Posts Tagged 'medicine'

New 3D Printed Silicone Artificial Heart [video]

Read about the heart HERE.

Your Genes May Determine If You’re A Night Owl

Scientific American reported –

Some people, no matter what they do, simply cannot fall asleep until the wee hours—and do not feel rested unless they get up much later than most of us. These night owls may have a common form of insomnia called delayed sleep phase disorder (DSPD), which studies have suggested is at least partly heritable. Now researchers at the Rockefeller University and their colleagues have uncovered a genetic mutation that may explain why this condition sometimes runs in families. And it could elucidate the mechanism that causes these often awkward sleep schedules.

Continue reading HERE.

PillCam – Medical Camera In A Pill

According to ExtremeTech –

Here’s how it works. There are three versions of the device: the PillCam ESO, for the esophagus, the PillCam SB for the stomach, and the PillCam Colon for the lower GI tract. All versions of the PillCam contain a little chemical battery that’ll give it eight to ten hours of recording time, plus a light source and two tiny CCD cameras. A patient who’s about to use it will strap on a belt containing a receiver and an SD card or equivalent storage medium. Then they swallow the tiny pill. The camera proceeds through the GI tract, takes between 2,600 and 57,000 pictures while it’s on its way through, and “produces no pain or even sensation as it moves through the colon” over a period of a few hours.

Continue reading HERE.

 

Eye-Opening Facts About The Thyroid

From MentalFloss –

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that lives just below your larynx. Its two halves, or lobes, which rest against the trachea, weigh less than an ounce. The thyroid is under the control a peanut-shaped gland in the brain called the pituitary gland, which in turn takes its commands from the hypothalamus, a region of the brain that works as the communications center for the pituitary—sending messages in the form of hormones to control the release of thyroid hormones from the pituitary.

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High Tech Medicine [comic]

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Electric Fence Used As Heart Defibrillator – And It’s Not Trumpcare

 

According to the New Zealand Herald –

A Hamilton man has taken Kiwi ingenuity to a whole new level after using his neighbour’s 8000 volt electric fence to jump-start his heart. John Griffin suffers from atrial fibrillation [AF] – an irregular heartbeat which, if left untreated, could lead to a stroke. One of the treatments for the condition is electric shock by defibrillator. But when Griffin got frustrated with the emergency department during an episode, he went home and ended up using his neighbour’s fence to get a shock instead.

Continue reading and watch video HERE.

Artificial Womb Successfully Grew Baby Sheep

TheVerge reported –

Inside what look like oversized ziplock bags strewn with tubes of blood and fluid, eight fetal lambs continued to develop — much like they would have inside their mothers. Over four weeks, their lungs and brains grew, they sprouted wool, opened their eyes, wriggled around, and learned to swallow, according to a new study that takes the first step toward an artificial womb. One day, this device could help to bring premature human babies to term outside the uterus — but right now, it has only been tested on sheep.

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