Navigation Links
Researchers develop first implanted device to treat balance disorder
Date:10/21/2010

gical trial in humans won approval from the Western Institutional Review Board, an independent body charged with protecting the safety of research subjects.

By basing their invention on cochlear implants whose design and surgical implantation were already FDA-approved, Phillips and Rubinstein leapfrogged scientists at other institutions who had begun years earlier but chosen to develop novel prototypes.

"If you started from scratch, in a circumstance like this where no one has ever treated a vestibular disorder with a device, it probably would take 10 years to develop such a device," Rubinstein said.

The device epitomizes the translational advancements pursued at UW's academic medical centers, he said. He credited the team's skills and its access to the primate center, whose labs facilitated the quick turnaround of results that helped win the FDA's support.

A successful human trial could lead the implant to become the first-choice surgical intervention for Meniere's patients, Phillips said, and spark collaboration with other researchers who are studying more widespread balance disorders.

The first patient will be a 56-year-old man from Yakima, Wash. He has unilateral Meniere's disease and has been a patient of Rubinstein's for about two years.


'/>"/>

Contact: Mary Guiden
mguiden@uw.edu
206-616-3192
University of Washington
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Harm reduction cigarettes can be more harmful than conventional brands, researchers report
2. Iowa State, USDA researchers discover eye test for neurological diseases in livestock
3. Japanese researchers report on liver transplantation studies using animal and iPS cells
4. OU researchers awarded $3M DOE grant to determine effects of climate change on two ecosystems
5. UMMS researchers identify protein associated with sporadic ALS
6. Yale University researchers find key genetic trigger of depression
7. Researchers report advances vs. preeclampsia, including potential prediction
8. Researchers develop oral delivery system to treat inflammatory bowel diseases
9. In Parkinsons disease, brain cells abandon mitochondria, researchers report
10. MIT researchers develop a better way to see molecules at work in living brain cells
11. Scripps researchers, UCSD chemists to create center devoted to chemistrys influence on climate
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Researchers develop first implanted device to treat balance disorder
(Date:11/5/2014)... -Individuals show great diversity in their ability to identify ... greatly differ in their perceptual evaluation of odors, with ... , Sex differences in olfactory detection may ... be connected to one,s perception of smell, which is ... olfactory superiority has been suggested to be cognitive or ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... (November 4, 2014) — Think about the way our ... do neighboring cells know that they are supposed to ... do these tissues find the correct place and alignment? ... these crucial questions. , In a new study, UM ... communicate with their surrounding neighbors, at the head-trunk region. ...
(Date:11/4/2014)...   Neurotechnology , a provider of high-precision ... version of its fingerprint matching algorithm has achieved ... evaluation organized by NIST. The MINEX test measures ... 378 fingerprint standard template format. MINEX compliance is ... the United States and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The female nose always knows: Do women have more olfactory neurons? 2The inside story: How the brain and skull stay together 2Neurotechnology Places Second in Ongoing MINEX Ranking for Fingerprint Matching Algorithms 2Neurotechnology Places Second in Ongoing MINEX Ranking for Fingerprint Matching Algorithms 3
... WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Honeybee populations have been in ... have identified one of the factors that cause bee ... dead in and around hives from several apiaries over ... insecticides, which are commonly used to coat corn and ...
... University of Illinois researchers have shown that by ... of metal nanoantennas, these nano-scale structures allow for ... particles. "Nanoantennas are extremely popular right ... optical fields in small areas," explained Kimani Toussaint, ...
... Calif. Scientists have long seen evidence of social behavior among ... the sea. Dolphins frolic together, lions live in packs, and ... the insects. And, right under our feet, it appears that ... the soil. Until recently, it was unknown how the worms ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers: Honeybee deaths linked to seed insecticide exposure 2Researchers: Honeybee deaths linked to seed insecticide exposure 3Optical nanoantennas enable efficient multipurpose particle manipulation 2Worm seeks worm: Caltech researchers find chemical cues driving aggregation in nematodes 2Worm seeks worm: Caltech researchers find chemical cues driving aggregation in nematodes 3
(Date:11/21/2014)... The California Healthcare Institute ... representing leading California academic institutions, biotechnology, medical device, ... today released a report revealing that California ... The trend shows a 4 percent increase between ... Industry Report indicates that, while biopharmaceutical and ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 2014 ... Ferrocyanide Industry” is a professional and in-depth research ... Sodium ferrocyanide information, like its definition, classification, ... industry overview. This report covers the international market ... global (such as the US, Europe, Asia, China, ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... ON , Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - BIOREM Inc. (TSXV: BRM) ... and nine month periods ended September 30, 2014.  Biorem,s complete 2014 ... ( www.sedar.com ). Financial Summary:Three-months ended September ... except per share data) , 2014 , ... 2,282 , 5,281 , 6,715 ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 17, 2014 Athena ... of Salk , Dr. Beverly Emerson, a professor in the ... of genes. Her most recent discovery points to an “off ... Dr. Emerson’s career and how her local research is making ... will present her findings and then join host Cheryl K. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:California Healthcare Institute and PwC Report Boom in California’s Biomedical Industry 2California Healthcare Institute and PwC Report Boom in California’s Biomedical Industry 3California Healthcare Institute and PwC Report Boom in California’s Biomedical Industry 4Sodium Ferrocyanide Market: Analysis for Global & China Regions Development Trends Available at DeepResearchReports.com 2Sodium Ferrocyanide Market: Analysis for Global & China Regions Development Trends Available at DeepResearchReports.com 3Biorem Reports Third Quarter Results 2Biorem Reports Third Quarter Results 3
... ... Executive Officer of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, will provide a company overview at the Jefferies 2010 ... ... announced that it will present at the Jefferies 2010 Global Life Sciences Conference in ...
... A team of Duke University chemists has perfected a simple ... conductors are small enough to be transparent, making them ideal ... displays. "Imagine a foldable iPad," said Benjamin Wiley, an ... findings online this week in Advanced Materials . ...
... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , June 1 Companies invest hundreds of ... these new products to market.   , , ... on these vast investments, successful companies must maximize product uptake across all customer groups: ... win formulary access and improve product placement.   , ...
Cached Biology Technology:Merrimack Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Jefferies 2010 Global Life Sciences Conference 2Copper nanowires enable bendable displays and solar cells 2Maximize Market Research to Improve Formulary Access Within Managed Markets Sector 2Maximize Market Research to Improve Formulary Access Within Managed Markets Sector 3
... cap mat made from an inert polymer with ... 384 split septum caps for use ... Suitable for PCR when used in conjunction with ... Pierceable with standard pipetting equipment 384 septum ...
... Buffer is a unique alternative to ... (TRIS acetate-EDTA) electrophoresis buffers. Bionic Buffer ... rapid running times, and high-resolution band ... gel electrophoresis after dilution to working ...
The Mu-End™ Protein Truncation Kit provides a convenient method for generating a library of N-terminal and C-terminal protein deletions that can be expressed in E. coli....
... Mouse Cytokine Array is a multiplex sandwich ... measurement of 12 cytokines in serum; EDTA, ... Each well of the microplate provided is ... in standards and samples added to the ...
Biology Products: