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Student Designs A Football Video Game Adapted To People With Cerebral Palsy

A new tool used for the first time by the Cerebral Palsy Association of Alicante, APCA, and which allows any player to have equal access with different physical conditions. Source: AlphaGalileo

Final year student in the University of Alicante’s Multimedia Engineering degree Roberto Gómez has designed a football game adapted for people with cerebral palsy which is operated with a foot switch, a push rod head switch and a hand switch. A new tool used for the first time by the Cerebral Palsy Association of Alicante, [...]

Marijuana Compound May Offer Treatment For Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study tested the effects of the marijuana compound THC on an Alzheimer’s disease cell model.
Source: © Uros Poteko / Fotolia

Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a recent study from neuroscientists at the University of South Florida shows. Findings from the experiments, using a cellular model of Alzheimer’s disease, were reported online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Researchers [...]

New Smartphone App Can Detect Newborn Jaundice In Minutes

Parents or physicians can monitor a newborn baby’s jaundice with their smartphones through BiliCam.
Source: U of Washington

Newborn jaundice: It’s one of the last things a parent wants to deal with, but it’s unfortunately a common condition in babies less than a week old. Skin that turns yellow can be a sure sign that a newborn is jaundiced and isn’t adequately eliminating the chemical bilirubin. But that discoloration is sometimes hard to [...]

Center For Minimally Invasive Surgery At Rutgers Cancer Institute Of New Jersey Offers Array Of Services

Mira Hellmann, MD
Source: Alan Schindler Photography

Minimally invasive surgical procedures have become more common over the past decade, and when offered through a comprehensive program that has a specialized focus in this type of surgery “it is of great benefit to the patient,” says Mira Hellmann, MD, director of the new Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Rutgers Cancer Institute of [...]

As Ebola Rages, Controlling The Deadly Spread

Rutgers infectious disease physician Rajendra Kapila says it will be extremely complicated both to evaluate and to manufacture an experimental Ebola drug.
Source: Rob Forman - Rutgers Today

The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has Americans concerned about their health and safety. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an international public health emergency in an effort both to contain the spread of the virus, which is considered 90% fatal, and to warn people about its seriousness. A WHO [...]