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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
In a first-of-its-kind pilot study, scientists have surgically implanted a device into the brains of two obese subjects suffering from binge-eating disorder. The device was designed to detect and disrupt brain signals associated with binge-eating food cravings, with promising results laying the foundations for a future where implants can control a variety of impulsive behaviors.Continue ReadingCa
Scientists experimenting with the makeup of metal alloys used for medical implants have made a significant breakthrough, resulting in a biomaterial with supreme flexibility and wear resistance. The team's new superelastic alloy overcomes some key safety issues and offers the kind of strain recovery and durability needed for long-term stints in the human body.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, Sci
Arkenlight and Axorus have teamed up to prototype the first artificial neuron powered by a diamond betavoltaic battery made from nuclear waste. The goal is to develop medical-grade implants with energy sources that will last decades without charging.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Neurological, Diamonds, Nuclear, Energy, University of Bristol, Radioactivity, Battery Technology, Im
Powering medical implants can be tricky, but tapping into the body’s own fuel source could keep them going long-term. A new design for a tiny fuel cell converts glucose into electricity to power implants more efficiently than any other so far.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Energy, Implant, Fuel Cell, Glucose, MIT, Technical University Munich
Transmitting data from medical implants in the body can be tricky, but researchers at Columbia University have now developed a new technique that essentially writes data to ions in human tissue, where it can then be read from a receiver outside the body at high transmission speeds.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Implant, Ions, Wireless, Biotechnology, Columbia University
Even though electronic implants such as pacemakers may save people's lives, the body's immune system sees those same implants as unwanted foreign objects. An experimental new drug-doped coating, however, may help keep that from happening.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: University of Cambridge, Implant, The Immune System, Inflammatory is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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