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Edible Battery To Power Internal Medical Devices
Devour the power!
Vitamin B2 Can Be Used To 3-D Print Medical Implants
The essential vitamin found in many foods could be used to create non-toxic scaffolds for custom medical implants.
This 3-D Printed Bioplastic Windpipe Saved A Baby’s Life
The infant's 3-D printed trachea will fully absorb into his body in two to three years.
Glucose-Powered Fuel Cell Could Use Your Body’s Resources to Drive Neural Prosthetics
Future neural prosthetics could not only tap into brain signals, but also brain fluids, using the cerebrospinal medium to power … Continued
Video: Wireless Devices Swim Through Your Bloodstream and Fix You Up, ‘Fantastic Voyage’ Style
Deliver drugs, run tests and remove blood clots
Half-Synthetic Half-Biological Material Replaces Soft Facial Tissues, Letting Doctors Shape Implants to Order
In reconstructive surgery, if a doctor needs a bone he or she can turn to a range of plastics, ceramics, … Continued
Harvard-MIT Team’s New Synthetic Vocal Cord Gel Gives Voice to the Voiceless
Call it a silent killer: some 6 percent of the U.S. population has some kind of voice disorder, most of … Continued
The First Self-Powering Nano-Device That Can Also Transmit Wireless Data
Scientists working with DARPA and Department of Energy backing have cracked the code on a kind of technological milestone, for … Continued
Implanted Electrodes Loaded With Drugs Could Monitor Brain And Treat It When Necessary
Microelectrode arrays implanted in the brain monitor neurological conditions in living patients all the time, sometimes even influencing brain activity … Continued
Infrared Light Pulses Could Make Better Bionics for Deafness, Blindness and More
Optical signals could be used instead of electrical signals to stimulate cells in the body, scientists say. In a new … Continued