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Virtual reality may help paraplegics regain mobility: study

Patients long paralyzed from spinal cord injuries showed unprecedented gains in mobility and feeling -- and in some cases a renewed sex life -- …

Scientists develop innovative technique to deliver cancer drugs deep into tumour cells

Study shows how TRK-fusion lung cancer escapes LOXO-101, offering new treatment strategies - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2016 pinpoints ways that cancer …

Scientists Identify The Brain Cells That Represent Feelings of Isolation

This is what loneliness really looks like.<p>We're social animals, people. Over the course of thousands of years of evolution, we've found it easier to …

Your brain performs better when it's cold outside

It was terrifyingly cold in New York this weekend, and this cold snap occurred right as we're entering the postholiday doldrums. It's around the time of the year when people start to talk about seasonal changes to their mood and energy level — most commonly, seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. …

The Brain

This Tiny Implant Lets Paralyzed People Control Exoskeletons With Their Thoughts

It’s the size of a paper clip, and it translates brain waves into computer language so we can interface with electronics.<p>A tiny, paperclip-sized implant lets paralyzed people control exoskeletons and prosthetic limbs, just by thinking about it. The new device comes from the University of Melbourne, …

Brainwaves

Deconstructing spinal cord injury to understand potential cures

Filed under News, Spotlight On: Research<p>Sruthi Meka, Staff Writer • April 8, 2016 • Leave a Comment<p>Close Modal Window<p>Hang on for a minute...we're …

Case Western Reserve University

Hope for paraplegics: Spinal cord stimulation may restore motion, sensation

Kent Stephenson, of Mount Pleasant, Texas, was a competitive motocross racer until one day in June 2009, when the motor on his bike locked up while going off the face of an 80-foot tabletop jump. A cascade of flips, twists and bends prefaced the spinal cord injury in two vertebrae in his thoracic …

This substance could change the way we treat spinal cord injuries forever

And now, science and technology have met in a groundbreaking development that could change the way doctors treat spinal injuries.<p>With their new research from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, scientists Lichun Lu and Xifeng Liu believe that a new biodegradable polymer bone graft that adapts itself into …

Biologists discover new strategy to treat central nervous system injury

Neurobiologists have discovered how signals that orchestrate the construction of the nervous system also influence recovery after traumatic injury. …

Self-lacing Shoe Future Arrives With Nike's HyperAdapt 1.0

Of all the cool gadgets and kooky technological advances envisioned by the makers of the "Back to the Future" franchise, the hoverboard is the one …

Reversing Paralysis Without Surgery? New Research Shows Promise

Thanks to a recent breakthrough by UCLA researchers, the nearly 1.3 million Americans living with paralysis due to spinal cord injuries may have new …

How Electrical Pulses Can Defeat Paralysis

Four scientists—and their star patient—received a 2011 PM Breakthrough Award for a new procedure that uses direct electrical stimulation to give spinal injury patients back some voluntary movement.<p><b>A hit-and-run accident in 2006</b> left Rob Summers paralyzed from the chest down, shattering the college …

From Paralysis to Paralympic Gold: Overcoming the Odds

At age 18, competitive swimmer Mallory Weggemann encountered a life-changing challenge of waist-down paralysis caused by an epidural injection gone wrong. While this type of accident might have ended a lesser athlete's career, it was not so for Ms. Weggemann. Overcoming the physical and mental …

Paralympics

We Need To Change The Way We Deal With Sepsis In The U.S.

The good news: Sepsis awareness is rising in the U.S. The bad news: There's no way to know if it's going to help.<p>Americans are more concerned about sepsis than ever before in the Internet age.<p>Some of that heightened awareness came recently, after Patty Duke's family went public about the fact that …

Medicine

Brain implant lets paralyzed man regain use of hand

NEW YORK -- A paralyzed 24-year-old man has regained some use of his right hand, controlling it with signals relayed from electronic sensors in his …

The Brain

Anesthesia Use for Colonoscopy Attracts New Scrutiny

Anesthesia adds risk and cost to the screening procedure, research shows, raising fresh questions about how providers weigh patient satisfaction …

Medicine

The tumour trail left in blood

Altmetric: 210<p>Citations: 20<p>More detail<p>Technology Feature<p>Kelly Rae Chi<p>Biological techniques<br>• Cancer<br>• Medical research<p>Liquid biopsies can detect cancer …

For the first time ever, a human with paralysis can move his hand again

Restoring mobility to people living with paralysis is one of the great challenges of modern medicine, and until recently, it remained more of a hope …

The First-Ever 360-Degree Video Surgery Is Happening On Thursday

As a surgeon prepares to broadcast a cancer tumor removal, startups are working on a universe of ways to marry virtual reality with health care.<p>Over the course of two hours or so on Thursday, Dr. Shafi Ahmed will perform a more-or-less routine surgery on a man in his seventies with colon cancer. …

Virtual Reality

How medical robots will change healthcare

Robotics health threatens to challenge how patient care and treatment is performed redefining the word "preventative."<p>All too often we hear about the …

3D4Medical musculoskeletal anatomy apps like Knee Pro III use beautiful 3D models to enhance education

3D4Medical's musculoskeletal anatomy apps try to take advantage of the unique strengths of mobile devices to teach anatomy.The post 3D4Medical …

Apps

Engineers Create A Titanium Rib Cage Worthy Of Wolverine

At first glance, the metallic device almost looks like a high-tech bike pedal. Or maybe the latest cooking gadget for zesting lemons. Or, perhaps, it's a secret weapon for X-Men superhero Wolverine.<p>But look again.<p>Doctors in Spain say this is the world's first 3-D-printed rib cage, made entirely …

3D Printing

The 'Soft Hair' on Stephen Hawking's Black Holes

A step toward solving the black hole information paradox.<p>On Tuesday, Stephen Hawking and friends posted a new paper to the arXiv server. It has a great, or at least peculiar, title: "Soft Hair on Black Holes."<p>What in the great wide universe could that possibly mean? Glad you asked.<p>The subject of …

Physics

Highest Resolution Images Of Pluto Reveal The Frozen Universe

Ice mountains, frozen nitrogen flats and surprisingly familiar features show what the outermost worlds looks like.<p><i>“We’ve learned that the view of</i> …

Spooky Physics Phenomenon May Link Universe's Wormholes

Wormholes — shortcuts that in theory can connect distant points in the universe — might be linked with the spooky phenomenon of quantum entanglement, …

2009 April 19 - The View Near a Black Hole

<b>The View Near a Black Hole</b> <b><br>Drawing Credit:</b> April Hobart, CXC<p><b>Explanation:</b> In the center of a swirling whirlpool of hot gas is likely a beast that has …

Black Holes

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

A New Way of Thinking About Spacetime That Turns Everything Inside Out

<i>One of the weirdest aspects of quantum mechanics is entanglement, because two entangled particles affecting each other across vast distances seems to</i> …