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VNS therapy receives FDA approval for expanded MRI labeling

VNS therapy receives FDA approval for expanded MRI labeling

Jun 23, 2017 United States
More than one in three people with epilepsy has drug-resistant seizures, meaning seizures persist in spite of treatment with antiepileptic medications.
Nano fiber feels forces and hears sounds made by cells

Nano fiber feels forces and hears sounds made by cells

Jun 14, 2017 United States
Engineers have developed a miniature device that's sensitive enough to feel the forces generated by swimming bacteria and hear the beating of heart muscle cells.
3D printed polymer stents grow with pediatric patients and biodegrade

3D printed polymer stents grow with pediatric patients and biodegrade

Jun 14, 2017 United States
A new study demonstrates proof-of-concept for combining computational design and simulation tools with 3D printing technology to produce self-expandable polymer stents that can grow with pediatric patients, are biodegradable, and require only a minimally-invasive procedure for implantation.
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International Neuromodulation World Congress

International Neuromodulation World Congress

Jun 8, 2017
IDTechEx attended the International Neuromodulation World Congress, hosted by the International Neuromodulation Society (INS) in Edinburgh.
A noninvasive method for deep brain stimulation

A noninvasive method for deep brain stimulation

Jun 7, 2017 2 United States
Researchers have come up with a way to stimulate regions deep within the brain using electrodes placed on the scalp.
Non-invasive electroceutical for treatment of kidney disease

Non-invasive electroceutical for treatment of kidney disease

Jun 5, 2017 1 United States
The platform is a non-invasive electroceutical device that harnesses magnetically-induced electrical field pathways in cells and organs to illicit an anti-inflammatory response in tissues and organs.