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Electrical stimulation therapy benefits people paralyzed by spinal cord injury


February 18th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): In a study, Toronto scientists found that a new treatment approach, which uses tiny bursts of electricity to reawaken paralyzed muscles "significantly," reduced disability and improved grasping ability ... Read more...

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‘Thinking cap’ actually makes people ‘think outside the box’


February 9th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 9 (ANI): It's official - the 'thinking cap' developed by Australian researchers really makes people 'think outside the box'.Professor Allan Snyder and Richard Chi from Sydney University's Centre of the ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation may control hard-to-treat BP


January 25th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A new case study has found that deep brain stimulation may help control hard-to-treat blood pressure.Researchers in Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, UK, studied a man who received a ... Read more...

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A shocking way to stop embarrassing frequent leaks


January 4th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) Stimulating the leg with an electric current can ease the urge to empty the bladder all too frequently, a study shows. The research has found that the technique ... Read more...

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Tiny smart chip to combat chronic pain


December 17th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) A revolutionary new smart chip, the size of a match head implanted in the spinal cord, blocks pain signals and prevents them from reaching the brain. The tiny ... Read more...

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Camera chip offers hope to people with blindness-linked condition


October 19th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Scientists have offered new hope to patients with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of genetic eye conditions that leads to incurable blindness.A tiny array of light-sensing diodes brought-back a ... Read more...

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Groundbreaking surgery lets Scottish man live pain-free


August 29th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 29 (ANI): A Scottish patient suffering from both multiple sclerosis (MS) and dystonia for the last 15 years has been given a new lease of life with a groundbreaking surgery ... Read more...

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Visually guided laser ‘a viable treatment for abnormal heartbeat’


May 26th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): A new research suggests that using a visually-guided laser-balloon catheter is a viable treatment for abnormal heartbeat.In the study, the new treatment successfully interrupted abnormal electrical pulses in ... Read more...

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Blind Brit soldier learns to ’see’ with his tongue


March 16th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 16 (ANI): Lance Corporal Craig Lundberg was blinded by a grenade in Iraq but new technology has helped him to "see" with his tongue.Lundberg, 24, who lost his sight ... Read more...

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Now, colour sensors for better vision in ‘Car of the Future’


October 6th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Taking a major step towards improved CMOS sensors for most in-car camera systems, scientists have developed a new process that could provide colours to these systems.The CMOS ... Read more...

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World’s first patient implanted with smallest rechargeable neurostimulator completes one year


September 12th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 12 (ANI): The world's first patient to have been implanted with the smallest ever neurostimulator for chronic pain is celebrating the one-year anniversary of his procedure today.One year ago, former ... Read more...

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Blind people may soon be using their tongues to ’see’


September 2nd, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 2 (ANI): In a groundbreaking innovation, scientists have created an electronic device that may allow blind people to "see" using their tongues.The extraordinary technology works by taking pictures filmed by ... Read more...

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Scientists suggest non-drug method of labour pain management


May 17th, 2009 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Researchers suggest that women in labour should be allowed to use transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) - a non-drug method of pain management.The TENS unit is a small ... Read more...

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Electrical pulses can safely zap cancerous tumours


November 24th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 24 (ANI): Scientists from Alfred Hospital are pioneering a new technique that zaps'' away tumours using electrical pulses.The novel technique involves inserting two thin needles into the body to ... Read more...

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Brain may become the battlefield in future wars


August 14th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 14 (ANI): A new report has predicted that the human brain could become a battlefield in future wars, including pharmacological land mines and drones directed by mind control.According to ... Read more...

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Improved genetic alteration technique may better disease study (Re-issue)


March 9th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington , March 9 (ANI): American researchers have developed a novel stem cell technique that may make it easier to study and treat thousands of disorders, including Huntingtons disease, muscular dystrophy, and ... Read more...

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Improved genetic alteration technique may better disease study


March 8th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 8 (ANI): American researchers have developed a novel stem cell technique that may make it easier to study and treat thousands of disorders, including Huntingtons disease, muscular dystrophy, and diabetes.The ... Read more...

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Protein that helps salamanders re-grow limbs identified


November 14th, 2007 - 8:20 am ICT by admin
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Here’s why we sometimes hear sounds that come from nowhere


November 14th, 2007 - 8:13 am ICT by admin
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Here’s how we hear whispers


November 14th, 2007 - 2:14 am ICT by admin
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