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Controlling Fruit Fly Movements With A Mind-Altering Device
2014-05-26 11:15:03

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online A joint collaboration between the Vienna University of Technology and US researchers, has resulted in the development of a unique and novel technique to control Drosophila melangogaster, perhaps better known as the fruit fly, via thermogenetic means. The control the researchers exert is ultimately able to be analyzed at the neural level within the brains of the insects. Much of the work was conducted at the Information Management...

2014-05-21 12:10:11

EuroPCR Joint EHRA-EAPCI session provided perspective on new technological developments St Jude Medical's Nanostim device and Medtronic's Micra, both single-chamber leadless pacing systems, and the most advanced commercially available valve, the Edwards Sapien 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve (Edwards Life Sciences) featured in the discussions. With regard to leadless pacing, participants heard that there was a need for a novel system that provides reliable pacing and sensing, and...

2014-05-16 23:07:47

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Deep Brain Stimulation Devices Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/deep-brain-stimulator-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 A rise in ageing population has been found to be the major causative factor for development of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is the...

2014-05-16 08:26:47

NUREMBERG, Germany, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prof Mark S. Humayun delivers the honorary lecture: With Argus(R) II, retinal prostheses are a reality, outlining best achieved vision in 30 implanted patients after 5 years Die Innovator's Lecture or Albrecht-von-Graefe Lecture is one of the highlights of the International Congress of German Ophthalmic Surgeons (DOC) and an invitation to attend is a great distinction for...

deka robotic arm
2014-05-12 12:59:18

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it has given approval for a new robotic arm that is controlled by electrical signals from electromyogram (EMG) electrodes. The DEKA Arm System, which is reportedly the first prosthetic limb that can perform multiple, simultaneous powered movements controlled via EMG signals, had an eight year development cycle from idea to market. The arm was developed as a part of...

2014-05-12 04:21:49

CEO Walter-G Wrobel Shares Patient Results with Subretinal Implants at the 2014 French Society of Ophthalmology (SFO) Congress PARIS, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that Walter-G Wrobel, CEO of Retina Implant AG, presented results from the Company's clinical trial for the first time in France at the 120th Congress of the French Society of Ophthalmology...

2014-05-10 16:21:17

PREDICt-RM Collaborative Study between Boston Scientific, American College of Cardiology and Yale University Highlights Improved Outcomes in ICD and CRT-D Patients followed with the LATITUDE(TM) System NATICK, Mass., May 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients using the Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) LATITUDE(TM) Remote Patient Management system with wireless telemetry demonstrated significantly lower mortality and fewer hospitalizations than patients with LATITUDE-compatible...

2014-05-09 23:03:42

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Brazil Cardiovascular Prosthetic Devices Market Outlook to 2020” to its store. Order a purchase copy of this report at http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/contacts/purchase?rname=173954. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 “Brazil Cardiovascular Prosthetic Devices Market Outlook to 2020" provides key market data on the Brazil Cardiovascular Prosthetic Devices market. The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, and volume (in units) and average...

2014-05-09 16:24:25

At Heart Rhythm 2014, panel of experts from three prominent medical groups share recommendations for patient populations not well represented in current guidelines SAN FRANCISCO, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) released Expert Consensus Statement on the Use of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy in Patients Who Are Not Included or Not Well Represented in Clinical Trials...

2014-05-09 13:57:05

McMaster University Potentially serious complications in patients could be avoided New research from McMaster University suggests that a commonly performed test during certain types of heart surgery is not helpful and possibly harmful. The testing procedure, known as defibrillator testing (DT), is commonly used on people who require implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) to prevent sudden cardiac death. It involves putting the patient into cardiac arrest to determine if the...


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