News tagged with reconstruction
One of the greatest challenges in neuroscience is to identify the map of synaptic connections between neurons. Called the "connectome," it is the holy grail that will explain how information flows in the ...
Neuroscience Sep 17, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (16) | 6 |
Surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have restored some hand function in a quadriplegic patient with a spinal cord injury at the C7 vertebra, the lowest bone in the neck. Instead ...
Surgery May 15, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Building on earlier pioneering work by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, an international consortium of university researchers has produced the most comprehensive virtual reconstruction ...
Medical research Mar 03, 2013 | 3.8 / 5 (5) | 4 |
A 3-D reconstructed image of neural dendritic trees using the advanced electron microscope technology
Neurons in the brain play a role as an electric wire conveying an electrical signal. Because this electric wire is connected with various joints (synapse), various brain functions can occur. A neuron which has dendritic trees ...
Medical research Sep 13, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Reconstructive surgery after female genital mutilation (FGM) appears to reduce pain and restore sexual pleasure in women, according to the first large prospective trial to assess long-term outcomes of a new surgical technique ...
Surgery Jun 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A group of scientists from the University of Copenhagen has created a model that shows how some types of ADHD medicine influence the brain's reward system. The model makes it possible to ...
Neuroscience Nov 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Using powerful X-rays at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, scientists have reconstructed the scenario of heart arrhythmia in action, making critical progress towards preventing deadly conditions and saving lives.
Medical research Feb 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
A technology usually reserved for designing buildings, bridges and aircraft has now been used to aid breast tissue reconstruction in cancer patients.
Medical research Sep 08, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Researchers from the lab of Nobel laureate Bert Sakmann, MD, PhD at the Max Planck Florida Institute (MPFI) are reporting that, using a conceptually new approach and state-of-the-art research tools, they have created the ...
Neuroscience Dec 07, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
The use of ultrasound-guided surgery to remove tumours from women who have palpable breast cancer is much more successful than standard surgery in excising all the cancerous tissue while sparing as much healthy tissue as ...
Cancer Mar 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
While many marathon runners may be preoccupied with shin splints, chafing and blisters come race day, one thing they may not consider is their bladder health.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Chilean doctors successfully separated conjoined twin girls early Wednesday after a marathon 18-hour surgery widely followed in the South American country on television and the Internet.
Other Dec 14, 2011 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0
A technique developed by Johns Hopkins surgeons is providing a new route to get to and remove tumors buried at the base of the skull: through the natural hole behind the molars, above the jawbone and beneath the cheekbone.
Other Oct 26, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Henry Ford Hospital researchers have identified for the first time two molecules that hold promise as a biomarker for measuring cartilage damage associated with osteoarthritis.
Arthritis & Rheumatism Feb 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A La Trobe University study has shown that after knee reconstruction surgery, around 40 per cent of people do not return to their previous level of sports participation.
Surgery Mar 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0