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Scientists Slow Development of Alzheimer's Trademark Cell-Killing Plaques

March 18, 2014 10:50 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

University of Michigan researchers have learned how to fix a cellular structure called the Golgi that mysteriously becomes fragmented in all Alzheimer's patients and appears to be a major cause of the disease. They say that understanding this...

Reducing Anxiety with a Smartphone App

March 18, 2014 10:46 am | by Association for Psychological Science | News | Comments

Playing a science-based mobile gaming app for 25 minutes can reduce anxiety in stressed individuals, according to research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The study suggests...

Deep Brain Stimulation Devices Market for Parkinson's disease Expected to Reach USD 9.4 Billion Globally in 2019

March 18, 2014 7:28 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Deep Brain Stimulation Devices Market for Parkinson's Disease (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America)- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth...

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Blood Test Identifies Brain Damage from Concussion in Ice Hockey

March 17, 2014 3:31 pm | by Expertsvar | News | Comments

Half way into last year's season, 35 of 288 players in the Swedish Hockey League had already had a concussion. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, who surveyed all of the players in the league's 12 clubs, have now developed a method that...

Surgeons Using 3D Technology in OR

March 17, 2014 12:04 pm | Videos | Comments

CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot talks with two Chicago surgeons who are wearing 3D glasses in the operating room. In one procedure, they used the technology to remove a brain tumor via a patient’s nose.        

Harnessing Everyday Motion to Power Mobile Devices

March 17, 2014 10:59 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Imagine powering your cell phone by simply walking around your office or rubbing it with the palm of your hand. Rather than plugging it into the wall, you become the power source. Researchers at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition...

Photos of the Day: Body-Powered Devices

March 17, 2014 10:57 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Zhong Lin Wang, Ph.D., and his team have set out to transform the way we look at mechanical energy. Conventional energy sources have so far relied on century-old science that requires scattered, costly power plants and a grid to distribute...

Photos of the Day: Walking to Improved Stroke Recovery

March 14, 2014 10:29 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Sangeetha Madhavan and Tai Tri Nguyen demonstrate gait training, part of their study of improving rehab for people recovering from stroke. They will test whether brain stimulation combined with gait training can improve patients’ ability...

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New Stroke Research Combines Brain Stimulation, Gait Training

March 14, 2014 10:28 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

A University of Illinois at Chicago researcher will test whether brain stimulation combined with gait training can improve patients’ ability to walk after a stroke, under a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. “After a stroke, almost 60...

Healthcare Industry Still Lacking in Cyber Threat Preparedness

March 13, 2014 11:31 am | by HITRUST | News | Comments

The number of cyber attacks targeted at healthcare industry organizations of all types and sizes continues to increase, while research indicates that most healthcare organizations are not adequately addressing cyber threat preparedness and...

Photos of the Day: Worldwide Spending on Healthcare (Infographic)

March 13, 2014 10:42 am | by Emergo Group | News | Comments

The charts show the total global spending on healthcare in 2011 according to data compiled by the World Health Organization. They also show the growth in healthcare spending from 2001 to 2011 and in the regional share major economies in the...

FDA Approves Electric Headband to Prevent Migraine

March 12, 2014 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it approved a nerve-stimulating headband as the first medical device to prevent migraine headaches. Agency officials said the device provides ...          

Nearly Half a Billion Dollars in Annual Savings for Medicare by Treating Chronic Lower Back Pain with TENS

March 12, 2014 8:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DJO Global, Inc., a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, today released an independent, estimated financial impact on Medicare patients who suffer from chronic low back...

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M&A Slowdown and Drop in FDA Approvals Stifles Growth of Medtech Sector in 2013

March 11, 2014 4:47 pm | by EP Vantage | News | Comments

At the half-year mark, the medtech sector was on course for its worst year in a decade in terms of M&A activity, EP Vantage concluded last fall in its Half Year Review 2013 report. Unfortunately, the second half of the year showed little...

Parkinson's Disease: Quickly Identifying Patients at Risk of Dementia

March 11, 2014 12:03 pm | by Université de Montréal | News | Comments

It may now be possible to identify the first-stage Parkinson’s patients who will go on to develop dementia, according to a study conducted at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal by Dr. Oury Monchi, PhD, and his postdoctoral...

Information Technology Awakens the Sleep Disorder Diagnostic Industry

March 11, 2014 10:35 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

A large pool of undiagnosed patients and the growing population of the elderly in both Europe and North America point to a massive end-user market for sleep disorder diagnostics devices. The market is steadily drawing investors due to the...

Blood Test Identifies Those At-Risk for Cognitive Decline, Alzheimer's Within Three Years

March 10, 2014 11:06 am | by Georgetown University Medical Center | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered and validated a blood test that can predict with greater than 90 percent accuracy if a healthy person will develop mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease within three years. Described in Nature Medicine...

Blind Can 'Hear' Colors and Shapes

March 10, 2014 11:00 am | by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem | News | Comments

What if you could "hear" colors? Or shapes? These features are normally perceived visually, but using sensory substitution devices (SSDs) they can now be conveyed to the brain noninvasively through other senses. At the Center for Human Perception...

Caring Robots Get the Green Light

March 7, 2014 2:23 pm | by Maria Lazarte, Communication Officer/Social Media Manager, ISO | Articles | Comments

From friendly Wall-E and helpful R2D2 to the dystopian worlds of the Matrix and Terminator, robots have captured our imagination and visions of the future for generations. But the time is fast approaching where interactions between humans...

Lifesaving Sensor for Full Bladders

March 7, 2014 11:30 am | by SINTEF | News | Comments

More than 220,000 people in Norway suffer from a neurological disease that means that they have difficulties with urinating and incontinence, and have problems controlling their bladders. About 3,000 of these are particularly badly affected...

Photos of the Day: Lifesaving Bladder Sensor

March 7, 2014 11:28 am | by SINTEF | News | Comments

A small pressure sensor can make the difference between life and death. The first tests on humans will be carried out in April on patients with spinal injuries at Sunnaas Hospital. The tiny pressure sensor looks like a pinprick on the finger...

Researchers Use Computers to ‘See’ Neurons to Better Understand Brain Function

March 7, 2014 10:37 am | by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis | News | Comments

A study conducted by local high school students and faculty from the Department of Computer and Information Science in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis reveals new information about the motor circuits...

Reducing Wait Times Could Improve Spinal Cord Stimulator Success for Chronic Pain

March 6, 2014 8:32 pm | by American Academy of Pain Medicine | News | Comments

Success rates soared to 75% for patients who waited less than 2 years for a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) implant, compared with 15% for patients whose implants happened 20 years after the onset of pain, according to a retrospective analysis...

Biomarkers of Cell Death in Alzheimer’s Reverse Course After Symptom Onset

March 6, 2014 3:55 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Three promising biomarkers being studied to detect Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages appear to undergo a surprising shift as patients develop symptoms of dementia, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis...

Ultra-High-Field MRI May Allow Earlier Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease

March 5, 2014 3:23 pm | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

New research shows that ultra-high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides detailed views of a brain area implicated in Parkinson's disease, possibly leading to earlier detection of a condition that affects millions worldwide. The results of...

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