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Wechselstrom-Stimulation Des Gehirns Verbessert Sehleistung Bei Patienten Mit Glaukom Und Sehnervschädigung

Der Verlust der Sehkraft durch Glaukom oder Schädigung des Sehnervs gilt als irreversibel. Jetzt zeigt eine prospektive, randomisierte, multizentrische, klinische Studie signifikante Verbesserungen des Sehvermögens in teilweise erblindeten Patienten nach 10 Tagen Behandlung mit nicht-invasiver, transorbitaler Wechselstromstimulation (alternating current stimulation, ACS). Die Behandlung führte zu der Aktivierung von Restsehleistungen und sehbezogenen Verbesserungen der Lebensqualität wie Sehschärfe, Lesen, Mobilität und Orientierung. Diese aktuellen Ergebnisse wurden in PLOS ONE berichtet.

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Current Stimulation of the Brain Restores Vision in Patients with Glaucoma and Optic Nerve Damage

Vision loss due to glaucoma or optic nerve damage is generally considered irreversible. Now a new prospective, randomized, multi-center clinical trial demonstrates significant vision improvement in partially blind patients after 10 days of noninvasive, transorbital alternating current stimulation (ACS). In addition to activation of their residual vision, patients also experienced improvement in vision-related quality of life such as acuity, reading, mobility or orientation. The results are reported in PLOS ONE.

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Little to No Association Between Butter Consumption and Chronic Disease or Total Mortality

An epidemiological study analyzing the association of butter consumption with chronic disease and mortality finds that butter was only weakly associated with total mortality, not associated with heart disease, and slightly inversely associated (protective) with diabetes.

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Wearable Technology Gets Good Ratings from Plastic Surgeons

Plastic surgeons see some clear advantages of using Google Glass in the operating room, reports a survey study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Total Face Transplant in Patient with Severe Burns—Team Outlines Surgical Approach

Last year, the most extensive clinical face transplant to date was successfully carried out at NYU Langone Medical Center. A complete report on this procedure—including the extensive organizational and training program created to prepare for it—is published in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital Shares Tips on How to Fireproof Your 4th of July Holiday

Dr. James Gallagher, director of the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center recommends the following safety tips to avoid burns from barbecues, fireworks and other popular summer activities:

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Rice University Lab Runs Crowd-Sourced Competition to Create 'Big Data' Diagnostic Tools

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Big data has a bright future in personalized medicine, as demonstrated by an international competition centered at Rice University that suggested ways forward for treatment of patients with leukemia.

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Motivation to Bully Is Regulated by Brain Reward Circuits

Researchers identify nerve cell communication between specific brain regions, providing insight for the development of new therapeutic strategies.

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A Protein Coat Helps Chromosomes Keep Their Distance

Researchers at IMBA – Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences have identified a protein that disperses chromosomes during cell division, as Nature reports.

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Viral Protein Silences Immune Alarm Signals

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Viruses must avoid a host’s immune system to establish successful infections—and scientists have discovered another tool that viruses use to frustrate host defenses. New research demonstrates a novel mechanism by which viruses shut down alarm signals that trigger immune responses. This finding may open the door to future tools for controlling unwanted inflammation in severe infections, cancers and other settings.

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Both Limited and Excess Sleep May Raise Diabetes Risk in Men

Men who sleep either fewer or more hours than average may face a greater risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Testosterone Therapy Improves Sexual Interest, Function in Older Men

Older men with low libido and low testosterone levels showed more interest in sex and engaged in more sexual activity when they underwent testosterone therapy, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Physical Activity Boosts Kids' Brain Power and Academic Prowess

A consensus statement which includes a University of Exeter researcher says exercise boosts kids' and young people's brain power and academic prowess.

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Penn Medicine to Develop the Next Generation of Viral Vectors -- called AAV 3.0™ -- for Gene Therapies and Genome Editing

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has launched a program, called AAV 3.0™, to create new viral vectors to find quicker and better treatments for an array of diseases. James M. Wilson, MD, PhD, a professor of Medicine and director of the Orphan Disease Center, will lead an interdisciplinary team of over 30 scientists.

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New Method Detects Telomere Length for Research Into Cancer, Aging

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UT Southwestern Medical Center cell biologists have identified a new method for determining the length of telomeres, the endcaps of chromosomes, which can influence cancer progression and aging.

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Rx for Better Orthopaedic Surgeons: Track Their Errors as Well as Their Skills

In a small study to determine the best way to assess the operating skills of would-be orthopaedic surgeons, researchers found that tracking the trainees’ performance on cadavers using step-by-step checklists and measures of general surgical skills works well but should be coupled with an equally rigorous system for tracking errors.

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Researchers Identify the Molecular Roots of Lung Damage in Preemies with GI Disease

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Johns Hopkins researchers report they have figured out a root cause of the lung damage that occurs in up to 10 percent of premature infants who develop necrotizing enterocolitis, a disorder that damages and kills the lining of the intestine.

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UT/ProMedica Academic Affiliation Welcomes First Class of New Learners and Faculty

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On July 1, the Academic Affiliation between The University of Toledo (UT) College of Medicine and Life Sciences and ProMedica marks a major milestone since the signing of the affiliation as the first class of new residents, student learners and faculty begin training and clinical rotations at ProMedica Toledo and Toledo Children’s Hospitals.

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Protein Associated with Improved Survival in Some Breast Cancer Patients

A family of proteins that help cancer cells survive and spread around the body may be associated with improved prognosis for some women receiving treatment for breast cancer, research has shown.

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Ovarian Cancer Study Uncovers New Biology

In what is believed to be the largest study of its kind, scientists at The Johns Hopkins University and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory led a study that examined the proteomes of 169 ovarian cancer patients to identify critical proteins expressed by their tumors. By integrating their findings with the tumors’ genetic data — the cancer genome — the investigators report the potential for new insights into the progress of the most malignant form of the disease.