Second Cochlear Implant Can Restore Two Important Facets of Binaural Hearing
University of Wisconsin

Cochlear implants are electronic devices that stimulate auditory nerves directly, bypassing damage in the inner ear, and thus restoring some hearing. ..Read More

George Wanna, MD, FACS, Appointed Site Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

George Wanna, MD, FACS, Appointed Site Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sina..Read More

JADA commentary addresses antibiotic use for dental patients with joint implants
ADA American Dental Association

January 31, 2017 Only in very few situations are prophylactic antibiotics recommended to prevent joint infection for patients with prosthetic joint im..Read More

London to become 'global epicentre' of biomedical engineering with GBP 20m award
Imperial College London

A new Imperial research facility harnessing biomedical engineering to address major healthcare challenges will receive GBP 20m of government funding. ..Read More

MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit
University of Oxford

We are delighted to report that the Unit’s collaboration with Neurotechnology at Imperial College London is thriving through our joint supervision of ..Read More

Your Guide to Finding and Paying for Dental Care
Mouth Healthy

Regular visits to your dentist can improve your dental health and if you have coverage, you’re more likely to visit your dentist. Those visits can hel..Read More

Nanofiber Coating Prevents Infections in Artificial Joints
John Hopkins Medicine

In a proof-of-concept study with mice, scientists at The Johns Hopkins University show that a novel coating they made with antibiotic-releasing nanofi..Read More

Health By Design
Cornell University

The triple-negative form of breast cancer is one of the disease's most challenging types, with lower survival rates and a more aggressive course. Pion..Read More

Princeton fund supports research that can make a difference
Princeton University

Five projects — ranging from a way to make the Internet of Things more secure to a new strategy for discovering antibiotics — have been awarded fundin..Read More

Study: Stroke prevention surgery less effective than meds, lifestyle change
Oregon Health & Science University

10/26/13  Portland, Ore. Multicenter national study includes OHSU stroke center as the top-enrolling site The final results of a stroke prevention stu..Read More

Hormone replacement therapy improves cognition in older female monkeys
Oregon Health & Science University

New findings may inform clinical trials already underway in women During menopause, estrogen levels plummet. Some studies in people link this sharp de..Read More

Daniel Ebner
University of Oxford

The High Throughput Screening Facility is a major component of the Target Discovery Institute (or TDI) which is a new research centre initiated by the..Read More

Miniature implanted ‘scaffold’ could detect breast cancer spread
University of Cambridge

News report Tiny implants under the skin could one day detect the spread of breast cancer early, according to a US study.  The small device can captur..Read More

Major Study Demonstrates Clear Benefits of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Compared to Short-Acting Reversible Contraception
Elsevier

New research provides strong scientific evidence that long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) benefits a wider population of potential users than ..Read More

Behind the picture: The sponge that turns cells into bone-fixing factories
Medical Research Council

The first UK Regenerative Medicine Conference took place in London this week. Sylvie Kruiniger spoke to Professor Fergal O’Brien, who heads the Tissue..Read More

Immune cells can regulate blood pressure | News | News | Karolinska Institutet
Karolinska Institutet

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered that the human immune system has a hitherto unkn..Read More

Moving the Needle on Health Care Quality and Costs
University of Utah

(SALT LAKE CITY) - Bucking national trends, a new study shows that a program is making a difference in healthcare quality and cost. Developed by Unive..Read More

Podcast: Train Trick, mammals on the edge and better bionic implants
Imperial College London

In this edition: a new app for delayed rail refunds, the surprising diversity of mammals in logged forests and how to build better bionic implants. Th..Read More

16.12.15 How close are we to successfully editing genes in human embryos?
University of Cambridge

An important international summit on human gene editing recently recommended that researchers go ahead with gene editing human embryos, but keep revis..Read More

To floss or not to floss: That is suddenly the question
UCLA

For decades, the federal government and dentists have recommended flossing daily to prevent cavities and gum disease. Now the evidence for flossing ap..Read More

Buprenorphine Implants May Be Effective Relapse Prevention Tool for Adults With Opioid Dependence
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

While buprenorphine has long been used to treat adults with opioid dependence, its efficacy can be hindered by lack of adherence to daily, sublingual ..Read More

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Hosts Children’s Hearing Institute and Marvel Custom Solutions Unveiling of New Super Hero Dedicated to Children with Hearing Loss
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

The Ear Institute at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) hosted an unveiling event by the Children’s Hearing Institute (CHI) and ..Read More

Bioengineering Lessons Aim to Inspire Girls to Become Surgeons, Engineers
UCSF School Of Medicine

Perry Initiative volunteer Catherine Chang (left) helps Shelly Davis, a junior high biology teacher from Granite Bay, with a scoliosis diagnosis at a ..Read More

Osseointegration Surgery at UCSF is First of Its Kind in U.S.
UCSF School Of Medicine

Having lost most of his right leg due to a rare nerve tumor, George Kocelj tried several external prostheses without success. For the 54-year-old from..Read More

$185M Gift Launches UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences
UCSF School Of Medicine

In the largest-ever gift to UC San Francisco, the Weill Family Foundation and Joan and Sanford I. “Sandy” Weill have donated $185 million to establish..Read More

Michael Merzenich Wins 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience
UCSF School Of Medicine

UC San Francisco neuroscientist Michael M. Merzenich, PhD, has been awarded the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience, for his pioneering work on the brain..Read More

Keeping the Heart’s Electrical System Running
UCSF School Of Medicine

A drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of blocked electrical impulses to the heart and coul..Read More

U. Students to Unveil Medical Innovations at Bench-to-Bedside Competition at State Capitol
University of Utah

Could new technology that improves how health care is delivered be unveiled Monday night? Thirty-three teams of University of Utah students hope so. A..Read More

John Niparko, Founder of the Johns Hopkins Listening Center, Dies At 61
John Hopkins Medicine

John Niparko, M.D., an internationally renowned otoneurologic surgeon and researcher whose extraordinary accomplishments as the founder of the Johns H..Read More

Neuroscientists seek to understand and develop cures for speech problems caused by brain disorders
University of Texas

HOUSTON – (March 1, 2016) – Neuroscientists have been awarded a $1.8 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to explore a leading-edge treat..Read More

Among Large-Diameter MoM Hip Implants, Durom Has Highest Metal Ion Level
JBJS

In a May 2011 supplement to The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Lavigne et al.  reported results from a prospective two-year study looking at blood m..Read More

Engineering Music to Sound Better With Cochlear Implants
Columbia University Medical Center

When hearing loss becomes so severe that hearing aids no longer help, a cochlear implant not only amplifies sounds but also lets people hear speech cl..Read More

Helping Bone-Cell Implants Thrive
JBJS

Cell-based therapy for serious fractures or large bone defects is promising, but a lack of blood-supplied nutrients and oxygen often impedes survival ..Read More

The Macchiarini case: The story so far
Karolinska Institutet

Misrecruitment, scientific fraud and failing implants that should never have been implanted in patients – serious allegations have been levelled for a..Read More

UTA Social Work Professor named Fellow of UK’s Royal Society for Public Health

Vijayan Pillai, a University of Texas at Arlington professor of Social Work and internationally recognized expert in women’s rights and reproductive h..Read More

What’s New in Adult Reconstructive Knee Surgery: Level I and II Studies

Every month, JBJS publishes a Specialty Update—a review of the most pertinent and impactful studies published in the orthopaedic literature during the..Read More

Bioengineering Lessons Aim to Inspire Girls to Become Surgeons, Engineers
UCSF School Of Medicine

Despite all the progress in STEM education for girls, one field that remains among the least represented by women is orthopaedic surgery. “There’s a b..Read More

Illuminating Depression’s Circuitry
UCSF School Of Medicine

New path to healing: If successful, scientists will – for the first time – map the disrupted circuits in the brain that cause mood disorders, then res..Read More

Do You Need A New Knee?

If simple activities such as walking or climbing stairs or even just sitting in place or lying down causes knee pain—and medications, exercise and oth..Read More

Indiana University researchers identify pattern of cognitive risks in some children with cochlear implants

INDIANAPOLIS -- Children with profound deafness who receive a cochlear implant had as much as five times the risk of having delays in areas of working..Read More

UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center collaborates in development of brain-friendly interfaces

Athens, Ga. - Recent research published in the journal Microsystems & Nanoengineering could eventually change the way people living with prosthetics a..Read More

UGA discovery uses ‘fracture putty’ to repair broken bone in days

Athens, Ga. - Broken bones in humans and animals are painful and often take months to heal. Studies conducted in part by University of Georgia Regener..Read More

Penn Medicine Researchers Discover Hidden Brain Pathways Crucial to Communication Using lasers to manipulate brain activity, researchers zero in on mechanisms underlying key hearing phenomena

PHILADELPHIA – Being able to understand speech is essential to our evolution as humans. Hearing lets us perceive the same word even when spoken at dif..Read More

Penn Study Suggests New Recommendations to Reduce Radiation Risk from Digital Screening Mammography Higher Risk of Radiation-Induced Breast Cancer Found in Women Screened More Frequently and in Women with Larger Breasts

PHILADELPHIA – Radiation-induced breast cancer risk from digital mammography is low for the majority of women, but risk is higher in women with large ..Read More

Treatment Reduces Symptoms in Syndrome that Causes Extreme Light Sensitivity

A novel synthetic hormone that makes certain skin cells produce more melanin significantly increases pain-free sun exposure in people with erythropoie..Read More

Leading Treatments for Uveitis Found to be Similarly Effective, Increasing Patient Options

A team of researchers comparing the two leading treatment approaches  for the eye condition uveitis, which is the fifth leading cause of blindness in ..Read More