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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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A team of scientists in Korea and the United States have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone.
Q had a brain implant to treat her Parkinson's disease.
Heti Williams, from Horeb near Carmarthen, is the first child in Wales to have an operation to place an ABI (Auditory Brain Implant) implant on her brain, enabling her to hear a little - for the first time in her young life.
GO ON THE INTERNET TODAY AND IT IS simple to find videos of a paraplegic using a brain implant to manipulate a robotic arm, or a chimp using a similar device to control a robot running on a treadmill.
But, at 59, he is justly renowned for the benefits his research has brought, including a brain implant chip which controls tremors in Parkinson's sufferers.
As French philosopher Emile Cioran once said, "If only we could see ourselves as others see us, we should vanish on the spot." Centuries later, on an Earth spaceport called Bengal Station, Jeff Vaughn has that ability, due to a brain implant that allows him to read the minds of the recently deceased.
A new study found that the children of older fathers have a greater risk of going crazy later in life, and researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed a brain implant, called an "autonomous microdrive," that moves electrons around in the brain as it searches for strong neuronal signals.
He volunteered for the study and received a brain implant in 1978.
The program seeks to heighten hearing, sight and other sensory perception as well as creating a digital brain implant to relay neuron transmissions directly to digital devices.
Could a person who is paralyzed and unable to speak, like physicist Stephen Hawking, use a brain implant to carry on a conversation?
Washington, May 2 ( ANI ): US military researchers have revealed that in the next few months, they will unveil new advances toward developing a brain implant that could one day restore a wounded soldier's memory.