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Supercapacitor could power pacemakers

Supercapacitor could power pacemakers
Experts at Queen’s University Belfast have designed a flexible and organic alternative to the rigid batteries that power-up medical implants. Currently, devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators are fitted with rigid and metal based batteries, which can cause patient discomfort. Dr Geetha Srinivasan and a team of young researchers from Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories (QUILL) Research Centre, have developed a flexible supercapacitor with a longer cycle life, which could power body sensors.
21st September 2017


Brain repair discovery improves fight against MS

Brain repair discovery improves fight against MS
Queen's University Belfast scientists have discovered that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair – a fundamental breakthrough that could revolutionise the treatment of debilitating neurological disorders such as MS. The research study, led by Dr Yvonne Dombrowski and Dr Denise Fitzgerald at the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine at Queen's University Belfast, is being hailed as a landmark study in unravelling the mysteries of how the brain repairs damage.
15th March 2017


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