Soon, battery-free pacemakers powered by heart

Washington Scientists are developing next-generation battery-free implantable pacemakers that may be powered by an unlikely source – the heart itself. The advancement is based upon a piezoelectric system that converts vibrational energy – created inside the chest by each heartbeat – into electricity to power the pacemaker. “Essentially, we’re creating technology that will allow pacemakers […]

Intestinal worms ‘talk’ to gut bacteria to boost immune system

London Researchers have discovered how intestinal worm infections cross-talk with gut bacteria to help boost the immune system. Intestinal worms infect over 2 billion people across the world, mostly children, in areas with poor sanitation. But despite causing serious health problems, worms can actually help the immune system of its host as an indirect way […]