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Grant for brain tumor and deafness research

... or total deafness. The research will use a human acoustic neuroma in vitro model to identify how and why ... improve the treatment available for those with acoustic neuroma and the charity is delighted to be funding it. acoustic neuroma is worrying enough in its own right; when ...

Misonix Subsidiary, Sonora Medical Systems, Achieves ISO 17025 Accreditation

... it has achieved ISO 17025 accreditation for its acoustic Power Testing Laboratory. acoustic power testing is a requirement for ultrasound ... our employees at Sonora to develop new important acoustic power testing capability that is recognized by ...

Acoustics world wide press room now open

... HARVESTING ENERGY FROM AIRPLANE NOISE "A novel acoustic liner system has been investigated at the ... under investigation was exposed to an incident acoustic wave with sound pressure level of 160 dB, ... purpose underwater sound recorder (High-frequency acoustic Recording Package - HARP) and deployed it at ...

LENA Foundation Announces the Development of an Automatic Autism Screen

... an automatic autism screen based on detectable acoustic patterns in the recorded vocalizations of ... recording into segments based on pre-defined acoustic features and categorizes each segment by the ... processed again to produce a set of more than 40 acoustic feature categories. The screen uses this feature ...

Lower-dose fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy results in better hearing preservation

... of fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy for acoustic neuromas results in better hearing preservation ... of fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy for acoustic neuromas," said David W. Andrews, M.D., professor ... radiosurgery, another treatment option for acoustic neuromas. But Dr. Andrews and colleagues found in ...

Freedom Celebration - Gibson Guitar to Provide Instruments for the Wounded

... and Gibson Guitar will present over twenty new acoustic guitars to wounded guitar-playing service members ... Gibson Guitar will present over twenty new acoustic guitars to wounded guitar-playing service members ... The band Angels and Airwaves will showcase their acoustic abilities, and there will be a variety of ...

Impairments in language development can be detected in infants as young as 3 months

... the developing brain processes and distinguishes acoustic differences that arrive in rapid succession. The ... brain also is involved in constructing an acoustic map of the sounds of his or her native language. ... lag, but are actually processing incoming acoustic information differently, says Benasich. ...

Sound medicine at Acoustics Meeting

... absorption of drugs through the skin. The talk acoustic hemostasis: underlying mechanisms (2aBB3) will be ... normally produce a significantly different acoustic field than softer tissues, and detecting the ... at Cornell University are testing the use of acoustic pulses to help brain tissue absorb chemotherapy ...

New acoustic absorber to improve physiotherapy ultrasound machines

... quality of treatment. NPL has developed an acoustic absorber that can be retro-fitted into current ... double the intended dose. Thanks to NPLs acoustic absorber a potentially harmful machine was taken ... specification. However, equipment using NPLs new acoustic absorber is able to accommodate spreading beams ...

A new technology for cancer screening listens for the signs of cancer

... Georgia Institute of Technology have created an acoustic sensor that can report the presence of small ... the ACuRay (pronounced ak-u-r) chip, standing for acoustic micro-arRay a device that shares more in common ... the added mass changes the frequency at which the acoustic wave passes between the electrodes on the surface ...

SpeechEasy Seeks Proposals For Future Research Studies

... 8 and 18, including but not limited to speech fluency and its underlying acoustic and/or kinematic features. These studies are being created and supported ... 8 and 18, including but not limited to speech fluency and its underlying acoustic and/or kinematic features. These studies are being created and supported ...

Drug Shows Promise in Nervous-System Tumor Treatment

... the nerve connecting the ear to the brain. This type of tumor, also called acoustic neuroma, causes hearing loss and can press on the brain stem, leading to ... blood flow to tumors in order to shrink them. But the drug wasn't used on acoustic neuromas because it was believed that they didn't stimulate formation of ...

Humans Can Develop Bat-Like Echolocation

... acoustic signaling using tongue clicks could aid the blind, study shows ... July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Humans can develop echolocation, a system of acoustic signals used by dolphins and bats to "see" their surroundings, new ...

Sound Surgical Technologies' Chief Technology Officer Presents Paper on Focused Ultrasound Technology

... HIFU, has driven the need for reliable, reproducible measurements of the acoustic fields," said Dr. Schafer. "Standardizing the measurements of this energy ... including aesthetics," Dr. Schafer adds. "A better understanding of the acoustic elements will allow companies to capitalize on the numerous applications ...

BioTech Firm Decodes Current Swine Flu BioMarkers

... identifies and classifies relevant frequency and amplitude patterns of acoustic waves contained in a recording of the human voice. The above patterns are ... and biochemical characteristics of the body and relevant patterns of acoustic wave frequencies. This opens possibilities for developing relevant ...

SCAN: Delivering Bone Disorder Diagnosis, Fracture Healing

... Systems and Technology Team, calls the new technology Scanning Confocal acoustic Navigation (SCAN). He said the objective is to develop a small, mobile ... The researchers are developing the new technology using scanning confocal acoustic diagnostic imaging for diagnosis and low-intensity pulsed ultrasound ...

SCAN: Delivering bone disorder diagnosis, fracture healing

... Systems and Technology Team, calls the new technology Scanning Confocal acoustic Navigation (SCAN). He said the objective is to develop a small, mobile ... The researchers are developing the new technology using scanning confocal acoustic diagnostic imaging for diagnosis and low-intensity pulsed ultrasound ...

Prosthetic Ears Boost Hearing After Injury

... Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery . "Auricular prostheses provide an acoustic gain at certain head positions and frequencies, and this acoustic gain is clinically relevant, because it benefits speech recognition in ...

UltraShape(R) Commences Pivotal Study for First Non-Invasive Fat Reduction and Body Contouring Device Using Non-Thermal Selective Focused Ultrasound

... Plus to selectively target and break down fat cells through non-thermal, acoustic effects." "This IDE study signifies a landmark milestone for our company ... men and women. The device is designed to produce mechanical, non-thermal, acoustic effects which target and selectively disrupt fat cells, leaving ...

Siemens Showcases Latest Ultrasound Technologies at AIUM 2008

... Touch(TM) tissue imaging and Virtual Touch tissue quantification*, use acoustic energy to displace tissue for a qualitative and quantitative assessment of deep tissue stiffness, the world's first implementation of acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) imaging. Current research suggests that ...

Light and sound -- the way forward for better medical imaging

... pulses of low-energy laser light to stimulate the emission of ultrasonic acoustic waves from the tissue area being examined. These waves are then converted ... healthcare sector envisaged within around 5 years. The emission of an acoustic wave when matter absorbs light is known as the photoacoustic effect. ...

Non-Invasive Fat-Melting Procedures - Hype or Reality?

... and non- and minimally-invasive ultrasonic lasers, light therapies, and acoustic pulse treatments, such as Liporeductyl(R), Theophyllisilane C, acoustic Wave Therapy(TM), LipoSonix(R), Mesotherapy, Lipodissolve, UltraShape(R), ...

Monkey Moms Use Baby Talk, Too

... comparative human development, explained in a prepared statement. "The acoustic structure of particular monkey vocalizations, called girneys, may be ... to attract young infants and engage their attention, similar to how the acoustic structure of motherese, or baby talk, allows adults to visually or ...

Masimo Rad-87(R) Pulse CO-Oximeter(TM) Garners Silver 2009 Medical Design Excellence Award

... carbon monoxide, methemoglobin, PVI (fluid responsiveness), perfusion index, and measure through motion pulse oximetry with upgradability to acoustic respiration rate monitoring. Its built-in 802.11a/b/g radio allows wireless communication with the Masimo Patient SafetyNet(TM) remote monitoring ...

Varian's RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology Enables Pioneering Cancer Treatments at Top Dutch Oncology Center

... AMSTERDAM, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Doctors in the Netherlands have developed new ways to perform radiosurgery on benign acoustic tumors using fast and precise RapidArc(TM) radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ). This is among the findings in several ...

Apes Love a Good Laugh, Too

... with their caretakers, and did not show much attempt to leave when the tickling session was over." The researchers, using more than 800 acoustic recordings, compared the laughter sounds of all four great ape species -- chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and orangutans -- and acoustically analyzed ...

'Outsmarting Brain Tumors': Cedars-Sinai Researchers, Neurosurgeons and Other Experts Present Free Conference for Adult Brain Tumor Patients and Caregivers

... Many presentations will address specific symptoms, research and treatment options related to low- and high-grade gliomas, metastatic tumors, acoustic neuromas and other lateral skull base tumors. Other sessions include information on visualization techniques and a Healing Through Creativity ...

Misonix Reports Earnings for the Three and Nine Months Ended March 31, 2009

... European "fee for service" business model for HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) treatments for prostate tumors using the Sonablate(R) SB500 acoustic ablation system. We continue to meet with success in the United Kingdom, Portugal, France and Italy, and are expecting further geographic expansion ...

AANS/CNS and BrainLAB Announce Winner of 2009 BrainLAB Community Neurosurgery Award

... received the award for his presentation, "Long-Term Follow-Up, Results and Complications of the Middle Fossa Approach for Hearing Preservation in acoustic Neuromas." Dr. Nussbuam will be presented with the award during the 2009 AANS Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif. The BrainLAB Community ...

Presentations at Leading Neurosurgery Meeting Highlight Benefits of CyberKnife Radiosurgery for the Treatment of CNS Indications

... Key findings include: Randall W. Porter, M.D., from Barrow Neurological Institute presented experience treating 262 patients with acoustic neuromas - also called vestibular schwannomas - with either a single fraction using the Gamma Knife or multiple fractions using the CyberKnife. ...

UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation 'Taste for a Cure' Honors Twentieth Century Fox Television Chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman

... is Peter Chernin, President and COO, News Corporation. Special guests include Dennis Haysbert, Seth MacFarlane, Scott Foley, and Seth Green. Special acoustic performance by Adam Levine and James Valentine of Maroon 5. This year Taste for a Cure features the theme "The Great Wines of Oakville." ...

I'm forever imploding bubbles

... foil into the liquid and count the number of 'dents' caused by bubble implosion. NPL's new sensor takes a different approach by monitoring the acoustic signals generated when the bubbles implode. It listens to the bubbles as they collapse and uses the sound to identify how much cavitation is taking ...

Covaris Introduces DNA Shearing Service

... Covaris, Inc. is a rapidly growing life science instrument company. Its proprietary instrument platform, based on patented Adaptive Focused acoustic (AFA) technology brings unsurpassed speed and efficiency to biological and chemical sample preparation. The AFA process, based on shock wave physics, ...

Five Research Studies at International SRCD Meeting in Denver Use Technology from Boulder Foundation

... foundation scientists will present "Automated Assessment of Naturalistic Recordings as a Potential Diagnostic Tool for Autism." Utilizing a unique acoustic analysis of non-cry vocalizations, this paper provides evidence that atypical vocal quality discriminates children 16 months to 48 months with autism ...

Emotions of Music Touch Universal Chord

... meaning." Kraus was not involved with the study, which is published in the March 19 online issue of Current Biology . "There are fundamental acoustic features that communicate basic emotions similarly in both speech and music. Much of the meaning we get from music is not so much reliant on musical ...

Wyclef Jean and Miri Ben-Ari to Lead Phoenix House Tribute to Lisa Ellis of Fireman Capital Partners and Carnival House Recordings

... , the Israeli-born, classically-trained "Hip-Hop Violinist" and Grammy Award-winning songwriter will perform at the dinner, along with a special acoustic performance by Wyclef Jean and a taped tribute from Shaquille O'Neal . Ms. Ben-Ari's collaborations with artists such as John Legend, Jay-Z, Kanye ...

UCLA Art/Sci Center to host symposium on sound and science

... forms of listening from the nanoscale of cells to the macroscale of solar winds and similarly mediated modes of musical expression. The field of acoustic ecology will also be highlighted, with keynotes on animal communication, alarm calling and predator detection, as they apply to conservation biology ...

Read my lips: Using multiple senses in speech perception

... (the basic units of speech) are established. Rosenblum suggests that physical movement of speech (that is, our mouths and lips moving) create acoustic and visual signals which have a similar form. He argues that as far as the speech brain is concerned, the auditory and visual information are never ...

American Idol Former Finalist, Brooke White, Helps Teens Cast Flu Prevention Vote

... be America's choice, through an online vote for the favorite video. The student that submits the winning video will receive a personal appearance and acoustic concert by Brooke White for his or her school! IDontWanttoMiss.com is also the interactive homeroom for teens, parents and teachers, featuring ...

Arobella Medical CEO Speaks at International Wound Care Conference in Paris

... His 40+ years in the field have shown that different shapes of ultrasound tips, as well as the parameters utilized, create a variety of different acoustic phenomena. These shapes can be used to treat a variety of wounds which benefit the patient with improved wound healing. At the forefront of Dr. ...
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