Prosthesis With Information at Its Fingertips: Hand Prosthesis That Eases Phantom Pain

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Pressure sensors between thumb and index finger regulate the power of the artificial hand.

The pain of losing a body part is twofold, as patients not only suffer from wound pain. Often they are also affected by so called phantom pain. Unlike bodily wounds which will eventually heal, phantom pain often lasts for years and sometimes a lifetime.

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New Method to Grow Arteries Could Lead to ‘Biological Bypass’ for Heart Disease

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Researchers are reporting a new method of growing arteries could lead to a “biological bypass” — or a non-invasive way to treat coronary artery disease.

A new method of growing arteries could lead to a “biological bypass” — or a non-invasive way to treat coronary artery disease, Yale School of Medicine researchers report with their colleagues in the April issue of Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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Pinch Away the Pain: Scorpion Venom Could Be an Alternative to Morphine

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Researchers are investigating new ways for developing a novel painkiller based on natural compounds found in the venom of scorpions.

Scorpion venom is notoriously poisonous — but it might be used as an alternative to dangerous and addictive painkillers like morphine, a Tel Aviv University researcher claims.

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