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New Imaging Research Shows Increased Iron in the Brain in Earliest Stages of MS

October 29, 2013 11:00 am | by University of Western Ontario | News | Comments

While it's been known for over a century that iron deposits in the brain play a role in the pathology of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), new imaging research from Western University (London, Canada) helps to answer the question of whether these...

New Imaging Technology Helps Resolve MS Question

October 29, 2013 10:58 am | by Western University | Videos | Comments

As Western University scientist Ravi Menon, Ph.D., explains, it's been known for over a century that iron deposits in the brain play a role in the pathology of multiple sclerosis, but now, new imaging research from the Robarts Research Institute at...

Neurology Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 13.6 Billion Globally in 2019

October 29, 2013 8:41 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Neurology Devices Market (CSF Shunts, CSF Drainage, Clot Retriever, Snare, Embolic Coil, Flow Diversion, Neurosurgery & Neurostimulation Devices) - Global Industry...

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Reverse Medical Corporation Announces Regulatory Approvals for Its Microcatheters for Neurovascular Indications

October 29, 2013 6:15 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Reverse Medical Corporation today announced CE Mark approval, FDA 510k clearance and initial clinical use of their ReVerse Microcatheter product line for intracranial neurovascular use. The device has been granted European Union CE Mark...

Can the 'Right' Helmet Prevent Concussions?

October 28, 2013 12:12 pm | by American Academy of Pediatrics | News | Comments

While many football helmet and mouth guard manufacturers claim that their equipment will lessen impact forces and reduce concussion risk, neither a specific brand nor a higher cost were associated with fewer concussions in adolescent athletes...

Photos of the Day: Biology in 3D

October 28, 2013 11:31 am | by NIH | News | Comments

Using a new type of microscopy developed in the High Resolution Optical Imaging lab at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, researchers in Hari Shroff's lab are able to view individual blood cells moving through a live...

New Microscopes Reveal Live, Developing Cells in Unprecedented 3D Clarity

October 28, 2013 11:08 am | by NIH | News | Comments

Researchers at NIH have developed two new microscopes, both the first of their kind. The first captures small, fast moving organisms at an unprecedented rate and the second displays large cell samples in three dimensions while decreasing the...

FDA Approves GE Brain Imaging Tool for Alzheimer's

October 25, 2013 1:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a radioactive imaging chemical from General Electric to help screen patients for Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The drug, Vizamyl, is an injection of radioactive material designed to...

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Important Step Toward Stem Cell-Based Treatment for Stroke

October 25, 2013 12:10 pm | by Lund University | News | Comments

Brain infarction or stroke is caused by a blood clot blocking a blood vessel in the brain, which leads to interruption of blood flow and shortage of oxygen. Now a research group at Lund University, Sweden, has taken an important step towards a...

Lou Gehrig's Disease Study: From Patient Stem Cells to Potential Treatment Strategy

October 25, 2013 11:37 am | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | News | Comments

Although the technology has existed for just a few years, scientists increasingly use "disease in a dish" models to study genetic, molecular and cellular defects. But a team of doctors and scientists led by researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative...

Study: Strokes Affecting More Younger People

October 24, 2013 1:41 pm | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Strokes are increasingly hitting younger people and the incidence of the crippling condition worldwide could double by 2030, warns the first global analysis of the problem. Though the chances of a stroke jump dramatically with ...  

Zynex Receives Clearance to Market Stroke Recovery Device in China

October 24, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Zynex, Inc., a provider and developer of non-invasive medical devices for electrotherapy and stroke rehabilitation, neurological diagnosis and cardiac monitoring, announced today that China's State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) has granted...

The Pulse: Smelling Salmonella & Biomedical Experiments in Space

October 23, 2013 5:28 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are designing medical devices for space, diagnosing the undiagnosable, reconstructing vessels in 3D, and smelling salmonella so we don’t get sick with a new ...          

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Cleveland Clinic Names Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2014

October 18, 2013 12:26 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Cleveland Clinic today announced its eighth annual list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that will have a major impact on improving patient care within the next year. The list includes a bionic eye, a neurostimulator for epilepsy and fecal transplantation...

Photos of the Day: Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2014

October 18, 2013 12:19 pm | by Cleveland Clinic | News | Comments

Cleveland Clinic's Medical Innovations for 2014 list includes a new computer-assisted, personalized sedation station; a treatment breakthrough for acute heart disease; an implanted neurological device for epileptic seizures; and a "bionic eye." See what's #1...

Toolkit Offers Innovative Data Discovery Resource for Biomedical Researchers

October 17, 2013 12:15 pm | by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | News | Comments

Biomedical researchers often confront large quantities of information that may be amassed in many forms: vital signs, blood cell counts, lengthy DNA sequences, bar graphs, MRIs, patient demographics, and so much more. How do researchers... 

Brain Scans Show Unusual Activity in Retired American Football Players

October 17, 2013 11:46 am | by Imperial College London | News | Comments

A new study has discovered profound abnormalities in brain activity in a group of retired American football players. Although the former players in the study were not diagnosed with any neurological condition, brain imaging tests revealed unusual...

Treating ALS with the Patient’s Skin

October 17, 2013 11:35 am | by Cell Press | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered how the most common genetic abnormality in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) kills neurons and have successfully developed a therapeutic strategy to block this neurodegeneration...

Schizophrenia Linked to Abnormal Brain Waves

October 17, 2013 11:15 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Schizophrenia patients usually suffer from a breakdown of organized thought, often accompanied by delusions or hallucinations. For the first time, MIT neuroscientists have observed the neural activity that appears to produce this disordered...

Method of Recording Brain Activity Could Lead to Mind-Reading Devices

October 16, 2013 10:02 am | by Bruce Goldman, Stanford University School of Medicine | News | Comments

A brain region activated when people are asked to perform mathematical calculations in an experimental setting is similarly activated when they use numbers—or even imprecise quantitative terms, such as “more than”— in everyday conversation...

US Research Team Wins $1 Million Prize in Israel

October 15, 2013 4:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Israeli nonprofit group has awarded a $1 million prize to a U.S.-based research team that is developing technology that allows paralyzed people to move things with their thoughts. Israel Brain Technologies presented the award on Tuesday...

Using M2M Technology to Measure Concussions

October 15, 2013 4:09 pm | by Stan Marszalek, Avnet Electronics Marketing | Avnet Electronics Marketing | Articles | Comments

Concussions, also known as mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI), are a very serious topic in the world of sports today. According to the Center for Disease Control, nearly four million MTBIs are reported each year due to impacts in sports and...

Pulsar Vascular Receives CE Mark Approval for PulseRider

October 15, 2013 2:14 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Pulsar Vascular, a leading innovator in neurovascular technology, today announced it received European CE Mark approval for its lead product, the PulseRider®. This unique implant is used to bridge the neck of cerebral aneurysms previously not...

From Football to Flies: Lessons about Traumatic Brain Injury

October 15, 2013 11:26 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

Faced with news of suicides and brain damage in former professional football players, geneticist Barry Ganetzky bemoaned the lack of model systems for studying the insidious and often delayed consequences linked to head injuries...   

Newly Discovered Mechanism Propels Micromotors

October 15, 2013 10:12 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Scientists studying the behavior of platinum particles immersed in hydrogen peroxide may have discovered a new way to propel microscopic machines. The new mechanism is described in The Journal of Chemical Physics, which is produced...   

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