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Practice makes perfect -- motor memory possible for neuroprosthetic control

... drummed into students struggling to learn a new motor skill be it riding a bike or developing a killer ... in tennis. In order to become proficient in any motor task, all that practice must eventually modify the performer's nervous system so that stable motor memories of the physical actions are formed. In ...

UCF team's advanced nerve cell system could help cure diabetic neuropathy, related diseases

... this problem with a report on the first lab-grown motor nerves that are insulated and organized the same ... successful nodes of Ranvier formation ever on motor nerves in a lab culture, among other advances. ... have long recognized the need for lab-grown motor nerve cells that myelinate and form nodes of ...

Buehler Motor, Inc., Significantly Expands Customer and Partner Support in North America

... been the backbone of our company. While Buehler motor provides products and technical expertise to a ... grow our business." Lauri comes to Buehler motor from Thrane & Thrane, an international ... in Rochester, Mich. About Buehler motor ...

Walsh College and Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services Team Up To Offer New Series of 'Take Charge' Workshops for the Unemployed

... 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Walsh College and Ford motor Company Fund and Community Services have teamed ... to participants. Walsh College and Ford motor Company Fund and Community Services will host a ... President and CEO Stephanie Bergeron and Ford motor Company Fund and Community Services President Jim ...

CellGard ES NU-480 Class II Biological Safety Cabinet Now Available

... The Direct Current, Electronically Commutated motor (DC-ECM) provides the BSC its distinct energy saving characteristics. The motor not only operates at a constant airflow, it ... fan for each size cabinet. This process improves motor efficiency, increases filter life, and lowers ...

Rice rolls out new nanocars

... at the nanoscale. A light-activated paddlewheel motor was later attached to propel it, and the wheels ... These were easier to synthesize and permitted the motor to move, because the buckyball wheels trapped the light energy that served as fuel before the motor could turn. Since then, nanotrucks, nanobackhoes ...

P2R Associates Presented with Eight MarCom Awards for Client Strategic Communication Programs

... -- Publicity/Other Category Toyota motor Sales, U.S.A. for Major Auto Show Campaign -- ... -- Publicity Campaign Category Toyota motor Sales, U.S.A. for Toyota Driving Expectations ... Campaign/Special Events Category Toyota motor Sales, U.S.A. for Toyota Salute to the Military ...

Sangamo BioSciences Announces Results From Diabetic Neuropathy Clinical Trial SB-509-601

... SB-509 has proven effective in protecting motor and sensory nerve function from disease- induced ... with mild to moderate diabetic peripheral sensory motor neuropathy in the legs. 110 subjects were ... This gradually evolves to loss of sensation and motor function as nerve damage progresses. Ulcers ...

Scientists restore movement to paralyzed limbs through artificial brain-muscle connections

... control the activity of single nerve cells in the motor cortex, an area of the brain that controls ... In this case, electrodes implanted in the motor cortex were connected via external circuitry to a ... parts. Here, the researchers discovered that any motor cortex cell, regardless of whether it had been ...

DuPont Reports First Quarter Earnings Growth of Over 20 Percent

... company's products sold into construction and motor vehicle markets moderated results in the ... to $1.6 billion as weakness in North American motor vehicle and construction markets was more than ... U.S. markets, including construction and motor vehicle, will offset growth in agriculture and ...

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy; University of California, Irvine Stem Cell Scientist; and California Stem Cell Announce Collaboration for Safety Studies for Stem Cell Therapy in Spinal Muscular Atrophy

... with FDA regulations, will assess the safety of motor neuron progenitors derived from human stem cells ... or breathing due to the dysfunction or death of motor neurons. It is a debilitating and often ... into human trials for SMA. High purity human motor neuron populations for use in transplant ...

Novel drug discovery tool could identify promising new therapies for Parkinson's disease

... Parkinson's disease attacks cells in a part of the brain responsible for motor control and coordination. As those neurons degenerate, the disease leads to progressive deterioration of motor function including involuntary shaking, slowed movement, stiffened ...

University of Michigan Installs Neuro Kinetics' I-Portal(R) NOTC System

... components create an adaptable array of motion, optokinetic and ocular motor stimulus profiles. Motion profiles include traditional sinusoidal ... as well as visual vestibular interaction and other combined ocular motor and motion tests. The I-Portal NOTC system also includes the NKI's ...

Amgen Exercises Option for Exclusive License to Cytokinetics' Cardiac Contractility Program That Includes CK-1827452

... Activators and Cardiac Contractility Cardiac myosin is the cytoskeletal motor protein in the cardiac muscle cell that is directly responsible for ... mechanism that directly stimulates the activity of the cardiac myosin motor protein. Cardiac myosin activators accelerate the rate-limiting step of ...

PTC Therapeutics and Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation Announce $8.5 Million Small Molecule Development Collaboration

... with the potential to treat SMA by increasing production of the survival motor neuron (SMN) protein. The lack of the SMN protein causes SMA. Total ... About Spinal Muscular Atrophy Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a motor neuron disease and the leading genetic cause of death among infants and ...

Video: Experts Unite to Help People Manage Spring Nasal Allergy Sneezin'

... engaging in hazardous occupations requiring complete mental alertness and motor coordination, such as operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle, after ingestion of XYZAL(R). Concurrent use of XYZAL(R) with ...

DuPont Takes Aggressive Actions to Strengthen Competitiveness and Increase Cash Flow

... the full year 2009. A steep global decline in construction and motor vehicle sales and consumer spending has resulted in declining industrial ... positions will be eliminated, principally in businesses that support the motor vehicle and construction markets in Western Europe and the United States. ...

Ceregene Announces Clinical Data From Phase 2 Clinical Trial of CERE-120 for Parkinson's Disease

... primary endpoint (Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale- motor off score at 12 months), relative to a mean at baseline of approximately ... that degenerate in Parkinson's disease and are responsible for the major motor impairments. CERE-120 is delivered by stereotactic injection to the ...

The human brain minimizes energy expenditure and integrates gravity in to the action plan

... condition of optimal control for arm movements which is a novelty in motor control studies. The authors explain how the brain plans movements by ... constraints and the method may be of potential value for understanding motor dysfunction and guiding subsequent rehabilitation programs. Moreover, it ...

Repligen Announces Publication of Positive Results with Proprietary HDAC Inhibitor in Huntington's Disease Model

... slowed the progression of disease. Treated animals showed superior motor performance by multiple measures, reduced loss of body weight, reduced ... depression is the most common psychiatric symptom of Huntington's disease. motor symptoms include lack of coordination, muscle spasms, and chorea. As the ...

Assay Designs(TM), Inc. and the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation Announce Collaboration To Accelerate the Discovery of New Therapeutics for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

... agreement for development of reagents and assays for SMN (Survival motor Neuron) protein to expedite drug discovery and development efforts for ... states Loren Eng, president of the SMA Foundation. SMA is a genetic, motor neuron disease characterized by the wasting of skeletal muscles. Caused by ...

Towards zero training for brain-computer interfacing

... provide effective brain-computer interfacing (BCI) and localization of motor activity in the brain for paralyzed patients with significantly reduced ... before every session. While Popescu et al. (Single Trial Classification of motor Imagination Using 6 Dry EEG Electrodes, PLoS ONE , 2007) have proposed a ...

iZumi Bio, Inc. Recruits Leading iPS Scientist, John Dimos, to Translate Stem Cell Breakthrough Into Patient Benefits

... Stem Cells Generated from Patients with ALS Can Be Differentiated into motor Neurons," will join its team of scientists translating induced pluripotent ... iPS cells derived from an individual patient can be differentiated into motor neurons, the cell type affected in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), ...

Ex-Allergan Vice President Joins Kalologie Skincare Board of Directors

... as a captain in the U.S. Air Force where he worked as a Solid Rocket motor Engineer and was a Project Manager for the U.S. Space Command on both the Titan IV Rocket and the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket motor Programs. Founded in 2003, Kalologie is a chain of comprehensive, ...

The Recession List - Top 10 Industries to Fly and Flop in 2008

... egg production; emergency and other relief services; truck, trailer and motor home manufacturing; and (other) metal ore mining. IBISWorld's George Van ... this year will lead to poor performance from the truck, trailer and motor home manufacturing sector, with industry revenue expected to decline by ....

LPGA Pro, Jill McGill, Encourages Indoor and Outdoor Allergy Sufferers to Challenge Their Course

... engaging in hazardous occupations requiring complete mental alertness and motor coordination, such as operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle, after ingestion of XYZAL(R). Concurrent use of XYZAL(R) with ...

Historic Breakthrough in Fighting Children's Batten Disease as China Stem Cells Give New Lease on Life to 6 Year Old California Boy

... a significant reversal in the recent swift deterioration of Blake's motor skills, giving real hope that he will live long enough for a scientific ... to mental impairment, worsening seizures, increasing loss of sight and motor skills until shortly before death they become blind, bedridden, suffer ...

AIAG and MichBio Form New Collaborative Partnership

... development and harmonized business practices. AIAG membership has grown to include preeminent OEMs such as Caterpillar, Chrysler LLC, Daimler, Ford motor Company, General Motors, Honda, Navistar International, Nissan, Toyota and many of their part suppliers and service providers. For more information, ...

Ceregene Receives Additional Grant From Michael J. Fox Foundation to Expand Long-Term Testing of CERE-120 Patients

... shown to benefit the midbrain dopamine neurons that degenerate in Parkinson's disease. Degeneration of these neurons is responsible for the major motor impairments of Parkinson's disease. CERE-120 has been delivered by stereotactic injection to the terminal fields (i.e., the ends of the degenerating ...

Fruit fly steps in to fight human disease

... is a hereditary disorder of the peripheral nervous system that affects 1 in 2,500 people worldwide. Patients suffer from progressive motor impairment, muscle wasting and weakness, sensory loss, and foot deformities. Affecting children and adults, the disease often starts with minor ...

New MIT radio chip mimics human ear

... that engineers can learn a great deal from studying biological systems that have evolved over hundreds of millions of years to perform sensory and motor tasks very efficiently in noisy environments while using very little power. "Humans have a long way to go before their architectures will ...

Astellas Receives FDA Approval for Use of Prograf(R) (Tacrolimus) in Conjunction With Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF) in Kidney Transplant Recipients

... diuretics should not be used during Prograf therapy (see PRECAUTIONS). Neurotoxicity, including tremor, headache, and other changes in motor function, mental status, and sensory function, was reported in approximately 55% of liver transplant recipients in the two randomized studies. Tremor ...

Vanda Pharmaceuticals to Present Data on Fanapt(TM) and Tasimelteon at the 162nd American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

... neutropenia and agranulocytosis; hyperprolactinemia; body temperature regulation; dysphagia; suicide; priapism; potential for cognitive and motor impairment. COMMONLY OBSERVED ADVERSE REACTIONS of FANAPT(TM) (>=5% and 2x placebo): dizziness, dry mouth, fatigue, nasal congestion, ...

Tepha Partner Launches Novel Monofilament Absorbable Suture Utilizing Tepha's Proprietary Biomaterial

... operative medicine. Aesculap's product range includes sutures, implants for orthopedic and spinal surgery, surgical instruments, endoscopes, surgical motor systems, container and storage systems, and vascular therapy products. About Tepha, Inc. Tepha, Inc, is a developer of medical devices ...

Catalyst Biosciences Expands Scientific Advisory Board With Leading Experts in Protease Therapeutic Discovery and Development

... Fletterick's laboratory solved the first structure of a nuclear receptor bound to its hormone ligand and the first structure of the molecular motor kinesin. He has advised the Taiwan Academica Sinica for five years. He served for six years on the science advisory board of Pacific Northwest ...

Alltech, Mitsui and Asahi Breweries Create New Venture

... infrastructure and other projects in the following fields: Iron & Steel Products, Mineral & Metal Resources, Infrastructure Projects, motor Vehicles, Marine & Aerospace, Chemicals, Energy, Foods & Retail, Consumer Services, Information, Electronics and Telecommunications, ...

Nanotubes find niche in electric switches

... test the feasibility of using carbon nanotube brush contacts, the research team replaced the ordinary copper-carbon composite brushes of an electric motor with small blocks that contain millions of carbon nanotubes. Under an electron microscope, these millimeter-square blocks look like a tightly packed ...

Intra-Cellular Therapies Reports Positive Final Results of a Phase II Clinical Trial with ITI-007 in Patients with Sleep Maintenance Insomnia

... of dopamine receptor modulation holds promise for the reduction of psychotic symptoms without incurring high levels of dopamine antagonism that cause motor disturbances and other deleterious side effects. In addition, the wide separation of affinity at 5HT2A and D2 receptors may allow for administration ...

Enobia Completes Target Enrollment in Clinical Trial for Infantile Hypophosphatasia

... 50%. In the childhood form, patients have varying degrees of hypomineralization, frank rickets, short stature, bone pain, muscle weakness, delayed motor milestones, early loss of deciduous teeth, and may experience frequent, poorly-healing fractures. In the adult form, the underlying osteomalacia ...

TechConnect World Publishes Conference Agenda Featuring More than 2,700 Presentations Addressing Nano, Bio and Clean Technologies

... The session list for the TechConnect Summit includes corporate needs presentations from leading Fortune 500 companies such as: Honda motor Corporation, BASF, Kodak Company, Samsung Ventures, Medtronic, Merck Research, Dow Chemicals, Omron, Sanyo, and many others. Additional ...
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