Tag Archives: Implant

Removable PrEP implant produces high drug levels in rabbits; further studies planned

A small removable plastic implant resembling a tiny piece of dry spaghetti is capable of delivering sustained levels of the drug tenofovir, researchers told last month’s HIV Research for Prevention conference (HIVR4P 2018) in Madrid. The drug delivery capability of the implants was tested on rabbits and will now advance into tests on dogs and… Read More »

Paralysis breakthrough as three paraplegics WALK again after being fitted with an electronic implant

Paralysis breakthrough as three paraplegics WALK again after being fitted with an electronic implant Electrical stimulation to the spine helped patients control their legs in a week Electrodes in the vertebrae activate signals to the brain that tell it to walk Signals are thought to have triggered the growth of new nerve connections  These connections… Read More »