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April 29, 2016

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April 29, 2016

Hearing Impairment Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Apr. 22, 2016 — A review of studies of possible linkages between type 2 diabetes and hearing impairment concludes there is compelling evidence that diabetes can damage the auditory system, and that clinicians should ... read more

Research Improves Conductive Plastic for Health, Energy, Other Technologies

Apr. 19, 2016 — An international team of scientists has developed methods to improve the performance of a conductive plastic that can be used in devices that interface with the human ... read more

Guidelines Updated: Botulinum Toxin for Spasticity, Headache, Other Brain Disorders

Apr. 19, 2016 — The American Academy of Neurology has updated its 2008 guidelines on the use of botulinum toxin for spasticity, cervical dystonia, blepharospasm and migraine headache, based on recent ... read more

Hip Fracture Risk Rises in the 10 Years After Total Knee Replacement

Apr. 16, 2016 — A Swedish study shows that individuals with total knee replacement (TKR) due to primary osteoarthritis had a low risk for hip and vertebral fracture in the decade before surgery. However, after total ... read more

Researchers Open the Way to New Treatments for Chronic Pain, Cancer

Apr. 13, 2016 — A discovery of the full-length structure of a protein named Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid subtype 2 (TRPV2) has been described in a new paper. Taken in addition to their study of its ... read more

Over-the-Counter Drug May Reverse Chronic Vision Damage Caused by Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 12, 2016 — A common antihistamine used to treat symptoms of allergies and the common cold, called clemastine fumarate, partially reversed damage to the visual system in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in a ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — A research team has revealed new information on the underlying mechanisms of cell circuits in a part of the brain for novel therapeutic strategies to treat chronic ... read more

Discovery in Roundworms May One Day Help Humans With Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis

Apr. 12, 2016 — A newly discovered pathway leading to the regeneration of central nervous system (CNS) brain cells (neurons) in a type of roundworm (C. elegans) sheds light on the adult human nervous system's ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — Neurobiologists have discovered how signals that orchestrate the construction of the nervous system also influence recovery after traumatic injury. They also found that manipulating these signals can ... read more

Bronchial Carcinoma: Added Benefit of Crizotinib for First-Line Treatment Not Proven

Apr. 8, 2016 — In the only study of direct comparison, carboplatin in the control arm was not used in compliance with the Pharmaceutical Directive, reviewers ... read more

Protective Effect of Genetically Modified Cord Blood on Spinal Cord Injury in Rats

Apr. 8, 2016 — Researchers genetically modified cord blood which managed to increase tissue sparing and numbers of regenerated axons, reduce glial scar formation and promote behavioral recovery when transplanted ... read more

Most Patients Likely to See Reductions in Pain and Disability After Bariatric Surgery

Apr. 7, 2016 — In the three years following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients experienced an improvement in pain and walking ability, as well as a lessening of the degree to which back or leg pain ... read more

Inflammatory Factors Cause Damage to Back of Eye Following Keratoprosthesis Implantation

Apr. 7, 2016 — Researchers have identified inflammatory factors that contribute to optic nerve damage following keratoprosthesis implantation in a mouse model, a new report ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — For decades, it was thought that scar-forming cells called astrocytes were responsible for blocking neuronal regrowth across the level of spinal cord injury, but recent findings challenge this idea. ... read more

Middle-Aged Adults With Hearing Loss Have Substantially Higher Health Care Costs

Apr. 7, 2016 — The costs of health care have been compared for a matched group of privately insured individuals with and without a diagnosis of hearing loss. Study results indicate that those with hearing loss have ... read more

Study Shows Effectiveness of Earplugs in Preventing Temporary Hearing Loss After Loud Music

Apr. 7, 2016 — The effectiveness of earplugs in preventing temporary hearing loss immediately following music exposure has been assessed by a team that reports that yes, in fact, the use of earplugs can be of ... read more

Brain Responses Found to Originate from Previously Unknown Source

Apr. 6, 2016 — Scientists have made an important discovery about the human auditory system and how to study it, findings that could lead to better testing and diagnosis of hearing-related disorders. The researchers ... read more

New Human on Chip Technology Permits Unparalleled Insight Into Cellular Function Dynamics

Apr. 4, 2016 — Researchers describe a new generation of Liver on Chip devices, which enable them to identify new modes of toxicity and new causes for idiosyncratic toxicity, one of the main causes for post-market ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — Stem cell therapies capable of regenerating any human tissue damaged by injury, disease or ageing could be available within a few years, following landmark ... read more

Potential New Source for Pain Inhibition Found

Apr. 4, 2016 — A new neurological mechanism has been found that appears to contribute to a reduction in pain. According to the researchers, the discovery of neuroligin-2 as a cause exacerbating chronic pain is ... read more

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