The concept of a whole eye transplant seems futuristic, if not impossible. But with a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine hope to someday make implantation of an entire, functional eye a reality.
UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC) has been named among "100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs" by Becker's Hospital Review, a business and legal news publication for hospital and health system leadership. According to Becker’s editorial team, the hospitals chosen for this list lead the nation in cardiovascular and thoracic healthcare, have pioneered groundbreaking procedures and have received top recognition for the highest quality of patient care.
Imagine being able to replace the batteries in electric cars just like you switch out batteries in a camera or flashlight. Rather than swapping out the whole battery, which is cumbersome and requires large, heavy equipment, a team of UC San Diego engineers, in partnership with a local San Diego engineering company, plan to swap out and recharge smaller units within the battery, known as modules. They named the project Modular Battery Exchange and Active Management, or M-BEAM for short.