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Injectable material could fix broken bones

Injectable material could fix broken bones
A team in France has just come up with a foamy cement which, when injected into bones, could not only help fix an injury but also encourage new bone formation. It’s based around calcium phosphate, a family of minerals that includes hydroxyapatite, which makes up around 70 percent of our bones.
4th January 2016

Bionic eyes can ‘cure’ blindness

Bionic eyes can ‘cure’ blindness
A team of Australian researchers from Monash University are developing “bionic” eyes that have no need for the ocular system itself. In an attempt to restore some semblance of sight to the blind, researchers are working on a system that requires 11 small tiles to be implanted into various parts of the brain that receive and process signals related to visual stimuli.
18th December 2015

New treatments prevent blockages and urinary infections

New treatments prevent blockages and urinary infections
New research could lead to new treatments to prevent blockages and urinary tract infections experienced by many long-term catheter users. Up to 50 per cent of long-term catheter users experience encrustations and subsequent blockage, which result in severe trauma and pain for the individual and place high burdens on healthcare services and finances.
16th December 2015


Fun with diabetes self-care devices

Fun with diabetes self-care devices
The device motivates children to take control of their health by reminding them to test their blood glucose levels. The child's meal times can be stored in the meter's memory, along with reminders to test their blood glucose levels before and after meals.
4th December 2015

Smart health platform improves therapy adherence

Smart health platform improves therapy adherence
  Demonstrating the pivotal role technology can play in long-term patient therapy, NXP Semiconductors has announced the NHS315x therapy adherence improvement platform.
18th November 2015


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