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New Hope For Putting Paralysed People Back on Their Feet

Paralysed People

A team of scientists from The Royal Melbourne Hospital, the University of Melbourne and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health have devised and tested a brand new device which aims to help paralysed people to get back on their feet. This new brain-machine interface has been designed to control an exoskeleton with just power of thought, and is ...

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Electrical Stimulation Therapy May Provide Long-Term Benefits For Post-Stroke Aphasia Patients

Electrical stimulation therapy

An international study led by The University of Queensland has found that low-current electrical stimulation therapy could prove beneficial for stroke patients who are experiencing problems with language and communication. It’s hoped that this could be a breakthrough for those people suffering from aphasia, which affects the ability to read and write, speak and understand what other people say. The ...

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More Precise Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Possible Through A New Antibody Tracer

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Researchers from the PET Centre at Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital have successfully passed an antibody through the blood-brain barrier, which can act as a tracer for PET scans of the brain to enable more precise information than that obtained with current radioactive tracers. By using this, the team hopes that they’ll be able to more effectively diagnose the ...

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Scientists Identify A New Biomarker For The Dementia Associated With Parkinson’s Disease

Dementia

People with Parkinson’s Disease are often likely to develop mild cognitive impairment or dementia. By identifying biomarkers associated with this dementia, scientists can increase their chances of finding treatments for the condition, and be able to offer an earlier diagnosis. According to new research, which was published in a recent edition of the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, researcher have taken ...

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Scientists Discover a Way to Connect Neurons With Lasers

neurons

A breakthrough technique, where scientists are able to connect neurons using ultra-short laser pulses, has been developed by a team of researchers from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta; a discovery which has significant implications for new medical research. This is the first time that scientists have been able to find a way to bond neurons, the ...

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New Sensors Could Help Doctors To Monitor Patients With Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Neurosurgeons and engineers based at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Illinois have developed a wireless brain sensor with the ability to monitor brain injuries. Moreover, as it’s fully absorbable, it means that the patient doesn’t have to undergo surgery to have it removed. These new sensors could potentially be used for monitoring people ...

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New Medical Director for The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital

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Dr Ali Jamous has been appointed as the new Medical Director at The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital. He is Emeritus Consultant Surgeon in Spinal Injuries and Rehabilitation at the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. Dr Jamous will be an Advisory Board Member consulting on many ...

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AlterG Anti Gravity Treadmill

AlterG Anti Gravity Treadmill

For patients recovering from surgery, injury or stroke, the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill offers a revolutionary approach to rehabilitation – the ability to defy gravity and work towards regaining function without pain. Developed with innovative technology from NASA, AlterG provides the opportunity to exercise through injury and rehabilitate more quickly. AlterG’s unique unweighting technology reduces the impact of walking or running ...

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