University of Washington researchers have found that acorn worms can regrow major body parts, including internal organs and the nervous system. Their study in the journal Developmental Dynamics could lead to identifying genes that would permit the regeneration of limbs or restoring spinal cord nerves in humans.
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The UniExo, a modular exoskeleton designed by Ukrainian student Anton Holovachenko, won the Robohub Readers Pick award at Robot Launch 2016. The UniExo could eventually be a low-cost competitor to more established models, according to Holovachenko.
A research team at the University of Twente in the Netherlands has developed a high-tech suit with 41 sensors that can remotely track strength, flexibility, gait and other parameters from stroke victims who are recovering at home. Data from the suit, which is worn under clothing, are collected and transmitted for analysis.
Stroke rates among Americans at least 55 have dropped, while rates among younger groups increased, rising 68% among people ages 45 to 54 and increasing twofold or more among those ages 35 to 44, researchers report in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The study examined stroke incidence in 1995-99 and 2010-14.
Researchers at Washington State University are combating drug-resistant bacteria in chronic wounds and lung disease by using electricity to produce a steady concentration of hydrogen peroxide, which penetrates the bacterial biofilm to increase the efficacy of antibiotic medications. The study appeared in the journal npj Biofilms and Microbiomes.
Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., who is President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead HHS, has repeatedly proposed legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act. His plans include offering consumers fixed tax credits to buy health insurance, expanding health savings accounts, capping employer tax deductions for health insurance, creating state-run high-risk pools and allowing some coverage restrictions for pre-existing conditions.
In what was likely his last visit as commander-in-chief, President Barack Obama met with patients at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center this week for the 23rd time during his presidency. Last June, he joined amputees in the physical therapy room, accepting a push-up challenge and taking part in jumping and lunging exercises.
Choosing a successor that won't hurt family relationships or the long-term success of the business can be a difficult decision, says Roger King, a professor at Hong Kong University. Ensure you keep everyone involved, and be confident that whoever you choose is committed to the business.