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August 30, 2016

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August 30, 2016

Aug. 26, 2016 — A new study details the challenges faced by people with mobility impairments during emergency evacuation from multistory buildings. The findings are especially relevant because they are based upon ... read more

Aug. 5, 2016 — Many lower organisms retain the ability to regenerate tissue after injury. Humans share many genes with these organisms, but our capacity for regeneration is limited. Scientists are studying the ... read more

Survey: Vision Health a Priority

Aug. 4, 2016 — Most respondents across all ethnic and racial groups surveyed described loss of eyesight as the worst ailment that could happen to them when ranked against other conditions including loss of limb, ... read more

Sprinkling of Neural Dust Opens Door to Electroceuticals

Aug. 3, 2016 — Monitoring electrical signals from muscles and nerves has become easier with a 1x1x3 mm sensor that can be implanted anywhere in the body, powered and read out by ultrasound. With further ... read more

Inosine Treatment Helps Recovery of Motor Functions After Brain Injury

Aug. 3, 2016 — Brain tissue can die as the result of stroke, traumatic brain injury, or neurodegenerative disease. When the affected area includes the motor cortex, impairment of the fine motor control of the hand ... read more

'Pain Paradox' Discovery Provides Route to New Pain Control Drugs

July 28, 2016 — A natural substance known to activate pain in the central nervous system has been found to have the opposite effect in other parts of the body, potentially paving the way to new methods of pain ... read more

Stroke Care: Randomized Penumbra 3-D Trial of Next Generation Stent Retriever Meets Primary Endpoints

July 27, 2016 — The Penumbra 3D Trial successfully met the primary trial endpoints, demonstrating non-inferiority in both safety and efficacy of the company's next-generation stent retriever, Penumbra 3D ... read more

Hearing Test May Identify Autism Risk

July 25, 2016 — Researchers have identified an inner ear deficiency in children with autism that may impact their ability to recognize speech. The findings could ultimately be used as a way to identify children at ... read more

Gene Controls Regeneration of Injured Muscle by Adult Stem Cells

July 21, 2016 — A key gene enables the repair of injured muscle throughout life, according to a study in mice. The study results further suggest that this "overlooked" gene may play an important role in ... read more

Regenerative Medicine Improves Strength, Function in Severe Muscle Injuries

July 21, 2016 — Patients with severe muscle loss surgically implanted with bioscaffolds derived from pig tissue showed significant improvement in strength and range of motion, as well as evidence for skeletal muscle ... read more

Antibody-Based Drug for Multiple Sclerosis

July 19, 2016 — A research team has developed an antibody with potential therapeutic effects against multiple sclerosis. The study paves the way for a new strategy to control the disease, say the ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Researchers have found how sensory nerve cells work together to transmit itch signals from the skin to the spinal cord, where neurons then carry those signals to the brain. Their discovery may ... read more

The Architecture of Audition: Study Shows Auditory Cortex of Hearing, Deaf People Are Nearly Identical

July 17, 2016 — The neural architecture in the auditory cortex -- the part of the brain that processes sound -- of profoundly deaf and hearing people is virtually identical, a new study has found. The study raises a ... read more

Repeated Stimulation Treatment Can Restore Movement to Paralyzed Muscles

July 15, 2016 — A new patient study could open a new opportunity to rehabilitate patients with spinal cord damage, say investigators. This study represents the first time that attempts were made to rehabilitate ... read more

July 14, 2016 — A new study finds another safe and effective drug-free treatment option for chronic pain sufferers -- spinal cord stimulation (SCS), experts ... read more

Fibromyalgia: Doubling Up to Fight Pain

July 13, 2016 — A more effective way of treating fibromyalgia, a medical condition characterized by chronic widespread pain typically accompanied by fatigue, as well as sleep, mood and memory problems has been ... read more

Umbilical Cord Patch Could Be Method for Fetal Spina Bifida Repair

July 12, 2016 — A patch made from cryopreserved human umbilical cord may be a novel method for treating spina bifida in utero, according to ... read more

July 11, 2016 — A study in mice shows for the first time that visual stimulation can help damaged retinal neurons regrow optic nerve fibers (retinal ganglion cell axons). In combination with chemically induced ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Parts of the inner ear that process sounds such as speech and music seem to work differently than other parts of the inner ear, researchers have ... read more

Transplant Drug May Provide Benefits After Spinal Cord Injury

July 8, 2016 — New research in mice indicates that a drug commonly used to suppress the immune system in recipients of organ transplants may also reduce tissue damage and neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury. ... read more

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