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30 July 2010

2010 medical breakthroughs

These are exciting times, with scientists making giant leaps in many areas, including cancer prevention and treatment, AIDS, surgery, mental health and heart disease.

These are exciting times, with scientists making giant leaps in many areas, including cancer prevention and treatment, AIDS, surgery, mental health and heart disease. Reader’s Digest reviews the latest medical findings.
By HELEN SANDSTORM and HELEN SIGNY for Reader's Digest magazine

“The principle is similar to the bionic ear, but there are more technical challenges,” says Professor Rob Shepherd, director of the Bionic Ear Institute, who is collaborating with Bionic Vision Australia on the project. The bionic ear delivers a useful amount of auditory information with 22 electrodes.


Eye for the future: Prof Robyn Guymer, one of the team working on the retinal implant

 
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