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Designing better medical implants

Biomedical devices that can be implanted in the body for drug delivery, tissue engineering, or sensing can help improve treatment for many diseases. However, such devices are often susceptible to attack by ...

dateMay 18, 2015 in Materials Science
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Implantable electrode coating good as gold

A team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore and UC Davis have found that covering an implantable neural electrode with nanoporous gold could eliminate the risk of scar tissue forming over the electrode's ...

dateMay 05, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Oxygen-sensing microrobots

(Phys.org) —When the retina's supply of blood and oxygen runs low, physicians have to react quickly to preserve a patient's eyesight. But up until now there have been no methods sensitive enough to measure ...

dateMay 06, 2013 in Engineering
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Stem cells could heal equine tendon injuries

Tendon injuries affect athletic horses at all levels. Researchers from the University of Connecticut are studying the use of stem cells in treating equine tendon injuries. Their findings were published Oct. 16 in the Journal of ...

dateNov 01, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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New plaster enhances wound healing

(Phys.org) -- Swiss researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a plaster that accelerates wound healing and is easily removed from the wound at any time. Burn victims in particular may profit from this invention ...

dateMay 31, 2012 in Materials Science
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FDA sees possible cancer risk with breast implants

(AP) -- Federal health officials said Wednesday they are investigating a possible link between breast implants and a very rare form of cancer after reviewing a handful of cases reported over the last 13 years.

dateJan 26, 2011 in Cancer
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Transforming skin cells into cartilage

In this paper, Noriyuki Tsumaki and his team at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, used fibroblasts isolated from adult mouse skin, and expressed proteins used to induce pluripotency along with a factor that ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Medical research
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