Search Tag: body temperature

World’s Tiniest, Injectable Chip Uses Ultrasound to Monitor Body Processes

2021 18 May

Once a thing of science fiction, implantable medical devices are transforming healthcare and improving the quality of life for millions of people.   Columbia Engineers have taken the science further — developing what they say is the world’s smallest single-chip system with a complete functioning electronic circuit. The system, at less than... Read more

Body Temperature Changes Trigger Sudden Cardiac Death

2015 20 Jul

According to a study published in the Journal of Physiology , sudden cardiac death caused by cardiac arrhythmia can be triggered by changes in body temperature.  Sudden cardiac death can have several causes including inheritable mutations in our DNA affecting structure and function of proteins in the heart. During the study, Simon Fraser University... Read more

Cognitive Problems are Common after Cardiac Arrest

2015 19 Apr

A major international study led by Lund University (Sweden) has found that half of all cardiac arrest survivors experience problems with cognitive functions such as memory and attention. Also, researchers were surprised to learn that a control group comprising heart attack patients had largely the same level of problems. The results suggest that it... Read more