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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 [411 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Portable One Offers Custom Major-Brand Laptops at Competitive Prices

Portable One offers customized major-brand laptops at competitive prices. Customization services are available for major brands like Samsung, Toshiba, Sony, Lenovo, MSI, GETAC, ASUS, and many more. (P...

Professionals Talk About Panasonic's 4K Solutions

Panasonic Corporation released a video on November 19, 2014, to introduce examples of 4K solutions that Panasonic is spearheading for AV evolution. In addition to tran...

Gladius 5 Rugged Android Tablet and Smartphone Redefines Mobile Healthcare Computing

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arbor Solution brings its latest rugged computing device, the Gladius 5 IoT (Internet of Things) tablet and smartphone, to mobile healthcare. The r...

Unique sense of “touch” gives a prolific bacterium its ability to infect anything

New research has found that one of the world's most prolific bacteria manages to afflict humans, animals and even plants by way of a mechanism not before seen in any infectious microorganism—a sense...

Atmel Launches Industry's First Wide-V(cc) Low-Power Temperature Sensor Family

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today launched the industry's firs...

Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Strict laws against distracted driving and the need for higher driver efficiency are piloting the North American and European automotive sector tow...

Bringing Images to Life with cellSens 1.12

With the new Olympus cellSens imaging software offering new functions and support for the latest microscopy hardware, life science researchers can now observe and react to the most elusive events taki...

Linx CJ400LE continuous inkjet printer

The Linx CJ400LE printer is tailored specifically for coding and marking in laboratory environments. It brings the simplicity and flexibility of the Linx CJ400 continuous inkjet printer to a version a...

HemoShear's human touch

HemoShear's in vitro tumor model shows a new application for its tissue modeling technology and could open it to business from oncology companies.

People with Hand Transplants Can Give Near-Normal Sense of Touch

(Science) – To date, roughly 85 people worldwide have undergone hand replant or transplant surgery, an 8- to 10-hour procedure in which surgeons reattach the bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessel...

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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 [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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