Using VR training to boost the sense of agency and improve motor control

With Japan’s society rapidly aging, there has been a sharp increase in patients who experience motor dysfunctions. Rehabilitation is key to overcoming such ailments. A researcher from Tohoku University has developed a new virtual reality (VR) based method that can benefit rehabilitation and sports training by increasing bodily awareness and improving motor control. His research […]

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Proteomic analysis reveals when and how which proteins are degraded in cancer cells by autophagy pathways

A fundamental process by which cellular components are degraded is autophagy. Defects in autophagy pathways are strongly associated with multiple human diseases, including neurodegenerative disorders and cancer. Despite their importance, to date, a comprehensive characterization of the extent and selectivity for Autophagic degradomes has remained largely uncharacterized. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have in two studies […]

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Remote, online support for at-home blood pressure management is effective, low-cost

At-home blood pressure monitoring using a web-based system offering personalized support and linked to a remote healthcare professional can result in better hypertension management than face-to-face consultations, finds a study led by University of Oxford, Bristol and Southampton researchers. In the United Kingdom, more than 30 percent of adults have raised blood pressure, also known […]

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Time to act on autism diagnosis deficiencies

Identification of autism, followed by appropriate intervention, has the potential to improve outcomes for autistic individuals—but Flinders University experts say that presently not enough qualified people can diagnose. Professor Robyn Young, a specialist autism researcher at Flinders University, says insufficient time and money lay at the root of the problem. “I doubt that thorough testing […]

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