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For diabetics, the novel device might function as an artificial pancreas.
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For diabetics, the novel device might function as an artificial pancreas.

Treatment for diabetics has historically included cannula implantation and implantable medical equipment. Scar tissue, however, could form while these operations are being carried out in the patient's surgical sites. The foreign body response, a phenomenon, may occasionally cause issues for patients. Engineers from MIT and its coworkers have created a device that can stop scar tissue from being brought on by implantable insulin-releasing devices. In a study on mice, it was demonstrated, according to an MIT press release, that when mechanical actuation was included in a soft robotic device, the device maintained functionality for a far longer period than a conventional drug-delivery implant. Every 12 hours, the researchers' unique invention inflates and deflates for five minutes. It als...