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Disputed theory on Parkinson's origin strengthened

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Graphic: Human brain with a central region highlighted [15/10/2014] Parkinson's disease is strongly linked to the degeneration of the brain's movement center. In the last decade, the question of where the disease begins has led researchers to a different part of the human anatomy.Disputed theory on Parkinson's origin strengthened - Read more

Teaching the brain to reduce pain

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Photo: A foot about to step on needles [16/07/2014] People can be conditioned to feel less pain when they hear a neutral sound, new research from the University of Luxembourg has found. This lends weight to the idea that we can learn to use mind-over-matter to beat pain.Teaching the brain to reduce pain - Read more

Monitor for glaucoma: Sensor in eye could track pressure changes

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Graphic: Illustration of the final device [20/06/2014] University of Washington engineers have designed a low-power sensor that could be placed permanently in a person’s eye to track hard-to-measure changes in eye pressure. The sensor would be embedded with an artificial lens during cataract surgery and would detect pressure changes instantaneously, then transmit the data wirelessly using radio frequency waves.Monitor for glaucoma: Sensor in eye could track pressure changes - Read more

Right rehabilitation lets paralyzed rats grip again

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Photo: Grasping sequence of rats in comparison [17/06/2014] After a large stroke, motor skills barely improve, even with rehabilitation. An experiment conducted on rats demonstrates that a course of therapy combining the stimulation of nerve fiber growth with drugs and motor training can be successful.Right rehabilitation lets paralyzed rats grip again - Read more

A paralyzed person to kick off the World Cup

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Photo: Gordon Cheng with CellulARSkin [12/06/2014] According to researchers in the Walk Again Project, all systems are go for a bold demonstration of neuroscience and cognitive technology in action: On June 12, during the opening of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, a paralyzed person wearing a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton is expected to make the first kick of the football championship.A paralyzed person to kick off the World Cup - Read more

Making artificial vision look more natural

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Photo: Eye overlaid with transparent images [10/06/2014] In laboratory tests, researchers have used electrical stimulation of retinal cells to produce the same patterns of activity that occur when the retina sees a moving object. Although more work remains, this is a step toward restoring natural, high-fidelity vision to blind people, the researchers say.Making artificial vision look more natural - Read more

Relief to glaucoma patients

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Photo: Eye [05/06/2014] Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) have jointly developed a new nanomedicine that will allow glaucoma patients to do away with daily eye drops.Relief to glaucoma patients - Read more

Signglasses system opens the universe to deaf students

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Photo: Man wearing signglasses [02/06/2014] Ordinarily, deaf students are left in the dark when they visit a planetarium. With the lights off, they can't see the ASL interpreter who narrates their tour of outer space. With the lights on, they can't see the constellations of stars projected overhead. That's why a group at Brigham Young University (BYU) launched the "Signglasses" project.Signglasses system opens the universe to deaf students - Read more

Elderly : Hearing Loss Affects Old People's Personality

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Photo: Ear [09/04/2014] As people approach old age, they generally become less outgoing. New research from the University of Gothenburg shows that this change in personality is amplified among people with impaired hearing. The findings emphasise the importance of acknowledging and treating hearing loss in the elderly population.Elderly : Hearing Loss Affects Old People's Personality - Read more

Humor: Cartoons to Cope with Chronic Conditions

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Photo: Cartoon [31/03/2014] Researchers from the University of Southampton have shown that cartoons could be a beneficial way of educating patients and empowering them to cope better with their long term conditions.Humor: Cartoons to Cope with Chronic Conditions - Read more

Senses: New Rehabilitation Methods for Amputees and Stroke Patients

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Photo: Hand writing [18/03/2014] Research on amputees with chronic dominant hand loss may inform rehabilitation of stroke patients.Senses: New Rehabilitation Methods for Amputees and Stroke Patients - Read more

Vision: Off with Your Glasses

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Photo: Glasses [06/03/2014] Researchers of Tel Aviv University's Goldschleger Eye Research Institute have discovered new evidence that correlates crowding in the fovea — a small part of the retina responsible for sharp vision — and the brain's processing speed. These findings could greatly alter earlier models of visual crowding, which emphasized peripheral impairment exclusively.Vision: Off with Your Glasses - Read more

Stroke: Stimulation Glove Enhances Motor Skills

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Photo: Stimulation glove [25/02/2014] Improving the sense of touch and motor skills without active training – what sounds impossible, does actually work. Neuroscientists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a glove that uses weak electrical pulses to stimulate the nerve fibers that connect the hands with the brain.Stroke: Stimulation Glove Enhances Motor Skills - Read more

Tinnitus: Link between Loud Sounds and Hearing Loss

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Photo: Tinnitus [21/02/2014] University of Leicester research reveals why hearing loss is correlated with auditory signals failing to get transmitted along the auditory nerve. A research team investigating tinnitus has revealed new insights into the link between the exposure to loud sounds and hearing loss.Tinnitus: Link between Loud Sounds and Hearing Loss - Read more

Prostheses: Feeling through Implanted Electrodes

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Photo: Feeling prosthesis [10/02/2014] Freiburg researchers have developed electrodes that help amputees to grasp at objects.Prostheses: Feeling through Implanted Electrodes - Read more

Eyes: Probability of Blindness from Glaucoma Nearly Halved

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Photo: Eye [23/01/2014] The probability of blindness due to the serious eye disease glaucoma has decreased by nearly half since 1980, according to a recent study.Eyes: Probability of Blindness from Glaucoma Nearly Halved - Read more

Immunology: „The immunosensory system goes beyond the actual immune cells“

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[22/01/2014] It guards the body but can become its enemy: the immune system defends us from intruding pathogens; it is also able to cause severe diseases if it falsely recognizes the body itself as a threat. Molecular receptors in the whole body enable the immune system to “sense” what happens within.Immunology: „The immunosensory system goes beyond the actual immune cells“ - Read more

Neuroscience: In the Blink of an Eye

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Photo: Woman with crazy looking glasses [17/01/2014] Imagine seeing a dozen pictures flash by in a fraction of a second. You might think it would be impossible to identify any images you see for such a short time. However, a team of neuroscientists from MIT has found that the human brain can process entire images that the eye sees for as little as 13 milliseconds — the first evidence of such rapid processing speed.Neuroscience: In the Blink of an Eye - Read more

Glaucoma: New Drug-dispensing Contact Lens

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Photo: Contact lense [11/12/2013] Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology, Boston Children's Hospital, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are one step closer to an eye drop-free reality with the development of a drug-eluting contact lens.Glaucoma: New Drug-dispensing Contact Lens - Read more

Gene Therapy: Virus Restores Sight

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Photo: Gene Therapy [14/06/2013] Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new method to insert genes into eye cells that could greatly expand gene therapy to help restore sight to patients with blinding diseases.Gene Therapy: Virus Restores Sight - Read more

Genetics: Hearing Loss Clue Uncovered

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Photo: Ear [13/06/2013] A novel genetic mutation was first identified in 2010 as causing hearing loss in humans. Researchers have now discovered that this mutation induces malfunction of an inhibitor of an enzyme commonly found in our body that destroys proteins.Genetics: Hearing Loss Clue Uncovered - Read more

Implant: Telescope for Macular Degeneration

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Photo: Miniature Telescope [23/04/2013] Physicians at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center have become the first in Virginia to successfully implant a telescope in a patient's eye to treat macular degeneration – the leading cause of blindness in older Americans.Implant: Telescope for Macular Degeneration - Read more

Eyes: An Artificial Retina Restores Normal Vision

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[16/08/2012] Two researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have deciphered a mouse's retina's neural code and coupled this information to a novel prosthetic device to restore sight to blind mice. The researchers say they have also cracked the code for a monkey retina and hope to quickly design and test a device that blind humans can use.Eyes: An Artificial Retina Restores Normal Vision - Read more

Eyes: Microneedles to Target Therapeutics

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[24/07/2012] Thanks to tiny microneedles, eye doctors may soon have a better way to treat diseases such as macular degeneration that affect tissues in the back of the eye. That could be important as the population ages and develops more eye-related illnesses.Eyes: Microneedles to Target Therapeutics - Read more

Retina Transplantation: Manipulating Recipient Retinal Microenvironment

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[13/07/2012] A research team in the United Kingdom has found that insulin-like growth factor (IGF1) impacts cell transplantation of photoreceptor precursors by manipulating the retinal recipient microenvironment, enabling better migration and integration of the cells into the adult mouse retina. Retina Transplantation: Manipulating Recipient Retinal Microenvironment - Read more

Premature Babies: Antioxidant Can Reduce Blindness Risk

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[18/06/2012] A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital suggests that the antioxidant, rhSOD (recombinant human Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase), reduces the risk of developing Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in extremely low gestational age newborns.Premature Babies: Antioxidant Can Reduce Blindness Risk - Read more

Patients: Protected From Diabetic Eye Disease

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[13/06/2012] Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Centre have completed a study of 158 people who have lived with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for 50 years or more with eye examinations and have concluded that a high proportion of this unique group of patients developed little to no diabetic eye disease over time.Patients: Protected From Diabetic Eye Disease - Read more

Nearsightedness: Hope for More Effective Treatment

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[06/06/2012] Research by an optometrist at the University of Houston (UH) supports the continued investigation of optical treatments that attempt to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children.Nearsightedness: Hope for More Effective Treatment - Read more

Blindness: Retinal Prosthesis Could Better Restore Sight

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[14/05/2012] Using tiny solar-panel-like cells surgically placed underneath the retina, scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have devised a system that may someday restore sight to people who have lost vision because of certain types of degenerative eye diseases.Blindness: Retinal Prosthesis Could Better Restore Sight - Read more

Seeing: Foetal Membrane Transplantation Prevents Blindness

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[30/04/2012] Transplanting tissue from newborn foetal membranes prevents blindness in patients with a devastating disease called Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a Loyola University Medical Centre study has found.Seeing: Foetal Membrane Transplantation Prevents Blindness - Read more

Mitochondria: Breakthrough for Degenerative Vision Disorder

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[25/04/2012] A research team, led by Doctor John Guy of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami, has pioneered a novel technological treatment for Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), an inherited genetic defect that causes rapid, permanent, and bilateral loss of vision in people of all ages, but primarily males ages 20-40.Mitochondria: Breakthrough for Degenerative Vision Disorder - Read more

Acoustic Perception: Internet-Based Therapy Relieves Persistent Tinnitus

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[08/03/2012] Those suffering from nagging tinnitus can benefit from internet-based therapy just as much as patients who take part in group therapy sessions. These are the findings of a German-Swedish study in which patients with moderate to severe tinnitus tried out various forms of therapy over a ten-week period.Acoustic Perception: Internet-Based Therapy Relieves Persistent Tinnitus - Read more

Eyes: Sound Rather than Sight Can Activate ‘Seeing’ for the Blind

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[08/02/2012] Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have tapped onto the visual cortex of the congenitally blind by using sensory substitution devices (SSDs), enabling the blind in effect to “see” and even describe objects.Eyes: Sound Rather than Sight Can Activate ‘Seeing’ for the Blind - Read more

Music: Training Has Biological Impact on Aging Process

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[31/01/2012] Age-related delays in neural timing are not inevitable and can be avoided or offset with musical training, according to a new study from Northwestern University. The study is the first to provide biological evidence that lifelong musical experience has an impact on the aging process. Music: Training Has Biological Impact on Aging Process - Read more

Hypersensitivity: Why Do Smells Make Some People Sick

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[20/01/2012] Do you get a headache from the perfume of the lady next to you at the table? Do cleaning solutions at work make your nose itch? If you have symptoms prompted by everyday smells, it does not necessarily mean you are allergic but rather that you suffer from chemical intolerance. According to a scientist at Umea University this hypersensitivity can be the result of an inability to get used to smells.Hypersensitivity: Why Do Smells Make Some People Sick - Read more

Anorexia Therapy: Allowing yourself to enjoy food again

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[02/01/2012] There is no drug to treat anorexia nervosa. This complex mental illness that goes along with severe physical impairments requires intense therapy that has one final goal in mind: the affected person is supposed to relearn healthy eating patterns to avoid becoming dangerously underweight. Anorexia Therapy: Allowing yourself to enjoy food again - Read more

Psychology: Childhood Hypersensitivity Linked to OCD

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[28/12/2011] In childhood, rituals like regular schedules for meal, bath, and bed times are a healthy part of behavioural development. But combined with oral and tactile sensitivities, such as irritation caused by specific fabrics, these rituals could be an early warning sign of adult Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Psychology: Childhood Hypersensitivity Linked to OCD - Read more

Scientists Fixate on Ric-8: Understanding Drug Receptor Targets

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[28/12/2011] Half the drugs used today target a single class of proteins – and now scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center have identified an important molecular player critical to the proper workings of those proteins critical to our health.Scientists Fixate on Ric-8: Understanding Drug Receptor Targets - Read more

Sensory Perception: Multisensory Integration - When Correlation Implies Causation

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[16/12/2011] New research involving scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Tübingen (Germany), the University of Oxford, and the University of Bielefeld (Germany) has demonstrated that humans exploit the correlation between the temporal structures of signals to decide which of them to combine and which to keep segregated.Sensory Perception: Multisensory Integration - When Correlation Implies Causation - Read more

Hearing Loss: Another Danger of Secondhand Smoke

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[19/07/2011] NYU School of Medicine researchers report in a new study that exposure to tobacco smoke nearly doubles the risk of hearing loss among adolescents. Hearing Loss: Another Danger of Secondhand Smoke - Read more

Changing Information: Speed Limit on Babies' Vision

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[15/07/2011] Babies have far less ability to recognize rapidly changing images than adults, according to research from the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. The results show that while infants can perceive flicker or movement, they may not be able to identify the individual elements within a moving or changing scene as well as an adult.Changing Information: Speed Limit on Babies' Vision - Read more

E-Waste Pollution: A Threat to Human Health

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[01/06/2011] In addition to its damaging effect on the environment and its illegal smuggling into developing countries, researchers have now linked e-waste to adverse effects on human health, such as inflammation and oxidative stress – precursors to cardiovascular disease, DNA damage and possibly cancer.E-Waste Pollution: A Threat to Human Health - Read more

Schizophrenia: Why People May Have Trouble Reading Social Cues

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[25/05/2011] Understanding the actions of other people can be difficult for those with schizophrenia. Vanderbilt University researchers have discovered that impairments in a brain area involved in perception of social stimuli may be partly responsible for this difficulty.Schizophrenia: Why People May Have Trouble Reading Social Cues - Read more

SPRED2: When the stress brake fails

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[23/03/2011] First discovered ten years ago, it is now the subject of new findings relating to its function: the protein SPRED2 inhibits the hormonal stress response in the body. Whether it also plays a role in the development of illnesses has yet to be established.SPRED2: When the stress brake fails - Read more

Under Suspicion: Painkiller Could Increase Suicidal Ideation

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[24/11/2010] The active agent ziconotide, the synthetic toxin of the cone snail (Conus magus), was acclaimed a safe alternative to morphine when it was introduced six years ago. Now it is increasingly suspected of causing patients to commit suicide. Under Suspicion: Painkiller Could Increase Suicidal Ideation - Read more

Innovation: Retinal Implant Allows Blind Patients to Recognize Letters and Words

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[03/11/2010] Researchers at the Department for Ophthalmology at the University of Tübingen, Germany, have shown in a study that a light-sensitive chip, implanted beneath the retina, is able to restore meaningful images in blind patients, up to the point of recognizing letters and words. Innovation: Retinal Implant Allows Blind Patients to Recognize Letters and Words - Read more

Balance Disorder: Development of Implanted Device

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[22/10/2010] Success could spur new treatment approach for millions of people who suffer vestibular problems.Balance Disorder: Development of Implanted Device - Read more

Interaction With Neighbors: Neuronal field simulates brain activity

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[29/09/2010] RUB Scientists of the Bernstein Group for Computational Neuroscience developed a computational model, which allows a mathematical description of far reaching interactions between cortical neurons. Interaction With Neighbors: Neuronal field simulates brain activity - Read more

Red Wine: Ingredient May Prevent Blinding Diseases

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[28/06/2010] Resveratrol – found in red wine, grapes, blueberries, peanuts and other plants – stops out-of-control blood vessel growth in the eye, according to vision researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.Red Wine: Ingredient May Prevent Blinding Diseases - Read more

Diabetes: Computers Can Detect Eye Problems

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[20/05/2010] Cost-effective computerized systems to detect early eye problems related to diabetes can help meet the screening need, an analysis shows.Diabetes: Computers Can Detect Eye Problems - Read more

Emotions: Hormone Spray Improves Male Sensitivity

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[11/05/2010] The neuropeptide oytocin enhances male empathy. This substance also increases sensitivity to so-called “social multipliers”, such as approving or disapproving looks.Emotions: Hormone Spray Improves Male Sensitivity - Read more

Diagnosis: Device Gives Evidence of Shaken Baby

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[26/04/2010] Ophthalmologists examining infants for possible Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) found that a handheld device provided high-resolution images of the retina and the vitreoretinal interface in infants with SBS, reports a new study.Diagnosis: Device Gives Evidence of Shaken Baby - Read more

Elderly: Untreated Poor Vision Linked to Dementia

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[18/02/2010] Elderly people with visual disorders that are left untreated are significantly more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease - the most common form of dementia, according to a new study.Elderly: Untreated Poor Vision Linked to Dementia - Read more

Graves’ Eye Disease: High Levels of Certain Immune Cells

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[15/01/2010] Researchers have identified an immune cell linked to inflammation and scarring in Graves' eye disease.Graves’ Eye Disease: High Levels of Certain Immune Cells - Read more

Headaches: Why Light Worsens Migraine

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[13/01/2010] Scientists have identified a new visual pathway that underlies sensitivity to light during migraine.Headaches: Why Light Worsens Migraine - Read more

Hands: Amputation May Lead to Altered Perception

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[11/01/2010] According to new research amputation of the hand results in a distorted way of figuring out where in space objects are located.Hands: Amputation May Lead to Altered Perception - Read more

Skin: Hidden Sensory System?

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[11/12/2009] Researchers report that the human body has an entirely unique and separate sensory system aside from the nerves that give most of us the ability to touch and feel.Skin: Hidden Sensory System? - Read more

Stress - Everbody Has It, No One Wants It. How to Fight It?

Stress is a natural body reaction to pressure, tension or change. While a certain dose of stress can spice up your life, too much stress can be harmful and cause illness. However, during daily routine stress-reduction can be tricky. Experts at MEDICA provide helpful tips for relaxation in stressful times.Stress - Everbody Has It, No One Wants It. How to Fight It? - Read more

Bioengineering: Nerve-Muscle Interface Could Improve Prosthetic

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[21/10/2009] Clinical investigators have used modern tissue engineering to develop an interface that could improve the function of prosthetic hands and possibly restore the sense of touch to patients who are fitted with the devices.Bioengineering: Nerve-Muscle Interface Could Improve Prosthetic - Read more

Ear Infection: Surgery Best for Organ Transplant Recipients

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[09/10/2009] Organ transplant recipients benefit significantly when they are monitored and receive prompt diagnosis and treatment for otitis media, a common inner ear infection, according to a new study. Ear Infection: Surgery Best for Organ Transplant Recipients - Read more

Pro Laser Surgery: „Even Lasered Astronauts Fly Into the Outer Space“

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[01/10/2009] Some find themselves more beautiful without, others wish to do sports unhampered. Many people are bothered by their glasses on their nose that they have to wear day-to-day in order to see clearly. Pro Laser Surgery: „Even Lasered Astronauts Fly Into the Outer Space“ - Read more

Contra Laser Eye Surgery: „The TÜV-Approved Lasik Is Not More Than A Kind Of Promotion“

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[01/10/2009] Anastacia and Elton John – their trademark are large eyeglasses. This truly is not for everybody since many spectacle wearers would like to get rid of the glasses the sooner the better and fancy a laser surgery of the eyes. Contra Laser Eye Surgery: „The TÜV-Approved Lasik Is Not More Than A Kind Of Promotion“ - Read more

Brain Mechanism: Responsible for Processing of Speech

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[20/08/2009] Researchers have succeeded for the first time in devising a model that describes and identifies a basic cellular mechanism that enables networks of neurons to efficiently decode speech in changing conditions.Brain Mechanism: Responsible for Processing of Speech - Read more

Deafness: Mutation in a Gene Associated with Cancer

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[19/08/2009] An international group of researchers found three mutations responsible for a form of hereditary deafness in a gene that is implicated in cancer. Deafness: Mutation in a Gene Associated with Cancer - Read more

Mouse Model: Hearing Loss Caused By Genes

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[28/04/2009] With the help of a new mouse model, researchers found that the respective microRNA seed region influences the production of sensory hair cells in the inner ear, both in the mouse and in humans.Mouse Model: Hearing Loss Caused By Genes - Read more

Brain: Why Touching Can Relieve Pain

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[20/04/2009] Nerve signals that tell the brain that we are being slowly stroked on the skin have their own specialised nerve fibres in the skin. This is shown by a new study. The discovery may explain why touching the skin can relieve pain.Brain: Why Touching Can Relieve Pain - Read more

Preterm Infants: New Method Identifies Risk of Eye Disease

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[08/04/2009] A simple way of establishing which preterm infants are at risk of developing the eye disease ROP is to follow their weight gain. Preterm Infants: New Method Identifies Risk of Eye Disease - Read more

Microsystems Technology: Jack of Medical Trades (Part 1)

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[15/03/2009] by Wiebke Heiss / MEDICA.de Actually, it is a made-up-word: microsystems technology. In fact, the term describes many things as long as they are optical, mechanical or electrical and as long as the systems are tiny. Moreover they hover around everywhere: In CD players, airbags or printers - and with great potential in medical applications.Microsystems Technology: Jack of Medical Trades (Part 1) - Read more

Eyes: Genes Linked to Dry AMD

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[29/08/2008] Scientists have discovered a genetic mutation that offers protection against a type of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease of the eye. Eyes: Genes Linked to Dry AMD - Read more

Gynaecology: 'Dry Eye' May be Linked to Sex Hormones

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[11/02/2004] Women whose ovaries prematurely cease functioning may be at a greater risk for dry eye symptoms, according to a large study carried out at the National Eye Institute, Bethesda.Gynaecology: 'Dry Eye' May be Linked to Sex Hormones - Read more

 
 

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