Posts tagged medical
King Richard III may not have been a hunchback as portrayed by Shakespeare, but he did suffer from the spine-curving condition scoliosis, and he may have undergone painful medical treatments to straighten it out, scientists report today (April 19). Read more
After years of research, the first bionic eye has seen the light of day in the United States, giving hope to the blind around the world.
Developed by Second Sight Medical Products, the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System has helped more than 60 people recover partial sight, with some experiencing better results than others. Read more…
Artificial Muscle Stronger Than the Real Thing: They’re small but mighty. The tiny artificial muscles created by an international team of researchers are 200 times stronger than human muscle fibers of comparable size. In the future, improved versions of the muscles could go into the next generation of movers and doers. Go flex those artificial muscles and read more…
Will Cheney’s New Heart Make Him Nicer?
Some medical experts think it’s possible.
The 71-year-old former vice president has been recovering after Sunday’s heart transplant at a hospital in Northern Virginia. News reports say he’s been able to stand and is receiving support from his family. Cheney has had five heart attacks, the first at age 37, and has been on the transplant list for 20 months.
Cheney is also a feisty political figure who political observers say reshaped the power of the vice president’s office during his two terms as President George W. Bush’s second-in-command. Medical experts say that heart transplant patients often undergo a change of philosophy, personality and values once they recover.