Surgery

Cosmetically smoothing over visible facial scars

A novel cosmetic product designed to fill small to moderate facial scars has shown promise in covering such deformities in a small group of patients. Participants were generally more satisfied with their appearance after ...

Neuroscience

New nano-implant could one day help restore sight

A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego and La Jolla-based startup Nanovision Biosciences Inc. have developed the nanotechnology and wireless electronics for a new type of retinal prosthesis that brings ...

Neuroscience

Here's how to convince the brain that prosthetic legs are real

The carbon fibre legs or "blades" used by lower limb amputee runners have arguably become one of the most iconic symbols of the Paralympic Games. Although different lower-limb sports prostheses are used for running, jumping ...

Medical research

Artificial retinas—promising leads towards clearer vision

A major therapeutic challenge, the retinal prostheses that have been under development during the past ten years can enable some blind subjects to perceive light signals, but the image thus restored is still far from being ...

Ophthalmology

Bacterial biofilms identified in ocular prosthesis

(HealthDay)—Bacterial biofilms are associated with ocular prostheses, according to a letter to the editor published in the August issue of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology.

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