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Welcome to the Pulse, brought to you by MDT TV. Today, we're implanting an MRI-safe spinal cord stimulator, sorting blood with a microchip, building robots out of biocompatible hydrogel, and making hydrogel move with light. This episode features:

  • Neurosurgeons have successfully implanted an MRI-safe spinal cord stimulator to help patients suffering from chronic back or limb pain.
  • MIT scientists have developed a new microchip that can quickly separate white blood cells from samples of whole blood, eliminating any preliminary processing steps.
  • Researchers have developed a new technique for creating devices out of a water-based hydrogel material that can be patterned, folded, and used to manipulate objects.
  • Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have demonstrated the ability to transform the shape of hydrogels using only light.

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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