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Impulse Dynamics Announces Pivotal Results at the American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting Late-Breaking Session

... treatment for patients with heart failure. Unlike electrical signals delivered by other cardiac devices, such ... Cardiac Contractility Modulation therapy in which electrical impulses are delivered to the heart after the ... Impulse Dynamics is focused on the development of electrical therapies for the treatment of heart failure. The ...

Astrocytes Help Separate Man From Mouse

... flashier brain cells known as neurons that send electrical signals, are bigger, faster, and much more ... flashy counterparts, the neurons that fire the electrical signals crucial to pretty much everything we do. It's the electrical activity of neurons that constitutes what most ...

U. of Md. Researchers to Develop Devices to Revolutionize Drug Research

... for Systems Research (ISR) and the Clark School's electrical and computer engineering department, are ... associate professor with the Clark School's electrical and computer engineering department and ISR; and ... http://www.bioe.umd.edu Department of electrical and Computer Engineering: http://www.ece.umd.edu ...

Pfizer Contributes Critical Data to URMC Drug Safety Initiative

... is extremely valuable because it enables scientists to evaluate the electrical activity in the heart before and after study participants took the drug ... of data that will aid academic and industry researchers studying the electrical activity of the heart. The resulting database, called the Telemetric and ...

Brain Waves Show Sound Processing Abnormalities in Autistic Children

... "Using MEG, we can record the tiny magnetic fields associated with electrical brain activity," said Timothy Roberts, Ph.D., vice chair of research in ... head while the patient remains in a seated position. The helmet analyzes electrical currents from the brain. For the study, 64 patients, age six to ...

Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation of Phase 1b ZFP Therapeutic Data at American Diabetes Association Meeting

... sensitivity. Direct measurement of the speed and amplitude of an applied electrical impulse or nerve conduction velocity (NCV) in both sensory and motor ... velocity (NCV) to assess the rate at which a nerve can conduct an electrical signal, and quantitative sensory testing (QST) with the Vibratron II ...

Vanderbilt Medical Center Seeks Middle Tennesseans with Type 2 Diabetes Who are Overweight for National Clinical Trial

... Modulation (GCM) that is designed to sense naturally occurring electrical activity of the stomach in real time and automatically apply electrical stimulation treatment during meal times. To be considered for the trial, ...

New Data Published in Neurology Show Once-Daily Lamictal XR Significantly Reduced Partial Seizures in Patients with Epilepsy

... seizures, or changes in sensation, awareness, or behavior brought about by electrical disturbances in the brain. The kind of seizure a person has depends on which part and how much of the brain is affected by the electrical disturbance that produces seizures. Generalized seizures are seizures that ...

CardioFocus Endoscopic Ablation System Earns CE Mark to Treat Atrial Fibrillation; US Clinical Investigation Underway

... satisfied with our ability to access anatomical targets and to achieve electrical isolation. The real-time view using the Endoscopic Ablation System ... for most AF ablation procedures; b) if the PVs are targeted, complete electrical isolation should be the goal; and, c) careful identification of the PV ...

Cyberonics Provides Update on Depression Post-Approval Study

... of refractory epilepsy and treatment-resistant depression. The VNS Therapy System uses a surgically implanted medical device that delivers pulsed electrical signals to the vagus nerve. Cyberonics markets the VNS Therapy System in selected markets worldwide. Additional information on Cyberonics, ...

Music & Medicine: Unique Collaboration Combines Performing Arts and Science

... have a long history together." This dual-campus project has since grown, though, to include a third. George Kondraske, PhD, professor of electrical and biomedical engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington and founding director of UTA's Human Performance Institute, is joining the ...

New AHRQ Study Finds Mixed Evidence on Use of Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation for Treating Atrial Fibrillation

... do not work. In this procedure, energy pulses are delivered through the catheter to the heart, destroying small areas of heart tissue where abnormal electrical signals may cause an arrhythmia to start. Different techniques and instruments can be used for the procedure. While there is no strong evidence ...

Data Demonstrates Long-Term Reduction In Seizure Frequency With Novel Once Daily Anti-Epileptic Zebinix(R)

... seizures. Epilepsy is characterised by abnormal firing of impulses from nerve cells in the brain. In partial-onset seizures, these bursts of electrical activity are initially focused in specific areas of the brain, but may become more generalised; the symptoms vary according to the affected areas. ...

GreenBytes Wards Off Germs and Costly Computer Repairs

... cause your systems to use up to 73 percent more electricity. In fact, the four most common and costly reasons your computer fails are heat build-up, electrical shortages, abrasive wear and dust, grime and static build-up." Preventing the replacement of computers and electronic equipment can be a major ...

Video: UCB Launches Vimpat(R) in the U.S. for Add-On Treatment of Epilepsy in Adults

... three million people in the U.S.--making it more common than multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease combined. It is caused by abnormal, excessive electrical discharges of the nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain. Epilepsy is characterized by a tendency to have recurrent seizures and defined by two or ...

DSM Announces Yield Boosts of 5-10 Fold With XD(R) Technology for Mammalian Manufacturing Platforms

... enjoyable way of life. End markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrical and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM has annual net sales of EUR 9.3 billion and employs some 23,500 people worldwide. The company is ...

DSM Obtains Exclusive World-Wide License for Innovative Drug Delivery Technology

... enjoyable way of life. End markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrical and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM has annual net sales of EUR 9.3 billion and employs some 23,500 people worldwide. The company is ...

Heavy Marijuana Use May Damage Developing Brain in Teens, Young Adults

... of the myelin sheath that surrounds brain cells," said Ashtari. Myelin provides a coating around brain cells similar to insulation covering an electrical wire. If myelin does not function properly, signaling within the brain may be slower. Myelin gives its color to the white matter of the brain, ...

Study Shows Leconotide, an Investigative Calcium Channel Blocker, Has Potential as a Selective, Efficacious, Non-Opioid Pain Treatment

... through those channels controls many functions of the cell such as force of contraction of a muscle cell in the heart or blood vessels or rate of electrical firing or production of chemical messengers in nerve cells. Calcium antagonists block calcium channels. There are many types of calcium channels. ...

VA-NIH Study Offers Hope for Parkinson's Patients

... Study Says Deep-Brain Stimulation Has Benefits WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- electrical stimulation of the brain -- a treatment in which a pacemaker-like device sends pulses to electrodes implanted in the brain -- is riskier than drug ...

PEAK Surgical Receives 510(k) Clearance to Market PEAK(R) Surgery System for Use in Expanded Indications

... most radiofrequency-based surgical products that use continuous voltage waveforms to cut tissue, the PULSAR Generator supplies pulsed plasma-mediated electrical discharges through the PlasmaBlade. Because the radiofrequency energy is provided through short on-and-off pulses via a highly insulated cutting ...

New Keppra XR(TM) Data Highlight Its Role for Patients with Partial-Onset Seizures

... million people in the U.S. -- making it more common than multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease combined. It is caused by abnormal, excessive electrical discharges of the nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain. Epilepsy is characterized by a tendency to have recurrent seizures and defined by two or ...

Sosei Confirms the Safety of SD118 in Two Phase I Trials

... of specialised electrophysiological assays to the biopharmaceutical industry. Electrophysiology is a specialised technique which is used to record electrical activity in membranes, cells or tissues. NeuroSolutions' current clients include many established pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. ...

Phase III Data Demonstrate Efficacy and Tolerability of Carisbamate as an Adjunctive Therapy for Partial Onset Seizures

... by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is categorized as "primary generalized" or "partial onset" depending on the specific location of the abnormal electrical activity in the brain that characterizes the disorder. Partial-onset seizures are common and may often be difficult to treat. Partial-onset seizures ...

Retigabine Significantly Reduces the Number of Seizures in Adults With Inadequately Controlled Partial-Onset Epilepsy

... About Epilepsy Epilepsy, defined by recurrent, unprovoked seizures, is a change in sensation, awareness or behavior caused by an electrical disturbance in the brain. The kind of seizure a person has depends on which part and how much of the brain is affected by the disturbance. Primary ...

Sosei and NeuroSolutions Present Further Data on NSL-043/SD118 at the Society for Neuroscience 38th Annual Meeting

... of specialised electrophysiological assays to the biopharmaceutical industry. Electrophysiology is a specialised technique which is used to record electrical activity in membranes, cells or tissues. NeuroSolutions' current clients include many established pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. ...

Dronedarone (Multaq(R)) Reduced the Incidence and Duration of Hospitalization in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

... reduced the incidence of first AF recurrence by 25 percent in patients in sinus rhythm at study initiation (p<0.001), and the incidence of first electrical cardioversion by 31 percent (p<0.001), compared with placebo. Dronedarone also decreased mean heart rate during atrial fibrillation to 78 beats per ...

Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center Selected to Conduct Clinical Trial for Device to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

... than two million people nationwide. Atrial fibrillation, or A Fib, is the most common heart arrhythmia. A Fib is a rhythm disorder that affects the electrical system, or "wiring," of the heart muscle. It is often treated with cardiac ablation -- a procedure that allows physicians to deliver energy directly ...

Mayo Clinic Discovery May Help Diabetic Gastric Problem

... 1) loss of Kit, a marker for interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC), and 2) loss of expression of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS). ICC cells produce electrical signals that regulate muscle contraction in the digestive tract. nNOS generates nitric oxide, which transmits nerve impulses in the digestive tract. ...

Can Implantable Devices for Heart Failure Help Assess Risk of Future Adverse Events for Heart Failure Patients?

... of diagnostic information obtained from an implantable cardiac defibrillator which measures changes in fluid levels in the thoracic cavity. Low electrical pulses travel across the thorax to measure the level of resistance, changes indicate increasing or decreasing fluid levels. Worsening heart failure ...

Novel Photoconductive Life Science Research Innovation Enables Rapid, Reproducible, and Non-Invasive Cellular Excitation

... by the PSD allows for an extended observation period, dependent only upon the environmental support available for the cells. Further, non-invasive electrical stimulation can be done without causing damage to the cells while optical targeting enables highly controlled depolarization of only target cells. ...

PEAK Surgical Announces Positive Results From Preclinical Study of PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) Needle

... most radiofrequency-based surgical products that use continuous voltage waveforms to cut tissue, the PULSAR Generator supplies pulsed plasma-mediated electrical discharges through the PlasmaBlade. Because the radiofrequency is provided in short on-and-off pulses and the blade contains a highly insulated ...

Stem Cell Regeneration Repairs Congenital Heart Defect

... embryonic stem cells into the wall of the left ventricle of the knockout mice. After one month the treatment improved heart performance, synchronized electrical impulses and stopped heart deterioration, ultimately saving the animal's life. Stem cells had grafted into the heart and formed new cardiac tissue. ...

TOZAL(R) Nutritional Supplement Improves Vision in Common Form of Macular Degeneration

... in the placebo arm -- received AREDS supplements. Patients in the TOZAL study were initially divided into two groups: those receiving TOZAL plus electrical microcurrent stimulation (MCS) and those receiving TOZAL and sham MCS. MCS was abandoned early in the study. Reported results are based on the arm of ...

NewCardio Announces Positive Results From Third Clinical Validation Study

... Moreover, they extend the clinical validation of QTinno(TM) in at least two important ways. First, ECGs in the NCE3 study had much higher levels of electrical noise and artifacts than ECGs from NCE1 and NCE2 studies. Accordingly, the NCE3 study validates QTinno(TM) performance in a significantly more ...

Headache Specialists Convene in Boston For 50th Annual American Headache Society Meeting

... the ticket to help relieve the pain of chronic migraine sufferers. Occipital nerve stimulation, in which an implanted neurostimulator sends electrical impulses to the central nervous system, has been shown to help 40 percent of near-daily migraine sufferers who don't have success with ...

Synapse Biomedical Receives FDA Approval of NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS)(TM) For Spinal Cord Injury Breathing Applications

... video and images: http://www.synapsebiomedical.com/news/media ) The device implanted through minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, provides electrical stimulation to muscle and nerves that run through the diaphragm. When stimulated by the NeuRx DPS(TM), the diaphragm contracts, mimicking natural ...

St. Jude Finds 'Dancing' Hair Cells Are Key to Humans' Acute Hearing

... While the cochlea's "inner hair cells" are only passive detectors, the so-called "outer hair cells" amplify the sound signal as it transforms into an electrical signal that travels to the brain's auditory center. Without such amplification, hearing would be far less sensitive, since sound waves entering the ...

PEAK Surgical Announces Positive Results From Preclinical Study of PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) for Obstetric and Gynecologic Surgery

... most radiofrequency-based surgical products that use continuous voltage waveforms to cut tissue, the PULSAR Generator supplies pulsed plasma-mediated electrical discharges through the PEAK PlasmaBlade. These pulsed plasma-mediated discharges and electrode insulation techniques were originally developed at the ...

Data Show Preoperative Assessment of Breast Cancer Patients Enables Early Diagnosis, Successful Treatment of Lymphedema

... minute changes in extracellular fluid to allow for the earliest possible detection. These include bioimpedance spectroscopy devices, which use an electrical signal to assess fluid changes in the body. "Optimal management of lymphedema requires diagnostic tools that are sensitive to subclinical changes ...
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