New way to 3D-print custom medical devices to boost performance and bacterial resistance

Using a new 3D printing process, University of Nottingham researchers have discovered how to tailor-make artificial body parts and other medical devices with built-in functionality that offers better shape and durability, while cutting the risk of bacterial infection at the…

Important to reduce patients’ time respiratory intensive care with mechanical ventilation

More active efforts to reduce patients’ time on a ventilator in an ICU can both spare their suffering and free up intensive care resources, a thesis at the University of Gothenburg shows. Mechanical ventilation (MV) in an intensive care unit…

Fragility fractures cost European health care systems €56.9 billion annually

New International Osteoporosis Foundation report provides unique overview of osteoporosis in Europe, revealing the enormous disease burden and an unacceptable treatment gap; 71% of women at high risk of fracture are not receiving much-needed medication

Exoskeleton therapy improves mobility, cognition and brain connectivity in people with MS

A pilot study led by Kessler Foundation researchers provided proof of concept for robotic-exoskeleton assisted exercise rehabilitation (REAER) in people with substantial MS-related neurological disability

Danish invention preserves muscle mass in COVID-19 patients

Researchers from Aarhus University have developed electronic support stockings and tested them on bed-ridden Covid patients at Copenhagen University Hospitals. Results show that the stockings counteract a significant loss of muscle mass.

FAPESP will discuss an integrative approach to clinical long-term effects of COVID-19

Renowned scientists sharing their research and clinical practice will take part at the webinar. They will tackle the patients’ evolving clinical conditions and the challenges of dealing with the subacute phase.

Novel immunotherapy boosts long-term stroke recovery in mice

PITTSBURGH, May 19, 2021 – Specialized immune cells that accumulate in the brain in the days and weeks after a stroke promote neural functions in mice, pointing to a potential immunotherapy that may boost recovery after the acute injury is…

How to manage osteoporosis in hematologic stem cell transplant recipients

IOF Cancer & Bone Disease Working Group summary and algorithm outlines main recommendations to maintain bone health in HSCT patients: includes guidance for bone assessment, management and treatment as well as dietary and lifestyle recommendations.

Prioritise opportunities to say final goodbye during COVID-19 pandemic, study finds

First study in bereaved relatives’ experience during Covid-19 pandemic lockdown published today The study makes important recommendations for health and social care professionals providing end-of-life-care Bereaved families highlighted their need for practical and emotional support when a family member was…

Early training delays symptom onset in mouse model of Rett syndrome

New scientific findings bring hope that early training during the presymptomatic phase could help individuals with Rett syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder, retain specific motor and memory skills and delay the onset of the condition. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine…

Move your body for five minutes every hour to counteract lockdown inactivity

A study which looked at activity levels before and during the COVID-19 pandemic has found lockdown restrictions significantly reduced light activity associated with socialising and work. The study, published recently in BMJ Neurology and led by King’s College London, examined…

Reading minds with ultrasound: A less-invasive technique to decode the brain’s intentions

What is happening in your brain as you are scrolling through this page? In other words, which areas of your brain are active, which neurons are talking to which others, and what signals are they sending to your muscles? Mapping…

Cambodian study assesses 3D scanning technologies for prosthetic limb design

Cutting-edge 3D scanners have been put to the test by researchers from the University of Southampton and partners Exceed Worldwide to help increase the quality and quantity of prosthetics services around the world. The study, carried out within the People…

Researchers identify barriers to use of surface electromyography in neurorehabilitation

Kessler Foundation team proposes comprehensive approach to integrating surface electromyography into clinical practice as path to improving rehabilitative care for individuals with spinal cord injury

Engineers combine AI and wearable cameras in self-walking robotic exoskeletons

Robotics researchers are developing exoskeletons and prosthetic legs capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The system combines computer vision and deep-learning AI to mimic how able-bodied people walk by seeing…

IU researchers discover new potential for functional recovery after spinal cord injury

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have successfully reprogrammed a glial cell type in the central nervous system into new neurons to promote recovery after spinal cord injury–revealing an untapped potential to leverage the cell for regenerative medicine. The…

Deep brain stimulation and exercise restore movement in ataxia

New research from Baylor College of Medicine scientists shows that a combination of deep brain stimulation (DBS) and exercise has potential benefits for treating ataxia, a rare genetic neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive irreversible problems with movement. Working with a…

Tissue-engineered implants provide new hope for vocal injuries

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – New technology from Purdue University and Indiana University School of Medicine innovators may one day help patients who suffer devastating vocal injuries from surgery on the larynx. A collaborative team consisting of Purdue biomedical engineers and…

Kessler Team tests regenerative approach to preventing osteoarthritis after knee injury

With funding from The Geneva Foundation, Kessler Foundation and New Jersey Regenerative Institute conduct an in-depth study of the role of hemarthroses in the development of osteoarthritis of the knee in military personnel