Museum of Science and Industry


It turns out that the reassuring “lub-dub” of our heart might not be completely necessary for us to live. Recent developments in artificial heart technologies have sought to explore the use of continuous flow devices such as ones used in left-ventricle assist devices. Instead of pulses of...

A company called MicroCHIPS Inc. recently completed a year-long trial of an implantable microchip designed to release pharmaceutical drugs. These microchips contain small wells filled with the drug. On a programmed schedule or by a doctor's signal, an electrical current opens a well, releasing the drug directly into the bloodstream.

This trial was used to test whether these microchips could replace daily injections for ailments...


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