Pitt bioengineers create ultrasmall, light-activated electrode for neural stimulation

IMAGE: A laser shining onto an untethered, ultrasmall carbon fiber electrode to stimulate neurons via the photoelectric effect. view more  Credit: J. Mater. Chem. B, 2015,3, 4965-4978 – Reproduced by permission of The Royal Society of Chemistry. PITTSBURGH (February 15, 2019) … Neural stimulation is a developing technology that has beneficial therapeutic effects in neurological disorders,…

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Trinity College Dublin researchers describe the first model of mitochondrial epilepsy

Dublin, Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 – Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have become the first to describe a model of mitochondrial epilepsy which raises hope for better therapies for patients with this incapacitating condition. Their paper has been published in BRAIN, the peer-reviewed international journal of neurology. Mitochondrial disease is one of the most common…

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Hypofractionated RT should be considered new practice standard for men with low risk prostate cancer

Results from the NRG Oncology clinical study NRG-RTOG 0415 determined that a hypofractionated radiotherapy schedule (H-RT), a treatment schedule that delivers a total dose of radiotherapy over a shorter period of time, is not worse than the conventional radiotherapy schedule (C-RT) in terms of bowel, bladder, sexual, and general quality of life (QOL) as well…

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Brain discovery explains a great mystery of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

IMAGE: Michael McConnell, PhD, of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, has identified an explanation for the mysterious death of specific brain cells seen in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative… view more  Credit: Dan Addison | University Communications One of the great mysteries of neuroscience may finally have an answer: Scientists at the University of…

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Patented drug therapy for lung condition has been exclusively optioned to Theratome Bio

IMAGE: This is Michael Coleman, president and CEO of Theratome Bio. view more  Credit: Theratome Bio INDIANAPOLIS — A patented Indiana University School of Medicine discovery that uses proteins, lipids and nucleic acids secreted by adult stem cells to treat Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, or ARDS, has been optioned to Theratome Bio, an Indianapolis-based life sciences…

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