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'Sugar' New Energy Source For Future Medical Implants
2012-06-13 16:48:00

Implantable fuel cell built at MIT could power neural prosthetics that help patients regain control of limbs. MIT engineers have developed a fuel cell that runs on the same sugar that powers human cells: glucose. This glucose fuel cell could be used to drive highly efficient brain implants of the future, which could help paralyzed patients move their arms and legs again. The fuel cell, described in the June 12 edition of the journal PLoS ONE, strips electrons from glucose molecules to...

A Middle-Ear Microphone
2012-04-30 07:15:25

Device could make cochlear implants more convenient Cochlear implants have restored basic hearing to some 220,000 deaf people, yet a microphone and related electronics must be worn outside the head, raising reliability issues, preventing patients from swimming and creating social stigma. Now, a University of Utah engineer and colleagues in Ohio have developed a tiny prototype microphone that can be implanted in the middle ear to avoid such problems. The proof-of-concept device has...

2012-04-07 23:01:36

Parker Waichman LLP is warning patients about the dangers of Thoratec´s HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS). Although the Class I recall implies that there potentially fatal complications, the “recalled” device remains on the market. Following reports of improper detachment at the bend relief component, the FDA is concerned that the defect “may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death”. Port Washigton, NY (PRWEB) April 07, 2012...

2012-04-05 23:01:29

Medical meeting presentations to include post-market surveillance study results and comparison of survival to transplant/INTERMACS profile among MCS devices. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the world´s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that this year´s annual meeting of the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) being held April 18-21 in Prague,...

2012-03-01 13:05:00

Doctors Estimate up to 10 Patients a Year at Allegheny Could Benefit from the Total Artificial Heart as a Bridge to Transplant Tucson, Ariz. (PRWEB) March 01, 2012 SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the world´s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) performed its first implant of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart on Feb. 17. “We are extremely proud to be the first...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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