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Doctor Who Survived Ebola Received Experimental Drug Treatment

On 28 September, 2014, a 38-year old doctor, who was in charge of an Ebola virus treatment unit in Lakka, Sierra Leone, developed a fever and diarrhea. He tested positive for the virus on the same day. He was placed on a ventilator and on kidney dialysis, and was given antibiotics together with a 3-day course of an experimental drug called FX06 -- a fibrin-derived peptide that has been shown to reduce vascular leakage and its complications in mice with Dengue hemorrhagic shock.
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On 28 September, 2014, a 38-year old doctor, who was in charge of an Ebola virus treatment unit in Lakka, Sierra Leone, developed a fever and diarrhea. He tested positive for the virus on the same day. He was placed on a ventilator and on kidney dialysis, and was given antibiotics together with a 3-day [...]

49 Percent Of Patients Withhold Clinically Sensitive Information

Spencer Kohn is one of the Clemson researchers who designed this user interface that allowed patients to control how and to whom their medical data were shared.
Source: Clemson University

In the first real-world trial of the impact of patient-controlled access to electronic medical records, almost half of the patients who participated withheld clinically sensitive information in their medical records from some or all of their health care providers. This is the key finding of a new study by researchers from Clemson University, the Regenstrief [...]

Amputee Makes History With APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limb

Baugh was fitted for a custom socket for his torso and shoulders that supports the prosthetic limbs and also makes the neurological connections with the reinnervated nerves. While the socket got its finishing touches, the team had him work with the limb system through a Virtual Integration Environment (VIE), a virtual-reality version of the MPL.
Source: Johns Hopkins

Baugh was in town for two weeks in June as part of an APL-funded research effort to further assess the usability of the MPL, developed over the past decade as part of the Revolutionizing Prosthetics Program. Before putting the limb system through the paces, Baugh had to undergo a surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital known [...]

When You Lose Weight, Where Does The Fat Go? Most Of The Mass Is Breathed Out As Carbon Dioxide, Study Shows

Despite a worldwide obsession with diets and fitness regimes, many health professionals cannot correctly answer the question of where body fat goes when people lose weight.
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Despite a worldwide obsession with diets and fitness regimes, many health professionals cannot correctly answer the question of where body fat goes when people lose weight, a UNSW Australia study shows. The most common misconception among doctors, dieticians and personal trainers is that the missing mass has been converted into energy or heat. “There is [...]

Thumbs-Up For Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

This is an image showing one of four new hand movements from the 10D control of the robotic arm.
Source: Journal of Neural Engineering/IOP Publishing

A paralysed woman who controlled a robotic arm using just her thoughts has taken another step towards restoring her natural movements by controlling the arm with a range of complex hand movements. Thanks to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Jan Scheuermann, who has longstanding quadriplegia and has been taking part in the study for [...]

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