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PubMed Articles [176 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Dose-Dependent Effects of the Clinical Anesthetic Isoflurane on Octopus vulgaris: A Contribution to Cephalopod Welfare.

Abstract Recent progress in animal welfare legislation relating to invertebrates has provoked interest in methods for the anesthesia of cephalopods, for which different approaches to anesthesia have b...

Touch Satiety: Differential Effects of Stroking Velocity on Liking and Wanting Touch Over Repetitions.

A slow, gentle caress of the skin is a salient hedonic stimulus. Low threshold, unmyelinated C-tactile afferents fire preferentially to this type of touch, where slow (10 cm/s) stroking velocities pro...

Ability of Low-Cost Force-Feedback Device to Influence Postural Stability.

Low-cost gaming technologies offer promising devices for the rehabilitation of stroke patients at home. While several attempts have been made to use low-cost motion tracking devices (Kinect) or balanc...

A Kinect-based system for automatic recording of some pigeon behaviors.

Contact switches and touch screens are the state of the art for recording pigeons' pecking behavior. Recording other behavior, however, requires a different sensor for each behavior, and some behavior...

Low Intensity Laser for Reducing Pain from Anesthetic Palatal Injection.

Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of pain reduction techniques for palatal injection, namely, low intensity laser therapy (LILT), topical anesthesia, pressure...

Gloss, Colour and Grip: Multifunctional Epidermal Cell Shapes in Bee- and Bird-Pollinated Flowers.

Flowers bear the function of filters supporting the attraction of pollinators as well as the deterrence of floral antagonists. The effect of epidermal cell shape on the visual display and tactile prop...

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 ...

Laser Lipolysis Without Suction: Reality or Myth?

Abstract Background and objective: Liposuction is one of the most frequently performed aesthetic surgical procedures. Laser- and ultrasound-based systems have become especially popular in recent years...

A Multi-Electrode Electric Field Based Sensing System For Ophthalmic Anesthesia Training.

Local anesthesia administration prior to ophthalmic surgery involves inserting a syringe needle into a confined intraorbital space at the proper position, angle and depth. During this procedure ocular...

Epithelial cell division - multiplying without losing touch.

Epithelia are compact tissues comprising juxtaposed cells that function as mechanical and chemical barriers between the body and the environment. This barrier relies, in part, on adhesive contacts wit...

News Articles [415 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Stem Cells Show Potential for Treating Rare Skin Disease

(Science) – Researchers have taken several steps toward using stem cells to treat a rare genetic disease that leaves people with skin so fragile it blisters at the slightest touch. A trio of lab...

Touch Sensor Technology Revolutionizes Patient Care

Touchscreen manufacturer Zytronic’s large format, highly robust projected capacitive (p-cap) products have been specified for another innovative application - this time within the medical sector.

NHS needs £2 billion more in funding

Healthcare think tank the King’s Fund has called for an additional £2 billion to be injected into the NHS in a briefing published this week. Ahead of Chancellor George Osborne’s annual Autumn Sta...

To Film or Not to Film

The ChemiDoc Touch Imaging System is Bio-Rad’s new digital imaging solution for gel and western blot analysis. Designed for efficiency and ease of use, it integrates a touch-screen interface with Im...

Hearing – Not Just For Your Ears Anymore

Everyone learns about the senses from when we are very young. We smell with our noses, taste with our tongues, see with our eyes, touch with our skin, and listen with our ears ... -- Read more on Sci...

Pain and itch in a dish: Scientists convert human skin cells into sensory neurons

Scientists have found a simple method to convert human skin cells into the specialized neurons that detect pain, itch, touch and other bodily sensations. These neurons are also affected by spinal cord...

TSItouch Releases the Executive Series

Uniontown, PA, November 25, 2014 --(PR.com)-- TSItouch LLC. Today announced the new Executive Series, sizes included 48”, 55”, 65”, and 84”. The new Advanced Interactive Colla...

Scientists convert human skin cells into sensory neurons

A team led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has found a simple method to convert human skin cells into the specialized neurons that detect pain, itch, touch and other bodily se...

Breaking with tradition: The 'personal touch' is key to cultural preservation

"Memetics," or the study of memes, is a very popular discipline among cultural researchers now, particularly as it concerns new media like viral videos. But no one seems to know what a meme really is.

80% of Pharma Companies Outsource Some Portion of Their Government Reimbursement Budgets

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC--(Marketwired - November 24, 2014) - Cutting Edge Information, a pharmaceutical business intelligence provider, reported that 80% of surveyed companies outsource some portio...

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Companies [52 Associated Companies listed on BioPortfolio]

Tobii Dynavox

Tobii Dynavox, part of the Tobii Technology Group, is the global market leader in assistive and augmentative communication (AAC), helping individuals with speech and communication...

Sverica International

Sverica International is a leading private equity firm with over $425 million of assets under management across three funds. The firm acquires, invests in and actively buil...

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...

Clinical Trials [60 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Providing Closed Loop Cortical Control of Extracorporeal Devices to Patients With Quadriplegia

This research study is being conducted to develop a brain controlled medical device, called a brain-machine interface. The device will provide people with a spinal cord injury some ability...

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 ...

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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