Navigation Links
JAMA features NJIT biomedical engineer helping stroke patients
Date:2/8/2011

The Journal of the American Medical Society ("Medical News & Perspectives", Jan. 19, 2011) featured the research of NJIT Associate Professor Sergei Adamovich, a biomedical engineer. Adamovich and his research partners, physical therapists Alma Merians, PhD, PT, and Eugene Tunik, PhD, PT, at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, have developed innovative robotic and virtual reality-based video game therapies to help stroke patients regain use of hands and arms.

JAMA reported that the efforts of this team are making headway. Twenty-four patients who completed the program report improvements completing daily tasks. One patient reported cutting strawberries with both hands without realizing it, something she had previously been unable to do. A $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports this research. (EDITORS: To interview Adamovich, call Sheryl Weinstein, 973-596-3436)

The article noted that patients in the program underwent about 22 hours of practice using a library of virtual reality video games designed by Adamovich's group. Clinical tests of arm and hand function showed improvement. Adamovich attributed the program's success to the increased intensity of repetitions and interesting exercises. With the assistance of the robotic arm, a key component of the program, the patient may complete many more repetitions than in the usual clinical setting. The researchers also analyzed brain activity before and after training and believe their work is making key neurological changes.

Last fall, the researchers reported their work to the media at a press conference at the Society for Neuroscience Conference, the world's largest source of emerging news on brain science and health in San Diego, CA. More volunteers are continually needed for the study. For information about requirements, contact Gerard G. Fluet, DPT, (732) 986-8621, fluet179@comcast.net.

"St
'/>"/>

Contact: Sheryl Weinstein
sheryl.m.weinstein@njit.edu
973-596-3436
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols features organ and cell culture methods
2. New version of Google Earth features Californias marine protected areas
3. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols features stem cell differentiation, plant RNAi methods
4. Toxicology program features wide range of human health and environment topical sessions
5. Demonstration Features Commercial Technology for Combating Terrorism
6. Demonstration Features Commercial Technology for Combating Terrorism
7. Recruitment of reproductive features into other cell types may underlie extended lifespan in animals
8. Plant microbe shares features with drug-resistant pathogen
9. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols features RNA analysis methods
10. Elseviers BrainNavigator research tool to launch new features at Neuroscience 2009 show
11. ACS webinar features developments in online water and wastewater monitoring
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
JAMA features NJIT biomedical engineer helping stroke patients
(Date:4/17/2014)... April 17, 2014The development of stem cell therapies to ... to characterize stem cell populations based on cell surface ... a new marker that is highly expressed in a ... blood, which they describe in an article in ... Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... A new modeling study suggests that fish consumption ... infant exposure to long-lived contaminants like persistent organic ... a team of researchers including University of Toronto ... Wania, looks at how different levels of environmental ... behavior of chemicals in the body influenced exposure ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and ... easier, faster and cheaper. , Bacillus anthracis ... in soils all over the world and can cause ... animals. The bacteria can survive in harsh conditions for ... may occur through skin contact, inhalation of spores or ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Fish consumption advisories fail to cover all types of contaminants 2Pocket-sized anthrax detector aids global agriculture 2Pocket-sized anthrax detector aids global agriculture 3
... the only one of its kind in the world ... make-up of its closest endangered relatives. University of Manchester ... Leaf frogs to interbreed, producing the unique frog a ... mouth swab showed that the two parent frogs were actually ...
... have identified a single mutated gene that causes Hajdu-Cheney ... loss and osteoporosis (fragile bones). The study, published in ... possible causes of osteoporosis and highlights the gene as ... , There are only 50 reported cases of Hajdu-Cheney ...
... system developed in part by DOE,s Oak Ridge National ... the threats of insects, disease and wildfire. Led ... high-performance computing to incorporate remote sensing data from NASA ... identify abnormal vegetation patterns and the timing of seasonal ...
Cached Biology News:Unique frog helps amphibian conservation efforts 2Gene responsible for severe osteoporosis disorder discovered 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... January 15, 2014 DTS Language Services, ... Online Web Portal for Life Science organizations who need document ... the subject matter of their documents in advance with a ... reduce time-to-delivery of translations, often a critical factor in clinical ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... TAIPEI , Jan. 15, 2014 TaiGen Biotechnology ... an exclusive agreement with R-Pharm, a leading Russian pharmaceutical ... in the Russian Federation , ... Commonwealth Independent States (CIS). Nemonoxacin is a novel antibiotic for ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014  3D Communications, a leading provider of strategic communications services ... media events in the United States and ... Virginia Cox , JD, is returning to the firm,s ... re-joins 3D after more than two years of service as Associate ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... and BETHESDA, Md. , ... joining together with two institutes from the National Institutes ... tools for bringing safer, more effective treatments to patients ... National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:DTS Improves Efficiency for Life Science Document Translations 2TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 2TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 3TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 4Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2Organovo Announces Collaboration with National Institutes of Health 2Organovo Announces Collaboration with National Institutes of Health 3
... Australia, Dec. 17 Phosphagenics,Limited ("Phosphagenics") (ASX: POH, ... its Phase 1 clinical trial that showed its,delivery ... skin without causing disruption or irritation of any ... be the first company to,commercialize a sustained release ...
... MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J., Dec. 17 National Stem,Cell Holding, ... company,information, financial information, quotations and press releases are,posted ... Sheets., OTCIQ is a secure, web-based portal ... to facilitate communication with the,marketplace, promote transparency, mitigate ...
... Will Enhance Quality and Speed Image Transfer at Lower ... Cost While Ensuring 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance, ... network, today announced it has been selected by,Southwest Oncology Group ... groups in the United States, to provide a,secure, 21 CFR ...
Cached Biology Technology:Phosphagenics Announces Successful Phase 1 Transdermal Oxycodone Clinical Trial Results 2Phosphagenics Announces Successful Phase 1 Transdermal Oxycodone Clinical Trial Results 3National Stem Cell Holding, Inc. Posts Company and Financial Information on the OTCIQ and Has Retained New CFO and Counsel to File Registration Statement With SEC 2AG Mednet to Provide Image Network for Southwest Oncology Group 2
Presenilin 2 Immunogen: Synthetic peptide corresponding to residues 31-47 of human Presenilin 2. Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles...
SHP-2 Antibody...
200 μg per ml DNA in 10 SSPE, 2 Denhardt's...
... Reacts with an early ... infection 3 hours post-infection exhibiting ... reaches peak intensity between 6-24 ... extremely intense coarsely granular staining. ...
Biology Products: