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#Electroceuticals: swapping drugs for devices

#Electroceuticals: swapping drugs for devices | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

Bioelectronics is the field of developing medicines that use electrical impulses to modulate the body's neural circuits as an alternative to drug-based interventions. How far away are we from having these very targeted "electroceuticals"?


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Twenty years ago, neurosurgeon and researcher Kevin Tracey was studying whether an experimental molecule called CNI-1493 could limit damage to the brain after a stroke. His team was injecting the molecule into the brains of rats during a stroke to see how successfully it prevented swelling -- an immune system response -- of the brain.

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Ajan Reginald's curator insight, May 29, 2013 5:12 AM

fascinating approach goes beyond pain relief

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Healthcare IT Pros Can Do Great Things with a Strong Infusion of Big Data | Attunity Blog

Healthcare IT Pros Can Do Great Things with a Strong Infusion of Big Data | Attunity Blog | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Healthcare IT Pros Can Do Great Things with a Strong Infusion of Big Data (RT @attunity: Healthcare IT Pros Can Do Great Things w/ a Strong Infusion of #BigData http://t.co/9coxSZ2AbO [BLOG] #healthIT...
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The potential for transformation-based big data analytics has become clear in nearly every field over the past few months. Modern organizations simply deal with more data on a regular basis than they did in recent years, meaning the resources needed to complete the transition are in place. This generated an interesting tension in sectors like healthcare. Professionals in these fields can do great things - even save lives - with a strong infusion of big data. However, they must make sure they have powerful ways to transfer the information they use. Without dedicated options like enterprise file replication, these firms could end up simply throwing away investment money.

 
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