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Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye'

Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye'

AP (Apr. 23, 2014) A legally blind Michigan man is 'seeing something new every day' thanks to a high-tech retinal implant procedure. He's one of the first in the country to receive a 'bionic eye' since the federal government approved the surgery. (April 23) Video provided by AP
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Pain Threshold Could Be Genetic

Pain Threshold Could Be Genetic

Newsy (Apr. 21, 2014) A new study suggests four different genes could affect your pain threshold most. Researchers hope this could lead to better treatments for pain. Video provided by Newsy
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Carpenter's Injury Leads To Hundreds Of 3-D-Printed Hands

Carpenter's Injury Leads To Hundreds Of 3-D-Printed Hands

Newsy (Apr. 14, 2014) Richard van As lost all fingers on his right hand in a woodworking accident. Now, he's used the incident to create a prosthetic to help hundreds. Video provided by Newsy
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Program Helps Deaf-Blind Access Technology

Program Helps Deaf-Blind Access Technology

AP (Apr. 8, 2014) A three-year pilot program called iCanConnect is helping low-income deaf-blind individuals get access to the latest telecommunications technology. (April 8) Video provided by AP
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