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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 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. 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

New MRI Method Aids Long-Term Concussion Prognosis

Jan. 24, 2017 — For concussion sufferers, physicians may now be able to predict early on who is more likely to continue experiencing symptoms months or years after the head-jarring event, using a new non-invasive ... read more

Generating Improvement in Spinal Cord Injuries

Jan. 24, 2017 — Results from an ongoing treatment for spinal cord injury research study were announced by the biotechnology company that manufactures ... read more

Evaluation of the Effects of Laser Tissue Welding for Spina Bifida Repair

Jan. 23, 2017 — Spina Bifia is a birth defect where there is incomplete closure of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord. It affects more than 4,000 children born each year in the U.S. and is associated ... read more

Evaluation of the Use of Human Umbilical Cord for in-Utero Spina Bifida Repair

Jan. 23, 2017 — Spina Bifida is a birth defect where there is an incomplete closure of the backbone and the coverings around the spinal cord. It affects more than 4,000 children born each year in the United States ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Today, a stroke usually leads to permanent disability – but in the future, the stroke-injured brain could be reparable by replacing dead cells with new, healthy neurons, using transplantation. ... read more

Research Team Develops New Diagnostic Tool to Identify Tinnitus in Animals

Jan. 19, 2017 — A behavioral tool has been developed that may significantly aid in understanding the underlying mechanisms of tinnitus, ultimately leading to new drugs and treatment methods, report ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Researchers offer a treatment algorithm, or protocol, for identifying patients with global (flail arm) brachial plexus injuries who are likely to benefit from trading in their insensate and ... read more

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