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New Hydrogel to promote bone healing

Bioengineers from UCLA have developed and published findings about their new clay-enhanced hydrogel which promotes bone healing. The finding published describes how the gel was injected into a mouse which was suffering from a skull defect. The findings show that the hydrogel induced the migration of naturally occurring stem cells, which in turn aided the mouse in the bone healing process. Unfortunately, the hydrogel is still in its early days as the process is still fairly expensive and like all medical interventions, can come with side effects. Saying this, the clay-enhanced hydrogel, is able to repair and regenerate tissue in the surrounding areas as the structure of the gel is similar to that of living tissue. In order to help overcome the issues of price and side effects, t

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New Robotic Neck Brace to support ALS

Engineers and Neurologists in Columbia have worked together to develop a new robotic neck brace which is said to dramatically help those suffering with ALS, in a way which no other device has done before.  People with ALS can lost completely lose all mobility of the head, but with this device, their heads can be held in a specific position as well as actively aiding their range of motion.  The neck brace contains sensors and actuators which not only can help the original position of the head, but can also restore up to 70% of the range of the human head. This is achieved by measurements recorded by the sensors and surface EMG of Electromyography on the neck muscles.  “The brace would also be useful to modulate rehabilitation for those who have suffered whiplash neck injuries

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