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Jacket for infant jaundice

Around 60% of infants are born jaundiced and many spend their first days of life isolated underneath special lights that help them eliminate the excess bilirubin in their bloodstreams. But engineering students at [b]Michigan State University[/b] have created a wearable treatment for infant jaundice. The prototype device uses fibre-optics inside an infant’s swaddle blanket that breaks down bilirubin molecules while the baby is coddled in the arms of a parent.

[link url=http://www.news-medical.net/news/20140423/Engineering-students-create-wearable-treatment-for-infant-jaundice.aspx]– News-Medical[/link]

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