Scientists trick the brain to embody the prosthetic limb

The famous idiom “seeing is believing” is not enough to help amputees with the use of their prosthetic limb. Many amputees opt out of prolonged use of their prosthetic limb because their missing limb simply does not fit their prosthesis. In other words, their own perception of the missing limb, or the brain’s representation of…

Researchers find mechanism that prepares brain to replicate repeated actions

Researchers in the Department of  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins Medicine report that a computerized study of 36 healthy adult volunteers asked to repeat the same movement over and over became significantly faster when asked to repeat that movement on demand–a result that occurred not because they anticipated the movement, but because of…

Discovery sheds new light on pathology of Alzheimer’s disease

An association between inflammation biomarkers in both blood plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and markers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) associated pathology, has been found by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus working with the University of Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the University of California San Francisco Memory and Aging Center….

Leading plastic surgeon invited to share latest advances in robotic hair restoration

Chicago plastic surgeon Gregory A. Turowski, MD, PhD, FACS, has been invited to be part of Harvard Medical School’s “I Am Harvard,” sharing his outcomes in the field of plastic surgery and advances in robotic hair restoration. The prestigious “I Am Harvard” program celebrates the achievements of Harvard Medical School alumni, highlighting the influence of…

Liposuction expert offers treatment for patients suffering from lipedema

Liposuction expert Dr. David Amron is one of the select surgeons in the nation to successfully treat lipedema (a.k.a. lipoedema), a potentially debilitating condition that causes abnormal accumulation of fat cells in the legs and sometimes arms. At his cutting edge facility located in the heart of Beverly Hills, the world-class surgeon is utilizing decades…

Fluorescent dye imaging tool lights up benign brain tumors during surgery

An experimental imaging tool that uses a targeted fluorescent dye successfully lit up the benign brain tumors of patients during removal surgery, allowing surgeons to identify tumor tissue. The tumors, known as pituitary adenomas, are the third most common brain tumor, and very rarely turn cancerous, but can cause blindness, hormonal disorders, and in some…

Surgeons describe smartphone-assisted neuroendoscopy as a success

The primary surgeon focused on the smartphone screen in front of them, as opposed to focusing on the video monitor that usually stands off to one side. Images were relayed from the phone screen, via Wi-Fi, to a video monitor placed elsewhere in the room. This monitor was kept in the room so that other…