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PubMed Articles [171 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Scientific aesthetics: Three steps forward.

Leder and Nadal (2014, this issue) examine the current state of scientific aesthetics through the lens of a prescient psychological model proposed 10 years ago. These retrospective points to several ...

Molecular biology: Genetic touch-ups.

Grasping without Sight: Insights from the Congenitally Blind.

We reach for and grasp different sized objects numerous times per day. Most of these movements are visually-guided, but some are guided by the sense of touch (i.e. haptically-guided), such as reaching...

Stimulus-Dependent Modulation of Visual Neglect in a Touch-Screen Cancellation Task.

Objective: Patients with left-sided neglect frequently show omissions and repetitive behavior on cancellation tests. Using a touch-screen-based cancellation task, we tested how visual feedback and dis...

Intrinsic Bauschinger Effect and Recoverable Plasticity in Penta-twinned Silver Nanowires Tested in Tension.

Silver nanowires are promising components of flexible electronics such as interconnects and touch displays. Despite the expected cyclic loading in these applications, characterization of the cyclic me...

Parkinsonian gait ameliorated with a moving handrail, not with a banister.

To determine whether haptic (touch and proprioception) cues from touching a moving handrail while walking can ameliorate Parkinson's disease gait symptoms such as slowness and small stride-length.

Textures that we like to touch: An experimental study of aesthetic preferences for tactile stimuli.

We report two experiments designed to investigate the nature of aesthetic preferences for tactile textures in humans. In Experiment 1, the participants rated their preference for a range of actively a...

Intergroup Relationships do not reduce racial bias in empathic neural Responses to pain.

Perceiving the pain of others activates similar neural structures to those involved in the direct experience of pain, including sensory and affective-motivational areas. Empathic responses can be modu...

Role of the precuneus in the detection of incongruency between tactile and visual texture information: A functional MRI study.

Visual clues as to the physical substance of manufactured objects can be misleading. For example, a plastic ring can appear to be made of gold. However, we can avoid misidentifying an object's substan...

Using injectoporation to deliver genes to mechanosensory hair cells.

Mechanosensation, the transduction of mechanical force into electrochemical signals, allows organisms to detect touch and sound, to register movement and gravity, and to sense changes in cell volume a...

News Articles [396 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

FDA Approves Dexcom SHARE™, the First Remote Mobile Communications Device Used for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

Now critical glucose data from the Dexcom G4® PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System can be remotely monitored using a mobile device Dexcom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXC...

More than just stories: the Barker Commission’s experts by experience

Becky Seale At the launch of the final report and recommendations from Kate Barker’s Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in ...

MMM Medcenter Climacell EVO climatic chamber

The Climacell EVO offers precise and reproducible control of temperature (-20 to +100°C), relative humidity (10-95%) and CO2 (0-20%), self-sterilisation (at 160°C), sophisticated programmabili...

Kids, dogs touch same soft spots in the brain: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Brain scans showing that human responses to our dogs are not unlike those evoked by our children suggest a deep evolutionary bond, according to a recent study.

Widely Esteemed General and Vascular Surgeon Andrew Bayard Roberts, MD, FACS, Included among The Leading Physicians of the World

As a result of impeccable passion for medicine and quality patient care, Andrew Bayard Roberts, MD, FACS, has been selected to receive publication in The Leading Physicians of the World.  The Interna...

InVivo, Neuralstem Treat Spinal Cord Injury Patients

By Jason Napodano, CFA:Spinal Cord Injury ("SCI") refers to an injury to the spinal cord that is caused by direct trauma or secondary damage to the surrounding bone, tissue, or blood vessels. Classifi...

Success Speaks: Home Care and Hospice Challenges Met with CellTrak

Schaumburg IL, Phoenix AZ, Nashville TN (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 CellTrak Technologies, the leading provider of innovations that combine high tech and high-touch to enable more personalized and res...

Modernizing Medicine Showcases EMA Gastroenterology at ACG 2014

Company Now Offers Highly Intuitive, Touch-Based EMR System with Built-in Specialty-Specific Medical Knowledge for Gastroenterologists Modernizing Medicine, Inc., the c...

Ultraviolet Disinfection Systems & Ebola Virus on Surfaces

The Sanuvox ASEPTIX² Dual UV Disinfection System uses a primary and secondary disinfection tower to deliver an exceptionally high UV dosage that is capable of sterilizing even the most formidable...

Levo Tinnitus System Receives Health Canada License as a Class 2 Medical Device

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Otoharmonics® Corporation, announces that it has received a Class 2 medical device license from Health Canada for the Levo® system, a perso...

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Companies [50 Associated Companies listed on BioPortfolio]

Sklar Instruments

For more than 120 years, Sklar has been a leading provider of the highest quality surgical instruments for the OB/GYN, Orthopedic, Dental, ENT, Cardiovascular, Endoscopic, Dermato...

Travelers Advantage

Members of Travelers Advantage (www.travelersadvantage.com or 1-877-841-1335) can save money on air travel, cruises, car rentals and accommodations, as well as earn five percent cash back on eligi...

Revionics, Inc.

Revionics delivers the industry’s most powerful End-to-End Merchandise Optimization solution, enabling retailers of all sizes to execute a fact-based Omni-channel merc...

Azend Group

Azend Group comprises Envizen Digital, Maxmade and Belken brands. Product categories include Android and Dual OS Windows 8.1 and Android tablets, Portable electronics and personal...

Catalina Health

Catalina Health® is committed to helping our partners deliver unprecedented performance and healthier outcomes for their health consumers. Our proprietary platforms enable the ...

LifeApps Digital Media Inc.

LifeApps is a digital media company focusing on health, fitness, sports publications, and next-generation social networks. The company is a leading, authorized developer, publishe...

LifeApps Digital Media

LifeApps Digital Media Inc. (OTCQB:LFAP) is a digital media company focusing on health, fitness, sports publications, and next-generation social networks. The company is a leading...

Krames StayWell (KSW)

Krames StayWell is the largest provider of patient education, consumer health information, and population health management communications in the country. Combining extensive tech...

TriZetto Corporation

TriZetto provides world-class information technology and service solutions that help payers and providers work more efficiently and collaborate to deliver better health. TriZetto ...

Health Essentials

Health Essentials (HESS), and its affiliates, GeriNet Medical Associates, Gerinet Healthcare, Hospice Touch Inc., Comfort Rx and Health Essentials DME, is a physician-driven care ...

Clinical Trials [59 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Personal Patient Profile Prostate (P4) Randomized, Multisite Trial

The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not participation in an experimental program called the "P4 program" is useful to men who are faced with choices about treatment for th...

Prevention of Secondary Foot Ulcers in Patients With Diabetes Using Systematic Measuring of Skin Temperature.

A randomised controlled pilot study on the feasibility of introducing a skin temperature device (Temp Touch) in secondary prevention of foot ulcers in people with diabetes who have had a f...

CT-angiographic Follow up of Patients That Underwent Coronary Bypass Surgery Between 1993-1997

Coronary artery surgery (CABG) is necessary to improve blood circulation in many patients with coronary artery disease. This is done by using alternative blood vessels (grafts) to bypass t...

Evaluating Central Line Hub Contamination Using a Novel Capping Device

Excelsior Medical has developed SwabCap™, a luer access valve disinfection cap. The SwabCap™ provides passive disinfection of valve top and threads without activating the luer access ...

Sensory Training to Treat Focal Dystonia

This study will examine the effectiveness of Braille reading as a sensory training program for improving symptoms of focal (localized) dystonia, a movement disorder caused by sustained mus...

Enhanced Tactile (Touch) Spatial Acuity in Upper Limb Amputees

This study will examine whether tactile (touch) abilities at the lip are more acute in people with upper limb amputation compared with healthy normal volunteers. People with an amputated u...

Enhanced Tactile Memory in the Blind

This study will determine if the brain regions in blind people that would normally be involved in vision are used instead to remember touch. Blind people have an enhanced sense of touch co...

Neural Correlates of Observation of Tactile Stimulation in Healthy Subjects

This study will examine activity in the brain during the observation of touch. Studies with animals have shown that mirror neurons, or nerve cells, are active during the observation and pe...

Guided Care: Integrating High Tech and High Touch

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effect of a Guided Care nurse on the quality of the health and well-being of the frail elderly. A specially trained registered nurse will work ...

Cytodiagnosis of Basal Cell Carcinoma and Actinic Keratosis Using Papanicolaou and May-Grunwald-Giemsa Stained Tissue Smear

The purpose of this study is to compare and evaluate the diagnostic performance of scrape cytology using two different cytological staining techniques, and to evaluate additional touch imp...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Loss of the ability to comprehend the meaning or recognize the importance of various forms of stimulation that cannot be attributed to impairment of a primary sensory modality. Tactile agnosia is characterized by an inability to perceive the shape and nature of an object by touch alone, despite unimpaired sensation to light touch, position, and other primary sensory modalities.

Perception of shape and form of objects by TOUCH, via tactile stimuli.

Stiff hairs projecting from the face around the nose of most mammals, acting as touch receptors.

Placing of the hands of the healer upon the person to be cured with the intent of spiritual energetic healing.

Sensation of making physical contact with objects, animate or inanimate. Tactile stimuli are detected by MECHANORECEPTORS in the skin and mucous membranes.

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