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Huge Pew study says human augmentation will be a hard sell, but it probably won’t be

Posted on 07/28 19:51 in Shows | 0

There are basically two arguments against non-medical human augmentation.The study focuses most powerfully on gene editing of babies and adults, upgraded synthetic blood, and intracranial brain implants for cognitive enhancement.

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Self-destructing batteries could change recycling, medical implants, even war

Posted on 08/09 16:24 in Shows | 0

There’s something many people find almost distasteful about tech that’s designed to destroy itself — even if the timeline for that destruction is longer than the device could realistically last.This week, researchers at Iowa State University got a lot closer to that goal with a new transient battery that could power self-destructing electronics.

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Drug delivery implants could change the way we approach chronic conditions

Posted on 11/22 19:44 in Shows | 0

There’s a trend in medicine toward using implants to deliver medication over long periods of time.Hormonal medications aren’t the only kind of drug that stands to benefit from a better vehicle for administration, though.

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Bionic Carbon Fiber Arm From Lamborghini? It Could Happen

Posted on 06/02 19:26 in Shows | 0

The automaker known for go-fast cars will partner with Houston Methodist Research Institute to create live-better humans.They’ll collaborate on the development of carbon fiber composites that could be used for medical purposes.

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New PillCam Uses Wireless Radio, CCD Cameras to Diagnose Heartburn

Posted on 06/26 02:48 in Shows | 0

Many a web search has resulted in the familiar shutdown: “not available in America, although in common use in Europe.While the FDA has provisionally approved the PillCam for use, they only allow it after a patient has experienced an unsuccessful endoscopy or colonoscopy.

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New Implants Could Treat Type 2 Diabetes Without Needles

Posted on 06/26 18:38 in Shows | 0

Another condition that has resisted the implant approach is type 2 diabetes.But type 2 diabetes is more related to insulin insensitivity than it is to failure to produce insulin in the first place.

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Drug Delivery Implants, Electrical Stimulation Can Manage Chronic Pain

Posted on 06/29 19:10 in Shows | 0

Physicians have long been interested in approaches to chronic pain management that are less prone to abuse than traditionally prescribed medications.There’s a real problem growing in America, and new treatments for chronic pain could potentially address it, via drug delivery implant systems and intrathecal electrical stimulation.

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