NEWS

Back to homepage
NEWS

Football boosts bone development in boys

In a study comparing adolescent football players to swimmers, cyclists and a control group of boys not involved in regular sport, scientists at the University of Exeter found football led

NEWS

Scottish surgeons hope to become first in UK to use new technique to treat twisted spines

The Scottish National Spine Deformity Service (SNSDS), based at NHS Lothian, currently offers spinal fusion operations to patients whose curvature is not corrected by an external brace. This involves using

NEWS

Virtual reality eases phantom limb pain

A new test devised by researchers at Aalborg University in Denmark shows that virtual reality technology can trick the amputee’s brain into thinking that it is still in control of

NEWS

Stretching the boundaries of neural implants

Implantable fibres have been an enormous boon to brain research, allowing scientists to stimulate specific targets in the brain and monitor electrical responses. But similar studies in the nerves of

NEWS

Using donor stem cells to treat spinal cord injury

A new study in mice published in The Journal of Neuroscience details a potential therapeutic strategy that uses stem cells to promote recovery of motor activity after spinal cord injury. The transplantation

NEWS

Scientists develop patch which could improve healing and reduce scarring

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a new gel patch prototype that could speed up the healing of a skin wound while minimising scarring. The team unveiled the patch

NEWS

New surgical strategy offers hope for repairing spinal injuries

Scientists in the UK and Sweden previously developed a new surgical technique to reconnect sensory neurons to the spinal cord after traumatic spinal injuries. Now, they have gained new insight

NEWS

Zebrafish reveal clues to healing spinal cord injuries

Fresh insights into how zebrafish repair their nerve connections could hold clues to new therapies for people with spinal cord injuries. Researchers have pinpointed key molecules that prompt damaged nerve

NEWS

Snap happy doctors warned by MDU about dangers of image sharing

Doctors who share clinical information over file sharing apps and websites may be breaching their ethical obligations, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) has warned. The UK’s leading medical defence organisation

NEWS

World first self-donning system for surgical gowns

In the health care setting, there is an increasing need for a self-donning surgical gown that health care personnel can don without the need for any assistance. Also, in the