Therapeutic Touch - Biotech, Pharma and Life Science Channel

02:47 EST 22nd December 2014 | BioPortfolio

PubMed Articles [179 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Performance of Young Children on ''Traveling Salesperson'' Navigation Tasks Presented on a Touch Screen.

The traveling salesperson problem (TSP) refers to a task in which one finds the shortest path when traveling through multiple spatially distributed points. Little is known about the developmental cour...

Depletion of Core Needle Biopsy Cellularity and DNA Content as a Result of Vigorous Touch Preparations.

Context .- Touch preparations (TP) of core needle biopsies (CNBs) are used at some institutions for on-site assessment of CNB adequacy. In our clinical practice, we have encountered instances in which...

Differentiation of prostate cancer from normal tissue in radical prostatectomy specimens by desorption electrospray ionization and touch spray ionization mass spectrometry.

Radical prostatectomy is a common treatment option for prostate cancer before it has spread beyond the prostate. Examination for surgical margins is performed post-operatively with positive margins re...

The Cellular and Molecular Basis of Direction Selectivity of Aδ-LTMRs.

The perception of touch, including the direction of stimulus movement across the skin, begins with activation of low-threshold mechanosensory neurons (LTMRs) that innervate the skin. Here, we show tha...

From local to global processing: The development of illusory contour perception.

Global visual processing is important for segmenting scenes, extracting form from background, and recognizing objects. Local processing involves attention to the local elements, contrast, and boundari...

United in Diversity: Mechanosensitive Ion Channels in Plants.

Mechanosensitive (MS) ion channels are a common mechanism for perceiving and responding to mechanical force. This class of mechanoreceptors is capable of transducing membrane tension directly into ion...

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...

The phenomenon of pain in the history of music.

Purpose of this essay is to provide a historical overview how music has dealt with the emotion and sensation of pain, as well as an overview over the more recent medical research into the relationship...

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...

News Articles [435 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Sunrise Hitek Announces Ship Date for Stylus-equipped Rugged iPad Case, Improves Touch Performance

Sunrise Hitek debuts their fifth generation slim tough case https://uuberstore.com/product/ipad-slim-tough-case-g5 for iPad Air and iPad 2/3/4. The slim tough case is one of the most durable iPad case...

When the patient’s touch alters the doctor

I do not know about you, but I get confused about the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.  Asked for a definition, I usually say something about how when you try to measure something, you change it, th...

Chinese villagers seek to banish HIV-infected boy: state media

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Authorities in a Chinese village have launched a "thought education" campaign after more than 200 villagers signed a petition to banish an eight-year-old boy infected with the HIV...

Advanced TeleSensors Awarded Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Award

Los Angeles Business Journal Recognizes Avant Garde Touchless Health Monitor Technology Advanced TeleSensors, Inc., (ATS) is the recipient of the 2014

DeedCarrier Launches New Online Dedicated Good Deed Messaging Service

DeedCarrier.com provides new online environment to encourage and communicate personal acts of altruism. Torrance, California (PRWEB) December 16, 2014 DeedCarrier.com is a new online company that pro...

New Line of Ring Buoys and Throw Lines Introduced for Top Life Saving Care

Ring buoys are a great tool for rescues and can go places rescuer cannot. Lifeguard Master now offers a new line of six different ring buoys and 2 different throw lines. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) Decem...

Former Johnson & Johnson Senior Executive to Lead New Early Stage Diabetes Device Company

Smart Meter Corporation, a New York company developing innovative diabetes medical devices including the iGlucose® Blood Glucose Monitoring System, recently announced that Wycliffe (Cliff) X. McI...

Anti-Malarial Synriam Heads To Africa

Indian pharmaceutical firm Ranbaxy has been approved to market Synriam, its new anti-malarial product, in Cameroon, Guinea, the Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Uganda: a total of seven countr...

Solving a Long-Standing Mystery, Team Identifies Key Protein Sensor for Touch

The discovery from the Patapoutian lab will enable scientists to test the relationship between touch and pain.

Neonode to Demonstrate Cutting Edge Touch Technologies at CES 2015

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neonode Inc. (Nasdaq:NEON), the optical touch technology company, today announced it will showcase cutting edge touch and proximity technologies f...

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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]

Characterizing and Comparing the Profile of Microorganisms From Specific Body Sites and Environmental Surfaces in Newly Disinfected Patient Rooms

Overall Aim: To describe and to assess the change in the temporal profile and transmission of microorganisms between patients and environmental surfaces after admission into a newly disinf...

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...

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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