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PubMed Articles [174 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

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...

Canine Sense and Sensibility: Tipping Points and Response Latency Variability as an Optimism Index in a Canine Judgement Bias Assessment.

Recent advances in animal welfare science used judgement bias, a type of cognitive bias, as a means to objectively measure an animal's affective state. It is postulated that animals showing heightened...

Evaluation of graft stiffness using acoustic radiation force impulse imaging after living donor liver transplantation.

Acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging is an ultrasound-based modality to evaluate tissue stiffness using short-duration acoustic pulses in the region of interest. Virtual touch tissue quanti...

Robotics-assisted mass spectrometry assay platform enabled by open-source electronics.

Mass spectrometry (MS) is an important analytical technique with numerous applications in clinical analysis, biochemistry, environmental analysis, geology and physics. Its success builds on the abilit...

Prevalence and Correlates of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy in a Saudi Arabic Population: A Cross-Sectional Study.

The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the prevalence and correlates of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) in a Saudi population. The study population consisted of 552 diabetic...

Nontouch Biofield Therapy: A Systematic Review of Human Randomized Controlled Trials Reporting Use of Only Nonphysical Contact Treatment.

Abstract Objective and Context: This review was designed to assess the quality and review the outcomes of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of biofield therapies (external qigong, Healing Touch, Joh...

Safety and Efficacy of a Cohesive Polydensified Matrix Hyaluronic Acid for the Correction of Infraorbital Hollow: An Observational Study With Results at 40 Weeks.

Utilizing a soft-tissue filler that is more fluid and less resistant to deformation may be advantageous for correction of infraorbital hollows. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine ...

Edge-orientation processing in first-order tactile neurons.

A fundamental feature of first-order neurons in the tactile system is that their distal axon branches in the skin and forms many transduction sites, yielding complex receptive fields with many highly ...

The value of virtual touch tissue image (VTI) and virtual touch tissue quantification (VTQ) in the differential diagnosis of thyroid nodules.

To explore the value of virtual touch tissue image (VTI) and virtual touch tissue quantification (VTQ) in the differential diagnosis of thyroid nodules.

Neural correlates associated with superior tactile symmetry perception in the early blind.

Symmetry is an organizational principle that is ubiquitous throughout the visual world. However, this property can also be detected through non-visual modalities such as touch. The role of prior visua...

News Articles [387 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Black Diamond Video is First to Market with Pre-Op Serenity

Black Diamond Video (BDV) today announced the release of Pre-Op Serenity™, an integrated solution that promotes surgical patient relaxation through calming audio and video. ...

Novasentis and HumanWare Join Forces to Bring Radically New Sensory Experiences to the Visually Impaired

Partnership Aims to Disrupt Assistive Technology Industry by Using Novasentis’ Electro-Mechanical Polymer Actuators for Advanced Touch and Audio Feedback Novasentis, ...

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals' Ebola Run-Up Isn't In Touch With Reality

By Logical Thought:Shares of Tekmira Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TKMR) have recently run from the $9s in mid-July to a closing price of $23.61 on September 22nd, with the move attributed to "TKM-Ebola," t...

Neuroscientists challenge long-held understanding of the sense of touch

Different types of nerves and skin receptors work in concert to produce sensations of touch, University of Chicago neuroscientists argue in a review article published Sept. 22, 2014, in the journal Tr...

University of Chicago neuroscientists challenge long-held understanding of the sense of touch

(University of Chicago Medical Center) Different types of nerves and skin receptors work in concert to produce sensations of touch, University of Chicago neuroscientists argue in a review article publ...

Wash Away the Five Most Common Handwashing Myths

Cintas and Henry the Hand Foundation team up for International Clean Hands Week, Sept. 21-27 Think you know how to wash your hands? Think again. A 2013 study showed tha...

Modernizing Medicine Launches EMA Otolaryngology at AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting

Company Now Offers Highly Intuitive, Touch-Based EMR System with Built-in Specialty-Specific Medical Knowledge for Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists Modernizing M...

NGS Workstation Provides Ready-to-run Protocols

The Freedom EVO NGS workstation from Tecan simplifies next-generation sequencing (NGS) sample preparation and PCR set-up. Offering user-friendly, walkaway automation of library preparation at the touc...

Comforting Touch Has Benefits in Neonatal Intensive Care

Babies treated to a type of rhythmic touch known as the M Technique experience better growth and improvement on physiologic and behavioral measures. Medscape Medical News

Tecan offers next-generation sequencing sample preparation at the touch of a button

Tecan has launched the Freedom EVO® NGS workstation to simplify next-generation sequencing (NGS) sample preparation and PCR set-up...

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Companies [49 Associated Companies listed on BioPortfolio]

Travelers Advantage

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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 ...

Tactio Health Group Inc.

Tactio Health Group is a world leader in mobile health systems with millions using its flagship TactioHealth Wellness System enjoying the personal and family benefits of be...

Clinical Trials [58 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

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...

Role of Brain Region Changes in Tactile (Touch) Ability Following Nerve Block

This study will examine the role of different brain regions in tactile (touch) ability after application of a tourniquet (inflated blood pressure cuff). When the forearm is deprived of blo...

Hypersensitivity in Tourette Syndrome

This study will investigate how the sensitivity to touch and smell in patients with Tourette syndrome (TS) may differ from that of people without TS. TS is a neurological disorder that cau...

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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