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MGH researchers develop magnetic coils for selective and reliable neural stimulation

MGH researchers develop magnetic coils for selective and reliable neural stimulation

Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have developed what appears to be a significant improvement in the technology behind brain implants used to activate neural circuits responsible for vision, hearing or movement. [More]
Implant reconstruction after radiation leads to complications, less satisfaction in breast cancer patients

Implant reconstruction after radiation leads to complications, less satisfaction in breast cancer patients

Many breast cancer patients who have a mastectomy will consider breast reconstruction. But for a portion of these women, radiation therapy is also recommended - and that can alter the tissue around the breast, impacting reconstruction efforts. [More]
New data shows positive results for DePuy Synthes ATTUNE Knee System

New data shows positive results for DePuy Synthes ATTUNE Knee System

DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction, today announced the latest clinical evidence of the performance of the ATTUNE Knee System. [More]
Griffith research aims to reduce complications, high costs with nano-engineered dental implants

Griffith research aims to reduce complications, high costs with nano-engineered dental implants

The complications and high costs associated with dental implants could be a thing of the past as Griffith research aims to reduce the associated risks of infection using new cutting edge nanotechnology. [More]
Researchers introduce first CVD method for producing degradable polymers

Researchers introduce first CVD method for producing degradable polymers

Polymerization by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is a simple method for modifying surfaces by which topologically challenging substrates can be evenly coated with polymers. [More]
New research shows chitosan bioplastics may help seal tissue tears or other injuries

New research shows chitosan bioplastics may help seal tissue tears or other injuries

Chitosan, a biomaterial derived from the chitin shells of crustaceans and insects, has already been developed by scientists at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering into an environmentally-friendly and fully biodegradable substitute for plastic. [More]
Brident Dental provides tips to help keep mouth and gums healthy during festive season

Brident Dental provides tips to help keep mouth and gums healthy during festive season

Thanksgiving arrives this week, signaling the start of a cherished holiday season filled with both giving and receiving. [More]
Painless tDCS technique could improve life for people with major depression

Painless tDCS technique could improve life for people with major depression

Small amounts of electricity similar to the output of a common 9-volt battery could improve life for people living with major depression, the most common mood disorder. [More]
Brain implant enables ALS patient to operate speech computer with the mind

Brain implant enables ALS patient to operate speech computer with the mind

In the UMC Utrecht a brain implant has been placed in a patient enabling her to operate a speech computer with her mind. [More]
Spinal cord rehabilitation and repair: an interview with Quentin Barraud

Spinal cord rehabilitation and repair: an interview with Quentin Barraud

There are many grades of spinal cord injuries, in terms of range of movement, from small disabilities to becoming wheelchair bound for the rest of your life, the range is very broad. [More]
Gloucester MP joins with Genix Healthcare to combat tooth decay among young children

Gloucester MP joins with Genix Healthcare to combat tooth decay among young children

Gloucester MP Richard Graham has joined forces with Genix Healthcare to fight against tooth decay, particularly among young children, and increase NHS registrations in the city. [More]
Cochlear highlights success of innovative cloud-based data transfer system for implant clinics

Cochlear highlights success of innovative cloud-based data transfer system for implant clinics

Cochlear Limited, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, is proud to highlight the success of Cochlear Link, an innovative customer service offering that makes it easier for cochlear implant clinics to serve their patients while reducing costs. [More]
Medicrea Group to implement LIFETIME WARRANTY on patient-specific UNiD technology

Medicrea Group to implement LIFETIME WARRANTY on patient-specific UNiD technology

The Medicrea Group, worldwide leader pioneering the development and manufacture of personalized analytical services and implant solutions for the treatment of complex spinal conditions, announced today that the Company will implement a LIFETIME WARRANTY on its patient-specific UNiD™ technology. [More]
TPU scientists developing bioactive coating for medical implants

TPU scientists developing bioactive coating for medical implants

A group of young scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are developing a bioactive coating for medical implants. Due to its properties, it will be able to "convince" the body not to reject the artificial bones and joints. [More]
Self-healing slippery surface coatings for medical devices could help thwart infection

Self-healing slippery surface coatings for medical devices could help thwart infection

Implanted medical devices like catheters, surgical mesh and dialysis systems are ideal surfaces on which bacteria can colonize and form hard-to-kill sheets called biofilms. [More]
Second Sight successfully implants wireless multichannel neurostimulation system in human subject

Second Sight successfully implants wireless multichannel neurostimulation system in human subject

Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (Second Sight or the Company), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable visual prosthetics to restore functional vision to blind patients, today announced the first successful implantation and activation of a wireless visual cortical stimulator in a human subject, providing the initial human proof of concept for the ongoing development of the Company's Orion™ I Visual Cortical Prosthesis (Orion I). [More]
DePuy Synthes Spine introduces new lower back implant that promotes fusion, restores function

DePuy Synthes Spine introduces new lower back implant that promotes fusion, restores function

Today DePuy Synthes Spine, Part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, launched the SYNFIX Evolution System, a new implant for stand-alone Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF). [More]
K2M announces U.S. launch of innovative 3D-printed CASCADIA product portfolio at 2016 NASS meeting

K2M announces U.S. launch of innovative 3D-printed CASCADIA product portfolio at 2016 NASS meeting

K2M Group Holdings, Inc., a global medical device company focused on designing, developing and commercializing innovative and proprietary complex spine and minimally invasive spine technologies and techniques, today announced the U.S. launch of its award-winning CASCADIA Interbody Systems, featuring Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology, during the 31st North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting, Oct. 26-29, 2016, in Boston at Booth #1615. [More]
Certain medications can have important effect on success of dental implants, research shows

Certain medications can have important effect on success of dental implants, research shows

Each year, about 500,000 North Americans get dental implants. If you are one of them, and are preparing to have an implant, it might be a good idea to start taking beta blockers, medication that controls high blood pressure, for a while. And to stop taking heartburn pills. [More]
Novel nanofiber coating shows potential to prevent bacterial infections of orthopaedic prostheses

Novel nanofiber coating shows potential to prevent bacterial infections of orthopaedic prostheses

In a proof-of-concept study with mice, scientists at The Johns Hopkins University show that a novel coating they made with antibiotic-releasing nanofibers has the potential to better prevent at least some serious bacterial infections related to total joint replacement surgery. [More]
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