Tag: "pacemakers" at biology news
UCSD team discovers specialized, rare heart stem cells in newborns
...n the intact heart, they might serve as biological pacemakers
for infants born with heart block, which could also be valuable." After the isl1+ cells were found in newborn rats, the UCSD team used sophisticated genetic methods to tag the progenitor cells in living embryonic tissue and in the newborn heart of m...
New battery technology helps stimulate nerves
... implantables are indispensable in everything from pacemakers
to the electronic stimulators that help restore function in the brains of Parkinson's patients. But lithium batteries don't last forever and new surgery to maintain many devices seeded into the body is required, as it is to replace batteries and dev...
UC Davis researchers move biotechnology closer to replacing electronic pacemakers
...250,000 people in the United States get artificial pacemakers
implanted each year. Researchers believe this biol...evices. "Our hope is to one day replace electronic pacemakers
in people," Li said. Li and his colleagues have been working for years to develop biological alter...