New care model enhances psychological, cognitive and physical recovery of ICU survivors

The Critical Care Recovery Center care model — the nation’s first collaborative care concept focusing on the extensive cognitive, physical and psychological recovery needs of intensive care unit survivors — decreases the likelihood of serious illness after discharge from an ICU, according to a new study from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University schools of medicine and nursing. —> Read More Here

Blind Girl Produces Whimsical ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Scene As She’s Always Pictured It

A little girl’s “Oz” has been brought to life in a mesmerizing ad.

Comcast recently released an advertisement featuring a blind 7-year-old girl named Emily. In the video above, Emily describes how she envisions the classic movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” and animations accompany her words.

My tin man has a big toe the size of a house. The lion is small like a toy poodle and has webbed duck feet,” the girl says in the ad. “And that’s Dorothy. She looks like me.”

In a behind-the-scenes video uploaded to YouTube, Emily says that blind people take a unique approach to watching movies.

“You pretty much have to take everything off of memory, or touch, or hearing, or smell, or sound, or taste,” she says in the video. “It’s different because you can see the screen and what’s happening. I can only hear it. I hear the [tiniest] sounds.”

The commercial, entitled “Emily’s Oz,” is promoting Comcast’s talking guide, a feature on their X1 platform that reads selections out loud, including program titles, network names and time slots. Ultimately, the feature is aimed at making entertainment more accessible for people with visual —> Read More Here

Preventing the spread of cancer with copper molecules

Chemists at Bielefeld University have developed a molecule containing copper that binds specifically with DNA and prevents the spread of cancer. First results show that it kills the cancer cells more quickly than cisplatin — a widely used anti-cancer drug that is frequently administered in chemotherapy. When developing the anti-tumor agent, Dr. Thorsten Glaser and his team cooperated with biochemists and physicists. The design of the new agent is basic research. —> Read More Here

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