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2012-09-12 23:02:26

Physicians at the Cardiovascular Institute of Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh have launched a study exploring the potential of an investigational, implantable device to determine whether stimulation of a critical nerve pathway in the brain can relieve the symptoms of heart failure and slow disease progression. Heart failure is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States and the leading cause of hospital admissions in adults over the age of 65. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB)...

2012-07-20 01:41:22

UT Dallas researchers recently demonstrated how nerve stimulation paired with specific experiences, such as movements or sounds, can reorganize the brain. This technology could lead to new treatments for stroke, tinnitus, autism and other disorders. In a related paper, UT Dallas neuroscientists showed that they could alter the speed at which the brain works in laboratory animals by pairing stimulation of the vagus nerve with fast or slow sounds. A team led by Dr. Robert Rennaker and...

2012-06-12 10:22:30

Study of 779 patients with sleep apnea sees improvement for all, even those failing to use positive airway pressure as prescribed Patients seen at the Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center who used positive airway pressure (PAP) to treat their obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) had improvements in their depressive symptoms, even if they followed the prescribed PAP regimen only partly, a new study reports. The study looked at 779 patients with OSA and asked them to fill out a standardized...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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