MSU lands $1.8 million NIH grant to improve brain implants

IMAGE: Michigan State University has landed a $1.8 million National Institutes for Health R01 grant to improve brain implants – “electroceuticals ” used to treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression and traumatic injuries…. view more  Credit: Courtesy of MSU EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State University has landed a $1.8 million National Institutes for Health R01 grant to…

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Scientists develop way to perform supercomputer simulations of the heart on cellphones

You can now perform supercomputer simulations of the heart’s electrophysiology in real time on desktop computers and even cellphones. A team of scientists from Rochester Institute of Technology and Georgia Tech developed a new approach that can not only help diagnose heart conditions and test new treatments, but pushes the boundaries of cardiac science by…

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Doctors more likely to prescribe preventive therapy if prompted by EMR

Purely educating doctors about the importance of prescribing certain therapies may not be enough to make a meaningful impact, according to a new Penn Medicine study. Using acid suppression therapy–an effective method of reducing the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding in vulnerable cardiac patients–Penn researchers tested interventions that utilized both education and an electronic “dashboard” system…

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