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

... a direct artificial connection from the brain to muscles can restore voluntary movement in monkeys whose ... a person's brain to the activation of individual muscles in a paralyzed limb to produce natural control ... temporarily paralyzed the monkey's wrist muscles using a local anesthetic to block nerve ...

Creating the Bionic Woman: Making Nerves Spring Back to Life

... plastic surgery that allows nerves and muscles to merge with, power, and move prosthetic ... or tumors, often lose the ability to use facial muscles around the mouth which leads to asymmetry or a ... can be used to paralyze the normal functioning muscles while patients have physical therapy to ...

Like an arrow: Jumping insects use archery techniques

... research focused on determining how the energy generated by the insects' muscles is stored before powering a jump. He said, "A froghopper stores energy by ... and a rubbery protein called resilin. When the froghopper contracts its muscles to jump, these arches flex like a composite archery bow, and then on ...

Millennium Biotechnologies, Inc. Launches SURGEX(TM) the First Scientifically Validated Sports Nutritional Product Created from the Medical Markets

... through an all-in-one nutritional supplement. During intense training, muscles incur cell damage and fatigue. The body tries to recover itself by automatically rebuilding that damage over time. If the muscles are re-trained before they have fully recovered, muscle repair and ...

Lumbar Matrix(TM) Scan From SpineMatrix(R) Revolutionizes the Diagnosis of Low Back Pain

... arms outstretched in front holding a three-pound weight in each hand The image of the bioelectric signals produced by the low back muscles indicates the precise origin of low back pain. The procedure is fast, taking less than 15 minutes, and costs much less than an MRI, CT scan or ...

RSCI Announces World-Leading Stem Cell Science Advisory Board

... treatment program at Bangkok Heart Hospital (BHH) and may be the only doctor in the world to successfully inject stem cells directly into the heart muscles of more than 120 late-stage heart patients. Dr. Kit is the associate professor of surgery and chief cardiothoracic surgeon at BHH. He is a co-founder ...

WellGen, Inc. Launches Te Ame(TM) Nutritional Supplements With Proven Health Benefits of Proprietary Black Tea Extract

... black tea extract which works in less than a week and also contains glucosamine. Clinical tests demonstrated that Te Ame(TM) Active Body soothes muscles after exercise. Te Ame(TM) Immune Defense supports the body's natural immunity. Te Ame(TM) Stress Manager is scientifically formulated to improve ...

Z Therapy Is The First In North Texas To Offer Revolutionary Treatment Option For Neck Pain Sufferers

... like Brett Parish at Z Therapy, who is also a specialist on the MCU, can plot a personalized recovery plan that focuses on strengthening weak muscles and ultimately alleviating pain caused by strained tissue. While results vary, patients can begin to feel a difference in as little as a few weeks. ...

GYNECARE PROLIFT+M(TM) Pelvic Floor Repair System Launched in US for Use in Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery

... or herniation of pelvic organs. Forty percent of women aged 40 to 79 are affected by pelvic organ prolapse, a condition in which weak pelvic floor muscles cause the pelvic organs to fall out of place. By age 80, more than one out of every 10 women will have undergone surgery for prolapse or urinary ...

Cumberland Emerging Technologies and UT Research Foundation Sign License Agreement for New Technology

... of airway smooth muscle and thereby reduce or eliminate asthmatic reaction in pediatric patients. Airway remodeling occurs when the cells or muscles that line the airway become inflamed and can result in decreased lung function. Currently, there is no treatment available that prevents remodeling ...

Irvine Dermatologist Begins In-office Clinical Studies -- Nissan Pilest, MD Combines Multi-Use Botox in Laser Resurfacing Clinical Studies

... erasing those hated vertical lipstick and smoker's lines above the lips using Botox as a 'prep' for laser resurfacing." Botox relaxes the muscles that habitually purse in speech and thus should help the new collagen formation stay smooth during the healing process. Injected correctly, Botox can ...

100% Non-Incision Cosmetic Surgery, The 'Frame Thread Lift,' Debuts December 14, 2008 At American Academy Of Anti-Aging Medicine In Las Vegas

... acclaimed technique while practicing the so-called Contour Lift, which was developed in the United States in 2004. The Contour Lift fixes threads on muscles to elevate drooping cheeks, chin, or eye brows. The difference of the Frame Thread Lift procedure as opposed the Contour Lift is that Dr. Woo Jung ...

Russia Chooses Inactivated Polio Vaccine from Sanofi Pasteur for Primary Immunization of all Infants

... in the limbs. One in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis (usually in the legs). Among those paralyzed, 5-10% die when their breathing muscles become immobilized. Polio mainly affects children under five years of age. In 1994, the Region of the Americas was certified polio-free by the World ...

Nonprofit Puts the Power to Cure Neurological Disease in the Hands of the Masses: Texting Technology Brings Awareness & Supports Research

... says James Eberhard, Chairman of Mobile Accord, Inc. About the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes muscles to contract and spasm involuntarily, robbing individuals of the ability to control their bodies. It may affect a single body area or be generalized ...

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

... When reaching for an object, the brain prepares neural commands sent to the target muscles to minimize energy expenditure, according to a study published in PLoS Computational Biology by neuroscientists and mathematicians from the INSERM ...

RSCI Announces Two Additions to Its Science Advisory Board, Calling for More Stem Cell Research on Diabetes

... "Our SAB Chairman, Kit Arom, M.D., Ph.D. of Minneapolis and Bangkok, is the first doctor in the world to personally inject stem cells into the heart muscles of over 100 late-stage heart patients, accepting patients with no other options by standard cardiology and improving their lives at a 70% success ...

GBS/CIDP Foundation to Hold 10th International Symposium

... inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves and is characterized by the rapid onset of weakness and often paralysis of the legs, arms, breathing muscles and face. GBS can develop in persons of any age. CIDP is a rare disorder of the peripheral nerves with weakness occurring over two or more months and ...

Bioness Announces NESS H200 and L300 Systems to Be Available at 88 HealthSouth Hospitals Nationwide

... belt, buttoning or sweeping. The H200 helps to restore lost arm and hand function through repetitive training with patients and may re-educate their muscles and reduce complications including muscle spasms. The NESS L300 Foot Drop System is designed to help patients suffering from foot drop walk more ...

Repair Stem Cell Institute Announces Science Advisory Board

... cell treatment program at Bangkok Heart Hospital (BHH) and may be the only doctor in the world to successfully inject RSC directly into the heart muscles of more than 120 late-stage heart patients. Dr. Arom, associate professor of surgery and chief cardiothoracic surgeon at BHH, previously served in ...

Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. Announces Presentation at 5th International Cystinosis Conference 2008

... the first year after birth, when cystine crystals accumulate in various tissues and organs, including the kidneys, brain, liver, thyroid, pancreas, muscles and eyes. Failure to treat the disease can cause serious health consequences, including renal failure and resultant kidney transplant, growth ...

InterCure Supports AHA Endorsement of Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

... reduce their breathing rate to a "therapeutic zone" of less than 10 breaths per minute. The breathing exercises with RESPeRATE relax the constricted muscles surrounding the small blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more freely and yielding a significant and lasting reduction of blood pressure within ...

Asthma Patients Not Adequately Controlled on ICS Alone More Likely to Benefit From Advair(R) Than Doubling the Dose of ICS

... device to help prevent and control asthma symptoms. Asthma causes inflammation (swelling in the airways) and airway constriction (the tightening of muscles that surround the airways), and Advair contains both an inhaled corticosteroid, fluticasone propionate, to reduce inflammation; and an inhaled ...

Glowing zebrafish help researchers track role of sugars in the cell

... embryo, is anxious to work with the labeling technique, but is waiting until Bertozzi's group gets it to work in hours-old embryos, at a stage when muscles and organs begin to form. "Once they get the labeling technique to work at very early times, it is going to be an even more exciting ...

March of Dimes Awards $250,000 Prize to Leaders in Understanding Embryonic Development

... the left and right sides of the early embryo, a major breakthrough in understanding left-right asymmetry; as well as to an understanding of how bones muscles and tendons are placed in their proper orientation in the forming limbs. The March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology has been ...

ALCiS(R) Daily Relief Now Available at Walgreens

... skin irritation -- no hot or cold sensation, just fast-acting pain relief. It can be used for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with arthritis, simple backache, strains, sprains, and bruises, as well as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, foot pain, sore ...

Abbott Receives FDA Approval for SIMCOR(R) (Niaspan(R) / simvastatin), a Novel Combination Medicine for Comprehensive Cholesterol Management

... Niaspan. Use of Niaspan with other lipid-altering medications called statins may increase the risk of rhabdomyolysis, a rare condition that causes muscles to breakdown. The most common side effect with Niaspan is flushing of the skin. Patients with diabetes should carefully monitor their blood sugar ...

Knee brace generates electricity from walking

... generator, for comparison, takes an average of 6.4 watts of metabolic power to generate one watt of electricity because of inefficiencies of muscles and generators. "We've demonstrated proof of concept," Kuo said. "The prototype device is bulky and heavy, and it does affect the wearer just to ...

AMT's Lead Product Poised to Address Major Liver Disease

... expression of AMT-011 in muscle causes a reduction of the liver triglyceride content by redistributing triglycerides from the liver to the peripheral muscles where it is metabolized. NAFLD and NASH are closely related to the pathogenesis of the "metabolic syndrome". This latter condition is characterized ...

WallSt.net Announces Upcoming Interview With CEO of ReBuilder Medical Technologies

... battery-powered medical product that provides a unique, non-surgical treatment which is non-invasive, has no side effects and can actually strengthen muscles while increasing blood flow. ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. also manufactures the Phillips Molluscum Treatment System(TM) for treating the ...

Amarin Signs Agreement to Acquire Ester Neurosciences

... neuromuscular transmission. It is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by varying degrees of weakness of the skeletal (voluntary) muscles of the body. About 10% of MG patients develop a life threatening weakness of the respiratory muscles needed for breathing, a condition called ...

Nastech Enters Into Feasibility Study to Develop a Non-Injectable Dosage Form of Factor IX to Control Bleeding

... of the protein. If a person does not have enough Factor IX and becomes injured, the blood will not form clots and they may bleed into and damage muscles and joints. About Nastech Nastech is a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative products based on proprietary molecular biology-based drug ...

Innovative Neurotronics, a Subsidiary of Hanger Orthopedic Group, Earns the 2007 da Vinci Award for the WalkAide System

... data through a Bluetooth connection, the WalkAide sends low level electrical signals directly to a motor nerve in the leg, stimulating the muscles to raise the patient's foot at the appropriate time in the gait cycle. The AA battery-operated device does not require surgery, external wires, or ...

InterCure and Mashco Announce Launch into Independent Pharmacies in the United Kingdom

... reduce their breathing rate to a "therapeutic zone" of less than 10 breaths per minute. The breathing exercises with RESPeRATE relax the constricted muscles surrounding the small blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more freely and yielding a significant and lasting reduction of blood pressure within ...

InterCure and Omron Healthcare (UK) Ltd. Announce Marketing Collaboration for Hypertension Market in United Kingdom

... reduce their breathing rate to a "therapeutic zone" of less than 10 breaths per minute. The breathing exercises with RESPeRATE relax the constricted muscles surrounding the small blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more freely and yielding a significant and lasting reduction of blood pressure within ...

Researchers report major advance in gene therapy technique

... defect, scientists theorize, ensuring that the muscles with the normal gene would not succumb to ... stable levels of gene activity throughout the leg muscles in healthy animals, with minimal side effects. We ... system, a conduit to multiple leg and arm muscles they felt would work more efficiently than direct ...

Laser Capture Microdissection of muscle fiber populations and expression analysis by RT-PCR

... Introduction While vertebrate limb muscles have traditionally been the paradigm for studies ... a few atypical muscle groups such as extraocular muscles (EOMs) have distinct functional specializations ... Moreover, the mixed fiber populations of these muscles make it impossible to study the composition of ...

"Smart" lenses hold commercial potential

... Madison, Wis. - The human eye uses tiny muscles to focus on different distances. Man-made devices do the same by ... human eye," Jiang added, noting that the hydrogel acts like the ciliary muscles that control the shape of the optic lens. "We have provided a very elegant ...

Multichannel Pipetting: How to Choose the Correct Pipettor

... This is because good stability considerably reduces the strain on the muscles of the hand.1 Most, but not all, multichannel pipettors have a finger ... mechanical pipettor, it is no surprise that serious fatigue in the muscles of the hand occurs, which can ultimately lead to repetitive strain ...

Tapeworm's Chemical Trick Could Make Drugs More Effective

... as cyclic GMP, is a member of a family of compounds known generically as signal factors. Its role is to alter the electrochemical activity of the muscles in the intestine, slowing or shutting down intestinal transit of the host, actions that help the tapeworm obtain a meal or otherwise survive in an ...
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