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2014-08-29 23:08:58

Connected Wearable Sensor Tracks and Evaluates Young Athletes’ Head Impacts in Real-time St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Today, Jolt, a startup specializing in embedded sensor athletic gear, announces the launch of their first product, the Jolt Sensor, on Kickstarter. The Jolt Sensor is a small clip that can easily attach to any piece of head-worn athletic equipment. When an athlete’s head accelerates in a dangerous way the sensor vibrates to alert the athlete. It also connects...

2014-08-27 08:26:50

Dose Escalation Clinical Trial to Test Initial Safety and Activity of AST-OPC1 in Patient Population with the First Indication Targeted for Product Registration MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc. (OTCBB: ASTY) has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a Phase 1/2a clinical trial of its product, AST-OPC1, in patients with complete cervical spinal cord injury. The approved trial follows the...

2014-08-25 23:00:55

A balance board accessory for a popular video game console can help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) reduce their risk of accidental falls, according to new research published online, August 26, in the journal Radiology. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans showed that use of the Nintendo Wii Balance Board system appears to induce favorable changes in brain connections associated with balance and movement. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 A balance board accessory for a...

2014-08-25 16:27:45

SEATTLE, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seattle, Washington will host the 2014 Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) Annual Meeting, bringing together the top researchers and healthcare providers in the field. The NCS will present two pivotal trials and unveil two new guidelines at its 2015 Annual Meeting being held at the Seattle Westin Hotel, September 10-14, 2014. Targeted Temperature Management (TTM), previously known as Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest, refers...

2014-08-25 16:26:44

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Righttime Medical Care, one of the region's fastest-growing urgent care companies, is pleased to announce the opening of its 13th urgent Care Center in Silver Spring, Md. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140204/PH58878LOGO Located at the convenient Four Corners area of Silver Spring in the Woodmoor Shopping Center, the location is easily accessible to tens of thousands of residents and daily commuters, and is Righttime's fifth...

2014-08-25 16:25:34

LONDON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2312346/Traumatic-Spinal-Cord-Injury-Global-Clinical-Trials-Review-H2-2014.html Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014" provides data on the...

2014-08-20 23:09:51

The Arnold Law Firm commends the work of the United Brachial Plexus Network, Inc. The organization provides besieged parents with extensive information about erb’s palsy injuries and provides in-depth resources by organizing national Brachial Plexus Awareness Week. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Arnold Law Firm, a birth injury law firm, commends the efforts of the United Brachial Plexus Network, Inc., (Network), to bring attention to a common yet preventable birth injury....

2014-08-19 08:29:45

Company's research partner, Trauma Research, LLC will present key clinical validation data from a prospective trial utilizing the RedoxSYS(TM) Diagnostic System and oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luoxis Diagnostics, Inc., a subsidiary of Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE), today announced an upcoming presentation at the 73(rd) Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Surgical Trauma (AAST) and Clinical Congress of Acute...

2014-08-18 08:27:45

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImPACT Applications, Inc., developer of the ImPACT(©) Test and ImPACT Concussion Management Model, has entered into a partnership with University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center to improve concussion prevention, identification and treatment for athletes and individuals in the Cleveland area. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140815/136645 UH, located in Cleveland, Ohio, has begun using ImPACT neurocognitive baseline and...

2014-08-18 08:21:45

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and the United States Department of Defense today announced a collaboration with the intent to develop portable blood tests to help evaluate potential concussions, also called mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). As part of a multi-phased approach, the tests would be developed for Abbott's i-STAT(®) System, a handheld, diagnostic analyzer that is currently used for other point-of-care testing, including among...


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