Posted: March 9th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Engineered Life, Health, Medicated | Tags: doctors-and-medical-professionals, Heart Disease, Medical Research, research | Comments Off on Researchers Transplant Bionic-heart Into Sheep
Medical and engineering specialists say they are on the cusp of a breakthrough after successfully transplanting a bionic heart into a sheep.
The bionic heart was designed by Brisbane engineer Dr Daniel Timms in 2001 while he was studying at the Queensland University of Technology.
It contains a spinning disc with small blades on each side that pump blood around the body and lungs, without a traditional pulse.
The bionic heart can last at least 10 years and could help bridge the gap between patients requiring heart transplants and the number of donor hearts available.
The team, made up of Queensland and international researchers, said the device was a significant advance on other designs that were large, prone to wear, or could only pump on the left or right side.
It is expected to be ready for human trials within three years :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 8th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Medicated | Tags: Australian Heart Foundation, Cankler Science News, Erectile Dysfunction, Heart Disease, Medical Research, Sax Institute 45 Up Study, the Sax Institute | Comments Off on Erectile Dysfunctions Link With Heart Disease?
New Australian research has found men suffering even mild erectile dysfunction could have heart disease without knowing it. The Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study is one of the largest on-going studies of healthy ageing in the world.
Doctors who looked at more than 95,000 men found that erectile dysfunction may be a symptom of cardiovascular disease. The study found that men with erectile dysfunction have a higher risk of being admitted to hospital with heart disease, even if they have no history of heart problems.
This is because erectile dysfunction can indicate problems with blood vessels and poor blood flow. The study notes that erectile dysfunction is common, with an estimated 40 per cent of men over 40 experiencing it :: Read the full article »»»»