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Soon, battery-free medical implants powered by body's fluids

Soon, battery-free medical implants powered by body's fluids

Now, researchers from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Connecticut in the US propose storing energy in those devices without a battery.

Sunscreen ingredient may prevent medical implant infections

A common ingredient used in sunscreen could be an effective antibacterial coating for medical implants such as pacemakers and replacement joints, researchers have found.

Researchers control heart rhythm by light

Researchers were able to control the direction of spiralling electrical waves in heart cells using computer-generated light patterns.

Pacemaker-checks good way to ward off stroke

Pacemakers can detect asymptomatic AF but are not routinely monitored for this purpose.

Insulin pumps, monitors vulnerable to hacking

Serious attacks have already been demonstrated against pacemakers and defibrillators.