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Expand efforts to address obesity

Expand efforts to address obesity

January 22, 2015

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration approved “a surgically implanted device to treat obesity in some adults.” The implant, developed by EnteroMedics, seeks to devour America’s growing obesity situation from the inside. As reported by the FDA, the implant may only be used on patient...

University team charged over new microbattery potential

University team charged over new microbattery potential

December 3, 2014

In the not-so-distant future, students who have been waiting hours for a cellphone battery to recharge may only need to wait for mere minutes. The departments of mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering are collaborating to create a lithium-ion microbattery that could charge up to 1...