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Children's Hospital leads projects to develop nation's first heart assist devices for young children

... in two separate projects to develop external and implantable VADs. It is estimated that as many as 1,000 ... spearheading efforts to develop the first totally implantable pediatric VAD in the United States that could be ... the external pump. In the development of an implantable pediatric VAD known as PediaFlow, Childrens team ...

Restoring sight, advances in fertility treatments and better visibility for pilots at FIO

... signals that travel to the brain. Such an implantable camera would represent an important milestone in ... rendered blind by certain diseases, via a fully implantable retinal prosthetic device. In both retinitis ... being developed by the USC team would be directly implantable and would allow for natural eye and head ...

AVS 55th International Symposium & Exhibition, Oct. 19-24

...iagnostics... http://www.avssymposium.org/paper.asp?abstractID=34 . implantable CLINICAL MICROELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES ... feasibility of a variety of implantable bioMEMS devices for drug delivery, physiological monitoring, and tissue ...

Fish oil -- helpful or harmful?

... researchers. In a systematic review of trials where patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators used fish oil supplements, Dr. David Jenkins ... as men with stable angina. The same may also be true for patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators who have a history of ventricular tachycardia ...

NIBIB invests in quantum research

... Lerner College of Medicine-CWRU $3.2 million (3 years) Miniaturized implantable Renal Assist Device for Total Renal Replacement Therapy End stage renal ... that takes the dialysis machinery and integrates it into a miniaturized implantable device. The successful development of this bio-artificial kidney would ...

What scientists know about jewel beetle shimmer

... stunning how similar the two things are," said Srinivasarao. Miniature optical devices and photonics such as those envisioned for microlasers and implantable medical sensors could benefit from the finding. Scientists already are studying ways to commercialize and apply materials that have properties ...

Engineering innovative solutions for 21st century medicine

... as implants and prosthetic limbs, devices to monitor the physiological state of patients, and instruments to maintain bodily functions, such as the implantable pacemaker. As both medicine and engineering continue to advance at great pace, it is crucial that the links between these disciplines are maintained, ...

New method separates cancer cells from normal cells

... normal cells. Based on this method, they have proposed that cancer cells possibly could be sequestered permanently in a sort of "cancer trap" made of implantable and biodegradable materials. The demonstrated device, which takes advantage of a physical principle called ratcheting, is a very tiny system of ...

New tool for next-generation cancer treatments using nanodiamonds

... The probe could be used both as a research tool in the development of next-generation cancer treatments and as a nanomanufacturing tool to build the implantable drug delivery devices that will apply these treatments. The potential of nanomaterials to revolutionize drug delivery is emergent in early trials, ...

MIT’s implantable device offers continuous cancer monitoring

... to treatment, would be much more valuable, says Michael Cima, MIT professor of materials science and engineering, who has developed the first implantable device that can do just that. Cima and his colleagues recently reported that their device successfully tracked a tumor marker in mice for one ...

UT nanomedicine project to be tested in space

... Grattoni, experiment project manager and senior research assistant in Ferrari's lab. Results of these experiments could aid in the development of implantable devices for controlled, long-term drug release. This research could yield important treatment means for illnesses, including cancer, said Grattoni, a ...

Targeted drug therapy prevents exercise-induced arrhythmias

... has been limited to two medications beta blockers, often used at very high doses, and calcium channel blockers to control the arrhythmias. implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are placed in patients at high risk for sudden death, but ongoing arrhythmias can result in frequent stressful ...

Implants mimic infection to rally immune system against tumors

... are slender disks measuring 8.5 millimeters across. Made of an FDA-approved biodegradable polymer, they can be inserted subcutaneously, much like the implantable contraceptives that can be placed in a woman's arm. The disks are 90 percent air, making them highly permeable to immune cells. They release ...

Moderate use averts failure of type 2 diabetes drugs in animal model

... of insulin. Nichols and Remedi saw an important opportunity to learn about the long-term failure of sulfonylureas with the availability of an implantable time-release capsule form of one of the drugs, glibenclamide. They implanted the capsules in the necks of mice. As expected, the drugs initially ...

Field-hospital-on-a-chip project awarded to nanoengineer from UC San Diego

... and then begin treating that person accordingly," said Wang. "Developing an effective interface between complex physiological processes and implantable devices could have a broader biomedical impact, providing autonomous, individual, 'on-demand' medical care, which is the goal of the new field of ...

Project aims to reduce complications, multiple surgeries with biodegradable implantable devices

... and doctors from universities and industries around the world will collaborate on a five-year, $18.5 million project announced Sept. 4 to develop implantable devices made from biodegradable metals. The devices will be designed to adapt to physical changes in a patient's body and dissolve once they have ...

How to stop a new type of heart attack

... of triggering attacks in people with photosensitive epilepsy. Pacemaker users could be similarly targeted, and there are a growing number of other implantable medical devices (IMDs) - such as drug pumps, neural stimulators, swallowable cameras and prosthetics - which could also be undermined by pranksters ...

Needle-size device created to track tumors, radiation dose

... and Computer Engineering and a researcher at Purdue's Birck Nanotechnology Center. Ziaie is leading a team that has tested a prototype "wireless implantable passive micro-dosimeter" and said the device could be in clinical trials in 2010. "Because organs and tumors shift inside the body during ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- March 19, 2008

... the enzyme-based implication logic networks will be extremely important for making autonomous decisions on the use of specific tools/drugs in various implantable medical systems. MTS ARTICLE #4 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Biocomputing Security System: Concatenated Enzyme-Based Logic Gates Operating as a ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Oct. 31, 2007

... are a $1 billion a year market and demand is growing at 10 to 20 percent a year. Driving this growth are the demands of an aging population for implantable medical devices, such as artificial hips and knees, according to an article scheduled for the November 5 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, ACS ...

University of Pittsburgh cardiologists identify new cardiac arrest gene

... more than 10 years ago. Since that time, a total of 195 family members have now been enrolled and ECGs have been repeated every six months. To date, implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) have been placed in four affected patients. The original family member has had two episodes of ventricular fibrillation ...

IGERT fellows to design biodevices using flexible electronics

... using flexible electronics. Called the FlexEBio research grant, the program will focus on: biosensors; the material-biology interface; and flexible implantable electronics for medical monitoring, diagnostics and therapeutics. The broad research area of flexible electronics has been developing over the past ...

UCI receives $5M from Edwards Lifesciences

... microfabrication, or the manufacturing of devices with precision at levels much smaller than a millimeter, which all have the potential to lead to implantable devices that can help treat cardiovascular disease. The Department of Biomedical Engineering, which was established in 2002 and is comprised of 16 ...

Herr receives Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment

... on developing new technologies for amputees, specifically biohybrid limbs comprised of regenerated tissue, lengthened bone, titanium bone implants, implantable neural sensors and external robotic limbs. The subject of a Discovery Channel movie in 2002, Dr. Herr is very involved in sporting activities, ...

Beyond batteries: Storing power in a sheet of paper

... battery is lightweight, ultra thin, completely flexible, and geared toward meeting the trickiest design and energy requirements of tomorrows gadgets, implantable medical equipment, and transportation vehicles. Along with its ability to function in temperatures up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and down to 100 ...

New battery technology helps stimulate nerves

... charge out of the tiny lithium batteries used in implantable devices to help treat nervous system and other disorders. The lithium battery is the workhorse in implantable devices -- stimulators used to jump start the ... batteries are projected to power the tiny implantable devices for more than 12 years. In addition ...

Ultrathin films deliver DNA as possible gene therapy tool

... that allow controlled release of DNA from surfaces. When used to coat implantable medical devices, the films offer a novel way to route useful genes to ... Lynn envisions using these nanoscale films to deliver DNA from other implantable devices. The films may also improve methods for engineering lab-grown ...

Are one-third of costly implanted heart devices unnecessary? New study suggests yes

... This year, Medicare will pay for tens of thousands of heart patients to have high-tech devices implanted in their chests. Called ICDs or implantable cardioverter defibrillators, the expensive devices are designed to shock damaged hearts back into rhythm and save patients from sudden cardiac death, ...

Neural networking nanotubes

... New implantable biomedical devices that can act as artificial nerve cells, control severe pain, or allow otherwise paralyzed muscles to be moved might one day be ...

An artificial cornea is in sight, thanks to biomimetic hydrogels

... grow over the top of the inlayed lens. Inlays offer an advantage over LASIK surgery, which works but isn't reversible, Myung says. He envisions implantable contact lenses that can be replaced if the prescription changes. Hydrogel lenses may even make their way deeper into the eye as replacements for ...

Cardiologist's 'living chip' changes science of disease monitoring

... by University of Rochester Medical Center cardiologist Spencer Rosero, M.D., who specializes in heart rhythm disorders. The company is developing implantable biosensors ?integrating living cells with electronics ?to create a "biological chip." When implanted, this chip can detect physiologic and chemical ...

Five new technologies that promise to transform medicine

... currently under development, says Professor Combs. For instance, devices that can sense and transmit heart and breathing rates already exist and implantable lenses are well-known. Other emerging technologies include wave technology to isolate cancer cells, fabrication technology to manufacture ...

Electronic chip, interacting with the brain, modifies pathways for controlling movement

... Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) are working on an implantable electronic chip that may help establish new nerve connections in the part of the brain that controls movement. Their most recent study, to be ...

New 'implanted contacts' designed to fix nearsightedness

... type of implanted lens to fix nearsightedness. "Think of it as a contact lens inside your eye," said Dr. Wayne Bowman , who is inserting the new implantable collamer lens, or ICL, today for the first time at UT Southwestern University Hospitals. The ICL can replace or reduce the need for glasses by ...

Engineered heart tissue offers insights into irregular heartbeats, defibrillator failure

... could potentially use them to identify those people for whom defibrillators are more likely to worsen abnormal heart rate, Bursac said. So-called implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) monitor the timing of heartbeats and can deliver small or large shocks to correct arrhythmias. Such devices have ...

Wisconsin scientists find a way to make human collagen in the lab

... even than the vaunted carbon nanotubes hailed by nanotechnologists -- and long. Coated with gold or silver, human collagen could form the basis of implantable electric sensors. By attaching certain biological molecules to the wire, it would be possible to create sensors that might, for example, quickly ...

Bioengineers create stable networks of blood vessels

... Yale biomedical engineers have created an implantable system that can form and stabilize a functional network of fine blood vessels critical for supporting tissues in the body, according to a report in ...

Bare metal stents deliver gene therapy to heart vessels with less inflammation in animal studies

... pins and rods, pacemaker electrodes, and titanium tooth implants. "The results of our study may have broader implications for other diseases in which implantable medical devices may be used to deliver gene therapy," said Dr. Levy. Dr. Levy's co-authors included Ilia Fishbein, M.D., Ivan S. Alferiev, M.D., ...

Cyberkinetics, Case to develop system to help restore extremity function

... state-of-the-art technologies. Cyberkinetics is the first and, to date, the only group to obtain FDA-approval for a pilot trial in humans using an implantable multichannel, intracortical microelectrode array. The ongoing pilot study aims to test the ability of an individual with high cervical SCI to control ...
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