Technologists have developed an in-body microcomputer to improve quality of life for heart failure patients and help them live longer in what they have called a world first.
Created by medical technology company Vectorious, the pea-sized V-LAP sensor sits within the heart and provides real-time data to health professionals. The device, which is powered by digital technology and artificial intelligence, can detect when pressure in the heart elevates and alert doctors in time.
Researchers based at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute found that by gradually reducing an enzyme in the brain called BACE1, they reversed the formation of amyloid plaques in the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s disease, improving their cognitive function. The scientists hope that this research will eventually produce drugs aimed at this enzyme in human brains. This discovery edges science closer to both a vaccine and a treatment for Alzheimer's Disease which, in an ageing population, is sorely needed.
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