Tagged: Medical research

Newcastle seeks permission to perform ‘Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy’ on women with rare genetic mutation  

Mitochondrial removal therapy

Specialist doctors at Britain’s Newcastle are gearing up to provide relief to women who are suffering rare genetic disorders that may pass onto their children. Mutated mitochondria in the embryo will be removed and replaced with healthy ones from donors through ‘Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy’ (MRT).  If the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) allow it, then it would be first baby in Britain to be born from the DNA of three people – parents and donor.
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Soft robotic glove a boon for people with hand motor disabilities

Soft-Robotic-Glove

People with hand motor disabilities (partial or complete) often face low confidence owing to their inability to perform normal daily activities. This further leads to a great reduction in their quality of life. There have been few miraculous innovations to help such patients regain confidence, but the new soft robotic glove by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) engineers, is a near perfect execution. Read More…

Stanford engineers develop body implanted nanobots powered by ultrasound waves

Stanford engineers develop body implanted nanobots powered by ultrasound waves

Since the exponential rise in the levels of modern medical technology, we have always craved for nano medical devices that run in our blood stream and heal at the first sign of any illness or some major disease. Efforts have been made to develop such prototypes, but the main problem is how to power these tiny little healers. Making use of wires or batteries makes them too big and clumsy to handle, in a way rendering them practically useless when it comes to real life situations. To change this a research team headed by Amin Arbabian (assistant professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University) has developed a way to transfer power wirelessly to any such smart chips.
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