Archive: 02/8/2011

FDA approves first MRI-safe pacemaker

The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first pacemaker system -- produced by medical device giant Medtronic Inc. -- that can be used safely with MRI scanners.

dateFeb 08, 2011 in Other
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Trial and error: The brain learns from mistakes

In the developing brain, countless nerve connections are made which turn out to be inappropriate and as a result must eventually be removed. The process of establishing a neuronal network does not always prove ...

dateFeb 08, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Electronic cigarettes hold promise as aid to quitting

A study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers reports that electronic cigarettes are a promising tool to help smokers quit, producing six-month abstinence rates nearly double those for traditional ...

dateFeb 08, 2011 in Health
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