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Facial motion capture technology can help identify different speech disorders in children

Facial motion capture technology can help identify different speech disorders in children

Facial motion capture - the same technology used to develop realistic computer graphics in video games and movies - has been used to identify differences between children with childhood apraxia of speech and those with other types of speech disorders, finds a new study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. [More]
People with common form of hearing loss may benefit from hybrid cochlear implant devices

People with common form of hearing loss may benefit from hybrid cochlear implant devices

People with a common form of hearing loss not helped by hearing aids achieved significant and sometimes profound improvements in their hearing and understanding of speech with hybrid cochlear implant devices, according to a new multicenter study led by specialists at NYU Langone Medical Center. [More]
Voice cloning: an interview with Paul Welham, CEO, CereProc

Voice cloning: an interview with Paul Welham, CEO, CereProc

CereVoice Me was essentially designed for those who had been diagnosed with MND/ALS and other illnesses that may cause an individual to lose the power of speech. CereProc identified that there was a gap in the market and pulled our resources together to build CereVoice Me, the goal of the service is to build a TTS voice efficiently and at a cost effective price. [More]
Deep Genomics set to bring the power of deep learning technologies to genomics

Deep Genomics set to bring the power of deep learning technologies to genomics

Evolution has altered the human genome over hundreds of thousands of years -- and now humans can do it in a matter of months. [More]
UofL conducts Phase I research study for children with relapsed tumors

UofL conducts Phase I research study for children with relapsed tumors

Zach feels "pretty good." Sam wants to be "done with shots!" And Tyler finds it helps to "just keep thinking that at least I'm getting out of school." They are normal boys who had normal lives until cancer came into the picture. All have faced the disease for two years or more, with surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatments. All were diagnosed with various malignant solid tumors, went into remission and then relapsed. [More]
Lilly Diabetes releases Android version of Glucagon Mobile App to support diabetes caregivers

Lilly Diabetes releases Android version of Glucagon Mobile App to support diabetes caregivers

Lilly Diabetes has released an Android version of its mobile application designed for caregivers and healthcare providers who support people with diabetes. Through an injection tutorial and emergency instructions, the App can help people practice the injection steps ahead of time, which may help them feel better prepared to assist. [More]
Turtle Beach, Audiology Management Group partner for HyperSound Clear hearing solutions product

Turtle Beach, Audiology Management Group partner for HyperSound Clear hearing solutions product

Turtle Beach Corporation, the leading-edge audio technology company, today announced a new partnership with Audiology Management Group, Inc. for HyperSound Clear, the Company's groundbreaking hearing healthcare product planned to launch later this year. [More]
The Regency, Saddleback MemorialCare partner to open new Resident Wellness Center

The Regency, Saddleback MemorialCare partner to open new Resident Wellness Center

The opening of The Regency's Resident Wellness Center serves as the official launch of their new partnership with Saddleback MemorialCare, an effort representing their shared interest in promoting happier, healthier aging. [More]
High-frequency tympanometry testing can help identify middle-ear problems in newborn babies

High-frequency tympanometry testing can help identify middle-ear problems in newborn babies

Screening newborn babies who are in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) using a testing process called high-frequency tympanometry can help identify middle-ear problems earlier, according to newly published research from a local team of researchers. [More]

Individual blame messages perpetuate structural racial inequalities

A recent CDC report calls into question the widely reported belief that Black fathers are more absent in their children's lives than White fathers - showing that while more Black fathers live apart from their children, they are just as involved with their children as members of other racial groups in the same living situations. [More]
TCU, UNTHSC sign MOU to create new MD school in Fort Worth

TCU, UNTHSC sign MOU to create new MD school in Fort Worth

Texas Christian University and the University of North Texas Health Science Center have entered into a memorandum of understanding to create a new MD school in Fort Worth. The school, planning to accept its first class in 2018, will be among the leading institutions in the nation in providing a team-oriented educational approach that benefits patients and shapes the future practice and business of medicine. [More]
New AHA/ASA guidelines recommend stent retrievers to treat strokes in selected patients

New AHA/ASA guidelines recommend stent retrievers to treat strokes in selected patients

New devices called stent retrievers are enabling physicians to benefit selected patients who suffer strokes caused by blood clots. The devices effectively stop strokes in their tracks. [More]
ASHG declares 2015 recipients of annual Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education

ASHG declares 2015 recipients of annual Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Robert L. Nussbaum, M.D., chief medical officer of invitae and clinical professor of medicine (volunteer) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Roderick R. McInnes, CM, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital and Alva chair in human genetics, Canada Research chair in neurogenetics, and professor of human genetics and biochemistry at McGill University; and Huntington F. Willard, Ph.D., president and director of the Marine Biological Laboratory and professor of human genetics at the University of Chicago; as the 2015 recipients of its annual Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education. [More]
Three National Laureates selected for 2015 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

Three National Laureates selected for 2015 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

A chemist who has made important discoveries in both the human brain and sustainable energy, a neurosurgeon who has done pioneering work mapping the "blueprint" of how humans speak and hear, and a computer scientist who has changed our understanding of the capacity of wireless networks are the three winners of the 2015 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. [More]
NGS technology helps identify new mitochondrial disease gene

NGS technology helps identify new mitochondrial disease gene

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology offers an incredible opportunity for the rapid and relatively low-cost characterization of individual genomes, giving us a chance to make a substantial leap ahead in the molecular dissection of all mitochondrial disorders in humans. [More]
New 2015 Rettsyndrome.org awards announced

New 2015 Rettsyndrome.org awards announced

Rettsyndrome.org announces today that the Board of Trustees has awarded $1M to launch the Read-Through Program, further translational research in the area of Neuro-Habilitation, and fund clinical research. [More]
BIOCITECH, Seine-Saint-Denis CCI announce winners of first BIOCITECH Funding Day

BIOCITECH, Seine-Saint-Denis CCI announce winners of first BIOCITECH Funding Day

BIOCITECH, the city complex for healthcare and biotechnology businesses and the Seine-Saint-Denis Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), today announce the three winners of the first BIOCITECH Funding Day. [More]
Neuromodulator norepinephrine has direct action on auditory processing of complex signals

Neuromodulator norepinephrine has direct action on auditory processing of complex signals

For neuroscientists studying the intricate mechanisms of hearing in the brain's auditory cortex, a major question has been how a listener can focus in a noisy environment, and how neurochemicals help neurons convey as much embedded information as possible for the rest of the brain to act on. [More]
Researchers suggest that minority children are underrepresented in special education classrooms

Researchers suggest that minority children are underrepresented in special education classrooms

Although minority children are frequently reported to be overrepresented in special education classrooms, a team of researchers suggests that minority children are less likely than otherwise similar white children to receive help for disabilities. [More]

Understanding how humans and animals perceive the auditory world

Sit down with a friend in a quiet restaurant and begin talking, just before the dinner crowd's arrival. Business is slow at first, but picks up quickly, just like the sound level. Music plays, glasses clink, servers discuss specials. Discussions are everywhere, colliding and competing with the other noises. [More]
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