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Seeing better thanks to electrical stimulation

Dear Sir or Madam,

Our brain is amazingly adaptive: Healthy parts can take over functions of damaged ones and in doing so compensate their loss. By supporting this so-called plasticity, physicians can even reverse conditions that were deemed irreversible until now. Read in our current interview how this works in the case of partial blindness.

Have a nice week,

Timo Roth
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Interview
Topic of the Month
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Wearables: web portal WISS to foster communication in professional sports

Topic of the Month

Image: Screenshot from the webportal WISS; Copyright: wiss-netz.de
Wearables like smartwatches and fitness trackers have fast become a part of our lives. These technologies are also being considered for use in professional sports. Data is meant to be analyzed and training optimized with the help of these devices. To foster communication between users and interested parties, the German Federal Institute of Sports Science, in collaboration with the Innovation Factory, has created the web portal WISS (Wearables in Professional Sports, German: Wearables im Spitzensport).
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
Wearables: web portal WISS to foster communication in professional sports
Sports and medicine: Health, which comes into play
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Public Health & Associations

World Brain Day 2016 - The ageing brain

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) invites the people to observe the World Brain Day for the third time in 2016. This year’s motto is “The ageing brain”. The focus lies on prevention of and dealing with the neurological diseases stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, since the risk to fall ill with them increases with age.
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Electrical Stimulation: Using Electrical Pulses to Combat Blindness

Interview

Image: Closed eyes of a patient. Electrodes are attached above the eyebrows; Copyright: savir-center.com
Millions of people all over the world suffer from partial blindness – caused by glaucoma, a stroke or traumatic brain injury. For years, the loss of vision was deemed irreversible. But now a new treatment makes it possible to improve eyesight and vision.
Read more in the interview:
Electrical Stimulation: Using Electrical Pulses to Combat Blindness
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Economy & Markets

Americans worried about using gene editing, brain chip implants and synthetic blood

Many in the general public think scientific and technological innovations bring helpful change to society, but they are more concerned than excited when it comes to the potential use of emerging technologies to make people's minds sharper, their bodies stronger and healthier than ever before, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
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Research & Technology

Discovery may lead to a treatment to slow Parkinson's disease

Using a robust model for Parkinson's disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers and colleagues have discovered an interaction in neurons that contributes to Parkinson's disease, and they have shown that drugs now under development may block the process.
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Research & Technology

Protein found to bolster growth of damaged muscle tissue

Johns Hopkins University biologists have found that a protein that plays a key role in the lives of stem cells can bolster the growth of damaged muscle tissue, a step that could potentially contribute to treatments for muscle degeneration caused by old age and diseases such as muscular dystrophy.
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Trade Fair News

Care in the Shock Room: MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE Offers Internationally-Recognized Course Concept

One of the many options for doctors from all disciplines is the opportunity to acquire the internationally-recognized Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®) certificate.
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