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User-Friendly Brace Helps Paraplegics To Walk
...tation technologists have developed an orthopaedic brace
whichmakes it possible for paraplegics to carry out all kinds of everyday activities again.The brace
is more versatile and easier to transport than previous models. It alsoallows the patient to bend hi...
Plakin proteins brace nerve axons and allow for the transport of neurotransmitter vesicles
... that a group ofbolt-like proteins called plakins, brace
the intermediate filaments. Of thethree filamentous systems of the cytoskeleton, intermediate filaments have adiameter that places them between the microfilaments (think of them as hightension wires) and microtubules (the I-beam of the cell). Now...
Bracing is less effective in overweight teens with scoliosis
...r back and hips. On average, the teens wore a back brace
for about 14 hours per day until beginning a weani...lf of all teens had a successful outcome following brace
treatment, which researchers defined as no more than a five degree increase in the primary curve fro...
Brace therapy for osteoarthrisis, legal issues in TBI research, prosthetic fitting
...y 80% of people with knee arthritis satisfied with brace
treatment, pg 187 In a study of brace
use to treat knee arthritis, nearly 80% of patients were very satisfied or satisfied with their brac...
Molecular staples shape a cancer killer
...earchers used the hydrocarbon stapling strategy to brace
the peptide from within. "We substituted non-natural amino acids for natural amino acids in selected positions," he said. "The non-natural amino acids look very similar to the natural ones, except that they include hydrocarbons that can be cross-lin...
Optimizing protein's 'death domain' halts leukemia in laboratory study
... applying a new chemical approach, we were able to brace
peptides from within to generate biological tools that hadn't existed before," says Walensky, "and these new molecules directly inhibit a protein interaction that we're interested in. The potential is that you could take any alpha helix involved in a...