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Older drivers can stay safe for longer

Photo: Elderly woman driving a car [25/02/2015] Older drivers who lack confidence on the road could benefit from a new training plan being developed by researchers at Aston University. The project will target older drivers’ ability to pay attention to different locations when at speed – known as their 'attentional switching flexibility'.Older drivers can stay safe for longer - Read more

Parkinson’s: Growth factor for possible regenerative effects

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Graphic: Two hands protecting a brain icon [23/02/2015] Researchers have long sought treatments that can slow the progression of Parkinson's disease. Current treatments have for decades been only symptomatic in nature, supplying the neurotransmitter dopamine, which the dying nerve cells can no longer produce.Parkinson’s: Growth factor for possible regenerative effects - Read more

Helping people with Down syndrome see better

Photo: Man with Down syndrome during eye examination [20/02/2015] New computer-simulated prescribing strategies for glasses may improve the vision of people with Down syndrome, thanks to a team of University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) researchers who received a $1.67 million grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI).Helping people with Down syndrome see better - Read more

Research lays groundwork for next-generation prosthetics

Graphic: Muscles of the hand [18/02/2015] Three groups of researchers who have received support from the National Institutes of Health will obtain funding from the President's BRAIN Initiative to improve artificial limb technology.Research lays groundwork for next-generation prosthetics - Read more

Stem cell transplants may work better than drug for multiple sclerosis

Graphic: Demyelination of a nerve [18/02/2015] The study involved 21 people whose disability due to multiple sclerosis had increased during the previous year even though they were taking conventional medications (also known as first-line treatments). The participants, who were an average age of 36, were at an average disability level where a cane or crutch was needed to walk.Stem cell transplants may work better than drug for multiple sclerosis - Read more

Poor access to primary care results in poorer health for deaf people

Photo: Girl and woman signing [09/02/2015] Deaf people who sign have poorer health than the general population, according to a study led by researchers from the School for Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol, UK.Poor access to primary care results in poorer health for deaf people - Read more

Video game technology helps measure upper extremity movement

Photo: Boy playing interactive video game [09/02/2015] Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital have developed a way to measure upper extremity movement in patients with muscular dystrophy using interactive video game technology. Their hope is to expand inclusion criteria for clinical trials to incorporate patients using wheelchairs.Video game technology helps measure upper extremity movement - Read more

Cochlear implant users can hear, feel the beat in music

Photo: Girl hearing music [04/02/2015] People who use cochlear implants for profound hearing loss do respond to certain aspects of music, contrary to common beliefs and limited scientific research, says a research team headed by an investigator at Georgetown University Medical Center.Cochlear implant users can hear, feel the beat in music - Read more

Epilepsy: Surgery effective for more than 15 years

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Photo: X-ray image of a skull [02/02/2015] Brain surgery for otherwise hard-to-treat epilepsy is effective for up to 15 years, according to a new survey by Henry Ford Hospital physicians.Epilepsy: Surgery effective for more than 15 years - Read more

Practicing nursing care in a virtual world

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Photo: Woman wearing Oculus Rift headset [28/01/2015] Oculus Rift, a gaming headset, can help teach nurses how to communicate better, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have found.Practicing nursing care in a virtual world - Read more

 
 

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