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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Health News: Bionic eye clinical trial results ♦ Nanowire implants offer remote-controlled drug delivery ♦ Hepatitis A warning for customers of Original Joe’s in Strathmore, Alberta

Hepatitis A  warning for customers of Original Joe’s in Strathmore, Alberta Diners who recently ate at Original Joe’s in Strathmore, Alberta, are being warned by Alberta Health Services that a kitchen worker tested positive for Hepatitis A, a contagious virus that can be transmitted via food, according to Canada’s CBC News. Patrons who ate at the restaurant and bar between June 9 and 19, 2015,
What's the impact of marijuana on driving? Drivers who use alcohol and marijuana together weave more on a virtual roadway than drivers who use either substance independently. However, the cocktail of alcohol and marijuana does not double the effect of the impairment.
Bionic eye clinical trial results show long-term safety, efficacy vision-restoring implant The three-year clinical trial results of the retinal implant popularly known as the 'bionic eye,' have proven the long-term efficacy, safety and reliability of the device that restores vision in those blinded by a rare, degenerative eye disease. The findings show that the Argus II significantly improves visual function and quality of life for people blinded by retinitis pigmentosa.
UVA fertilization discovery may lead to male contraceptive Groundbreaking new reproductive research has identified key molecular events that could be playing a critical role as sperm and egg fuse to create new life. The findings might one day lead to the creation of a male contraceptive

Nanowire implants offer remote-controlled drug delivery A new implantable drug-delivery system has been developed using nanowires that can be wirelessly controlled. The nanowires respond to an electromagnetic field generated by a separate device, which can be used to control the release of a preloaded drug. The system was tested in mice with spinal cord injuries.

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