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Robotic therapy helps restore hand use after stroke

...early 20 percent on the Box-and-Blocks Test, which assesses manual dexterity as one moves blocks from one side of a box to another in one minute. The patients also developed a 17 percent greater range of motion in their hands and wrists and were rated as less disabled on a standard occupational therapy a...

How to manage forests in hurricane impact zones

...ial disturbances in an area—the threat matrix—then assesses the risks of severe hurricanes within this context. Activities following a hurricane event are divided into those dealing with immediate outcomes (short-term) and those managing the recovery (long-term). "If disturbances such as major hurricanes...

New GI technologies improve internal organ visualization

...sponsiveness Monitor (ARM) device. The MOAA scale assesses the patient's level of sedation from alert to only responding to a painful stimulus, and the ARM is a handheld device that the patient squeezes on command from a voice from an earpiece in the patient's ear. This response helps determine the level of...

Researchers find gland that tells fruit flies when to stop growing

...he common fruit fly, have discovered an organ that assesses the size of the juvenile and signals when it has r...docrine organ situated just in front of the brain, assesses the fly's size as it grows during the larval stage. The gland then sends hormonal signals when it se...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

...reds of scientists, economists and health experts, assesses the 20-year impact of the largest nuclear accident in history. The Forum is made up of 8 UN specialized agencies, including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), ...

'Shifty-eyed' Monkeys Offer Window Into Brain's Social Reflexes

...model of 'social attention' -- how the human brain assesses the goals and intentions of other humans and responds to them. 'It's been long known what parts of the human brain are involved in identifying and recognizing other individuals as well as those parts of the brain involved in shifting attention,' said...

Gambling monkeys give insight into neural machinery of risk

...pinpointed circuitry in the brains of monkeys that assesses the level of risk in a given action. Their findings -- gained from experiments in which they gave the monkeys a chance to gamble to receive juice rewards -- could give insights into why humans compulsively engage in risky behaviors, including gamblin...

New mitochondrial DNA gene chip may be early cancer diagnosis tool

...ncer Biomarker Validation and Reference Laboratory assesses cost, efficiency and reliability of potential diagnostic techniques using biomarkers before further clinical evaluation in other laboratories of the EDRN. The lab found that full mitochondrial genome sequencing using capillary electrophoresis detecte...

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