Guitarist To Use ‘Bionic Hand’ After Stroke

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Go Go Gadget Hand!

The 27-year-old guitarist in popular indie band The Long Blondes hopes to play again despite suffering a stroke, thanks to cutting-edge medical technology. Dorian Cox is currently unable to play his instrument after being left paralysed down the right side of his body.

But the musician is now undergoing neurological physiotherapy – including training sessions with a “revolutionary” mechanical glove – and is optimistic about regaining movement in his right hand.

The device, called a SaeboFlex, can benefit patients by supporting their wrists and helping them grasp and release objects. “It’s a fantastic service, it’s helping tremendously and I think it can work wonders for me and others – it’s almost like a gym for my hand,” Mr Cox, from York, said.

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Neuroscientists Create “Body Swapping” Illusion

Nueroscientists Create “Body Swapping” Illusion 

From the outside, psychotherapy can look like an exercise in self-absorption. In fact, though, therapists often work to pull people out of themselves: to see their behavior from the perspective of a loved one, for example, or to observe their own thinking habits from a neutral distance.

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Symptons Of Heart Disease Attributed To Stress More Frequent In Women Than Men

Symptons Of Heart Disease Attributed To Stress More Frequent In Women Than Men

Research presented at the 20th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), found that coronary heart disease (CHD) symptoms presented in the context of a stressful life event were identified as psychogenic in origin when presented by women and organic in origin when presented by men. The study could help explain why there is often a delay in the assessment of women with heart disease.

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A Source Of Stem Cells From Men

A Source Of Stem Cells From Men 

 Stem cells from adult human testes normally produce only sperm, but when cultured in the lab with special growth factors, they begin to resemble embryonic stem cells and can differentiate into many adult cell types.

Stem cells from human testes could be used for personalized medicine.  Adult stem cells that behave much like embryonic ones have been isolated from human testes, raising hopes for a new source of versatile stem cells without genetic manipulation or the destruction of embryos. If the new stem cells can be used therapeutically, a simple testicular biopsy could provide the starting material for personalized regenerative medicine.

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TFAS: A New Procedure That Can Restore Full Use Of Spine

TFAS: A New Procedure That Can Restore Full Use Of Spine 

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Ever bend down and not get up again for a few days? Have you turned your neck in one direction only to find that your body had to accompany your neck to turn to the other side?

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DizzyFix – A Treatment For Vertigo

DizzyFix - A Treatment For Vertigo 

 DizzyFix – Treatment For Vertigo

Any kind of medical care that can be used from the comfort of one’s house is always a boon. Cleanwater Clinical Limited thought on the similar lines for vertigo and dizziness patients. The Canadian company brought to surface DizzyFix that can combat BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo), which stands to be a common cause of vertigo.

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Stem Cell Therapy Lessens Damage Caused By Stroke

Stem Cell Therapy Lessens Damage Caused By Stroke 

Stem Cell 

Until recently, the promise of stem-cell therapy has centered on stem cells’ ability to morph into virtually any kind of cells. But researchers are finding that stem cells may have other healing effects. In recent studies, scientists have observed stem cells acting as anti-inflammatory agents, reducing swelling and even scarring when administered to injured tissue.

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Genetic Link Found To Common Form Of Macular Degeneration

Genetic Link Found To Common Form Of Macular Degeneration 

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 65, and it affects more than 10 million people in the United States. The disease erodes the macula, the center of the retina, slowly eclipsing central vision and potentially causing blindness. Currently, there is no treatment for dry macular degeneration, the most common form, in which more and more cells within the macula slowly die off.

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False Memories May Affect Behavior

False Memories May Affect Behavior 

Do you know someone who claims to remember their first day of kindergarten? Or a trip they took as a toddler? While some people may be able to recall trivial details from the past, laboratory research shows that the human memory can be remarkably fragile and even inventive.

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Alternative Health Trend: Bee Sting Therapy

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Can bee stings cure arthritis, or MS? Meet some people in Taiwan willing to endure hundreds of bee stings to find a cure.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disabling illness that affects well over one million adults worldwide.

For many sufferers, MS means a lifetime of taking medications that offer little relief for a body that progressively gets worse. Such was the case for Pat Wagner of Waldorf, Md., until her mother suggested that she get stung — by a bee. Pat is now known as the “Bee Lady” for her practice of using bee stings to treat the debilitating symptoms of MS. For Pat, it’s been a miracle, one that she’s been happily sharing with people from all over the world — by stinging them. Second video after the jump.

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