News tagged with implant
Hearing loss is a significant public health problem affecting close to 50 million people in the United States alone. Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common form and is caused by the loss of sensory ...
Neuroscience Jan 09, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (39) | 16 |
Japanese researchers have successfully grown hair on hairless mice by implanting follicles created from stem cells, they announced Wednesday, sparking new hopes of a cure for baldness.
Medical research Apr 18, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (13) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- "I was blind once but now I can see. The words are no longer the sole property of religious testimony and literature. Medical progress is being made in the restoration of vision as ...
Ophthalmology Jul 18, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (10) | 4 |
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market approval to an artificial retina technology today, the first bionic eye to be approved for patients in the United States. The prosthetic technology ...
Ophthalmology Feb 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (9) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Research to restore sight to the clinically blind has reached a critical stage, with testing underway of the prototype microchips that will power the bionic eye.
Ophthalmology Apr 03, 2012 | 4.4 / 5 (9) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—The ability to short-circuit debilitating tremors in disease states with implantable stimulators is nothing short of remarkable. The same can be said for cochlear prosthetics which restore ...
Neuroscience Apr 24, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (8) | 5 |
Researchers at NYU School of Medicine have made an important discovery that partially answers the long-standing question of why a mother's immune system does not reject a developing fetus as foreign tissue.
Medical research Jun 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
For the very first time researchers have streamed braille patterns directly into a blind patient's retina, allowing him to read four-letter words accurately and quickly with an ocular neuroprosthetic device. ...
Neuroscience Nov 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (7) | 2 |
A new video article in JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, describes a novel procedure to monitor brain function and aid in functional mapping of patients with diseases such as epilepsy. This procedur ...
Neuroscience Jun 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 1
(Medical Xpress) -- Doctors working at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, have for the first time, successfully implanted a synthetically grown integral part of the human larynx into two live ...
Medical research Jun 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Breast implants made by troubled French firm PIP have been at the heart of multiple lawsuits in the United States, where they were sold up until 2000, documents filed with the US government show.
Other Dec 26, 2011 | 3.4 / 5 (7) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—For UCLA bioengineering professor Wentai Liu, more than two decades of visionary research burst into the headlines last month when the FDA approved what it called "the first bionic eye for the blind." ...
Ophthalmology Mar 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
About 15 years ago, MIT professors Robert Langer and Michael Cima had the idea to develop a programmable, wirelessly controlled microchip that would deliver drugs after implantation in a patient's body. This ...
Medical research Feb 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Pioneering work by a leading University of Nottingham scientist has helped reveal for the first time a vital process in the development of the early mammalian embryo.
Medical research Mar 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a group of progenitor cells in the inner ear that can become the sensory hair cells and adjacent supporting cells that enable hearing. Studying these ...
Medical research Feb 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
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