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2014-02-05 20:27:03

DUBLIN, February 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7qltb7/nerve_repair_and) has announced the addition of the "Nerve Repair & Regeneration Market - Forecast to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7qltb7/nerve_repair_and ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report categorizes the market into the peripheral nerve repair segment and the...

2014-02-04 12:27:52

VALLEY VIEW, Ohio, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies announced today they have received another allowance of claims from the U.S. Patent Office. The application covers a system and method of controlling Parkinson's therapy in response to motor symptoms. The allowed claims include a portable system for measuring, quantifying, and treating Parkinson's disease, based on a calculated severity of tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, or dyskinesia. The claims also...

2014-01-29 08:30:20

Kellogg retina surgeons implant Argus II Retinal Prosthesis, or 'bionic eye,' for two patients with end-stage retinitis pigmentosa ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Retina surgeons at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center have performed the first -- and second -- surgeries in the United States to implant an artificial retina, or "bionic eye," since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the device last year. Thiran Jayasundera, M.D., and...

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...

2014-01-23 23:02:26

Long regarded as a Neurosciences Center of Excellence with special expertise in the treatment of movement disorders, Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, will celebrate its 500th Deep Brain Stimulation procedure on Monday, January 27, 2014 with live coverage of the case on Twitter. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Long regarded as a Neurosciences Center of Excellence with special expertise in the treatment of movement disorders, Allegheny General...

2014-01-16 23:02:54

Transparency Market Research Report published "Cardiac Prosthetic Devices Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its database. Browse the full report with TOC at http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/cardiac-prosthetic-market.html. Albany, New York, USA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Cardiac Prosthetic Devices Market (Mechanical Heart Valves,...

2014-01-15 23:04:19

VALOR is now available in thousands of SPS clinics worldwide and online. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Swiftwick, a leading producer of athletic compression socks, is proud to announce a new partnership with Southern Prosthetics Supply (SPS), the world’s largest orthotics and prosthetics distributor. By becoming a supply chain partner with SPS, Swiftwick is able to provide its VALOR amputee liner sock more efficiently to even more consumers. The VALOR benefits amputees by...

2014-01-15 08:28:25

First Implantable Myoelectric Sensor for Prosthetic Control Brings New Hope to Amputees VALENCIA, Calif., Jan.15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alfred Mann Foundation (AMF) today announced the first subject, a U.S. Marine, SSgt James Sides, as a recipient of its highly anticipated IMES System (implantable myoelectric sensor) - an experimental system that holds the promise of being the first minimally invasive, intuitive, multi-channel control system for prosthetics intended for long term...

2014-01-14 23:27:10

50 Legs Partners with Rosen Hotel Group to Provide Amputee New Leg (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 50 Legs (founded by former professional wrestler Steve Chamberland) is a nationwide Non Profit (501c3) based in Tampa Bay, Florida, focused on purchasing prosthetic legs for amputees who cannot afford them. A young charity of only 3 years, 50 Legs helped dozens of children, adults, vets, and also provided assistance to the Boston bombing victims. http://youtu.be/JN5JtsKClY4 50 Legs latest...

2014-01-08 12:28:18

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system and currently afflicts over one million people in North America, and more than five million people worldwide, according to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. While medication can curb symptoms, one of the most heartbreaking aspects of Parkinson's disease is that medications often lose efficacy as the disease progresses. Severe symptoms of Parkinson's...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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