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Technology Review: Power from Glucose
A potentially interesting solution to power implants and other medical devices, such as pacemakers and insulin pumps. But the interesting long term goal is an auxiliary excess glucose/calorie consume in the body, to overtake the normal metabolism. Basically, the idea would be to implant the biofuelcell in obese people (or people with oddball metabolism or excess glucose in their bodies such as diabetics), run the biofuelcell to reduce blood glucose levels. In an obese person, the body would react like it's being overly exercised (or starved?) and burn fat to compensate. One of the long term problems with obesity is the difficulty to both increase caloric expenditure while reducing food intake. This would neatly bypass the expenditure problem by having a secondary calorie consumer, since realistically, nobody is reliably capable of reducing their food consumption. But I wonder about the caloric starvation effect on hunger...
biofuel  fuelcell  biofuelcell  implant  implantable  glucose  power  generator  green  energy  medicine  health  obesity  biotechnology  materials  science  research  technology  enzyme  Delicious 
may 2010 by asteroza

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