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Power Management Systems for Mobile Medical Carts

December 10, 2013 2:21 pm | by Michael J. Mardis, Technical Sales, Hoffman Engineered Systems | Articles | Comments

Most mobile carts feature onboard power systems equipped with single or multiple batteries intended to provide enough energy to run computers, displays, scanners and other devices for extended periods of time without recharging. Power systems...

Balancing Old and New Skills

December 10, 2013 12:35 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

To learn new motor skills, the brain must be plastic: able to rapidly change the strengths of connections between neurons, forming new patterns that accomplish a particular task. However, if the brain were too plastic, previously learned skills...

Realistic 3D-Printed Models for Neurosurgical Training

December 10, 2013 12:09 pm | by Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group | Stratasys Inc. | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Malaya in Malaysia, with collaboration from researchers from the University of Portsmouth and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, announce the creation of a cost-effective two-part model of the skull...

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Neural Prosthesis Restores Behavior After Brain Injury

December 10, 2013 11:56 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Scientists from Case Western Reserve University and University of Kansas Medical Center have restored behavior—in this case, the ability to reach through a narrow opening and grasp food—using a neural prosthesis in a rat model of brain injury...

Relieving Pain for Diabetes Patients with Neuropathy

December 10, 2013 10:48 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Is there anything more frustrating than waking up in the middle of a nice dream? Awakening in the middle of the night can negatively affect one's mood the next day. It's one thing to be roused by an alarm clock or persistent pet that wants...

NeuroMetrix to Partner with Omron Medical Devices for Distribution of NC-stat DPNCheck in China

December 10, 2013 7:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

NeuroMetrix, Inc., a medical device company focused on the treatment and management of the neurological complications of diabetes, announced that it had entered into an agreement with Omron Medical Devices, a subsidiary of Omron Healthcare...

Concussion Secrets Unveiled in Mice and People

December 9, 2013 11:42 am | by NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke | News | Comments

There is more than meets the eye following even a mild traumatic brain injury. While the brain may appear to be intact, new findings reported in Nature suggest that the brain's protective coverings may feel the brunt of the impact. Using a newly...

Henry Ford Hospital Performs First Minimally Invasive Laser Brain Surgeries in Michigan

December 9, 2013 10:38 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Surgeons at Henry Ford Hospital have performed the first two minimally invasive laser brain surgeries in Michigan – one for epilepsy and one to treat a brain tumor. And in both cases the patients went home the day after the procedure. "These...

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Boston Scientific touts high success rate, pain reduction with Precision Spectra spinal cord stim

December 6, 2013 2:00 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Boston Scientific unveiled new 3-month results on its Precision Spectra spinal cord stimulation system, saying the implant resulted in significant pain reduction at 3 months and an overall success rate of 94%. The report came from a retrospective...

EnteroMedics releases positive results from VBLOC pivotal trial

December 5, 2013 2:32 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

EnteroMedics revealed results for the 1st 18 months of its 5-year ReCharge pivotal trial for its VBLOC therapy, an implanted neurostimulator designed to help prevent obesity. VBLOC therapy limits signals from vagus nerve, which regulates...

Tune In, Turn On, Power Up

December 5, 2013 12:58 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Human beings don't come with power sockets, but a growing numbers of us have medical implants that run off electricity. To keep our bionic body parts from powering down, a group of Arizona researchers is developing a safe, noninvasive, and...

Telemedicine Brings Parkinson's Care to 'Anyone, Anywhere'

December 5, 2013 12:55 pm | by University of Rochester Medical Center | News | Comments

A new study shows that a neurologist in an office thousands of miles away can deliver effective specialized care to people with Parkinson's disease. For individuals with the condition – many of whom have never seen a specialist – these "virtual...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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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