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Computer Tablet Application Developed That Could Rapidly Assess Neuromuscular Performance At The Bedside
2013-02-07 16:49:31

Wyss Institute at Harvard [ Watch The Video ] Doctors routinely track their patients' hand-eye coordination to monitor any neuromuscular deficits, particularly as patients age or when they are injured -- but the tests they have been using to track this kind of information may be subjective and qualitative. Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston (BIDMC),...

Scientists Use Sophisticated Modeling And Biotechnology To Weaken Cells By Fouling Their Metabolic Machinery
2013-02-04 11:19:01

Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard A team of scientists just won a battle in the war against antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" -- and only time will tell if their feat is akin to the bacterial "Battle of Gettysburg" that turns the tide toward victory. They won this particular battle, or at least gained some critical intelligence, not by designing a new antibiotic, but by interfering with the metabolism of the bacterial "bugs" — E. coli in this case...

2013-01-19 23:04:30

LipoSite credits Harvard Medical School Special Report, "Exercise: A Program You Can Live With" as providing the motivation to help get consumers moving in 2013 with ℠New Year New You´. Park City, UT (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 Harvard Medical School Special Report, "Exercise: A Program You Can Live With" says, “The answer is regular exercise. The question is: ℠What can improve your mood, boost your ability to fend off infection, and lower your risk for heart disease,...

2013-01-06 05:02:29

Two new approaches to treating Alzheimer´s disease offer hope for meaningful treatment in the near future. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 05, 2013 Harvard doctors are testing two new approaches to Alzheimer's disease aimed at reversing the condition or its symptoms, reports the January 2013 Harvard Health Letter. Dr. Rudy Tanzi helped create a drug called PBT2. It prevents the production of protein plaques and tangles that kill brain cells. "It also induces new neurons to grow in the...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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