Medical research

A prosthetic arm that decodes phantom limb movements

About 75 percent of amputees exhibit mobility of their phantom limb. Using this information, in collaboration with physicians, researchers from CNRS and Aix-Marseille University have developed a prototype capable of detecting ...

Medical research

Bringing artificial limbs to patients who need them

After Johnny Matheny lost his left arm to cancer in 2008, he was determined to find a worthy replacement. But he eventually had to choose between giving up on available prosthetic arms, which were uncomfortable and caused ...

Health

Living the high life: How altitude influences bone growth

High altitude is a particularly challenging environment—the terrain is physically challenging and the land has a relatively poor crop yield, so food can be sparse. Most importantly, oxygen levels are lower meaning that ...

Neuroscience

Click-on robotic prosthesis interfaces with nerves

Last Friday, the first patient in the Netherlands received his click-on robotic arm. By means of a new technique, this robotic arm is clicked directly onto the bone. A unique characteristic of this prosthesis is that it can ...

Medications

Teva stops selling migraine patch after reports of burns

Teva Pharmaceutical said Monday that it will stop selling its migraine patch treatment Zecuity after users reported burns and scars where it was applied. The company advised that anyone who has its patch should not use it.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Therapy reduces the risk of fragility fractaures by 40 percent

Osteoporosis, a disease of progressive bone loss, affects 70 percent of the U.S. population older than age 50: one in two women—and one in five men. These individuals are at risk for fragility fractures, a break that results ...

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