News tagged with biomedical engineering

Nanofibers may help treat heart attacks

(Medical Xpress) -- Cardiovascular diseases kill over 17 million people a year globally, according to the World Health Organization, and many more suffer heart attacks but recover. Even those who do recover are more prone ...

Aug 10, 2012
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Bio-inspired glue keeps hearts securely sealed

When a child is born with a heart defect such as a hole in the heart, the highly invasive therapies are challenging due to an inability to quickly and safely secure devices inside the heart. Sutures take ...

Jan 08, 2014
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Researchers show brain's battle for attention

(Medical Xpress)—We've all been there: You're at work deeply immersed in a project when suddenly you start thinking about your weekend plans. It happens because behind the scenes, parts of your brain are ...

Apr 11, 2013
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