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Huge advances in medical technology have led to increasingly advanced implanted neurological devices, such as deep brain, vagal nerve, and spinal cord stimulators. Elon Musk’s Neuralink, a wireless brain-computer interface (BCI), is one of the more well-known devices. China recently unveiled its own BCI implant, indicating that it’s quickly catching the US in the neurotechnological space.Continue
A protein obtained from mussels could one day keep infections from occurring at the site of bone implants such as artificial hips. And while the protein does kill the microbes, it should still limit the development of antibiotic-resistant "superbacteria."Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Postech, Implant, Infections, Antibiotic, Bacteria
Tech billionaire Elon Musk has claimed his Neuralink company has successfully implanted one of its wireless brain chips in a human. In a post on X, formerly Twitter, he said […] The post Elon Musk’s Neuralink implants brain chip, Amazon/iRobot merger abandoned appeared first on ShinyShiny.
A chronic condition that occurs when the pancreas stops making insulin (type 1) or the body can’t effectively use the insulin it makes (type 2), diabetes can lead to a raft of complications. The disease, which affects hundreds of millions of people globally, was the focus of much research in 2023, resulting in a few ‘world-firsts’. From trialing a diabetes-slowing tablet to using plant extracts a
In order to keep surgeries minimally invasive, it would be great if implants could be injected into the body in liquid form, then solidified once in place. Well, a new ultrasound-based 3D printing process may one day make that very thing possible.Continue ReadingCategory: 3D Printing, TechnologyTags: Implant, Duke University, Harvard, Ultrasound
If you've ever tried pulling a mussel off a rock, you'll know that they're pretty darn good at holding on. The secret to their success is a natural adhesive, which has now been replicated in a glue that could help keep orthopedic implants attached to bone tissue.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Fraunhofer, Implant, Biomimicry, Bones, Adhesive
While titanium implants such as artificial hips can greatly improve patients' lives, they're also subject to serious bacterial infections. An experimental new antibacterial titanium alloy, however, could make such problems a thing of the past.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Washington State University, Implant, Titanium, Alloy, Antibacterial
Inspired by the wings of dragonflies and cicadas, researchers have developed a new coating for orthopedic implants. It not only shreds harmful bacteria, but also monitors stress on the system, meaning it could warn of impending implant failure.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Implant, Biomimicry, Biomimetic, University of Illinois, Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Bacteria, orthopedi
Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin have created a mind-reading AI system that can take images of a person’s brain activity and translate them into a continuous stream of text. Called a semantic decoder, the system may help people who are conscious but unable to speak, such as those who’ve suffered a stroke.Continue ReadingCategory: TechnologyTags: Mind-reading, Brain-computer inte
Currently, small metal implants either have to be surgically removed from the body once they're no longer needed, or just left inside indefinitely – both of which can lead to complications. Now, however, scientists have devised a method of breaking them down in place using liquid metal.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: MIT, liquid metal, Implant


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