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New study explores processes that establish connections between nerve cells in the brain

New study explores processes that establish connections between nerve cells in the brain

New research provides an intriguing glimpse into the processes that establish connections between nerve cells in the brain. These connections, or synapses, allow nerve cells to transmit and process information involved in thinking and moving the body. [More]
Neuroprotective effects of ginsenoside Rb1 on hippocampal neuronal injury, neurite outgrowth

Neuroprotective effects of ginsenoside Rb1 on hippocampal neuronal injury, neurite outgrowth

The main pathological changes of Alzheimer's disease (AD) include amyloid-beta protein-induced hippocampal neuronal injury and neurite outgrowth impairment. [More]
Study confirms Stretta therapy as safe, effective treatment for GERD

Study confirms Stretta therapy as safe, effective treatment for GERD

A newly published peer-reviewed paper concludes that Stretta therapy is a safe, effective and durable treatment for gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). The paper states that Stretta addresses a significant unmet need where patients receive inadequate control from PPI therapy and find surgery an undesirable option. [More]

New '3D Printed Anatomy Series' can revolutionise medical education and training

The creators of a unique kit containing anatomical body parts produced by 3D printing say it will revolutionise medical education and training, especially in countries where cadaver use is problematical. [More]
VENITI’s IDE receives FDA approval for VENITI VICI Venous Stent System

VENITI’s IDE receives FDA approval for VENITI VICI Venous Stent System

VENITI, Inc., a company dedicated to providing innovative technology for the treatment of venous disease, announced that it has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) to begin the VIRTUS trial of the VENITI VICI Venous Stent System. [More]
Breg launches FreeRunner knee brace for runners suffering from patellofemoral pain syndrome

Breg launches FreeRunner knee brace for runners suffering from patellofemoral pain syndrome

Breg, Inc., a premier provider of sports medicine products and services, has launched the FreeRunner knee brace with new innovations to help people, particularly runners, who suffer from patella mal-tracking return to active lifestyles. [More]
Gene therapy can improve regenerative capacity of injured RGCs

Gene therapy can improve regenerative capacity of injured RGCs

Because the adult mammalian central nervous system has only limited intrinsic capacity to regenerate connections after injury, due to factors both intrinsic and extrinsic to the mature neuron, therapies are required to support the survival of injured neurons and to promote the long-distance regrowth of axons back to their original target structures. [More]
Researchers receive over $1M to study molecular foundations of pancreatic cancer

Researchers receive over $1M to study molecular foundations of pancreatic cancer

Alexandros Tzatsos, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy and regenerative biology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, was awarded over one million dollars in grants from the National Institutes of Health to study the molecular foundations of pancreatic cancer. [More]

Lombard Medical exhibits Aorfix system at Critical Issues in Aortic Endografting symposium

Lombard Medical, Inc, a medical device company focused on Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), exhibited its Aorfix Endovascular stent graft system at the 18th international experts' symposium, Critical Issues in Aortic Endografting, in Malmö, Sweden on June 27-28, 2014. [More]

Exceptional speed prior to formal training is prerequisite for becoming world-class sprinters

New research shows world-class sprinters are born, not created. Grand Valley State University researchers found that exceptional speed prior to formal training is a prerequisite for becoming a world-class sprinter. [More]
3D mammography detects more invasive cancers, reduces call-back rates

3D mammography detects more invasive cancers, reduces call-back rates

3D Mammography finds significantly more invasive cancers and reduces unnecessary recalls, according to a large, retrospective study published in June 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. [More]
NIH receives $10 million grant for research on breast cancer metastasis

NIH receives $10 million grant for research on breast cancer metastasis

The American Cancer Society predicts that 40,000 American women will die from breast cancer this year. Most of those deaths will occur due to cells from the primary tumor that spread to other parts of the body-the process known as metastasis. [More]
Public website promotes health and science applications of 3D printing

Public website promotes health and science applications of 3D printing

The National Institutes of Health has launched the NIH 3D Print Exchange, a public website that enables users to share, download and edit 3D print files related to health and science. [More]
Study analyses link between childhood maltreatment and volume of cerebral grey matter

Study analyses link between childhood maltreatment and volume of cerebral grey matter

An international study has analysed the association between childhood maltreatment and the volume of cerebral grey matter, responsible for processing information. [More]
University Hospital Dinant Godinne surgeons successfully perform robotic-assisted surgeries with Flex System

University Hospital Dinant Godinne surgeons successfully perform robotic-assisted surgeries with Flex System

Leading surgeons at the University Hospital Dinant Godinne completed the world's first robotic-assisted surgical procedures with the Medrobotics' Flex System. [More]
Researchers examine role of female sex hormones in male obesity

Researchers examine role of female sex hormones in male obesity

An imbalance of female sex hormones among men in Western nations may be contributing to high levels of male obesity, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. [More]
Systagenix launches new wound care educational e-learning programme

Systagenix launches new wound care educational e-learning programme

Systagenix announced today the launch and sponsorship of a new wound care educational e-learning programme for qualified medical professionals entering the field of wound care and experienced specialist nurses. [More]
Covidien receives FDA approval for Apollo Onyx delivery micro catheter

Covidien receives FDA approval for Apollo Onyx delivery micro catheter

Covidien plc today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of its Apollo Onyx delivery micro catheter - the first detachable tip micro catheter available in the U.S. [More]

Wolters Kluwer announces feature-rich online platform for LWW Health Library

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for healthcare and medical education, today announced a new, feature-rich online platform developed for the LWW Health Library, a portal to a diverse collection of Lippincott basic and clinical science content used by medical and pharmacy schools. [More]
Groundbreaking molecular imaging agent developed to trace advanced prostate cancer

Groundbreaking molecular imaging agent developed to trace advanced prostate cancer

Anti-androgen hormonal therapy, also called chemical castration, can be an important defense against further disease progression for patients with prostate cancer that has traveled and grown in other areas, or metastasized-but some cases simply do not respond to this treatment. [More]