Blood-powered fuel cell for implanted prostheses

The advent of a blood-powered fuel-cell, intended for use in implanted prostheses, is a real cyberpunkian turn of affairs, rips for plot-twists regardign vampiric blood-farms powering illicit banks of icebreakers and the like.
A Japanese research team has developed a fuel cell that runs on blood without using toxic substances, opening the way for use in artificial hearts and other organs.

The biological fuel cell uses glucose, a sugar in blood, with a non-toxic substance used to draw electrons from glucose, said the team led by Matsuhiko Nishizawa, bio-engineering professor at the graduate school of state-run Tohoku University.

Link (via Futurismic)