News tagged with silicone

3-D heart sock could replace pacemaker

(Medical Xpress)—An international research team that includes a University of Alberta engineering professor has designed a 3-D silicone "heart sock" that could eventually replace the venerable pacemaker.

Mar 26, 2014
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New device will advance cancer treatment

(Medical Xpress) -- The future of prostate cancer therapy may lie in a tiny, "sticky" silicon chip dubbed GEDI (Geometrically Enhanced Differential Immunocapture, pronounced like the "Star Wars" forces of ...

Jun 28, 2012
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France may order 30,000 women to remove implants

Up to 30,000 French women and perhaps tens of thousands more around the world may need to have defective breast implants removed after several suspicious cancer cases, officials said Tuesday.

Dec 20, 2011
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Breast implant scare: One in four found flawed

Doctors in France have removed PIP breast implants from more than 16,000 women and found a quarter of the scandal-tainted products had signs of splitting or leakage, a watchdog said on Tuesday.

Jun 25, 2013
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FDA approves new silicone breast implants

(HealthDay)—MemoryShape breast implants have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for breast augmentation in women 22 and older, and for breast reconstruction, the FDA said Friday.

Jun 17, 2013
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UK experts: Cosmetic surgery needs tighter rules

A group of independent experts has slammed Britain's cosmetic surgery industry for not protecting patients adequately and is calling for stricter controls in the aftermath of a breast implant scandal in Europe ...

Apr 23, 2013
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