Tag: device

Pioneering head device ‘can REVERSE Alzheimer’s memory loss’

Alzheimer’s breakthrough as pioneering head device ‘can REVERSE memory loss’ using electromagnetic waves to break up clumps of toxic proteins, experts claim Transcranial electromagnetic treatment breaks down clumps of toxic proteins This can free up previously-blocked nerve cells and help them function normally  The quest for Alzheimer’s treatments has for decades hit massive roadblocks  A

Swallowable device to detect Barrett’s esophagus receives FDA 510(k) clearance

Investigators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center developed the test for early detection of Barrett’s esophagus that offers promise for preventing deaths from esophageal adenocarcinoma. The test involves a novel swallowable balloon device that samples the esophagus and a DNA assay that detects Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal

Hearing through your fingers: Device that converts speech

A novel study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience provides the first evidence that a simple and inexpensive non-invasive speech-to-touch sensory substitution device has the potential to improve hearing in hearing-impaired cochlear implant patients, as well as individuals with normal hearing, to better discern speech in various situations like learning a second language or trying

Smart wrist-worn device can alert about dangerous health conditions

Although smart wristbands are popular fashion gadgets for monitoring heart rate and physical activity, they are usually not sophisticated enough to provide specific and accurate information about potential health problems of the wearer. Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania researchers are developing a smart wrist-worn device for monitoring of atrial fibrillation – a condition, which

Have sleep apnea? Using your CPAP device consistently may slow memory loss

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) refers to having problems with your memory and decision-making abilities. Usually, people with MCI experience few if any problems with performing their daily activities. Experts say that MCI could be a stage between normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease. A growing number of studies suggest that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), or “sleep-disordered

First-of-its-kind biodegradable device can repair damaged nerves

First-of-its-kind device can repair damaged nerves – before it DISAPPEARS inside the body Scientists have created a tiny biodegradable nerve stimulator  The nickel-sized device is made of silicone, magnesium, and a similar polymer to the material dissolvable stitches are made from  It successfully repaired nerves in injured rats   Researchers at Northwestern University and the University

Hair loss: Scientists test wearable regrowth device

Hair loss affects millions of people, globally. For some, it is of little concern, but for others, it can impact both self-esteem and confidence. For these people, finding a way to regrow hair as quickly as possible is important. The causes of hair loss are very varied; they can include genetic factors, long-term stress, aging,

New 3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries

Engineers and medical researchers at the University of Minnesota have teamed up to create a groundbreaking 3-D-printed device that could someday help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain some function. A 3-D-printed guide, made of silicone, serves as a platform for specialized cells that are then 3-D printed on top of it. The guide

Immune-engineered device targets chemo-resistant lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer that is diagnosed in the U.S. more than 70,000 times annually, arises from overly proliferating immune cells within the body’s lymph nodes, which are connected to a network of lymph vessels through which lymphatic fluid flows. The most common type of lymphoma is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), accounting for about