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Scientist holding new ultrathin pacemaker

Scientists invent ultrathin, wireless, light-operated pacemaker that cuts invasive surgery

Scientists at the University of Chicago have developed a new pacemaker that’s thinner than a human hair, wireless, and operated entirely by light from an optic fiber. The non-invasive device could help regulate heart activity or even stimulate neurons in a set pattern to treat symptoms of conditions like Parkinson’s.

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Cancer checks have given Americans 12 million more years of life over last 25 years

If everyone who qualified for current screening for four key forms of cancer received it, at least another 3.3 million life-years could be saved and another $1.7 trillion in economic impact added, the researchers from University of Chicago and University of Michigan find.

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