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Deep brain simulation aims to treat paralysis

A clinical trial involving a human implant has been completed. The device collects data to determine whether brain stimulation can restore motor function in stroke survivors.

Catching cancer early via new implant

A "cure" for cancer remains elusive. However, methods to detect cancer early and to administer treatment continue to advance. The latest is a new implant designed to spot cancerous cells before they develop into tumours.

'Magic' electronic implant leaves arthritis sufferers pain free

A major breakthrough has taken place in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. A revolutionary approach using an electronic implant has brought significant relief to those who suffer the most painful symptoms of the disease.

New implantable hearing device approved

The first implantable device for people with severe or profound sensorineural hearing loss of high-frequency sounds in both ears has been approved.

Anti-stroke device in development

A device called the Watchman is in development. This is an implant designed to minimize the effect of strokes on the heart.

Graphic video: Implant Fail — botched butt enhancement goes viral

A video that shows a woman in red thong palpating what purports to be a botched butt implant has gone viral on Facebook. In the 20-second video, the woman manipulates what looks like an implant slipped out of position.

World's first liver cell implant

London - A medical team at King's College Hospital, in South London, has successfully implanted donor liver cells into the abdomen of an eight-month boy, instead of waiting for a liver from a transplant list.

Woman born deaf hears herself for first time (video)

A 29-year-old woman who was born deaf recently heard herself for the first time, and her husband caught her reaction on film.

Art professor has camera removed that was implanted in his head

New York - An art professor in New York City that had a digital camera surgically implanted in the back of his head had the camera removed after his body began to reject the device.

Newly developed chip implant in eye 'helps blind people to see'

Ophthalmologists in Germany have fitted a pioneering experimental chip behind the retina of a man born with an inherited form of blindness. He can now distinguish bright objects and identify simple cutlery items like knives, forks and spoons.

British scientist first human 'infected' by computer virus?

Reading - A young British scientist stakes a claim to being the first human infected with a computer virus after he contaminated an electronic RFID chip implanted in his hand.

Implant may lower high blood pressure

An implanted electronic device that can lower high blood pressure in hyper tension patients who have failed in application of drugs.

New technology says a tiny implant could monitor cancer

US researchers found a way to monitor using tiny implants.

Implant of bionic eye can restore the sight of millions of blind

A bionic eye implant may help millions of blind people to see the world.

Cochlear implant allows local man to hear things most of us take for granted

Fernando Jour received a bionic ear in mid-October at Sunnybrook Hopital in Toronto. There is controversy surrounding the implant since it was first performed in Sydny Australia in 1978.

New Eye Implant Clears Cloudy Vision

Nice discovery and hopefully will benefit many in need of it...

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RFID chip next to a grain of rice. This chip contains a radio-frequency electromagnetic field coil t...
RFID chip next to a grain of rice. This chip contains a radio-frequency electromagnetic field coil that modulates an external magnetic field to transfer a coded identification number when queried by a reader device. This small type is incorporated in consumer products, and even implanted in pets, for identification.
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Feline chip implant
Feline chip implant
Alain Carpentier  surgeon at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris  said on  December 21  ...
Alain Carpentier, surgeon at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris, said on December 21, 2013, it had carried out its first implant of an artificial heart that can beat for up to five years, adding that the operation had gone smoothly
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Federal health officials on Thursday  May 26  2016  approved the innovative new option for Americans...
Federal health officials on Thursday, May 26, 2016, approved the innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time.
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