Neuroscience

Phantom limb sensation explained

After a limb amputation, brain areas responsible for movement and sensation alter their functional communication. This is the conclusion of a new study published today in Scientific Reports. According to the authors, from ...

Health

Sleep length, quality linked to risk for falls, fractures

(HealthDay)—Both short and long sleep duration and poor sleep quality are associated with increased odds of recurrent falls in women, according to a study published online Nov. 21 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Medical research

Fungi contribute to delayed healing of chronic wounds

Researchers in Pennsylvania and Iowa have discovered that fungal communities found in chronic wounds can form mixed bacterial-fungal biofilms and can be associated with poor outcomes and longer healing times. Their report, ...

Other

Amputees found to shy away from prosthetics

Local researchers have predicted several points in time in which lower-limb amputees may stop using their prostheses after they are discharged from rehab.

Medical research

Bionic leg is controlled by brain power

The act of walking may not seem like a feat of agility, balance, strength and brainpower. But lose a leg, as Zac Vawter did after a motorcycle accident in 2009, and you will appreciate the myriad calculations that go into ...

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