Navigation Links
Research model may one day 'inoculate' elderly against slip-related falls
Date:2/4/2009

e authors concluded. These changes give the body greater stability when a slip begins to occur. In addition, the study found that with one session of such training, the brain pre-programs a response to slipping that can be drawn upon quickly to stop a slip or a fall, or even to skate-over the slippery surface without losing balance.

Fall training may be particularly helpful for active elderly persons who put themselves in more challenging situations. Fall prevention training may cut down on hip fractures, surgery, rehabilitation and pain and suffering.

So far, the research team has used younger subjects because the experiments carry some risk of injury. But in one study also funded by National Institutes of Health, the researchers found that older adults were able to learn as quickly as young adults. Further research is now being conducted to find out if older adults can retain the training as well as the young.

Pai and Bhatt's research so far indicates that the effects of one such training session, as with an inoculation, should last for at least for four months, and perhaps much longer, to protect against one of most dangerous falls, the backward falls.


'/>"/>

Contact: Christine Guilfoy
cguilfoy@the-aps.org
301-634-7253
American Physiological Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Research shows skeleton to be endocrine organ
2. Newly created cancer stem cells could aid breast cancer research
3. Dominant cholesterol-metabolism ideas challenged by new research
4. Researchers identify proteins involved in new neurodegenerative syndrome
5. Texas researchers and educators head for Antarctica
6. MGH researchers describe new way to identify, evolve novel enzymes
7. University of Pennsylvania researchers develop formula to gauge risk of disease clusters
8. University of Oregon researcher finds that on waters surface, nitric acid is not so tough
9. U of MN researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases
10. U of Minnesota researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases
11. Story ideas from the Journal of Lipid Research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/15/2015)... 15, 2015 A new report [ ... the majority of US consumers using mobile banking applications want ... as fingerprint and voiceprint, instead of having to prove who ... Telstra,s " Mobile Identity   -   The Fusion of ... smartphones now the primary channel used by Gen X and ...
(Date:6/10/2015)... June 10, 2015 According ... Market by Technology (Ultrasound, TOF, Structured Light, Stereo ... Entertainment, Automotive) and by Geography - Trends & ... the market is expected to reach $3,319.71 Million ... between 2015 and 2020. Browse 71 ...
(Date:6/8/2015)... -- The Secure Identity & Biometrics Association ... Potter of L-3 National Security Solutions (NSS) ... association that was established in February 2014 to ... solutions that protect and secure identity across private ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150605/221167 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):One in Four US Consumers Would Share Their DNA With Their Bank to Secure Financial and Personal Information, Telstra Report Finds 2One in Four US Consumers Would Share Their DNA With Their Bank to Secure Financial and Personal Information, Telstra Report Finds 3One in Four US Consumers Would Share Their DNA With Their Bank to Secure Financial and Personal Information, Telstra Report Finds 43D Sensor Market Worth $3,319.71 Million by 2020 23D Sensor Market Worth $3,319.71 Million by 2020 33D Sensor Market Worth $3,319.71 Million by 2020 4Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) Names Troy Potter of L-3 National Security Solutions as Chairman 2Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) Names Troy Potter of L-3 National Security Solutions as Chairman 3Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) Names Troy Potter of L-3 National Security Solutions as Chairman 4Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) Names Troy Potter of L-3 National Security Solutions as Chairman 5
... in many countries as it can be contaminated with ... making it taste bitter and turn thick and sticky. ... can grow at low temperatures, spoiling raw milk even ... the November issue of the International Journal of ...
... the head size of an ancient human ancestor, Homo erectus, ... been. Found in Gona, Ethiopia, not far from the site ... famed Australopithecus afarensi "Lucy," the pelvis indicates that Homo erectus, ... a larger birth canal than originally suspected and could have ...
... Press journal Neuroinformatics describes the new ... web-based neurosciences data, resources and tools that scientists ... to the Internet. An initiative of the ... the NIF will advance neuroscience research by enabling ...
Cached Biology News:New bacteria discovered in raw milk 2New bacteria discovered in raw milk 3Neuroinformatics special issue spotlights the Neuroscience Information Framework 2
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... ... Matrix Marketing Group, LLC , a leading provider of performance-based marketing services ... account management department as vice president of client services. Amanda Gregory joins the ... delivery expertise to the growing Matrix Marketing Group team in Denver, Colorado. , ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - RepliCel Life Sciences ... regenerative medicine company focused on the development of ... in its Phase 1/2 clinical trial of RCT-01, ... Achilles tendinosis, has been enrolled and their tissue ... injections. RCT-01 is comprised of non-bulbar dermal sheath ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... Smarter ... — a revolutionary new archwire that allows orthodontists to simultaneously apply different forces ... the efficacy of SmartArch. “We’re thrilled about taking SmartArch one step closer to ...
(Date:6/29/2015)...   Pharnext SAS today announced that data related ... of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Type 1A (CMT1A), is being presented in four ... Society (PNS) Biennial Meeting at the Quebec Congress Center in ... July 2, 2015. At Poster Viewing Session 4, ... to 7p.m. EDT: Poster 23: "A Meta-Analysis ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Matrix Marketing Group Expands Client Services Team 2RepliCel Life Sciences Enrolls First Participant in Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of RCT-01 for Chronic Achilles Tendinosis 2RepliCel Life Sciences Enrolls First Participant in Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of RCT-01 for Chronic Achilles Tendinosis 3RepliCel Life Sciences Enrolls First Participant in Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of RCT-01 for Chronic Achilles Tendinosis 4New case studies for SmartArch orthodontic archwire paves way to product launch later this year 2Pharnext's PXT-3003 Featured in Multiple Presentations at 2015 Peripheral Nerve Society Biennial Meeting 2
... GLENWOOD, Ill., July 17 Landauer, Inc. (NYSE:,LDR), ... quarter of 2008,pre-market on Tuesday, July 29, 2008., ... for investors on Tuesday, July,29, 2008, at 2:00 ... call by,dialing 800-366-7640 (within the United States and ...
... (London AIM:,SLN), a leading European RNAi focused biotechnology ... resigned as Group CEO and left the,Company., ... currently Non-Executive,Chairman, full time Chairman and Group CEO ... of the Company has been appointed,Senior Independent Non-Executive ...
... VALLEY COTTAGE, N.Y., July 17 XTL,Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. ... the Annual,General Meeting ("AGM") and Extraordinary General Meeting ... Sunday, July 20, 2008 at,4:00pm and 4:30 pm ... XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. ("XTL") is engaged in ...
Cached Biology Technology:Organizational Changes at Silence Therapeutics 2Organizational Changes at Silence Therapeutics 3
The stirbar is used in the buffer tank of the Trans-Blot Plus cell to maintain uniform conductivity and temperature during electrophoretic transfer. Dimensions are 3.5 x 0.5 in....
... is the latest entry in the Biomek line. ... and increased robustness, it can meet the needs ... configured with either one or two pipetting pods. ... sets the standard for flexible laboratory solutions to ...
... The Biomek FX P is the ... hardware design for greater positional accuracy and increased ... about any application. It can be configured with ... large deck capacity, the Biomek FX P ...
... you reduce the chance of error. Thats ... Developed using Beckman Coulters extensive experience in ... technology, the CEQ 8000 is a fully ... fills the capillary array with a patented ...
Biology Products: