a period of many years. For others, it strikes without warning in fits and starts. But all patients share one thing in common: the disease had...

St. Jude Medical Begins US Study to Evaluate Combination of Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation and Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Low Back and Leg Pain

December 4, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, has launched a clinical study to evaluate the combination of peripheral nerve field stimulation (PNfS), and spinal cord stimulation (SCS), to determine whether the two therapies together...

Predict Alzheimer's Disease Within Two Years of Screening

December 3, 2013 11:24 am | by Université de Montréal | News | Comments

In their study, Sylvie Belleville and her team accurately predicted (at a rate of 90%) which of their research subjects with mild cognitive impairment would receive a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease within the following two years and...

St. Jude Medical Launches US Study of New Prodigy Neurostimulator to Evaluate Burst Stimulation Technology for Chronic Pain

December 3, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, has initiated a clinical study of the Prodigy ™ neurostimulator, the first spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system able to deliver a proprietary mode of stimulation therapy called burst...

Novel Rehabilitation Device Improves Motor Skills After Stroke

December 2, 2013 12:01 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Using a novel stroke rehabilitation device that converts an individual's thoughts to electrical impulses to move upper extremities, stroke patients reported improvements in their motor function and ability to perform activities of daily living...

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Imaging Shows Long-term Impact of Blast-induced Brain Injuries in Veterans

December 2, 2013 12:01 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Using a special type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), researchers have found that soldiers who suffered mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) induced by blast exposure exhibit long-term brain differences, according to a study being presented...

MRI Technique Reveals Low Brain Iron in ADHD Patients

December 2, 2013 12:01 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides a noninvasive way to measure iron levels in the brains of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological...

UCSF and Sitoa Global sign global deal for brain stem cell injection technology

November 29, 2013 10:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

China-based Sitoa Global is making some big moves after landing an exclusive licensing contract with UC San Francisco, according to a company announcement. Sitoa signed an exclusive letter of intent for UCSF's "medical stereotactic device,"...

Co-Transplanted Cells and Treadmill Training Aids Rats with Spinal Cord Injury

November 25, 2013 3:52 pm | by Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair | News | Comments

After Schwann cells (SCs), the principal cells in the peripheral nervous system, and olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs), cells that ensheath the non-myelinated peripheral neurons in the nose, were co-transplanted into laboratory rats with spinal...

Space Station Technology Translates to Tumor Treatment

November 25, 2013 3:23 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Powerful robotic arms developed by the Canadian Space Agency for the space shuttle and International Space Station–Canadarm and Canadarm2–and a delicate surgical tool, dubbed neuroArm, are examples of the “wonderful things” that can happen...

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Researchers Find Chemical Signature for 'Fast' Form of Parkinson's

November 22, 2013 11:32 am | by Mark Wheeler, UCLA | News | Comments

The physical decline experienced by Parkinson's disease patients eventually leads to disability and a lower quality of life. Depending on the individual, the disorder can progress rapidly or slowly. Scientists at UCLA and colleagues have now...

Study Looks At Better Prediction for Epileptic Seizures Through Adaptive Learning Approach

November 22, 2013 10:49 am | by UT Arlington | News | Comments

A UT Arlington assistant engineering professor has developed a computational model that can more accurately predict when an epileptic seizure will occur next based on the patient’s personalized medical information. The research conducted by...

Researchers Map Brain Areas Vital to Understanding Language

November 22, 2013 10:35 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

When reading text or listening to someone speak, we construct rich mental models that allow us to draw conclusions about other people, objects, actions, events, mental states and contexts. This ability to understand written or spoken language...

Physicians, Scientists to Discuss Brain Stimulation Technique, Dangers of DIY

November 21, 2013 11:13 am | by UF Health | News | Comments

An international group of will learn about a novel brain stimulation technique and the potential dangers of do-it-yourself treatment from a University of Florida Health researcher as part of an inaugural conference on neuromodulation Nov. 22-23...

Brain Tumor Cell Targeting Technology

November 20, 2013 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Arch Biopartners Inc. announced today that data relating to proprietary technology identifying brain tumor targeting peptides developed by Dr. Stephen Robbins, Dr. Donna Senger and Dr. Jennifer Rahn and their colleagues at the University of Calgary...

Explained: Optogenetics

November 19, 2013 10:56 am | by MITNewsOffice | Videos | Comments

Associate Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences Ed Boyden explains optogenetics and how it is used in neurological research. Shining a light on neurons could replace current techniques of deep brain stimulation to...

Boston Scientific adds dystonia indication to CE Mark for Vercise DBS device

November 19, 2013 9:02 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Boston Scientific said it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Vercise deep-brain stimulation device for treating the movement disorder called dystonia. The Vercise device is already approved in the EU for treating Parkinson's...

Gore launches Excluder study of iliac branch endoprosthesis

November 15, 2013 11:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

W.L. Gore & Associates this week enrolled its 1st patient in a study of its Excluder iliac branch devices, evaluating the implants in treatment of common iliac artery aneurysms or aorto-iliac aneurysms. The prospective, multi-center, non-randomized...

FDA Approves Neuropace's Nerve Stimulator Implant for Epilepsy

November 14, 2013 5:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved an implantable brain-stimulating device for patients with hard-to-treat epilepsy. The agency said it cleared Neuropace's RNS Stimulator to reduce seizures in epilepsy patients who have not...

Researchers Organize Programmed Nanoparticles into Highly Complex Nanostructures

November 14, 2013 3:17 pm | by Gutenberg Research College at Mainz University | News | Comments

Animal and plant cells are prominent examples of how nature constructs ever-larger units in a targeted, preprogrammed manner using molecules as building blocks. In nanotechnology, scientists mimic this ‘bottom-up’ technique by using the ability...

Study: Your Brain Sees Things You Don’t

November 14, 2013 2:37 pm | by Shelley Littin, University of Arizona | News | Comments

A new study by UA doctoral student Jay Sanguinetti indicates that our brains perceive objects in everyday life of which we may never be aware. The finding challenges currently accepted models about how the brain processes visual information...

Photos of the Day: Mind-Reading Robots

November 14, 2013 2:19 pm | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

Professor Ralescu of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems will discuss her team's research aims and current progress on brain-computer interface at the International Human-Centered Robotics Symposium. The University...

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