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Extreme stretch-growth of axons

...spinal cord and nerve-damage therapy, since longer implantable axons are necessary for this type of repair. In the present study, the team, led by Douglas H. Smith, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair, placed neurons from rat dorsal root ganglia (clusters of nerve...

Listen up! Mice may hold key to restoring human hearing loss

...he first step toward the ultimate goal of creating implantable human hair cells that will grow happily; eventually repairing damaged hearing and restoring balance. Corwin, a neuroscience professor from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and Heller, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School ...

Annals of internal medicine tip sheet, July 20, 2004

... air travel and security devices on pacemakers and implantable automatic defibrillators; preflight screening; and in-flight venous thrombosis. They make recommendations on safe air travel after heart attacks and prevention of in-flight deep venous thrombosis. Authors also present a nine-item pretravel checklist...

University of Pittsburgh receives NIH funding to develop heart assist device for infants

...a recovering heart. Since the device will be fully implantable with a small lead to an external power supply, children supported by the device will be able to be mobile and active. The technology being applied to the development of the PVAD builds on the innovative work of James F. Antaki, Ph.D., associate profe...

Portable kidney dialysis machine developed

...elopment of a wearable dialysis device, or even an implantable version. "MMD technology is allowing us to reduce ...As this technology develops, the possibility of an implantable dialysis device becomes very real." Jim Curtis, a certified hemodialysis technologist, works as area...

Microscopes provide new view for tissue engineering

...ation of cells ultimately intended to develop into implantable organs or other body-part replacements. The new dual-imaging tool provides a much needed capability for the emerging tissue engineering field, which aims to regenerate form and function in damaged or diseased tissues and organs. Until now, scrutiny o...

Little-studied waves in the heart may be cause of defibrillation failure

...shock, either with paddles on the chest or with an implantable defibrillator, is the best way to stop fibrillatio...ock as possible to minimize tissue damage and, for implantable defibrillators, to save your batteries," Wikswo continued. "However, if the voltage is too low, fib...

NSF awards $68 million for new engineering centers

...develop enhanced microelectronic systems to enable implantable devices to treat blindness, paralysis and loss of cognitive function. Including the new awards, NSF supports 24 {{Engineering Research Centers --http://www.eng.nsf.gov/eec/erc.htm}} in the fields of Bioengineering, Earthquake Engineering, Design, Ma...

NSF news tips - September 22, 2003

...versity is a bioengineer who is developing various implantable medical devices. Her NSF CAREER awards (BES-99838...supported her studies of biomimetic interfaces for implantable microelectrical-mechanical systems (MEMS). NSF has also funded her to work on fabricating biologica...

UGA faculty of engineering researchers awarded $1 million NSF grant to develop nanoscale biosensors

... The increasing demand and interest in developing implantable glucose sensors for treating diabetes has led to notable progress in this area and the team plans to refine key issues of long-term calibration and other aging effects on the sensors. The team's collaborative work is the result of the creative approa...

Popular Science announces second annual 'Brilliant 10:' the country's top young scientists

... engineering. For her PhD project, Desai built an implantable device that eliminates the daily insulin injections diabetics give themselves to control blood sugar levels. She's moved past that and is now working to build better artificial blood vessels. The existing variety cannot constrict or dilate as natural...

A tiny pump promises big time performance

...pe stage, but the weightless, maintenance-free and implantable "pumpless pump" probably is not too far off, he speculated. "We are not there yet, but this is going to take off very fast," he said. "Perhaps three to four years." That might not seem soon enough for diabetics who would gladly trade lancets and bloo...

Johns Hopkins receives $24 million from Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to study sudden cardiac death

...ening of the arteries currently are candidates for implantable defibrillators, devices that shock the heart back to normal rhythm during electrical misfiring, says Marbn, the Michel Mirowski, M.D., Professor of Cardiology. Yet most patients with the devices will likely never need them, making this widespread tr...

Miniature implantable sensor likely lifesaver for patients

... and Gerard Cot of Texas A&M University. The tiny implantable sensor about the diameter of a quarter -- and micro-instrumentation being developed by Ericson would provide real-time information by transmitting data to a nearby receiver. Specifically, the unit employs optical sensors to assess tissue circulation...

Kimberly-Clark Worldwide donates intellectual property to Rensselaer

...y's long-range plans include wound-care dressings, implantable surgical devices, and tissue engineering. As a Rensselaer graduate student, Serafica and Henry Bungay, professor of chemical engineering, invented the process to efficiently produce microbial cellulose. Rensselaer patented that process and licensed i...

Potential of regenerative medicine explored

...piratory support and easing the physical burden of implantable left-ventricular assist devices. The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine (MIRM) was established in the summer of 2000 to realize the vast potential of tissue engineering and other techniques aimed at repairing damaged or diseased tissues and ...

Implant may stabilize schizophrenia patients' treatment

...Pennsylvania's School of Medicine have designed an implantable device capable of delivering anti-psychotic medica...ms." Siegel said. "The advantage of relying on an implantable anti-psychotic medicine is that patients are able to make decisions about the future course of their...

Implantable pain pumps improve cancer patients' quality of life

An implantable pump that delivers pain medication in a slow-relea...tients were randomly assigned to either receive an implantable pump delivering medications directly into the spinal fluid or to continue taking pain medicine by mo...

Horseshoe crabs survival rate after biomedical bleeding is high

...the presence of endotoxins in injectible drugs and implantable devices. The chemical is more important than ever due to the anti-terrorism efforts," explains Berkson. "All vaccines, including smallpox and anthrax, must be tested for the presence of endotoxins using LAL." The research at the Horseshoe Crab Resear...

APS announces its 2002 Young Investigators Awards

...am have developed a wireless radio transmitter (an implantable amplifier and telemetry unit) for recording the nerve activity generated by the brain that controls blood pressure. With the new amplifier, he hopes to explore why sympathetic activity increases in the early stage of high blood pressure in some peop...

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