The Pulse: Moving Fluids Across Open Surfaces
and Visualizing the 3D Heart
On this episode of the Pulse, we’re
moving fluids across active surfaces,
visualizing a beating heart in 3D,
preventing drowsy drivers, and
getting a better night’s rest.
MDTmag.com 8 / September 2014
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Surgeons First in U.S. to
Implant Device to Treat
For those suffering excruciating pain
from cluster headaches, relief may
soon be available from an investigational device being studied in a national multicenter clinical trial. Recently,
doctors at The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center performed the
first surgery in the United States to
insert a neurostimulator to provide relief from cluster headaches, which are
more painful than migraines.
Amount collected by the IRS in the
first half of 2014 through the medical
device excise tax, a 24% shortfall
from the $1.2 billion expected.
Potential ‘Universal’ Blood
Test for Cancer Discovered
Researchers from the University of
Bradford, UK, have devised a simple
blood test that can be used to diagnose
whether people have cancer or not. The
test will enable doctors to rule out can-
cer in patients presenting with certain
symptoms, saving time and prevent-
ing costly and unnecessary invasive
procedures such as colonoscopies and
biopsies being carried out.
Violinist Plays Instrument
During DBS Surgery
You may have heard the story of a professional musician who played the violin while having brain surgery at Mayo
Clinic. That journey started back in 2009.
A surgical team implanted electrodes into
his brain to stop a tremor that could have
ended his career. Today, Roger continues to
be one of the music’s foremost violinists,
playing for audiences on the world’s stage.
President Obama Highlights
Neuromodulation Tech that
Helps Body Heal Itself
DARPA’s ElectRx aims to explore neuromodulation of organ functions to help
the human body heal itself. The program
was among the initiatives the White
House highlighted as President Obama
addressed the need for new and more effective strategies for improving the health
of Service members, veterans, and others
in an address given last month.
Amount the woodpecker’s brain can
withstand from repeated collisions
and deceleration during rapid pecking,
which is why reasearchers are examing
the bird to see about translating the
findings into wearable protective gear.