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Intelligent Prosthetic Liners Could Ease Pain For Lower Limb Amputees

“We’re hoping that the development of the intelligent liner will be the first step leading to the ‘holy grail’ in prosthetics – a fully automatic, self-adjusting smart socket interface for amputees" said Dr Liudi Jiang
Source: University of Southampton

A new device could help to relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of amputees as a result of poorly fitting replacement lower limbs. Researchers are developing a prototype of the world’s first prosthetic ‘intelligent’ liner with integrated pressure sensors, which could be available to NHS patients in as little as three years. The [...]

ADHD: Scientists Discover Brain’s Anti-Distraction System

Psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors' perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders.
Credit: © Feng Yu / Fotolia

Two Simon Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors’ perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders. This discovery opens up the possibility that environmental and/or genetic factors may hinder or suppress a specific brain activity that the researchers have identified as helping us prevent distraction. The Journal of Neuroscience has just [...]

Edna Adan: Inaugural Recipient Of The Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award

Edna Adan, inaugural recipient of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health.
Source: University of Pennyslvania

Following an intense selection process, Edna Adan has been named the inaugural recipient of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health. The award will be presented to Adan on May 15, 2014 and includes a $100,000 cash prize which will be presented biennially to a leader in the [...]

Cancer Stem Cells Linked To Drug Resistance

Some lung cancer cells become resistant to drugs. Researchers identified an existing drug that reverses stem cell-like properties of tumors, resensitizing them to drug.
Source: UC San Diego School of Medicine

Most drugs used to treat lung, breast and pancreatic cancers also promote drug-resistance and ultimately spur tumor growth. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a molecule, or biomarker, called CD61 on the surface of drug-resistant tumors that appears responsible for inducing tumor metastasis by enhancing the stem cell-like [...]

Henry Ford Health System Launches Project To Help Patients Have “The Conversation” About End-of-Life Care

Henry Ford Health System is embarking on a major initiative over the coming year to inform its patients about “The Conversation” – an often daunting and uncomfortable discussion of advance planning for death and dying. The initiative is part of an ongoing nationwide project aimed at helping individuals and families prepare for a loved one’s [...]