Navigation Links
Bright Light into the Ear Canal Treats Seasonal Depression Effectively in Two Clinical Trials Presented by Valkee and University of Oulu
Date:11/8/2011

HELSINKI, November 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Valkee (http://valkee.com), the inventor of the world's first bright light headset, and scientists from the University of Oulu present two clinical trials at the 11th IFMAD International Forum for Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Budapest on November 9th-11th. In addition, the results are published in the peer-reviewed conference supplement of the International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice.

     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20111108/492444 )

"We presented earlier that the human brain is sensitive to light. These two clinical trials demonstrate that channeling bright light via ear canal into brain's photosensitive areas effectively prevents and treats seasonal affective disorder," comments Juuso Nissilä, Valkee's co-founder and chief scientist.

"In our first study, 92 % of the patients with seasonal affective disorder  achieved full remission measured by the self-rated BDI-21 questionnaire, during the four week study period with a daily 8-12 minute Valkee dose," comments professor Markku Timonen, MD, PhD, and the lead investigator for the two trials at the University of Oulu. The full remission criteria was BDI-21 sum score ≤ 7. The daily administration time was personalized at the study clinic.

In the presented randomized controlled trial, 89 subjects suffering from severe seasonal affective disorder had a 12-min daily Valkee dose at home in three different randomly divided groups (1, 4, 9 lumen). The response rates in the sub-groups were 74-79% for seasonal depression and 47-62% for anxiety symptoms (at least 50% reduction in BDI-21 and HAMA score, respectively, at week 4). The daily administration time was fixed to the morning, after waking up.

"These two trial
'/>"/>

SOURCE Valkee
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Duke researchers coax bright white light from unexpected source
2. Council for American Medical Innovation Brings U.S. Leaders in Medicine, Biotechnology and Discovery Together in Chicago for Best and Brightest Forum on Medical Innovation
3. Former Congressman Dick Gephardt Brings National Spotlight to Rhode Island with Best and Brightest Forum on Medical Innovation
4. New Jerseys Best and Brightest Minds Discuss Challenges Facing Medical Innovation, Call for Policies to Preserve U.S. Leadership in Research and Development
5. Cardium to Present at MDB Capital Groups 2010 Bright Lights Conference
6. Light touch brightens nanotubes
7. China-Biotics Expands Product Supplied to Bright Dairy
8. Verenium to Present at MDB Capital Groups Bright Lights Conference
9. Verenium Receives CLARUS Award at MDB Capitals Bright Lights Conference 2011
10. Dr. Frank Fisher of Stevens selected for Fulbright specialist roster
11. Informed Medical Communications Highlights Opportunity in Revised PhRMA Code
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/5/2015)... ... July 06, 2015 , ... For many years, metal-on-quartz filters ... a high-end machine such as a Varian Cary 4000-7000, a Perkin Elmer 800-1100 or ... design that even NIST used them for their SRM-2031 series going back for many ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 03, 2015 , ... ... highly-regarded by Fortune 500 companies and professional service industries alike-- typically known for ... make clients laugh, honor a good cause and break from their day jobs. ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... Forskere kan søke ... Science", som finner sted i ... på  http://www.openinnovationinscience.at , og søknadsperioden varer frem ... to største utfordringene innen helsevitenskapen er mangelen ... og kompleksiteten av nåværende forskningsresultater, i følge ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... Cuvettes have been used in countless labs for decades. ... the cuvette they needed. As expected, this was a daunting and tiring process looking ... because they were not able to navigate the complex catalog structure. , Now thanks to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:FireflySci Simplifies the Calibration of UV Spectrophotometers with FUV Photometric Accuracy Standards 2FireflySci Simplifies the Calibration of UV Spectrophotometers with FUV Photometric Accuracy Standards 3The Alexander Group Declares Their Independence with a Bit of Levity 2Lansering av verdens første Open Innovation-program for utdanning av forskere 2Lansering av verdens første Open Innovation-program for utdanning av forskere 3New Cuvette E-Commerce Website Launched by FireflySci 2
... PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL, the Company) (NASDAQ: ... to market and other conditions, $135 million aggregate principal amount ... Company,s shelf registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and ... expects to grant the underwriters a 13-day overallotment option to ...
... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requesting input ... of a user fee program for biosimilar and interchangeable ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) Biological products are produced in ... animal cell, while small molecule drugs are typically made ...
... May 9, 2011 Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ... field of radiosurgery, announced today that the U.S. Securities ... S-4 Registration Statement relating to the previously announced acquisition ... in the registration statement will first be mailed to ...
Cached Biology Technology:PDL BioPharma, Inc. Announces Proposed $135 Million Public Offering of New Convertible Senior Notes Due 2015 2PDL BioPharma, Inc. Announces Proposed $135 Million Public Offering of New Convertible Senior Notes Due 2015 3PDL BioPharma, Inc. Announces Proposed $135 Million Public Offering of New Convertible Senior Notes Due 2015 4PDL BioPharma, Inc. Announces Proposed $135 Million Public Offering of New Convertible Senior Notes Due 2015 5FDA Requests Input on Development of User Fee Program for Biosimilar and Interchangeable Biological Products 2SEC Declares Accuray Form S-4 Registration Statement Effective in Proposed Acquisition of TomoTherapy 2SEC Declares Accuray Form S-4 Registration Statement Effective in Proposed Acquisition of TomoTherapy 3SEC Declares Accuray Form S-4 Registration Statement Effective in Proposed Acquisition of TomoTherapy 4
(Date:6/16/2015)... , June 16, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - handyem ... centralized around the incorporation of handyem,s HPC-150 portable ... laboratory, the Mo-POD™. This unprecedented model of mobile ... Conference at the Pennsylvania ... June 15 th to 18 th ...
(Date:6/16/2015)... Fingerprint Cards (FPC) raises the revenue guidance for ... at least 340 MSEK to that it will amount to ... growth and orders received the revenue guidance for 2015 is ... will exceed 1,500 MSEK to an updated guidance that revenue ... Due to receipt of orders of touch fingerprint sensors with ...
(Date:6/15/2015)... Conn. , Jun. 15, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, announces that ... be showcased to media at Digital Experience! @ NYC June ... summer showcase of the latest innovation in technology to over ... will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):handyem and FlowMetric Diagnostics announce their partnership in the development of Flow Cytometry- Based Solutions in diagnostic capabilities 2handyem and FlowMetric Diagnostics announce their partnership in the development of Flow Cytometry- Based Solutions in diagnostic capabilities 3Fingerprint Cards Raises the Revenue Guidance for Q2 2015 and for the Full Year 2015 2Fingerprint Cards Raises the Revenue Guidance for Q2 2015 and for the Full Year 2015 3Wocket Smart Wallet Exhibiting at Pepcom Digital Experience! @ NYC June 18th 2Wocket Smart Wallet Exhibiting at Pepcom Digital Experience! @ NYC June 18th 3
... who have high blood sugar before undergoing surgery ... deep vein thrombosis and even pulmonary embolism after ... anesthesiology in the Artificial Pancreas Center at Jefferson ... and his colleagues examined records of nearly 6,500 ...
... light on how tiny molecular motors that transport materials ... , The knowledge could lead to better understanding of ... such as Down syndrome caused by faulty molecular motors, ... researchers said. For example, molecular motors are responsible for ...
... Two Boston University biomedical engineers have won a ... continue groundbreaking research aimed at reducing the cost ... , Boston University Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering ... chosen for the NIH's National Human Genome Research ...
Cached Biology News:Jefferson scientists find high glucose before surgery raises risk of dangerous complications 2Researchers image molecular motor structural changes 2Researchers image molecular motor structural changes 3Researchers image molecular motor structural changes 4Boston University biomedical engineers win major grant for pursuit of the '$1,000 Genome' 2
MOUSE ANTI HUMAN NPM...
RABBIT ANTI HUMAN CHYMOTRYPSIN...
Rat neural stem cell kits are intended for the in vitro growth and commitment to neuronal and glial lineage differentiation, of cultured fetal rat neural stem and progenitor cells expanded using FGF-...
SHEEP ANTI DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE...
Biology Products: