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Computational Fluid Dynamics helps patients with pulmonary disorders breathe easier

A more accurate and successful, yet complex approach used in designing an airplane is now taking off in the health care industry. [More]
Study: Thickness of brain's cortex linked with person's change in IQ

Study: Thickness of brain's cortex linked with person's change in IQ

Rate of change in the thickness of the brain's cortex is an important factor associated with a person's change in IQ, according to a collaborative study by scientists in five countries including researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. [More]
Researchers identify eight neural subnetworks in mammalian cerebral cortex

Researchers identify eight neural subnetworks in mammalian cerebral cortex

The mammalian cerebral cortex, long thought to be a dense single interrelated tangle of neural networks, actually has a "logical" underlying organizational principle, reveals a study appearing Feb. 27 in the journal Cell. [More]
Ortho Development receives FDA clearance for patented Knee Articulating Spacer Molds

Ortho Development receives FDA clearance for patented Knee Articulating Spacer Molds

Ortho Development Corporation has received FDA clearance for its patented KASM Knee Articulating Spacer Molds. KASM is a cement spacer mold intended for use in treating patients who develop an infection after undergoing total knee replacement surgery. [More]
Researcher identifies ''conductor'' in development of muscle tissue

Researcher identifies ''conductor'' in development of muscle tissue

A team led by Jean-Fran-ois C-t-, researcher at the IRCM, identified a ''conductor'' in the development of muscle tissue. The discovery, published online yesterday by the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), could have an important impact on the treatment of muscular diseases such as myopathies and muscular dystrophies. [More]

New 256-slice CT scanner to predict potential heart attack in one second

What can you do in one second? Snap your fingers, blink your eyes, or get a diagnostic scan on a 256-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner? You can do all of those things in one second, but the one that may help save your life is the 256-slice CT scan. [More]
New information on pathogenesis of feeding and swallowing difficulties in kids with autism

New information on pathogenesis of feeding and swallowing difficulties in kids with autism

Collaborative research out of the George Washington University (GW) reveals new information on the pathogenesis of feeding and swallowing difficulties often found in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and intellectual disability. [More]
Experimental drug dinaciclib may improve myeloid leukemia, myeloma therapies

Experimental drug dinaciclib may improve myeloid leukemia, myeloma therapies

A pre-clinical study led by Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and Department of Internal Medicine researchers suggests that an experimental drug known as dinaciclib could improve the effectiveness of certain multiple myeloma and myeloid leukemia therapies. [More]
Dua's Layer in the human cornea may be linked to glaucoma

Dua's Layer in the human cornea may be linked to glaucoma

A new layer in the human cornea - discovered by researchers at The University of Nottingham last year - plays a vital role in the structure of the tissue that controls the flow of fluid from the eye, research has shown. [More]

FDA approves IMRIS’ VISIUS Surgical Theatre that integrates high-field MR scanners

IMRIS Inc. today announced US Food and Drug Administration clearance of the newest generation VISIUS® Surgical Theatre which integrates Siemens' latest high-field MR scanners. [More]
New technology to enhance angioplasty with added precision, accuracy and less radiation exposure

New technology to enhance angioplasty with added precision, accuracy and less radiation exposure

Robots in the cath lab are helping clear blocked arteries in patients — reducing chest pain, shortness of breath, and risks for heart attacks. The Orlando Health Heart Institute is the first in the state of Florida, to offer a robotic-assisted system for coronary angioplasty. [More]

ACell releases new MatriStem Multilayer Wound Matrix device for hard-to-heal, full-thickness wounds

ACell, Inc., a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of tissue repair products, today announced that it has launched the new MatriStem Multilayer Wound Matrix device for deep, hard-to-heal, full-thickness wounds. [More]
UC Irvine researchers receive $1.54M for stem cell research

UC Irvine researchers receive $1.54M for stem cell research

Two UC Irvine research teams will receive $1.54 million to further studies on the fundamental structure and function of stem cells. Their work will aid efforts to treat and cure a range of ailments, from cancer to neurological diseases and injuries. [More]
Neuroscientist, researchers receive Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science

Neuroscientist, researchers receive Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science

The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to name Thomas M. Jessell as the winner of the 2014 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science. Awarded annually, the Vilcek Prizes honor the contributions of immigrants to the American arts and sciences, and include $100,000 cash awards. [More]

3-D model of famous amnesiac's brain helps illuminate human memory

During his lifetime, Henry G. Molaison (H.M.) was the best-known and possibly the most-studied patient of modern neuroscience. Now, thanks to the postmortem study of his brain, based on histological sectioning and digital three-dimensional construction led by Jacopo Annese, PhD, at the University of California, San Diego, scientists around the globe will finally have insight into the neurological basis of the case that defined modern studies of human memory. [More]

Acclarent announces availability of Relieva Spin Balloon Sinuplasty System for sinusitis treatment

Acclarent, Inc. announced today the U.S. availability of the Relieva Spin Balloon Sinuplasty System with the M-110C Sinus Guide Catheter Tip designed to access small and tight sinus anatomy in children and adults. This innovation represents a new addition to Acclarent's Balloon Sinuplasty portfolio, which physicians use to treat children who suffer from chronic maxillary sinusitis. [More]
Clues of "silent thief of sight”: Glaucoma

Clues of "silent thief of sight”: Glaucoma

Glaucoma is sometimes called the "silent thief of sight" because it slowly damages the eyes and can cause irreparable harm before there is any vision loss. But this disease is stealthy in more ways than one. [More]
Study links discrete area of brain to cognitive deficit in people at early stage of PD

Study links discrete area of brain to cognitive deficit in people at early stage of PD

Research by a team of investigators in Finland suggests that the free recall memory deficits common even in early stages Parkinson's disease (PD) are related to structural changes in the brain, specifically parietal cortical gray matter volume. [More]

Study links a discrete area of the brain to cognitive deficit in people at early stage of PD

Research by a team of investigators in Finland suggests that the free recall memory deficits common even in early stages Parkinson's disease are related to structural changes in the brain, specifically parietal cortical gray matter volume. Their findings are published in the current issue of the Journal of Parkinson's Disease. [More]
PGC-1α protein found in muscle may contributes to the development of type 2 diabetes later in life

PGC-1α protein found in muscle may contributes to the development of type 2 diabetes later in life

A Montr-al research team led by Jennifer Estall at the IRCM discovered that a protein found in muscle tissue may contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes later in life. The study's results, published in today's printed edition of the scientific journal American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism, indicate that the protein could be a promising early predictor of increased diabetes risk. [More]