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Researchers create nanopatch for the heart

When you suffer a heart attack, a part of your heart dies. Nerve cells in the heart's wall and a special class of cells that spontaneously expand and contract – keeping the heart beating in perfect synchronicity – ...

dateMay 19, 2011 in Bio & Medicine
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Potassium channel gene modifies risk for epilepsy

Vanderbilt University researchers have identified a new gene that can influence a person's risk for developing epilepsy. The findings, reported in the March 29 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could improve ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Genetics
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Blood simple circuitry for cyborgs

Could electronic components made from human blood be the key to creating cyborg interfaces? Circuitry that links human tissues and nerve cells directly to an electronic device, such as a robotic limb or artificial eye might ...

dateMar 30, 2011 in Engineering
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