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Belgian researchers have identified a protein formulation that mimics the structure and rigidity of the natural lining in a women’s ovaries, a breakthrough for women with infertility or cancer patients who had radiation or chemotherapy treatments. Findings are published in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics.

Researchers from the University of Minnesota used 3D printing to build lifelike artificial organ models that mimic the look, structure, mechanical properties and feel of human organs. Findings were published in Advanced Materials Technologies.

Elderly patients who played 3D-platform games such as Nintendo's Super Mario 64 saw improvements in short-term memory and an increase in gray matter in the brain, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.

A video game that promotes balance by instructing users to hold poses could help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Accessing an online cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) program could improve the quality of life of patients with mood and anxiety disorders, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry.


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Wanted: provider feedback on health IT IT companies need to bring in doctors and other healthcare stakeholders in order to ensure that new technologies and applications are actually useful--a process which is currently fragmented at best, according to a paper published in a recent special issue of the Journal of the Association for Information Systems.
Amerinet selects 4medica as connectivity supplier Healthcare group purchasing organization Amerinet has selected  4medica as a healthcare IT connectivity supplier to the organization's 2,729 hospital members.