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2011-04-14 14:29:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Freedom Innovations, a company that specializes in the development of high technology lower extremity prosthetic devices, today announced a worldwide licensing agreement. The agreement grants the company exclusive rights to commercialize the world's first lower extremity prosthesis with actively powered knee and ankle joints that operate synergistically. Developed at the Vanderbilt University Center for Intelligent Mechatronics in Nashville,...

2011-04-01 10:46:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lance® Sandwich Crackers is partnering with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to support the organization's efforts to find better treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that can strike at any age, in which the body is unable to produce the insulin needed to turn food into energy. People with the disease must test their blood sugar and administer...

2011-03-24 13:09:00

New DMC Cardiovascular Institute technique restores blood flow to lower limbs DETROIT, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) has implemented a ground-breaking new medical technology designed to protect patients with diabetes-related arterial disease from the risk of foot or leg amputation. The innovative new procedure is aimed at greatly reducing the need for lower-limb amputations by restoring interrupted blood-flow to...

2011-02-19 00:00:38

Prosthetic Innovations, LLC Among First in the Nation to Fit Clients for Motorized Prosthetic Knee Crum Lynne, PA (PRWEB) February 18, 2011 Prosthetic Innovations, LLC (Team Pro Limb), a leader in progressive care for upper and lower extremity prosthetic clients across the country, announces their selection by Össur as being one of five certified facilities in the country for the new POWER KNEE. The new POWER KNEE is the world's first and only motor-powered, designed to function as an...

2011-02-17 16:47:36

Dr. Kuiken and Walter Reed Army Medical Center colleagues to showcase benefits for returning vets Todd Kuiken, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Center for Bionic Medicine and Director of Amputee Services at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), designated the "#1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America" by U.S. News & World Report since 1991, will present the latest in Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR), a bionic limb technology, during the opening press briefing and a subsequent...

2011-02-16 14:37:00

DALLAS, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Saturday, Feb. 26, the Limbs for Life Foundation is rolling out the red carpet in celebration of Hollywood's favorite movie characters as the nonprofit presents "A Night at the Oscars" at the 10th annual benefit gala. Limbs for Life Foundation was founded to bring awareness to the plight of amputees of all ages and provide them with financial assistance to allow them to enjoy productive jobs and active lifestyles. In the United States, one in every...

2011-01-19 23:23:23

An Inserm research team in Toulouse, led by Dr Stein Silva (Inserm Unit 825 "Brain imaging and neurological handicaps"), working with the "Modelling tissue and nociceptive stress" Host Team (MATN IFR 150), were interested in studying the illusions described by many patients under regional anaesthetic. In their work, to be published in the journal Anesthesiology, the researchers demonstrated that anaesthetising an arm affects brain activity and rapidly impairs body perception. The ultimate aim...

2011-01-12 16:07:51

New research has found one of the smallest entities in the human genome, micro-RNA, could increase the risk of limb amputation in diabetic patients who have poor blood flow. The study by Dr Andrea Caporali and colleagues in Professor Costanza Emanueli's research group in the Regenerative Medicine Section of the School of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bristol was funded by the Medical Research Council and is published online in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association....

2010-12-07 13:07:50

The number of people that undergo an operation to have a prosthetic knee joint is increasing. One reason is that the population is getting older, another is that people are also getting heavier, which is a factor in the development of osteoarthritis. The number of knee replacement operations has increased by 9 per cent a year in recent years. "So if 1-2 per cent of the operations lead to bacterial infection, then the need for revision "“ re-operation "“ will also increase", says...

2010-11-04 15:44:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University's Bone Tissue Engineering Center is working to help soldiers who have lost limbs in combat. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) CMU's Jeffrey O. Hollinger, director of the center, and Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski have received a three-year, $2.9 million U.S. Department of Defense research grant to develop a therapy that would aid...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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