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Friday, July 3, 2015

Health News:Implantable 'artificial pancreas' ♦ Heart transplant using experimental artificial heart ♦ Electrical nerve stimulation can reverse spinal cord injury

Implantable 'artificial pancreas' could help diabetes patients control their blood sugar Living with Type 1 diabetes requires constant monitoring of blood sugar levels and injecting insulin daily. The development of an implantable "artificial pancreas" that continuously measures a person's blood sugar, or glucose, level and can automatically release insulin as needed.
Successful heart transplant after using experimental artificial heart A 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients. The patient is the first person in California to receive the smaller Total Artificial Heart, and the first patient in the world with the device to be bridged to a successful heart transplant.
Regenerative medicine biologists discover a cellular structure that explains fate of stem cells Researchers have found a previously unidentified mechanism that helps explain why stem cells undergo self-renewing divisions but their offspring do not.
Humans evolved to be taller and faster-thinking People have evolved to be smarter and taller than their predecessors, a study of populations around the world suggests.
Electrical nerve stimulation can reverse spinal cord injury nerve damage in patients Researchers find that nerve stimulation can improve the function of peripheral nerves damaged by spinal cord injury (SCI). This technique may be a new approach to preventing long-term changes in nerve and muscle function after SCI and improving SCI rehabilitation outcomes.

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