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MIT Solution To Math Problem Could Lead To Better Dental Implants, More Resistance To Missiles
... as a "theoretical curiosity" could lead to dental implants
that won'tcrack and tank armor that's more resista...als usedin dental and orthopaedic implants. "These implants
are currently made of ahomogeneous material," Professor Suresh said. "By using a graded material, th...
DFG To Fund Four New Research Units
...ical University will embark on a search for better implants
in the research unit "Studies of, and interactions...nterfaces". They will strive to find materials for implants
which bond more firmly to human bone than has been possible so far. The researchers will try to gain...
MIT Microchip Releases Chemicals On Demand
...ves. Other applications lie in drug delivery. Most implants
and patches currently onthe market deliver drugs c...ger, who iswell-known for his work on polymers and implants
for drug delivery. "Iimmediately thought of Michael [Cima], and told one of my students to call himA...
Stent Procedures May Be Unnecessary In Some Heart Cases
...y Medical Centerresearchers indicates that 1 in 12 implants
of tiny tubes called stents to holdopen newly uncl...thatapproximately 8 percent to 18 percent of stent implants
did not appear to benecessary, especially for men whose vessels had shorter atherosclerotic lesions...
UCSF Study Shows Novel "Stress-Sharing" Prosthetic Device To Save Legs With Cancer Stimulates Bone Development
..."Previous research has shown that the conventional implants
are becoming looseand failing in approximately 50 ... the cases after 20 years," said Johnston.When the implants
become loose, said the researchers, patients experience pain,may start limping, or may not be able t...
Fetal Cell Therapy Benefits Some Parkinson's Patients
...d, controlled clinical trial of fetal dopaminecell implants
for Parkinson's disease show that the surgery help...-year follow-up periodin patients who received the implants
than in those who received placebo, thesesevere adverse experiences showed no consistent or logical ...
Cochlear Implant Increases Access To Mainstream Education
...ot benefitfrom high-powered hearing aids. Cochlear implants
have been found to be amongthe most cost-effective medical procedures, ranking above other medical interventions likecoronary arterybypass surgery and cardiac transplantation. The study's other authors were Mary E. Koch, M.A.; J. Robert Wyatt, M...
Cellular Implants Explored For Brain Trauma
...ng, and pharmacology,has been investigating neural implants
to one day correct brain injuries, whichaffect nearly two million people every year. For the most part, neuronaltransplantation has concentrated on stroke, neurodegenerative disorders, andspinal-cord injuries. Last year, hNT cells -immortalized human...
New Technique Induces Growth Across Spinal Cord Injury
... attempts to repairsevered spinal cords focused on implants
of peripheral nerve-tissue "bridges,"reproducing cellular environments similar to that of peripheral nerves, orgrafts made from embryonic spinal cords, which have the capacity to regenerate. The success of those efforts, Woolf says, has been marginal...
Implanted defibrillators and anti-theft systems appear safe under normal circumstances
... over thedefibrillators to reprogram the patients' implants
during the tests. Althoughthe devices continued to record data on heart rate and whether a shock should bedelivered, the shocking mechanism was turned off so that the patients were in nodanger of having their devices fire during the test. "W...
Study shows benefit of pioneering U-M program for newborns at risk of hearing impairment
...the condition," Kilenyexplains. "Now that cochlear implants
are available for infants as young as 18months, it's increasingly important to make sure that babies with hearingproblems are treated soon after their condition develops." Children whose hearing problems go undetected and untreated can sufferdevelopm...
Yale prostate cancer study shows newer implant therapy has fewer side-effects, could lead to better treatment outcomes
...er, more commonly prescribed therapy. "While both implants
were extraordinarily successful at preventing majo...ating early prostate cancer. About 30,000 prostate implants
will be performed in the United States in the year 2000. The research included an analysis of the p...
American Academy of Periodontology's 86th annual meeting
...eriodontal medicine, cosmetic periodontal surgery, implants
and non-surgical therapies to thousands of dental practitioners. Sessions will include: Periodontal Medicine: Systemic Links Periodontal Medicine Women's Health Issues: Pregnancy, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Smoking and Osteoporosis Med...
Researchers take steps to growing replacement blood vessels
...." Once inside the heart, the implants
could begin to undo the damage of a heart attack. This relates to his other work in the Biomedical Engineering Center at Ohio State, Moldovan said. There the aim is to the ...
Breast reconstruction during mastectomy boosts well-being most, study finds
...se who have reconstructive surgery later. Choosing implants
or the patient's own tissue makes only small diffe...ction. The rest had artificial tissue expanders or implants
filled with saline or silicone. Two thirds, or 161 patients, had reconstruction during mastectomy su...
Common hearing test for newborns may be wrong up to a third of the time
...skills. But those who get hearing aids or cochlear implants
early because of an in-hospital test or an alert pediatrician can often progress normally. As a result, a 1993 National Institutes of Health report and a 1995 joint commission endorsed universal newborn screening. More than 30 states have since calle...
'Stomach pacemaker' in use at Temple
...is performed under general anesthesia, the surgeon implants
two small electrodes in the muscle wall of the stomach. The lead is then connected to the implantable neurostimulator that is placed beneath the skin, usually positioned below the rib cage and above the belt line in the abdomen. The pacemaker then ...
Deaf children who get cochlear implants earliest get the biggest language boost, large study finds
...s of younger and older children who have had their implants
for the same length of time, despite the older chi... hearing-impaired children should receive cochlear implants
as early as possible if they cannot benefit from hearing aids. "We found a significant difference i...
New materials could mean longer lasting artificial hips
...ed and deteriorating hips. But even artificial hip implants
slowly deteriorate and eventually can break down due to wear, often because of inadequate lubrication. Nicholas Spencer, of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, reported on progress in developing longer-lasting artificial hip...
Transplanted human neural stem cells improve memory in rats
... Aged, memory-impaired rats that had received the implants
performed as well as-and in one case, better than-younger rats. The aged rats also outperformed control animals. Postmortem examination of the rats' brains demonstrated that the transplanted human brain cells had not only differentiated and were thri...
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