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  • Brain implant boosts human memory by mimicking how we learn

    11/14/2017 6:34:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    www.newscientist.com ^ | 13 November 2017 | By Jessica Hamzelou
    A “memory prosthesis” brain implant has enhanced human memory for the first time. The device is comprised of electrodes implanted in the brain, and is designed to mimic the way we naturally process memories, and can boost performance on memory tests by up to 30 per cent. A similar approach may work for enhancing other brain skills, such as vision or movement, says the team behind the work. “We are writing the neural code to enhance memory function,” says Dong Song of the University of Southern California, who presented the findings at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington DC...
  • Computer algorithm created to encode human memories

    09/29/2015 4:57:44 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 09/29/15 | Clive Cookson
    High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Researchers in the US have developed an implant to help a disabled brain encode memories, giving new hope to Alzheimer’s sufferers and wounded soldiers who cannot remember the recent past. The prosthetic, developed at the University of Southern California and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre in a decade-long collaboration, includes a small array of electrodes implanted into the brain. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this...
  • Scientists propose 'cortical modem' implant to give you Terminator vision

    02/18/2015 4:09:53 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    CNET ^ | 2/17/15 | Rich Trenholm
    Forget HoloLens, forget smart glasses and forget augmented reality -- scientists have proposed a "cortical modem" that plugs into your DNA and your visual cortex to cure sight loss and show a heads-up display in front of your very eyes. The cortical modem concept is the brainchild of DARPA, the US Defense Research Projects Agency. Originally founded in 1958 in response to the launch of Sputnik, DARPA is the US military's research and development agency. It's perhaps best known outside of military circles for the development of ARPANET, an early packet switching network that formed a precursor to the Internet....
  • Alan Grayson's divorce trial delayed by leaking breast implants

    01/21/2015 11:36:28 AM PST · by billorites · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 21, 2015 | Kelly Cohen
    A trial surrounding Rep. Alan Grayson’s wife’s alleged bigamy has been delayed due to an unlikely medical reason. Lolita Grayson filed court papers this week saying she had been suffering from chest pains. When she went to a hospital to find out the cause, she was told she needed emergency surgery to remove her leaking breast implants and scar tissue, according to the Associated Press. The surgery was Monday; the trial had been scheduled for Thursday in Orlando and has now been rescheduled for March. "Due to this medical emergency, wife is unable to prepare for or attend the trial,"...
  • Neuroprosthetics for paralysis: Biocompatible, flexible implant slips into the spinal cord

    01/11/2015 8:58:08 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 16 replies
    Science magazine, Medical Xpress, Phys.org ^ | Jan. 8, 2015 | Stéphanie Lacour, Grégoire Courtine
    http://img.medicalxpress.com/newman/gfx/news/hires/2015/54aed437e8f45.jpg New therapies are on the horizon for individuals paralyzed following spinal cord injury. The e-Dura implant developed by EPFL scientists can be applied directly to the spinal cord without causing damage and inflammation. The device is described in an article appearing online Jan. 8, 2015, in Science magazine.EPFL scientists have managed to get rats walking on their own again using a combination of electrical and chemical stimulation. But applying this method to humans would require multifunctional implants that could be installed for long periods of time on the spinal cord without causing any tissue damage. This is precisely what...
  • Is there a microchip implant in your future?

    08/30/2014 3:42:26 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 111 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/29/2014 | Fox News
    You can inject one under your skin and no one will ever notice. Using short-range radio frequency identification (RFID) signals, it can transmit your identity as you pass through a security checkpoint or walk into a football stadium. It can help you buy groceries at Wal-Mart. In a worst-case scenario – if you are kidnapped in a foreign country, for example – it could save your life. Microchip implants like the ones pet owners use to track their dogs and cats could become commonplace in humans in the next decade. Experts are divided on whether they’re appropriate for people, but...
  • Microchips Will Be Implanted Into Healthy People Sooner Than You Think

    08/18/2014 9:13:22 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8AUG2014 | Dina Spector
    In March 2009, British researcher Mark Gasson had a chip injected under the skin of his hand. The chip, a slightly more advanced version of the tags used to track pets, turned Gasson into a walking swipe-card. With a wave of his wrist, he could open security doors at the University of Reading laboratory, where his experiment was being conducted, and he could unlock his cell phone just by cradling it.
  • Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

    05/27/2014 7:28:34 AM PDT · by Theoria · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | 27 May 2014 | Jon Hamilton
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is launching a $26 million program to help military personnel with psychiatric disorders using electronic devices implanted in the brain. The goal of the five-year program is to develop new ways of treating problems including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, all of which are common among service members who fought in Iraq or Afghanistan."We've seen far too many times where military personnel have neuropsychiatric disorders and there's very few options," says Justin Sanchez, a program manager at DARPA.DARPA is known for taking on big technological challenges, from missile defense to creating...
  • Dental Implant - Requesting Advice

    01/12/2014 8:59:01 AM PST · by gortklattu · 63 replies
    1/12/2014 | Gortklattu
    Groucho Marx once said that Abscess make the heart grow fonder, but now it means that I will be losing a troubled molar and am looking at getting an implant to replace the tooth. Have any of you had an implant? Do you have any Stories or Advice to pass on to your fellow freepers?
  • Woman Denies Causing Penis Injection Death

    12/13/2011 9:42:47 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 38 replies
    AP - Fox ^ | Dec. 13, 2011 | Anonymous
    Authorities say a New Jersey man who died after having his penis injected with silicone was trying to get it enlarged. The woman police say gave the injection, resulting in his death, has been charged with manslaughter. She made her first court appearance Tuesday. The Essex County prosecutor's office says 34-year-old Kasia Rivera gave 22-year-old Justin Street the injection in May. She has pleaded not guilty but remains in jail on $75,000 bail. Street died the day after his injection. His death was ruled a homicide following an investigation and a medical examiner's determination he died of a silicone embolism....
  • Paraplegic stands, takes first steps with Medtronic implant

    05/20/2011 5:43:05 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 9 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5-19-11 | WaPo
    After Rob Summers was struck by a hit-and-run driver in 2006 and left paralyzed from the chest down, he faced the grim prospect of spending the rest of his life in a wheelchair. And despite three years of intensive therapy, he showed no signs of improving. But after becoming the first patient to undergo an experimental treatment, he can now do something no one else in his condition has ever been able to do: stand up; move his hips, knees and ankles; wiggle his toes; and even take a few steps, Summers and his doctors announced Thursday. "This procedure has...
  • 'Cow valve' heart implant hailed as breakthrough

    04/03/2011 9:01:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/3/11 | Kerry Sheridan - AFP
    NEW ORLEANS (AFP) – A new type of heart valve made with cow tissue and inserted by catheter was hailed on Sunday as a major breakthrough that could eliminate the need for open heart surgery in some patients, US doctors said Sunday. The method is aimed at high-risk patients who suffer from severe aortic stenosis, a clogged valve that impedes the pathway of oxygen-rich blood by making the heart work harder to pump blood through a narrowing opening. The condition affects nine percent of Americans over 65. Without treatment, up to half of patients die within two years. The technique...
  • Video of the Day: Is Obama a Saudi/Muslim Plant?

    08/27/2010 9:12:20 AM PDT · by BornToBeAmerican · 33 replies · 1+ views
    impeachobamacampaign ^ | August 23, 2010
    Obama - The muslim
  • 'Urkel' Investigated for Allegedly Smacking Baby Mama

    07/08/2010 8:40:59 PM PDT · by tlb · 20 replies
    TMZ ^ | 7/8/2010 | Staff
    Sources familiar with the police report tell us ... the alleged victim claims White allegedly punched her in one of her breast implants while they were driving on Pacific Coast Highway two weeks ago, with an infant in the car. We're told, she claims when they got home White allegedly slapped her, and pushed her into a toilet so hard it broke the tank. Sources connected with White's baby mama, Bridget Hardy, tell TMZ Hardy is in fact the alleged victim. We're told she did not report any injuries. The alleged victim filed a report with the LAPD Tuesday. The...
  • UPDATE 1-VeriChip shares jump after H1N1 patent license win...

    09/24/2009 9:38:23 AM PDT · by TaraP · 27 replies · 1,311+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 23rd, 2009
    Sept 21 (Reuters) - Shares of VeriChip Corp (CHIP.O) tripled after the company said it had been granted an exclusive license to two patents, which will help it to develop implantable virus detection systems in humans. The patents, held by VeriChip partner Receptors LLC, relate to biosensors that can detect the H1N1 and other viruses, and biological threats such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, VeriChip said in a statement. The technology will combine with VeriChip's implantable radio frequency identification devices to develop virus triage detection systems. The triage system will provide multiple levels of identification -- the first will identify the...
  • RFID Tracks school kids in Tucson

    05/28/2006 5:15:09 PM PDT · by Tucson_AZ · 82 replies · 1,487+ views
    arizona daily [red] star ^ | 05.28.2006 | Jeff Commings
    "The district-wide program would start with kindergarten through fifth-grade students, Rowley said, because they are less likely to complain about wearing a tracking device. As the children get older, the program could work its way into middle and high schools. "By the time a kindergartner gets to sixth grade, they'll get used to it," Rowley said."
  • Bill banning forced identity-chip implants clears House

    07/06/2009 4:46:00 PM PDT · by FromLori · 9 replies · 671+ views
    nvasion of privacy is an issue that really gets under State Rep. Babette Josephs' skin. That's why the Philadelphia Democrat introduced a bill, passed unanimously last week by the House, that would ban the forced implantation of computer chips in humans. Conjuring Orwellian images, Josephs worries the identification devices - the size of a grain of rice - could lead to a real-life Big Brother nightmare. "I'm doing, I think, what the legislature does too little of," she said. "This is a problem on the horizon, and I want to address it before it becomes a societal disgrace." Though the...
  • Will Your ID Soon Be a Microchip Under Your Skin?

    07/06/2009 6:49:21 AM PDT · by BGHater · 56 replies · 2,776+ views
    Singularity Hub ^ | 02 July 2009 | Drew Halley
    Yet another sci-fi milestone is upon us: microchips implanted under your skin and used to identify you. The VeriChip is the first radio-frequency identification (RFID) microchip that’s been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in humans. The chip is the size of a long grain of rice, and can be implanted pretty much anywhere in the body (most commonly along the tricep). Depending on how it’s used, the chip could do anything from telling doctors your medical background to buying you a round at the club.Outside of human bodies, RFID is already used for a wide range...
  • The cover charge at this club? An RFID implant

    06/30/2009 6:49:24 AM PDT · by BGHater · 15 replies · 755+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 29 June 2009 | Yahoo
    It works for Fido, so why not you?The same RFID implants used to identify lost pets are now being adapted for use on you and me, and not how one might have originally expected. As with all pioneering technologies, it's leisure pursuits that are getting the first stab at the tech.Specifically: One beach-oriented Barcelona nightclub, the Baja Beach Club, is using the implants to free customers of the burdens of having to carry their purses or wallets. Makes sense: When you're spending the day in a bikini and flip-flops, where do you keep your ID? Instead, the bouncer just scans...
  • Penile implant makers to demonstrate wares

    04/24/2009 7:43:13 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 45 replies · 1,718+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 4-23-09 | Christopher Snowbeck
    Penile implant manufacturers in the Twin Cities will be strutting their stuff at a doctors meeting in Chicago this weekend. Minnetonka-based American Medical Systems said Thursday that it will be introducing a new "concealable" penile prosthesis called Spectra during the annual meeting of the American Urological Association. The product is the latest in a series of surgical implants developed by AMS for men with severe cases of erectile dysfunction that aren't helped by other treatments such as drugs like Viagra. The Spectra is a "malleable" prosthesis that is surgically implanted in the penis to provide enough rigidity for sexual intercourse....