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The Pulse: How to Patent Bone

Thu, 07/25/2013 - 10:58am
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

Welcome to the Pulse, brought to you by MDT TV. Today, we’re patenting new biomaterial to make artificial bones, creating pain-free prosthetics, using ultrasound waves to improve your mood, and using magnets to steer stem cells. This episode features:

  • Scientists have patented a new biomaterial that facilitates generating bone tissue, or artificial bones, from umbilical cord stem cells.
  • University of Washington engineers aim to ease the discomfort often experienced by those with prosthetic legs. They have developed a device that tracks how much a person's limb swells and shrinks when inside the socket.
  • University of Arizona researchers have found that ultrasound waves applied to specific areas of the brain appear able to alter patients' moods.
  • Magnets could be a tool for directing the healing powers of stem cells to treat conditions such as heart and vascular disease.

For more information, visit http://www.mdtmag.com/topics/medical-design-technology/pulse.

Do you have story ideas? Comment below or email sean.fenske@advantagemedia.com and we’ll cover them in the next episode. 

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