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First example of a bioelectronic medicine: Biodegradable implant provides electrical stimulation that speeds nerve regeneration – Science Daily

Researchers at Northwestern University and Washington University School of Medicine have developed the first example of a bioelectronic medicine: an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves the healing of a damaged nerve. The collaborators — materials scientists and engineers at Northwestern and neurosurgeons at Washington University — developed a device that… Read More »

29-year-old fitness model develops 'breast implant illness' and has reversal surgery

29-year-old fitness model gets breast implants removed after she says the silicone gave her seven years of ‘brain fog, bald spots and rashes’ Fitness blogger Sia Cooper, 29, from Destin, Florida, decided to get breast implants in October 2011  Over the last seven years, she said she’s been suffering from extreme fatigue, facial rashes, chest… Read More »

Removable PrEP implant produces high drug levels in rabbits; further studies planned

A small removable plastic implant resembling a tiny piece of dry spaghetti is capable of delivering sustained levels of the drug tenofovir, researchers told last month’s HIV Research for Prevention conference (HIVR4P 2018) in Madrid. The drug delivery capability of the implants was tested on rabbits and will now advance into tests on dogs and… Read More »