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Pacemaker stops pain

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December 20, 2013
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One doctor is revolutionizing the treatment for chronic pain. He’s keeping patients awake during surgery to help ease their pain.


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Reuters (Nov. 19, 2013) — The world's first leadless pacemaker has been approved for sale in the European Union (EU). According to its US creator Nanostim, acquired recently by St. Jude Medical, the device is much less invasive than a conventional pacemaker, and will make life easier for many heart patients. Jim Drury reports
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RAW VIDEO: London Science Exhibition Explores the Future of Feeling Pain

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EFE (Nov. 7, 2012) — Scientists have been exploring new ways of coping with pain for many years and are now sharing their discoveries with the world in an exhibition at the London's Science Museum named "Pain Less: The Future of Relief," which opens on November 8. One of the more attractive aspects of this exposition is the study of how DNA affects the intensity with which we feel pain. Other surprising elements range from the use of venom (spiders, snakes, scorpions) as anesthetics to personal stories from people who face chronic pain on a daily basis.
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Implanting Pacemaker-Like Devices Into Brains of Anorexic Sufferers Might Help Improve Their Symptoms

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CBC (Mar. 7, 2013) — Surgically implanting pacemaker-like devices into the brains of people with severe anorexia might help improve their symptoms, a small Canadian study suggests.
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Scientists Create a Biological Pacemaker

Scientists Create a Biological Pacemaker

AP (July 16, 2014) — Scientists have come up with a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that change ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat. They hope to test this on humans in a few years. (July 16) Video provided by AP
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