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Spine Deformities: Innovative Robotic Spine Exoskeleton for its Characterization

Researchers have invented a new Robotic Spine Exoskeleton, a dynamic spine brace that enabled them to conduct the first study that looks at in vivo measurements of torso stiffness and characterizes the three-dimensional stiffness of the human torso.

This device may solve current bracing limitations and lead to new treatments for children with spine deformities such as idiopathic scoliosis and kyphosis.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Shown A Significant Improvement In Patients' Cognitive Function

Researchers shown cortisol replacement therapies, to more closely replicate the secretion patterns of people with normal levels of the hormone, has shown a significant improvement in patients' cognitive function. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). The findings are potentially important and underline the case for novel therapeutic approaches, as patients on cortisol replacement therapy often have side effects that make it difficult for them to lead normal lives.

A Novel Drug Could Enhance Stroke Patient Recovery

A team of researchers from several institutions in Japan has found that a certain drug in combination with physical rehabilitation therapy has resulted in improved recovery from a stroke in animal studies. The discovery, reported in the journal Science, offers a promise for millions people worldwide who suffer from strokes.