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Phantom limb pain relieved when amputated arm is put back to work

Feb 26, 2014 08:00 GMT Chalmers University of Technology Max Ortiz Catalan, researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, has developed a new method for the treatment of phantom limb pain (PLP) after an amputation. The method is based on a unique combination of several technologies, and has been initially tested on a patient who has suffered from severe phantom limb pain for 48 years. A case study shows a drastic reduction of pain.

Kidney cancer reveals its weak link

Feb 18, 2014 07:00 GMT Chalmers University of Technology A team of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology has found that kidney cancer cells have a quite different metabolism than other types of malignancies. The findings pave the way for new methods of diagnosing kidney cancer at an early stage, a feat that had eluded researchers earlier, and thereby fresh approaches to treatment.

InstructAbility graduates to support spinal injury patients to get active

Jan 28, 2014 09:36 GMT Aspire The spinal injury charity, Aspire, celebrates as WheelPower appoints InstructAbility graduates as Physical Activity Advisors at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre in Salisbury and The London Spinal Injuries Centre in Stanmore.

Jan 01, 2014 05:00 GMT Uppsala University A new study from Uppsala University, Sweden, shows that one night of sleep deprivation increases morning blood concentrations of NSE and S-100B in healthy young men. These molecules are typically found in the brain. Thus, their rise in blood after sleep loss may indicate that a lack of snoozing might be conducive to a loss of brain tissue. The findings are published in the journal SLEEP.

New accessible temporary home for people with Spinal Cord Injury in Chatham

Dec 19, 2013 08:45 GMT Aspire Aspire, a leading charity supporting people paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, will be launching a new Aspire house in Chatham in partnership with Southern Housing Group, one of southern England's largest housing associations, owning and managing 26,000 homes for more than 66,000 residents, on Friday 10th January 2013 at 2.00pm.

Dec 17, 2013 12:52 GMT Uppsala University The fact that smoking means a considerable health risk is nowadays commonly accepted. New research findings from Uppsala University and Uppsala Clinical Research Center show that smoking alters several genes that can be associated with health problems for smokers, such as increased risk for cancer and diabetes.

Dec 12, 2013 08:42 GMT Uppsala University Perfluorinated compounds are environmental toxins that are found in fire extinguishing foam and water-repellent textiles and, for example. In a new study, a research team led from Uppsala University has seen links between high levels of perfluorinated compounds in the blood and diabetes.

Luer-Jack Lock™ and LJ-Lock™ trademarks - approved in Norway

Dec 03, 2013 09:15 GMT ConceptoMed AS Luer-Jack Lock™ and LJ-Lock™ will be a paramount part of our future strategy to serve medical health providers with a broad range of Luer Lock compatible one-hand operated fluid transfer devices.

Nov 28, 2013 13:53 GMT National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network A new campaign is helping patients to share their inspirational stories about the impact that taking part in clinical research has had on their life.

Nov 25, 2013 20:00 GMT Uppsala University Retroviruses are important pathogens capable of crossing species barriers to infect new hosts, but knowledge of their evolutionary history is limited. By mapping endogenous retroviruses (ERVs), researchers at Uppsala University, Sweden, can now provide unique insights into the evolutionary relationships of retroviruses and their host species.