Category Archives: Medical

A category of articles I’ve read that relate to various types of medical procedures.

Residents of the Brain

This article caught my eye because of that facts behind it. In the long history humans have spent studying and analyzing our own brain we still have no idea just how many different types of neurons there are. We’ve come … Continue reading

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How Exercise Benefits Nerve Cells

This is just a short article about how learning new things and exercise can help neurons. The story centers around oligodendrocytes which wrap axons in mylin insulation to protect them and speed electrical signal conduction. Like many things in the … Continue reading

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Injectable Implants

This article I found interesting due to the two uses of such a technology. The article talks about a new injectable implant developed by BME’s at Johns Hopkins University. The team has developed a implants out of a combination of … Continue reading

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Missing Gene Helps Mice Run for Hours

This is an article I found on the Science Magazine website. Apparently scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have removed a gene from mice that have caused them to be capable of running six times further than normal mice do. … Continue reading

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Synthetic Trachea Transplant

An interesting story from earlier this month about a synthetic wind pipe being implanted in a patient. The cool thing about this is that it was created with the patient’s own stem cells so it should not cause any type … Continue reading

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