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February 23, 2017

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February 23, 2017

Complex Neurological Infections Require Team Care

Feb. 16, 2017 — A multidisciplinary approach is important for diagnosis and treatment of healthcare-associated ventriculitis and meningitis, suggest new guidelines. These complex brain and spinal infections can be ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — A new therapeutic agent tested in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS) produced anti-inflammatory activity and prevented loss of cells in the optic nerve, according to a new ... read more

Older Adults Who Exercise Regularly May Lower Chances for Severe Mobility Problems

Feb. 8, 2017 — A team of researchers theorized that exercise might also help adults prevent or delay disabilities that interfere with independent ... read more

Why There Is Sometimes Permanent Vision Loss After Head Injury

Feb. 8, 2017 — Research has shed new light on what causes the permanent vision loss sometimes seen in the wake of a head injury, report ... read more

Handedness Arises from Genes in the Spinal Cords of Embryos

Feb. 7, 2017 — The left side of the spinal cord matures slightly faster than the right side in human embryos of four to eight weeks age. This is the earliest left-right difference of development in the human ... read more

Is the Pain Coming from Your Hip, Spine or Both?

Feb. 6, 2017 — Many patients live with low back pain that radiates to the buttock, groin, thigh, and even knees. The challenge for patients, and often their doctors, is determining the origin of the pain -- the ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Scientists have developed sensor technology for a robotic prosthetic arm that detects signals from nerves in the spinal ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — In the summer of 2015, a team of scientists eported restoring rudimentary hearing in genetically deaf mice using gene therapy. Now the research team reports restoring a much higher level of hearing ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Sign language users have better reaction times and peripheral vision, report researchers. A new study showed that deaf adults have the best peripheral vision and reaction times comparing to hearing ... read more

Five Innovations Harness New Technologies for People With Visual Impairment, Blindness

Feb. 4, 2017 — New technologies and tools are in the works to help the 4.1 million Americans living with low vision or blindness. The innovations aim to help people with vision loss more easily accomplish daily ... read more

New Research Paints a Merciless Picture of Life as a Deaf-Blind Person

Feb. 3, 2017 — It is like being in a dirty glass jar, unable to reach out and with acquaintances passing by without saying hello. New research paints a merciless picture of life with acquired ... read more

Jekyll and Hyde Cells: Their Role in Brain Injury and Disease Revealed

Feb. 3, 2017 — New research has shown how normally helpful brain cells can turn rogue and kill off other brain cells following injury or ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — The prospect of regenerating bone lost to cancer or trauma is a step closer to the clinic as scientists have identified two proteins found in bone marrow as key regulators of the master cells ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — The unpleasant sensation sparked by the nervous system when confronted with a harmful stimulus can be alleviated by blocking a genetic marker that switches off the activity of the neurons involved. A ... read more

Pop! Goes the Hearing, Balloon Study Suggests

Jan. 30, 2017 — A common birthday party favor can blow up into a problem for children -- but also a bigger conversation about hearing loss, say ... read more

Paving the Way for Peripheral Nerve Damage Repair

Jan. 30, 2017 — Research has for the first time identified how a bodily protein allows nerves of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) to repair following ... read more

Jan. 27, 2017 — Stem cell secretions, called exosomes, appear to protect cells in the retina, the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye, a new study in rats shows. The findings point to potential therapies ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — Using a novel form of gene therapy, scientists have managed to restore partial hearing and balance in mice born with a genetic condition that affects ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as ALS, is an incurable neurodegenerative disease that affects all voluntary muscles in the body leading to paralysis and breathing difficulties. Eye ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — A Utah law has led to increased early identification of infants with hearing loss due to a congenital infection, according to a new study. The study is the first to assess how implementation of a ... read more

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