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Fujifilm Takes Virtualization Technology to Next Level

... rolled out virtualized solutions across our full synapse informatics product portfolio, we're committed to ... Installed, configured and tested its synapse products at VMware's headquarters in Palo Alto. ... in both outpatient and hospital settings. The synapse brand of integrated products includes Synapse(TM) ...

ProSolv Version 4.0.2 Makes Commercial Debut at ASE

... image review, analysis and reporting with the synapse ProSolv cardiovascular application," explained Waitz. synapse ProSolv cardiovascular version 4.0.2 provides ... QLAB application directly from the image in the synapse ProSolv cardiovascular application for greater ...

ProSolv Releases New Cardiovascular Software

... with the Siemens Sensis Hemodynamic system. synapse ProSolv cardiovascular 4.0.1 will be one of ... for easier deployment across the enterprise. Now synapse ProSolv cardiovascular 4.0.1 takes that Web ... system can now be imported directly into the synapse ProSolv cardiovascular database as well as into ...

Fujifilm Sees Significant Growth of Managed Services Business

... Systems USA announced that it has expanded its synapse Managed Services capabilities to now include RIS ... is providing benefits for both existing and new synapse Managed Services customers. "With the ... Tele-RIS services are another new addition to synapse Managed Services. Designed particularly with the ...

Thinking Systems Corporation Announces Integration of Its ThinkingPACS(TM) for Molecular Imaging Into Fujifilm's Synapse(R) PACS

... ThinkingPACS(TM) into Fujifilm's synapse PACS to provide comprehensive enterprise PACS ... "Through Thinking Systems ModalityBroker(TM), synapse users will be able to archive images from ... imaging modalities to their centralized Fujifilm synapse PACS," added Wang. "Moreover, Thinking Systems' ...

The first autism disease genes

... encoding proteins implicated in the process of synapse formation (synaptogenesis) have been described. Autism and synapse formation (synaptogenesis) In 2003 two new ... (Jamain et al, 2003). A crucial factor in synapse formation, neuroligins are cell adhesion ...

Fujifilm Introduces Breast Imaging Diagnostic Workstation

... have an existing PACS to benefit from full synapse capabilities and additional features specifically ... is not limited to breast imaging, because it is synapse PACS. Furthermore, the BIDW can be completely ... reporting systems, RIS and PACS. Fujifilm's synapse Breast Imaging Diagnostic Workstation will ...

The APCs of nerve cell function

... nerve cells and their targets. One particular synapse type, cholinergic, uses the chemical transmitter ... uncover mechanisms that direct cholinergic synapse assembly between neurons in vivo. "We have ... that APC brings together several proteins at the synapse and coordinates their functions in directing the ...

JCI online early table of contents: June 12, 2008

... The area of contact is known as the immunological synapse and it is highly organized. In the study, CD4+ ... CLL were found to exhibit defective immunological synapse formation with APCs. Further, if CD4+ and CD8+ T ... APCs, they also showed defective immunological synapse formation. As treatment with an immune ...

Brain Cells More Powerful Than You Think

... and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, focused on the synapse -- the microscopic gap separating individual ... Messages are passed neuron-to-neuron across the synapse by a complex mechanism of electrochemical ... electrical activation ("potentiation") of one synapse didn't directly affect a neighboring synapse. ...

New understanding of basic units of memory

... these receptors are constantly moving around the synapse and often times they disappear or escape. Ehlers ... where they are reprocessed and returned to the synapse intact. These receptors constantly escape the synapse and are in a perpetual state of recycling, said ...

Fujifilm Acquires Information Systems Vendor Empiric

... Fujifilm has already made substantial progress in integrating the synapse and Empiric applications, and with the acquisition we are now in a ... 2007 acquisition and swift integration of ProSolv CardioVascular into the synapse portfolio. Fujifilm is the first major vendor to deliver seamless, ...

When It Comes to Memory, It's All About Location

... which help control protein levels, play different roles in controlling synapse strength depending on where they are in the nerve cells of the ... in the nucleus, which contains the cell's genetic material, help maintain synapse strength for long periods of time. The researchers are now trying to ...

NIAID scientists identify new cellular receptor for HIV

... of a stable junction, or synapse, between neighboring cells. A synapse is a junction that allows two cells to adhere in a stable way, says Dr. ... forming these stable junctions. Now it appears that HIV can also trigger synapse formation. Specifically, a short piece of the HIV gp120 protein in a ...

Alzheimer's molecule is a smart speed bump on the nerve-cell transport highway

... is required for continuously providing new proteins to the axon and synapse to maintain normal cellular function, and is also required to remove old, ... this transport is required for moving other proteins from the nerve-cell synapse back to the cell body, which is also required to maintain healthy neurons. ...

Huntington's disease problem start early

... neurotransmission problems at the level of the synapse, he said. The synapse allows communication between two cells using chemicals called ... diseases. Among those genes that can compensate for the misfire at the synapse are those that govern calcium channels (tiny pores in the cells membrane ...

JCI table of contents: Oct. 18, 2007

... reduced NK cell survival. These data have characterized in vitro the synapse that forms between NK cells and DCs during immune responses. TITLE: NK cell survival mediated through the regulatory synapse with human DCs requires IL-15R-alpha AUTHOR CONTACT: Christian Mnz ...

Discovery supports theory of Alzheimer's disease as form of diabetes

... that ADDLs bind very specifically at synapses, initiating deterioration of synapse function and causing changes in synapse composition and shape. Now Klein and his team have shown that the ...

Recent developments at Burnham Institute for Medical Research, May 2009

... and subsequent synaptic damage and neuronal death in Alzheimer's disease. The good news is that this provides a new disease target that could prevent synapse loss and nerve cell death in Alzheimer's disease, constituting a new strategy for counteracting the disease. ...

Research Highlights Genetic Risk for Autism

... in rare instances when normal DNA variations disturb genes along a particular neural pathway, one linked to smooth nervous system development and synapse function. "By using state-of-the-art technology and large samples, we discovered new genes that appear to increase susceptibility to autism," said ...

ProSolv CardioVascular and GE Healthcare Ultrasound Division Announce Affiliation

... of advanced reporting and image management software, comprehensive support services and integration with third-party clinical applications. The synapse ProSolv(R) cardiovascular Enterprise Image and Information Management solution improves physician productivity, enhances customer revenue ...

JumpStart and Case Technology Ventures Invest in Neuros Medical

... include AcelleRX Therapeutics , AnalizaDx , CardioInsight Technologies , CerviLenz , Freedom Meditech , Great Lakes Pharmaceuticals , synapse Biomedical , Tursiop Technologies , and VasoLux MicroSystems . * * * About Neuros Medical, Inc. Neuros Medical , a Cleveland, ...

Novel Photoconductive Cellular Depolarization Technology Reveals Insight Into Neuronal Growth, Guidance, and Regeneration

... resolution than direct neurotransmitter application. Previously, photoconductive stimulation has been applied to demonstrate activity-driven new synapse formation in cultured neurons while allowing for the dynamic observation of the cellular elements within the neurons. In the current study, the ...

Hope for treating relapse to methamphetamine abuse

... interest in spending time in a location where they had previously been given methamphetamine. The results will appear in the February 2009 issue of synapse , now available online. "Reinstatement of drug-seeking behavior after an extended period of abstinence is the number-one cause of drug-addiction ...

World Neurostimulation Market to Reach $5.2 Billion by 2012, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts

... Corp, St. Jude Medical Inc, Cyberonics Inc, Medtronic Inc, Afferent Corp, Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems Inc, Northstar Neuroscience Inc, and synapse Biomedical Inc, among others. The report titled "Neurostimulation: A Global Strategic Business Report" published by Global Industry ...

Membrane fusion at the synapse: Janus faced synaptotagmin-1 helps to keep the fast pace

... or neurotransmitter. The trigger for this is the flux of calcium ions into the nerve terminal. The receiving neuron on the other site of the synapse detects the neurotransmitter via receptors and converts it again into electrical activity. It takes no more than 1/1,000th of a second for this ...

Glutamate: Too much of a good thing in schizophrenia?

... animals show increased responses to the NMDA glutamate receptor antagonist, MK-801. This drug causes the release of more glutamate into the synapse in the frontal cortex. This effect of MK-801 is reduced by a group II metabotropic glutamate receptor agonist, which reduces glutamate release. Dr. ...

Freedom Meditech Receives JumpStart Investment

... in JumpStart's portfolio include AcelleRx Therapeutics, AnalizaDx, CardioInsight Technologies, CerviLenz, Inc., Great Lakes Pharmaceuticals, synapse Biomedical and Telerad Express. About Freedom Meditech, Inc. Freedom Meditech, Inc. ( http://www.freedom-meditech.com ) is a ...

Neurogenesis in the adult brain: The association with stress and depression

... their housekeeping functions, glial cells are instrumental to neural communication and regarded as dynamic regulators of synaptic strength and synapse formation. They also possess receptors for neurotransmitters and steroid hormones that, similarly to receptors of neurons, can trigger electrical and ...

Study points to cocktail therapy for Alzheimer's

... important brain regions. Some of the gerbils in the studies received all three compounds and some received only two. The improvements in apparent synapse growth and cognitive ability were greatest in the rats given all three. Omega-3 fatty acids are not produced in the body but are found in a ...

Neuroscientists show insulin receptor signaling regulates structure of brain circuits

... or neuron-to-neuron connections, in brain circuits. In more technical terms, they found that insulin receptors maintain synaptic density and that synapse density decreases when insulin receptors are removed or dysfunctional. The team also secured time-lapse images of dendritic formations, the ...

FDA approves NeuRx diaphragm pacing system for use in spinal cord- injured patients

... Reserve University and Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, all located in Cleveland. NeuRx DPS is manufactured commercially by synapse Biomedical, Inc., based in Oberlin, Ohio. DPS gained national attention in 2003 when University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC) surgeon ...

Hebrew University research on octopuses sheds light on memory

... the transformation of information between nerve cells by enhancing the transmission of electrical signals through a special structure called the synapse for days and even a lifetime. It is believed that in the area in the brain that stores memories, the synaptic connections between nerve cells that ...

Lou Gehrig's protein found throughout brain, suggesting effects beyond motor neurons

... muscles. For example, if you want to wiggle your big toe, the signal travels from the motor neuron in the cortex at the top of your head to a synapse on the lower spinal cord motor neurons in the lower back, which, in turn transmit the "wiggle" command by sending a signal to the muscles that move ...

Scripps Research scientists find seizure drug reverses cellular effects

... in the central amygdala. In the new study, the scientists found gabapentin, like alcohol, increased the strength of these central amygdala inhibitory synapse cells from non-dependent rats, but decreased their strength in cells from alcohol-dependent rats. Interestingly, these effects of gabapentin ...

At the synapse: Gene may shed light on neurological disorders

... Improper synaptic growth may explain a portion of these unknown cases. To crack this complex system, O'Connor-Giles studies a particular type of synapse in fruit flies, known as the neuromuscular junction, which is relatively easy to examine and closely resembles the synapses found in the central ...

CerviLenz Receives JumpStart Investment

... companies in JumpStart's portfolio include AcelleRx Therapeutics, AnalizaDx, CardioInsight Technologies, Great Lakes Pharmaceuticals, synapse Biomedical and Telerad Express. About CerviLenz, Inc. CerviLenz(TM), Inc., headquartered near Cleveland, Ohio, is a manufacturer and marketer of ...

Lutein and Zeaxanthin Improve Sports Vision for Athletes

... anion channel, a small pore-forming protein on the outer membrane of cellular mitochondria. This will improve synaptic plasticity, the ability of the synapse between neurons to change in strength. Many neuroscientists believe synaptic plasticity plays a very important role in memory and learning. Their ...

Micromet, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results

... T cells against tumor cells, and represent a new therapeutic approach to cancer therapy. BiTE antibodies have been shown to induce an immunological synapse between a T cell and a tumor cell in the same manner as observed during physiological T cell attacks. These cytolytic synapses enable the delivery of ...

Killer competition: Neurons duke it out for survival

... cells and another is the receptor for these death proteins. According to Ginty, nerves that connect to muscles undergo a similar process called synapse elimination where stronger connections stay connected and weaker ones are eliminated. The team wondered if this is also true of peripheral nerve ...
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