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For many individuals with spinal cord injury, restoring autonomic functions -- such as blood pressure control, bowel, bladder and sexual function -- is of a higher priority than walking again. Paralysis (loss of muscle function) is the most visible consequence of a spinal cord injury. Historically, there have been few significant advances in the treatment of such paralysis in individuals with long-term injuries. Electrical stimulation of the spinal cord — through the techniques of neuromodulation or neurostimulation — is now beginning to ...
20.02.2019 · From The_Conversation_Canada
Artificial heart valves, prosthetic hips, bedside monitors, MRI machines – these and so many other innovations that we now take for granted emerged at the interface of engineering and medicine. In an era of big data, personalized medicine and artificial intelligence, the importance of engineering, especially in medicine, is increasing. In my own field of cardiovascular bioengineering, engineers now routinely build and run sophisticated, patient-specific computer models of blood flow in just a few hours, helping doctors…
19.11.2018 · From The_Conversation_USA
Each year, 5.9 million children under the age of five die, mostly from preventable causes. That’s more than 16,000 children every day – and more than 8,000 of these are deaths that could have been prevented with simple, affordable interventions. So why aren’t these interventions available to the children who need them? And what can we do to bridge the gap? These are the questions we have been tackling with colleagues in Nigeria, where we are ...
16.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_Global