News tagged with rehabilitation
Talking on a hands-free device while behind the wheel can lead to a sharp increase in errors that could imperil other drivers on the road, according to new research from the University of Alberta.
Health May 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Depression is common in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and has been linked with disease severity and impaired quality of life. Now, for the first time, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In a study recently published in IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, neurobiologists at the University of Chicago show how an organism can sense a tactile stimulus, in real time, through an art ...
Neuroscience May 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
The world's first Brain Training Device has given a ray of new hope to the recovery of survivors after stroke. Developed by researchers of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, this novel device can detect brainwave and control ...
Neuroscience May 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Discovery of gene mutation causing Sturge-Weber syndrome, port-wine stain birthmarks offers new hope
In new findings published on May 8, 2013 in the New England Journal of Medicine (Epub ahead of print), researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute reveal the discovery of the cause – a genetic mutation that occurs before ...
Genetics May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Albert Einstein defined insanity as "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Practicing the same task repetitively, though, tends to be the default procedure when trying ...
Neuroscience Jun 23, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), an international team led by French researchers from the Centre de Recherche de l'Institut du Cerveau (CNRS) has succeeded in enhancing the visual abilities ...
Neuroscience Jun 05, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Traumatic brain injury poses complex diagnostic, management and treatment challenges in older people
Each year more than 1.7 million people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The incidence of TBI in older adults poses special diagnostic, management and treatment challenges, say experts in a special ...
Neuroscience May 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The treatment for moderate-to-severe memory impairment could one day include a prescription for a smartphone.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In a new study published in the March issue of Radiology, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) shows that cognitive rehabilitation changes brain function and improves cognitive performance in patients with relaps ...
Inflammatory disorders Feb 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Wearing a knee brace has been shown to "significantly improve the pain and symptoms" of a type of osteoarthritis affecting the kneecap, according to a new study.
Arthritis & Rheumatism Apr 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Loss of bone density leads to brittle bones that fracture easily. It is a major complication of spinal cord injury (SCI), which affects about 250,000 Americans every year.
Health Feb 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers from the University of Alberta are helping children with Down syndrome who stutter find their voice and speak with ease.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A team of physical therapists strapped the robot onto him, one hit a button and with a faint electronic whir, David Ayscue was suddenly 6 feet tall again.
Health Oct 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
"Aiden, look!" piped NAO, a two-foot tall humanoid robot, as it pointed to a flat-panel display on a far wall. As the cartoon dog Scooby Doo flashed on the screen, Aiden, a young boy with an unruly thatch ...
Autism spectrum disorders Mar 20, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |