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Stalling Symptoms Of Parkinson's Disease Using Long-term Spinal Cord Stimulation
2014-01-24 11:11:58

Duke University Medical Center Researchers at Duke Medicine have shown that continuing spinal cord stimulation appears to produce improvements in symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and may protect critical neurons from injury or deterioration. The study, performed in rats, is published online Jan. 23, 2014, in the journal Scientific Reports. It builds on earlier findings from the Duke team that stimulating the spinal cord with electrical signals temporarily eased symptoms of the...

Neuroscience Method Of Optogenetics As Good As Electrical Stimulation
2013-12-12 17:27:06

Brown University Neuroscientists are eagerly, but not always successfully, looking for proof that optogenetics – a celebrated technique that uses pulses of visible light to genetically alter brain cells to be excited or silenced – can be as successful in complex and large brains as it has been in rodent models. A new study in the journal Current Biology may be the most definitive demonstration yet that the technique can work in nonhuman primates as well as, or even a little better...

Motor Skills Improved After Stroke Using Novel Rehabilitation Device
2013-12-02 09:17:05

Radiological Society of North America Using a novel stroke rehabilitation device that converts an individual's thoughts to electrical impulses to move upper extremities, stroke patients reported improvements in their motor function and ability to perform activities of daily living. Results of the study were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "Each year, nearly 800,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke in the United States,...

RoboRoach Project Not Getting Rave Reviews From PETA
2013-11-01 14:33:01

[ Watch the Video: PETA Doesn’t Like The Idea Of Remote-Controlled Roaches ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earlier this year a new Kickstarter campaign launched that allowed people to fund a project to control cockroaches using an iPhone, and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is finally speaking out against the project, months later. RoboRoach is a device that hijacks a cockroach’s antennae, allowing a user to tell the insect to turn...

Mollii Garment Could Provide Treatment For Brain Damage Or Neurological Disorders
2013-10-14 08:22:35

KTH Royal Institute of Technology Improved range of motion and reduced pain for people with brain injuries and neurological disorders may now be available with a specially-designed elastic body suit fitted with electrodes, which was designed at Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology in collaboration with health care and business partners. The Mollii garment provides an alternative to painful treatments and surgery, by treating the body with electrical stimulation to ease...

2013-09-07 23:02:49

Superior Magnetics for Pain Free Living announced US Naval Doctors are using Piezoelectric stimulators for pain relief. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 07, 2013 Pain Free Living web: SuperiorMagnetics.com, a leader in developing alternative pain relief products announced US Naval Doctors are researching the usage of the Piezoelectric Stimulator to relieve pain. In San Diego, California US Naval doctors have been using piezoelectric stimulators for a variety of pain symptoms. The...

2013-08-29 23:26:47

Superior Magnetics for Pain Free Living announced Doctors in the US Navy are using Piezoelectric stimulators for pain relief. Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Pain Free Living web: SuperiorMagnetics.com, a leader in innovative pain relief products, announced US Navy Doctors are using the Piezoelectric Stimulator. Naval doctors at Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California have been using piezo stimulators for a variety of pain symptoms. The piezoelectric stimulator uses...


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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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