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PubMed Articles [175 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 ...

The effects of military body armour on the lower back and knee mechanics during toe-touch and two-legged squat tasks.

While effective in the prevention of otherwise lethal injuries, military body armour (BA) has been suggested to reduce warfighter's performance and increase injury-related musculoskeletal conditions. ...

Where Is the Surgeon General?

As an unchecked Ebola epidemic moves out of West Africa to touch the United States and the rest of the world, we should rightfully ask, "Where is the Surgeon General?" The answer is, quite simply, tha...

Validating and Extending the Three Process Model of Alertness in Airline Operations.

Sleepiness and fatigue are important risk factors in the transport sector and bio-mathematical sleepiness, sleep and fatigue modeling is increasingly becoming a valuable tool for assessing safety of w...

Molecular biology: Genetic touch-ups.

A Model for Cell Wall Dissolution in Mating Yeast Cells: Polarized Secretion and Restricted Diffusion of Cell Wall Remodeling Enzymes Induces Local Dissolution.

Mating of the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, occurs when two haploid cells of opposite mating types signal using reciprocal pheromones and receptors, grow towards each other, and fuse to for...

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.

News Articles [392 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

MKSAP: 42-year-old man with severe burning and stabbing pain

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 42-year-old man is evaluated for a 6-day history of severe burning and stabbing pain ...

GMO Policy in La La Land

Urban Dictionary says the term “La La Land” often refers to Los Angeles or a state of mind that is out of touch with reality and focusing on frivolous endeavors.  Regarding policies around geneti...

MedData Launches iPhone App to Improve Billing Reconciliation for Surgical Practices

MedData, Inc., a leading national provider of “patient-focused” revenue cycle management and patient financial lifecycle services, announced the launch of

UPDATE 6-U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors

NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) - U.S. health officials imposed fresh constraints on Wednesday on people entering the country from three countries at the center of West Africa's Ebola epidemic, mandating t...

Unsteady on your feet? Little touches could make all the difference

When a toddler takes their first steps we observe an uncertain sway in their walking. Being unsteady on our feet is something we can experience throughout life – and a new study has shown how even t...

Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) Testing Clean with CuVerro®

GRINNELL, Iowa and SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) is engaged with Olin Brass in a comprehensive clinical trial to test the impact of ...

Make the Diagnosis: Firm lesion

(MedPage Today) -- Case Study: A 21 year old college student comes to your clinic with concern about a non-pruritic lesion on her arm that has been slightly growing over the last several months. She ...

Quantified health and the great digital divide

Go into any hospital today and notice that between every great nurse and patient sits a computer terminal. The quantified health movement has created the great digital divide, between the patient and ...

Insulet Corporation to Report Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results on November 5, 2014

BILLERICA, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/21/14 -- Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD), the leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with its OmniPod® Insulin Management System, plans to release its fin...

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...

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Companies [51 Associated Companies listed on BioPortfolio]

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...

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 ...

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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