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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Feline chip implant
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.