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Researchers map out surgical anatomy, approaches for auditory brainstem implant placement

Researchers map out surgical anatomy, approaches for auditory brainstem implant placement

A technique called auditory brainstem implantation can restore hearing for patients who can't benefit from cochlear implants. A team of US and Japanese experts has mapped out the surgical anatomy and approaches for auditory brainstem implantation in the June issue of Operative Neurosurgery, published on behalf of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons by Wolters Kluwer. [More]
Existing anti-stroke drug can be effective in treating middle-ear infections

Existing anti-stroke drug can be effective in treating middle-ear infections

An existing anti-stroke drug is an effective treatment for middle-ear infections, showing the ability to suppress mucus overproduction, improve bacterial clearance and reduce hearing loss, according to researchers at Georgia State University and the University of Rochester. [More]
Second-generation antibiotic shows promise against common bacterial infections

Second-generation antibiotic shows promise against common bacterial infections

Researchers led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have developed a second-generation antibiotic that shows early effectiveness against common bacterial infections that pose a serious health threat to children and adults. [More]

DyAnsys' new non-narcotic treatment solution may provide relief to chronic pain sufferers

Chronic pain sufferers may find relief with a new, safe and effective non-narcotic treatment solution released by medical device maker DyAnsys, Inc. The company announced today that the four-piece system will be available in select doctors' offices and pain management centers. [More]
Cynosure obtains FDA approval to market SculpSure for non-invasive lipolysis treatment

Cynosure obtains FDA approval to market SculpSure for non-invasive lipolysis treatment

Cynosure, Inc. a leader in laser- and light-based aesthetic treatments, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market SculpSure, the world's first hyperthermic laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis of the flanks. [More]
Major breakthrough provides new insights into how tinnitus develops

Major breakthrough provides new insights into how tinnitus develops

Tinnitus is the most common service-related disability for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Often described as a ringing in the ears, more than 1.5 million former service members, one out of every two combat veterans, report having this sometimes debilitating condition, resulting in more than $2 billion dollars in annual disability payments by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. [More]
Researchers create tiny, complex scaffolds that can replace severely damaged eardrums

Researchers create tiny, complex scaffolds that can replace severely damaged eardrums

An international team of researchers has created tiny, complex scaffolds that mimic the intricate network of collagen fibres that form the human eardrum. [More]
New app may help parents save lives of premature babies

New app may help parents save lives of premature babies

A new app launched by The University of Nottingham is offering parents of newborn infants the chance to play a crucial role in research that could save the lives of premature babies in the developing world. [More]
Boston Scientific, Brainlab form strategic collaboration

Boston Scientific, Brainlab form strategic collaboration

Boston Scientific Corporation announces a collaboration with Brainlab AG, a leading software-driven medical technology company that helps improve patient treatment planning and surgical navigation. [More]
Researchers explore evolution of eardrums

Researchers explore evolution of eardrums

Researchers at the RIKEN Evolutionary Morphology Laboratory and the University of Tokyo in Japan have determined that the eardrum evolved independently in mammals and diapsids--the taxonomic group that includes reptiles and birds. Published in Nature Communications, the work shows that the mammalian eardrum depends on lower jaw formation, while that of diapsids develops from the upper jaw. [More]
World Veterans Federation supports approved technology for tinnitus relief among veterans

World Veterans Federation supports approved technology for tinnitus relief among veterans

TINNITUS, a debilitating "ringing in the ears", has become the No. 1 service- connected disability among veterans, surpassing post-traumatic stress disorder. [More]

Spirox closes $18.5 million Series B round of financing

Spirox Inc., a privately held medical device company, announced today the closing of an $18.5 million Series B round of financing led by Venrock and Aisling Capital. Existing investors Aperture Venture Partners, Correlation Ventures and Western Technology Investment also participated in the round. [More]
New method for measuring genetic variability may help identify patients with aggressive cancers

New method for measuring genetic variability may help identify patients with aggressive cancers

A new method for measuring genetic variability within a tumor might one day help doctors identify patients with aggressive cancers that are more likely to resist therapy, according to a study led by researchers now at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. [More]
Loyola otolaryngologist offers tips to identify, treat ear infection in children

Loyola otolaryngologist offers tips to identify, treat ear infection in children

Earaches in babies are not uncommon. But a baby's inability to communicate symptoms can leave most parents feeling helpless. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, three-fourths of babies will get at least one ear infection before the age of one. [More]
Orofacial pain specialists at Case Western Reserve University treat complex health issues

Orofacial pain specialists at Case Western Reserve University treat complex health issues

Andres Pinto, an orofacial pain and oral medicine specialist at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, often feels like the doctor in the television series House, who solves medical mysteries each week. [More]
Researchers report that echoes, fluctuations in volume help in judging sound distance

Researchers report that echoes, fluctuations in volume help in judging sound distance

Mammals are good at figuring out which direction a sound is coming from, whether it's a rabbit with a predator breathing down its neck or a baby crying for its mother. But how we judge how far away that sound is was a mystery until now. Researchers from UConn Health report in the 1 April issue of the Journal of Neuroscience that echoes and fluctuations in volume (amplitude modulation) are the cues we use to figure the distance between us and the source of a noise. [More]
UT Arlington electrical engineer developing low-power integrated circuit for directional hearing aids

UT Arlington electrical engineer developing low-power integrated circuit for directional hearing aids

A University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering researcher is developing a more efficient, low-power integrated circuit for directional hearing aids that will lead to a better quality of life for hearing impaired people. [More]
Study reveals link between dietary magnesium intake and diabetes-related health outcomes

Study reveals link between dietary magnesium intake and diabetes-related health outcomes

A recent analysis published in the Journal of Human Nutrition & Food Science reveals a beneficial relationship between dietary magnesium intake and diabetes-related outcomes including decreased risk for metabolic syndrome, obesity or overweight, elevated blood pressure, and reduced HDL (good) cholesterol. [More]
Allen Institute for Brain Science leads international effort to advance analysis of single neurons

Allen Institute for Brain Science leads international effort to advance analysis of single neurons

The Allen Institute for Brain Science is spearheading a landmark international effort to define and advance the state-of-the-art digital reconstruction and analysis of single neurons. The project launching today, called BigNeuron, aims to create reliable high-throughput and quantitative 3D reconstructions of the thousands of branches that make up individual neurons: a crucial step to ultimately understanding how the brain encodes information. [More]
Two different fat grafting approaches have similar effects in reversing signs of aging skin

Two different fat grafting approaches have similar effects in reversing signs of aging skin

Two approaches to fat grafting--injection of fat cells versus fat-derived stem cells--have similar effects in reversing the cellular-level signs of aging skin, reports a study in the April issue of , the official medical journal of the [More]
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