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NEC Foundation of America awards grant to NJIT

... luncheon and tour of the facility last month. The rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology for ... Education's National Institute on Disability and rehabilitation Research. "The game will improve ... be available. Other projects at NJIT's rehabilitation Engineering Research Center include research on ...

Technique used in human ankle injuries modified to treat dogs' knees

... In addition, dogs that cannot follow a physical rehabilitation protocol after surgery and dogs with limb ... candidates for this technique. The 10- to 12-week rehabilitation period is very important for any surgical ... are when owners did not give their dogs the full rehabilitation period and let their dogs run, play or traumatize ...

Herr receives Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment

... Family Foundation. His breakthrough advances in rehabilitation technologies are immeasurably improving the ... to guide the design of biomimetic robots, human rehabilitation devices and other technologies. Most ... MIT Media Lab focuses on human amplification and rehabilitation systems technologies that interact with human ...

Grouping muscles to make controlling limbs easier

... School of Engineering and Applied Science and of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Feinberg School of Medicine. Tresch and colleagues from the rehabilitation Institute of Chicago conducted the research. The idea that the body's ...

Exercise after knee replacement critical

... function was compared to that of 41 patients who received conventional rehabilitation and home physical therapy. Quadriceps strength, knee range of motion, and ... to be compliant with progressive quadriceps strengthening during their rehabilitation to enhance their clinical improvement and function post-total knee ...

Women do not recover their muscle strength as fast as men

... 2008 in Hilton Head, SC. The journal Archives of Physical Medicine and rehabilitation has also accepted a 'brief report' of this preliminary data for rapid ... others, they suggest that women may require additional, or more intensive, rehabilitation programs following periods of immobilization or bed rest." ...

Weill Cornell science briefs June/July 2008

... are proving to be an effective, new tool to motivate patients to perform rehabilitation exercises. rehabilitation therapists from the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center at ...

Blue light used to harden tooth fillings stunts tumor growth

... professor of oral biology, Dr. Regina Messer, associate professor of oral rehabilitation and oral biology, and Dr. John Wataha, adjunct professor of oral rehabilitation and oral biology, studied 10 tumor-bearing mice, five treated with the ...

Brief, intense exercise benefits the heart

... more, professional organizations are recommending interval training during rehabilitation from diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, peripheral ... intensity training," says MacDonald. "We wouldn't be surprised to see more rehabilitation programs adopt this method of training since it is often better tolerated ...

Helping back pain sufferers to stay in work

... the workplace. In some areas of the UK, patients receive vocational rehabilitation to help them improve their ability to work. However, this service is ... Mrs Coole, who is based at The University of Nottinghams division of rehabilitation and ageing, now aims to find out if extra support would also be of ...

Thinking makes it so: Science extends reach of prosthetic arms

... they provide. Todd A. Kuiken, M.D., Ph.D., a physiatrist at the rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and professor at Northwestern University, has ... Julius P.A. Dewald and Kuiken, all of Northwestern University and the rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Hargrove is also affiliated with the University of ...

Clinical trial shows quadriplegics can operate powered wheelchair with tongue drive system

... to play computer games and drive a powered wheelchair around an obstacle course with very little prior training." At the annual conference of the rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) on June 26, the researchers reported the results of the first five clinical ...

Brain-computer interface, developed at Brown, begins new clinical trial

... associate professor of engineering at Brown and a vascular and critical care neurologist at MGH, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Spaulding rehabilitation Hospital. Hochberg is also affiliated with Harvard Medical School and the VA Medical Center in Providence. The new trial is taking place at a time ...

Study finds multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria high in long-term care

... classes of antimicrobial drugs, with one-third of them resistant to four. These findings, says Dr. O'Fallon, a staff geriatrician at Hebrew rehabilitation Center and a research fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School, raise concerns about the therapeutic options available to physicians in treating ...

Straw bale house survives violent shaking at earthquake lab

... the region, Donovan and the organization she founded, PAKSBAB, are pursuing an endorsement from Pakistan's newly formed Earthquake Reconstruction and rehabilitation Authority. Scientists will analyze the seismic-testing results, and Donovan will write a detailed report and seismic design and construction ...

Gene discovery could lead to male contraceptive

... at the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. The research team, which included scientists from the University of Social Welfare and rehabilitation Sciences in Tehran, Iran, discovered the male infertility gene while studying the genetics of families from Iran -- a population that has relatively ...

Genes identified that are linked to spinal disc degeneration

... researchers have identified some of the genes that are causing problems. Michele Crites-Battie and Tapio Videman, in the Faculty of rehabilitation Medicine, have discovered eight genes that are directly related to disc degeneration. "We found more genes associated with disc degeneration than ...

Teenage boys who eat fish at least once a week achieve higher intelligence scores

... regular fish consumption at 15 and improved cognitive performance at 18" concludes lead author Dr Maria Aberg from the Centre for Brain Repair and rehabilitation at the University of Gothenburg. "We also found the same association between fish and intelligence in the teenagers regardless of their parents' ...

Researchers win award for best clinical paper in orthopedic physical therapy

... Building on past University of Delaware research, the clinical team devised a screening method to identify patients who are the best candidates for rehabilitation through physical therapy. The approach is based on the stability of the patient's knee while doing a series of simple hop tests. The tool, ...

Changing sexes on the sea floor

... grown in captivity. Once you know its mode of reproduction, we can grow hundreds of thousands of them," says Prof. Loya, currently involved in coral rehabilitation projects in the Red Sea. Prof. Yossi Loya has been studying coral reefs for over 35 years. He has also won the prestigious Darwin Medal, awarded ...

Research model may one day 'inoculate' elderly against slip-related falls

... 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 ...

Singapore research team first place in Brain-Computer Interface contest

... work and clinical tests are currently being carried out on a variety of BCI applications such as a communication platform for paralyzed patients, rehabilitation for stroke patients and the treatment for children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. For more information about Singapore's BCI ...

Innovative surgery by MSU veterinarian provides new lease on life to dogs

... to MSU by veterinarian Sarah Shull of Grand Rapids' Family Friends Veterinary Hospital and Pet Care Center, where he now undergoes intensive physical rehabilitation under the guidance of Kim Selbee. Dan and Sue Falk of Grands Rapids are Jake's owners. "We were told originally there was nothing that could be ...

Why binge drinking is bad for your bones

... of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. Callaci's co-authors are Frederick Wezeman, PhD, professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and rehabilitation and Ryan Himes, a research assistant in the Burn and Shock Trauma Institute. The National Osteoporosis Foundation says that many people who abuse ...

Stem cell research to benefit horse owners and trainers

... Dr John van Veenendaal, specialist equine surgeon, said having a ready access to a bank of individually-tailored equine cells would speed up the rehabilitation process. "Current stem cell therapies involve aspirating bone marrow cells from the injured horse. The cells are then sent to a laboratory and ...

Stevens strengthens Dominican Republic's Early Warning System for Inundations

... greater educational opportunities for engineers who will be involved with the EWS. Stevens plans to train Dominican engineers in the modeling and rehabilitation of the improved EWS and work jointly with them during the installation process. A mirror site to DR's EWS, which will be located at Stevens' Davidson ...

A home early warning system for cardiac patients

... identifies a cause for concern. HEART GUARD also has applications in a number of other areas, including telemedicine, sports medicine, patient rehabilitation following cardiac surgery or a heart attack and as a low-cost ECG monitoring system in hospitals and clinics with limited budgets. With the ...

Robotics research: Enhancing the lives of people with disabilities

... dystrophy. The results from the project will be used to enhance the development of orthotics technologies and also contribute to the broader field of rehabilitation robotics, including the creation of better prosthetic limbs. ...

Low-gravity training machine reduces joint, muscle impacts, says CU-Boulder study

... By studying subjects walking at various weights and speeds in the machine, the researchers should be able to quantify its effectiveness as a rehabilitation device for people recovering from surgeries, stress fractures and other lower body injuries, Kram said. ...

Mangroves key to saving lives

... in more exposed areas, would have a significant effect on survival rates. Primavera and Esteban conclude that the ecological benefits of mangrove rehabilitation involve planting the correct species on suitable sites, the involvement and commitment of the community and grant of tenure. Funding appears to be ...

The benefits of green tea in reducing an important risk factor for heart disease

... tea on risk factors for heart disease has emerged in a new study reported in the latest issue of European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and rehabilitation .1 The study found that the consumption of green tea rapidly improves the function of (endothelial) cells lining the circulatory system; endothelial ...

Brown to host conference on advances in neurotechnology

... surgery for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) Spinal Injuries Andrew Cappuccino, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, Buffalo Bills Paralyzed rehabilitation P. Hunter Peckham, Donnell Institute of Biomedical Engineering and director, FES Center at Case Western University Jennifer French, ...

U. Iowa study finds biological link between pain and fatigue

... fatigue syndrome. Working with mice, the researchers, led by Kathleen Sluka, Ph.D., professor in the Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and rehabilitation Science in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, found that a protein involved in muscle pain works in conjunction with the male ...

Testosterone replacement theraphy beneficial in men 60 and older

... all of the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX; and Douglas Paddon-Jones of the Department of rehabilitation Sciences and Physical Therapy, the University of Texas Medical Branch. Their study was funded in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and ...

Material Technologies Holds First Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor Training for Private Inspection Firms

... 35,000 functionally obsolete. MATECH's EFS is being used by states in three different ways -- as a means of prioritizing already limited repair and rehabilitation funds, as a traditional inspection tool since EFS finds cracks smaller than other technologies which leads to less expensive repairs, and as ...

Brain-computer link systems on the brink of breakthrough, study finds

... Sensor Technology, Biotic-Abiotic Interfaces, BMI/BCI Modeling and Signal Processing, Hardware Implementation, Functional Electrical Stimulation and rehabilitation Applications of BCIs, Noninvasive Communication Systems, Cognitive and Emotional Neuroprostheses, and BCI issues arising out of research ...

How much fish have we got?

... the application of inappropriate reference points for the evaluation of economic losses due to over fishing, and the identification of targets for rehabilitation policies. To resolve this problem, criteria for selecting key aquatic resources (stocks) within particular large marine ecosystems have been ...

Beginning scientists receive presidential awards

... Based on that model, Schmiedeler will collaborate with the university's division of physical therapy and department of physical medicine and rehabilitation to develop a robot to aid patients' physical rehabilitation. Over time, the device would help physical therapists gauge a patient's improvement. ...

The importance of mangrove conservation in tsunami prone regions

... ha during 1975-1990 and declining to 14,000 ha during 2000-2005. Data and information generated from this study can be used to identify potential rehabilitation sites, set conservation priorities, and quantify the role of mangrove forests in saving lives and property from natural disasters such as the Asian ...

MSU researcher helps develop computer game for Ugandan children recovering from cerebral malaria

... of Michigan associate professor of psychiatry, are leading the project. So far as we know, this will be the first attempt to implement a cognitive rehabilitation training program in Uganda with children in the aftermath of brain injury, Boivin said. Such programs for children with special needs are readily ...
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