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Regenerative medicine breakthrough

Regenerative medicine breakthrough

Aug 18, 2017 United States
Researchers have developed a new technology, Tissue Nanotransfection, that can generate any cell type of interest for treatment within the patient's own body. This technology may be used to repair injured tissue or restore function of aging tissue, including organs, blood vessels and nerve cells.
Using ultrasound to trigger on-demand, site-specific pain relief

Using ultrasound to trigger on-demand, site-specific pain relief

Aug 16, 2017 1 United States
A novel system uses ultrasound to trigger the release of nerve-blocking agents — injected into specific sites of the body ahead of time — when and where pain relief is needed most.
IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteries

IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteries

Aug 14, 2017 China
Researchers in China have engineered bendable batteries that can run on body-inspired liquids such as normal IV saline solution and cell-culture medium.
University of Florida performs its first retinal implant

University of Florida performs its first retinal implant

Aug 7, 2017 United States
The University of Florida performs its first retinal implant with the Argus II by Second Sight. The Argus II is an epiretinal implant consisting of an inner electrode array placed in the eye where it can stimulate the remaining cells in the retina, effectively taking the place of the rod and cone cells that have died off due to degenerative retinal diseases like retinitis pigmetosa.
Trigeminal nerve stimulation shows promise

Trigeminal nerve stimulation shows promise

Aug 4, 2017 United States
Researchers have published a paper with research findings that could have implications for the treatment of many neurological conditions, including severe traumatic brain injury.
Clothes intertwined with nanotech will treat eczema

Clothes intertwined with nanotech will treat eczema

Aug 2, 2017 Portugal
Tiny capsules embedded in the clothes we wear could soon be used to counteract the rise of sensitive skin conditions.
Skin vaccination with microneedle patch

Skin vaccination with microneedle patch

Jul 24, 2017 United States
A boosting skin vaccination with a biodegradable microneedle patch and protein constructed from sequences of influenza virus subtypes could improve the effectiveness of conventional influenza vaccines.
Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator clinical trial

Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator clinical trial

Jul 19, 2017 United States
Clinical trial to investigate the safety and effectiveness of the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS™) device for the rehabilitation of chronic balance deficits caused by mild-to-moderate Traumatic Brain Injury.
Towards a high-resolution, implantable neural interface

Towards a high-resolution, implantable neural interface

Jul 12, 2017 United States
The goal of The Neural Engineering System Design program is developing an implantable system able to provide precision communication between the brain and the digital world.
Technique to monitor laryngeal & vagus nerves in surgery

Technique to monitor laryngeal & vagus nerves in surgery

Jul 3, 2017 United States
n a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have discovered a novel technique to monitor laryngeal and vagus nerve function while patients are under anesthesia during otolaryngology and neurosurgery procedures.
Soap bubbles may help us understand immune cells and cancer

Soap bubbles may help us understand immune cells and cancer

Jun 29, 2017 United Kingdom
Scientists have developed an advanced new microscopy technique that could revolutionise our understanding of how immune and cancer cells find their way through the body.