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Left: Two men wearing coats and hats who are standing side-by-side on a sidewalk walk towards the camera with the assistance of walkers. Right: artist’s rendering of an oval-shaped medical implant dotted with electrodes that has wires protruding from one end.
Within Hours, Surgical Implant Lets Paralyzed Patients Walk
Multiple clinical trial participants who have severe spinal injuries were able to stand, walk, and perform specific activities after just one day of using an implant surgically embedded in their spines.
Within Hours, Surgical Implant Lets Paralyzed Patients Walk
Within Hours, Surgical Implant Lets Paralyzed Patients Walk

Multiple clinical trial participants who have severe spinal injuries were able to stand, walk, and perform specific activities after just one day of using an implant surgically embedded in their spines.

Multiple clinical trial participants who have severe spinal injuries were able to stand, walk, and perform specific activities after just one day of using an implant surgically embedded in their spines.

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Artificial Heart Valves Grow with Lambs
Emma Yasinski | Mar 19, 2021 | 3 min read
Two of the implanted valves lasted a full year as the animals matured into adult sheep, demonstrating that it might be possible to treat children with valve replacements that grow along with them.
Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms: Study
Catherine Offord | Oct 7, 2019 | 2 min read
The effects of the therapy in a small group of  patients were long-lasting, researchers say, adding to evidence that the approach works for treatment-resistant depression.
Image of the Day: Imposter Neurons
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 1, 2019 | 1 min read
Researchers have implanted electronics masquerading as neurons in the brains of mice.
Bioresorbable Brain Implants
Catherine Offord | Jan 19, 2016 | 2 min read
Sensors made from biodegrading materials may soon provide a safe, cost-effective alternative to current technology, a study shows.
Wireless Charger Could Power Implants
Kerry Grens | May 21, 2014 | 1 min read
A new technology allows for charging up tiny electronics from a distance, perhaps powering devices deeply embedded within tissue.
Vanishing Batteries
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 26, 2014 | 1 min read
Researchers describe a major component of biodegradable implants.
Monkey Brain Booster
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 19, 2012 | 1 min read
Scientists use a frontal-lobe implant to improve thinking skills in primates.
Bionic Eye Sees the Light
Cristina Luiggi | May 15, 2012 | 1 min read
A light-powered retinal implant restores vision in rats.
The Joint Collector
Hannah Waters | Mar 1, 2012 | 3 min read
Forget stamps: one bioengineer amasses broken artificial joints to learn why they failed and how to build better ones.
The Implant Melting Pot
Hannah Waters | Feb 23, 2012 | 1 min read
Dutch company Orthometals recycles and melts down implants left behind after cremation.
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