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Smartphone App May Revolutionize Mental Health Treatment

July 2, 2014 8:06 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

Mental illness accounts for 90 percent of all reported suicides and places the largest burden of any disease on social and economic infrastructures worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. There is a dire need for support services...

Glasses Allow Users to Talk via Their Eyes

July 1, 2014 10:21 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

LusoVU presents its new product, EyeSpeak, which will literally allow its users to talk with their eyes. The system is based on Epson's BT200 smart glasses on which a microcamera, a microphone and a speaker will be integrated. All these will...

Photos of the Day: Speak with Your Eyes

July 1, 2014 10:20 am | by LusoVU-USA | News | Comments

Eyespeak is the first autonomous system with an augmented reality interface by eye-tracking that enables the possibility of communicating through the user’s eyes, in any position and orientation of the user's head. It will consist of a pair...

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Stem Cells May Be More Widespread and with Greater Potential than Previously Believed

June 30, 2014 11:37 am | by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology | News | Comments

With the plethora of research and published studies on stem cells over the last decade, many would say that the definition of stem cells is well established and commonly agreed upon. However, a new review article appearing in the July 2014...

Noninvasive Brain Control

June 30, 2014 11:06 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Optogenetics, a technology that allows scientists to control brain activity by shining light on neurons, relies on light-sensitive proteins that can suppress or stimulate electrical signals within cells. This technique requires a light source...

Watching Individual Neurons Respond to Magnetic Therapy

June 30, 2014 10:50 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Engineers and neuroscientists at Duke University have developed a method to measure the response of an individual neuron to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the brain. The advance will help researchers understand the underlying...

Trends and Developments in the European Companion Diagnostics Market

June 27, 2014 4:04 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Frost & Sullivan recently released a report entitled, “Western European Companion Diagnostics Market.” This study provides a global outlook of the companion diagnostics market, specifically focusing on Western Europe. The report discusses...

This Rainbow Leads to New Medical Innovations

June 27, 2014 2:45 pm | by Bloomberg | Videos | Comments

Efi Cohen-Arazi, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Rainbow Medical, talks with Elliott Gotkine about innovations to help those who have lost their vision and their partnership with Medtronic on a nerve stimulation product. He speaks...

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A New Use for Touchless Technology in the Operating Theater

June 27, 2014 10:55 am | by Lancaster University | News | Comments

Dr. Mark Rouncefield and Dr. Gerardo Gonzalez from the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University were part of a collaborative team from Microsoft Research, Guy's Hospital, St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, and King's College...

2014/2015 Buyers' Guide Digital Edition

June 26, 2014 4:57 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

The MDT Buyers' Guide is a comprehensive directory that includes an array of technology and service categories critical to designers and manufacturers of medical devices. From products to services, the Guide covers a full range of resources needed...

Controlling Movement with Light

June 26, 2014 11:25 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

For the first time, MIT neuroscientists have shown they can control muscle movement by applying optogenetics — a technique that allows scientists to control neurons’ electrical impulses with light — to the spinal cords of animals that are...

Electromedical Products International Hails Reclassification of CES Devices

June 25, 2014 11:40 am | by Electromedical Products International | News | Comments

Electromedical Products International, Inc., the manufacturer of Alpha-Stim AID and Alpha-Stim M welcomed the announcement in the Federal Register of June 12, 2014 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Agency’s intention to...  

Fighting Disease, Cancer with Nanoparticles and Lasers

June 25, 2014 9:51 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

UT Arlington physics researchers may have developed a way to use laser technology to deliver drug and gene therapy at the cellular level without damaging surrounding tissue. The method eventually could help patients suffering from genetic...

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Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Non Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease as well as Motor Symptoms

June 25, 2014 9:43 am | by IOS Press BV | News | Comments

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has become a well-recognized non-pharmacologic treatment that improves motor symptoms of patients with early and advanced Parkinson’s disease. Evidence now indicates that DBS can decrease the number and severity...

GlobalData Analysts: Strategic Benefits, Not Tax Avoidance, the Main Motivation for Medtronic Megadeal

June 24, 2014 2:08 pm | by GlobalData | News | Comments

Medtronic’s $42.9 billion merger with Covidien, which created last week the world’s largest medical devices company, was primarily motivated by future market gains rather than tax inversion, according to analysts with research and consulting...

Device Allows Brain to Bypass Spinal Cord, Move Paralyzed Limbs

June 24, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | News | Comments

For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to an innovative partnership between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Battelle. Ian Burkhart, a 23-year-old quadriplegic...

Photos of the Day: Paralyzed Man Moves Hand with Thoughts

June 24, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | News | Comments

Ian Burkhart, a 23-year-old quadriplegic from Dublin, Ohio, is the first patient to use Neurobridge, an electronic neural bypass for spinal cord injuries that reconnects the brain directly to muscles, allowing voluntary and functional control...

Covidien Launches Pipeline Flex Embolization Device in Europe

June 24, 2014 10:17 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Further strengthening its broad line of neurovascular products to treat unruptured brain aneurysms, Covidien plc announced the European launch of its Pipeline Flex embolization device at the annual Live Interventional Neuroradiology &...

'Flight Simulator' Technology Gives Neurosurgeons a Peek Inside Brain Before Surgery

June 23, 2014 3:49 pm | by NYU Langone Medical Center | News | Comments

NYU Langone Medical Center is now using a novel technology that serves as a "flight simulator" for neurosurgeons, allowing them to rehearse complicated brain surgeries before making an actual incision on a patient. The new simulator, called...

Portable Brain-Mapping Device Allows Researchers to 'See' Where Memory Fails

June 23, 2014 2:11 pm | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

UT Arlington researchers have successfully used a portable brain-mapping device to show limited prefrontal cortex activity among student veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder when they were asked to recall information from simple...

Cal-BRAIN Kickstarts California Efforts to Map the Brain

June 23, 2014 11:49 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

The California budget signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on June 20 creates a statewide research grants program called Cal-BRAIN, an initiative led by UC San Diego. With an initial allocation of $2 million, Cal-BRAIN – short for California Blueprint...

Neurological Device Designers Latest to Benefit from Medical Materials Database

June 23, 2014 11:06 am | by ASM International | News | Comments

Granta Design, leaders in materials information technology, and ASM International, the world's largest professional society for materials engineering, today announced a new Neurological module in the ASM Medical Materials Database. The new...

UAB Implants Responsive Neurostimulator for Epilepsy Seizure Control, First in Southeast

June 23, 2014 9:40 am | by University of Alabama at Birmingham | News | Comments

On June 18, neurosurgeons at the University of Alabama at Birmingham implanted a new type of electrical stimulator to control seizures in patients with difficult-to-control epilepsy. It marked the first time in the Southeast the RNS system...

Bioengineers Improve Upon Football Mouthguard that Senses Head Impacts

June 23, 2014 8:50 am | by Bjorn Carey, Stanford | News | Comments

A device developed by Stanford bioengineers could one day provide real-time measurements of the head impacts sustained by football players. The research could also help characterize the forces sustained in more common head traumas, such as...

Advanced CLARITY Method Offers Faster, Better Views of Entire Brain

June 19, 2014 4:56 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

For decades, researchers’ understanding of brain structure and function has remained fragmented due to difficulties integrating observations and insights at the levels of individual brain cells, neural circuits and systems-level information...

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