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implant

Med anything implanted, esp surgically, such as a tissue graft or hormone

implant

[′im‚plant]
(medicine)
A quantity of radioactive material in a suitable container, intended to be embedded in a tissue or tumor for therapeutic purposes.
A tissue graft placed in depth in the body.
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This glucose fuel cell could be used to drive highly efficient brain implants of the future, which could help paralyzed patients move their arms and legs again.
While Dobelle's device uses a brain implant, other scientists are studying implants in the retina, the light-sensing tissue at the back of the eye.
This technology is likely to become the first available brain implant that restores a sense, for people who do not have a functioning auditory (hearing) nerve," says Derald E.
London, Apr 19 (ANI): A newly developed brain implant can essentially melt into place, snugly fitting to the brain's surface.
Guenther said that while a brain implant with invasive surgery could be drastic, but lifting signals directly from neurons may be the only way that locked-in people like Ramsey, or those with advanced forms of ALS, a neurodegenerative disease, will ever be able to communicate quickly and naturally.
Three months later, Tricia will have a brain implant to block signals to the opposite side of the body.
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Steve Austin won loads of accolades as a bionic man in the 70s series 'The Six Million Dollar Man', and now scientists claim that a revolutionary brain implant would soon make the fictional character a reality - using the help of the movie.
Not at all, says Professor Ted Berger, a biomedical engineer from South California: "I can imagine people being horrified at the prospect of having a brain implant, but I'm sure people in the past were just as shocked about the prospect of having a pacemaker fitted.
Developing brain implants is crucial to better decipher the neuronal information and intervene in a very thin way on neural networks using microstimulations.
Seidman reported being medical director of the Scientific Advisory Board of Visalus, founder of the Body Language Vitamin, and holder of six patents related to dietary supplements, aircraft, and middle ear and brain implants.
Since the dura mater extends to the brain, it is possible that this technology can help in developing brain implants as well.
Neuroprosthetics devices or neural implants or brain implants offer an efficacious solution to the afore-mentioned type of patients.