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Treatment Inspired By Nature

Treatment Inspired By Nature | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Due to their incredible height – an average of 15- to 18-feet – the blood vessels in giraffes’ lower legs are under great strain because of the weight of fluid pressing down on them. But despite the stress on their veins, giraffes never suffer from swelling or ulcers in their lower legs. [...] The giraffe’s tough, non-elastic skin works like the anti-gravity suit worn by astronauts, preventing the stagnation of blood in their lower extremities. That inspired scientists at 3M to create a compression system to help treat a painful human medical condition called venous leg ulcers, which are caused by uncontrolled high pressure in the veins of the lower leg. Venous leg ulcers are extremely common in the United States and affect between 500,000 to two million people."

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New Biomimetic Strategy Quickly Dissolves Blood Clots

New Biomimetic Strategy Quickly Dissolves Blood Clots | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

Developed by engineers at the Wyss Institute, a new biomimetic strategy delivers life-saving nanotherapeutics directly to obstructed blood vessels, dissolving blood clots before they cause serious damage or even death and possibly resulting in fewer side effects and greater safety.

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Human Brain Inspires Use of "Electronic Blood" in IBM Computers

Human Brain Inspires Use of "Electronic Blood" in IBM Computers | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"If you think about it, the human brain is a magical thing. It's capable of computing complicated algorithms on only 20 watts of energy, making it a computationally powerful and compact natural creation that is 10,000 times more dense and efficient than a computer. That natural efficiency has inspired IBM to create a computer fueled on liquid energy, or "electronic blood" that has the ability to carry power in and take heat out — much like the human circulatory system already does."

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