Mindfulness eases depressive symptoms, study shows

African-American women with lower socio-economic status have an increased risk of depressive disorders, yet they rarely seek out antidepressants or psychotherapy because of negative attitudes and stigma associated with conventional mental health treatments.

A new pilot Northwestern Medicine study showed that eight weeks of mindfulness training helped alleviate their depressive … Continue reading

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FDA Clears SPR Therapeutics Pain Management Device

SPR Therapeutics received clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration to commercialize the SPRINT™ Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) System. SPRINT is the first and only completely reversible and minimallyinvasive peripheral nerve stimulation system cleared to provide relief of chronic and acute pain, including postoperative and posttraumatic pain.

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Simultaneous multiview capture and fusion improves spatial resolution in wide-field and light-sheet microscopy

Most fluorescence microscopes are inefficient, collecting only a small fraction of the emitted light at any instant. Besides wasting valuable signal, this inefficiency also reduces spatial resolution and causes imaging volumes to exhibit significant resolution anisotropy. We describe microscopic and computational techniques that address these problems by simultaneously capturing and … Continue reading

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FDA approves CyPass Micro-Stent

The CyPass® Micro-Stent is a minimally invasive device that can be implanted at the time of cataract surgery. About 20% of patients undergoing cataract surgery also have glaucoma, leading to a large number of patients who could conveniently receive combined therapy.

FDA has approved CyPass micro stent from Alcon Laboratories.

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