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Tags results for 'surgery'

Tiny capsule adds a sense of touch to laparoscopic surgery

Posted in Medicine on 28th Oct, 2013 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at Nashville's Vanderbilt University have developed a wireless capsule that can restore a sense of touch for surgeons.

Artificial blood made in Romania. First tests encouraging, researchers say

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2013 11:21 PM
by AlexMuller
The discovery could prove crucial given the lack of blood doctors need in cases of severe accidents and major surgeries.

Pacemaker Okayed In Europe Is One Tenth The Size Of Those Used Now

Posted in Medicine on 4th Nov, 2013 02:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Many illnesses were first treated with dangerous, sometimes barbaric, methods that initially seemed almost as bad as the sickness.

A Bio Patch that Can Regrow Bone

Posted in Medicine on 11th Nov, 2013 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
A bio patch to regenerate missing or damaged bone by putting DNA into a nano sized particle that delivers bone producing instructions directly into cells.

3D printing to rebuild patient's face at Morriston Hospital

Posted in Hardware on 14th Nov, 2013 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons in Swansea are using groundbreaking 3D printing technology to rebuild a patient's face which was crushed in a motorbike accident.

Bioengineer: the heart is one of the easiest organs to bioprint, we'll do it in a decade

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Nov, 2013 01:08 AM
by AlexMuller
A team of cardiovascular scientists has announced it will be able to 3D print a whole heart from the recipients' own cells within a decade.

Google Glass Makes Its Way Into Operating Rooms

Posted in Software on 2nd Dec, 2013 01:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Hands-free devices like Google Glass can be really transformative when the hands they free are those of a surgeon.

First use of retrograde gene therapy on a human heart

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2013 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Procedure delivers stem cells to the heart to repair damaged muscle and arteries.

A Pen That 3D Prints Bone Right Onto Patients

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2013 01:50 AM
by AlexMuller
The device could eventually let surgeons apply stem cells more directly.

Temperature-sensitive gel scaffold regenerates craniofacial bone

Posted in Medicine on 15th Dec, 2013 02:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Bioengineers have developed a hydrogel scaffold for regenerating facial bone tissue. The gel starts as a liquid, solidifies, and liquefies again for removal.

Robotic surgery is no better than the alternative, but it is more expensive

Posted in Hardware on 21st Dec, 2013 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Robotic surgery might be a growing trend among hospitals, but it isn't any better than conventional approaches, according to new research.

First human implant of world’s smallest, minimally invasive cardiac pacemaker

Posted in Hardware on 31st Dec, 2013 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
No leads, no incision, minimally invasive.

Physical Inactivity After Cardiac Surgery Linked With Substantially Higher Risk of Depression

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jan, 2014 10:47 PM
by AlexMuller
The number of patients suffering from depression after cardiac surgery is as high as 40%.

Trials to begin on new degradable surgical implant

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2014 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers in Oxford have developed a degradable implant which they say has huge potential to improve surgical success rates.

A Glue That Seals Heart Defects

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jan, 2014 01:48 AM
by AlexMuller
The glue, which researchers showed is able to hold fast on live beating hearts, could be a gentler alternative to stitches.

Experimental Surgery Aims to Revive a Paralyzed Limb

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jan, 2014 09:33 PM
by AlexMuller
A paralyzed man will receive experimental surgery connecting a brain chip to systems that activate muscles in his arm.

Weight loss surgery: Up to two million could benefit

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jan, 2014 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Bariatric surgery, such as fitting gastric bands, can cut the fatal risks from obesity-related problems such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

Stem cell knee injection shown to regenerate meniscus, reduce pain

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Results of a study supported the use of human mesenchymal stem cell for meniscal regeneration and the control of knee pain.

New sponges stop bleeding wounds in 15 seconds flat

Posted in Medicine on 5th Feb, 2014 02:56 AM
by AlexMuller
A syringe filled with tiny sponges that can not only stop bleeding, but do it quickly and more effectively than any other modern method.

After 120 Years, Doctors Develop New Brain Surgery Technique

Posted in Medicine on 5th Feb, 2014 02:59 AM
by AlexMuller
A team of surgeons recently came up with a safer, better method of replacing skull fragments after brain surgery.

3D-printed hip implant lets teenager walk again

Posted in Medicine on 10th Feb, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The 3D-printed implant that has given a once wheelchair-consigned teenager the ability to walk on her own.

If it works, Guardant’s new approach to detecting cancer may save your life

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2014 04:59 AM
by AlexMuller
A startup has developed new technology that it claims can open a new front in the war on cancer.

A British Surgeon Successfully 3D Printed and Implanted a Pelvis

Posted in Medicine on 18th Feb, 2014 03:38 AM
by AlexMuller
3D printing is revolutionizing health care.

Wearable glasses help surgeons view cancer​​​​​​​​ cells in real time

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2014 03:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed a wearable display to help surgeons visualize cancer cells, which glow blue when viewed through the eyewear.

3D Printing Helps Fix Child’s Heart, Saves Life

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Feb, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
3D printing has been creeping its way into the healthcare industry, slowly but surely, over the last few years.

3D printer creates hi-res implantable device for customized heart treatment

Posted in Hardware on 28th Feb, 2014 04:40 AM
by AlexMuller
The technology could radically transform measurement, treatment, and prediction of cardiac disorders.

Cancer patient's leg kept alive by being attached to arm

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Mar, 2014 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons removed a man's tumour and rebuilt his body using leg muscles and tissue they had removed and attached to his arm to keep alive.

Robotic-assisted prostate surgery offers better cancer control, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 6th Mar, 2014 02:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Prostate cancer patients who undergo robotic-assisted prostate surgery have less need for additional cancer treatments.

Doctors testing silk screws and plates for bone fracture repair

Posted in Medicine on 6th Mar, 2014 10:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are experimenting with screws molded from material produced by silkworms to repair fractures.

Pioneering 3D printing reshapes patient's face in Wales

Posted in Medicine on 13th Mar, 2014 04:13 AM
by AlexMuller
A survivor of a serious motorbike accident has had pioneering surgery to reconstruct his face using a series of 3D printed parts.

The future of medicine: Augmented Reality & Google Glass

Posted in Software on 13th Mar, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
To their eyes, looking through the Glass, they can see the procedure illustrated step by step with images superimposed over the skin of the model.

Tiny Ultrasonic Device to Travel Arteries and Image Coronary Blockages

Posted in Hardware on 16th Mar, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Less invasive procedures reduce patient discomfort, foster faster recoveries, and limit the risk of infection.

Doctors are About to Start Human Trials for Suspended Animation

Posted in Medicine on 27th Mar, 2014 01:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Doctors are finally ready to start testing out a procedure that involves putting patients in a state of "suspended animation" while they repair their injuries.

Woman Has Her Skull Replaced With A 3D Printed Plastic One

Posted in Medicine on 27th Mar, 2014 11:54 PM
by AlexMuller
The most significant skull prosthetic to date:

Goggles help surgeons 'see' tumours

Posted in Hardware on 21st Apr, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
The newly developed goggles allow surgeons to 'see' the cancer cells they need to remove.

Suspended Animation Human Trials About to Begin

Posted in Medicine on 28th May, 2014 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
What if surgeons could hit the pause button, giving them precious additional time to treat the wounds?

Bionic pancreas shows promise in advanced human trials

Posted in Hardware on 17th Jun, 2014 01:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Ordinarily, diabetics must monitor glucose levels themselves several times a day via fingerstick blood tests.

Organ transplants: 'Supercooling' keeps organs fresh

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jun, 2014 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
A new technique can preserve organs for days before transplanting them, US researchers claim.

Organ transplants 'on the rise'

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jul, 2014 01:33 AM
by AlexMuller
The number of organ transplants is continuing to rise, but the UK still lags behind other countries, official figures show.

More weight loss operations for diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jul, 2014 10:02 PM
by AlexMuller
An expansion of weight loss surgery in England is being proposed to tackle an epidemic of type 2 diabetes.

'Biological pacemaker' tested in the lab

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jul, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Grow-your-own pacemakers are a step closer to reality, after pioneering experiments in pigs.

3D-printed-anatomy developers aim to revolutionize medical education

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jul, 2014 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
A kit of 3D-printed anatomical body parts could revolutionize medical education and training, according to its developers at Monash University.

Kidney transplant drug halves the early risk of organ rejection

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jul, 2014 01:18 AM
by AlexMuller
The drug, called alemtuzumab, also allows a less toxic regimen of anti-rejection drugs to be used after the operation.

Google Glass app aims to help improve surgeon training at Stanford University

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Aug, 2014 01:33 AM
by AlexMuller
The app gives a Google Glass wearer access to what another user, such as a resident performing an operation, is seeing.

Stem cell stroke therapy shows promise after first human trial

Posted in Medicine on 8th Aug, 2014 09:11 PM
by AlexMuller
London researchers have revealed that stroke patients in a pilot study all showed improvements after stem cell therapy.

Cosmetic Eye Surgery Decompresses Migraine Trigger Nerves:

Posted in Medicine on 12th Aug, 2014 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Patients Have 90.7% Positive Response Rate.

Sponge Could Help Fill Gaps Where Bone Can't Regrow Itself

Posted in Medicine on 17th Aug, 2014 02:52 AM
by AlexMuller
A biodegradable polymer sponge that supports new bone cell growth, then disappears as it's replaced by solid bone.

Bypass Commands From the Brain to Legs Through a Computer

Posted in Medicine on 19th Aug, 2014 01:30 AM
by AlexMuller
An artificial connection that bridges the lost pathway and connects brain to spinal circuits has potential to ameliorate the functional loss.

Google Glass inventor sees big things for the wearable in health care

Posted in Software on 23rd Aug, 2014 10:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Google didn’t design Glass for medicine, but that use continues to be a hot topic of conversation among medical technologists.

Boy Given A 3-D Printed Spine Implant

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2014 10:43 PM
by AlexMuller
A titanium vertebra now stiffens this 12-year-old's spine.

A man whose skull was crushed by a fall will be fitted with a 3D-printed skull

Posted in Hardware on 30th Aug, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
A farmer whose skull was crushed in a fall was due to undergo surgery to receive a titanium replacement, made using a 3D printer.

Antidepressants show potential for postoperative pain relief

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2014 09:40 PM
by AlexMuller
For the past 50 years, it’s been observed that antidepressants for other chronic pain conditions relieve pain independently of their effect on depression.

A batteryless cardiac pacemaker based on self-winding wristwatch

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Sep, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
A new batteryless cardiac pacemaker controlled by a self-winding wristwatch mechanism that is powered by heart motion has been developed by researchers.

Doctors Show Why 3D Printing Holds 'Limitless' Potential For Medicine

Posted in Hardware on 7th Sep, 2014 10:12 PM
by AlexMuller
The world of medicine is being transformed by 3D printing technology.

Milestone reached in building replacement kidneys in the lab

Posted in Medicine on 10th Sep, 2014 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Regenerative medicine researchers have developed the most successful method to date to keep blood vessels in new human-sized pig kidney organs open and flowing with blood.

Google Glass makes doctors better surgeons, Stanford study shows

Posted in Medicine on 17th Sep, 2014 07:40 PM
by AlexMuller
One of the ripest markets for Google Glass and Glass-based apps may be healthcare.

Tumor Paint’ brain-tumor-detecting dye gets go-ahead for clinical study

Posted in Medicine on 30th Sep, 2014 12:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Identifies tumor cells so surgeons don’t remove too little, leaving disease behind, or too much, removing healthy tissue.

A Breakthrough in the Quest to Regenerate Bones

Posted in Medicine on 8th Oct, 2014 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have successfully formed “bone-like structures” in mice using a new stem cell-based technique, which they believe could be transferred to humans.

Kidney transplant: Surgeons carry out first European keyhole kidney transplant

Posted in Medicine on 9th Oct, 2014 08:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The technique, originally developed in India, offers patients the chance of a much faster recovery after the operation.

Bioinspired coating for medical devices repels blood and bacteria

Posted in Hardware on 13th Oct, 2014 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Devices implanted in the body face two critical challenges that can threaten the life of the patient the device is meant to help: blood clotting and bacterial infection:

3D printing helps build upper jaw prosthetic for cancer patient

Posted in Medicine on 17th Oct, 2014 08:10 PM
by AlexMuller
A 3D printed model of the patient's jaw helped surgeon's overcome problems posed by his inability to open his mouth.

Robot to perform brain surgery through cheek

Posted in Medicine on 18th Oct, 2014 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
A new technique in which a robot performs the surgery by entering through the cheek. This could minimize how invasive the procedure is and reduce recovery time.

Eye implants signal the end for reading glasses

Posted in Medicine on 19th Oct, 2014 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Implants are set to get far more common, with the development of an implantable ring that combats the effects of blurriness in ageing eyes.

Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant in medical first

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Oct, 2014 01:24 AM
by AlexMuller
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

Transparent graphene-based sensors open new window into the brain

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Oct, 2014 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Engineers have developing invisible implantable medical sensor microarrays to allow for seeing brain tissue hidden by implants.

Surgeons transplant heart that had stopped beating

Posted in Medicine on 25th Oct, 2014 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".

Growing a blood vessel in a week

Posted in Medicine on 25th Oct, 2014 11:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Creating new tissues from stem cells has taken a giant leap forward. Three tablespoons of blood are all that is needed to grow a brand new blood vessel in just seven days.

Future medical implants may be powered by sound waves

Posted in Hardware on 28th Oct, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Ideal implants would be wireless and battery-free.

Arachnophobia Sliced Out of a Man's Brain

Posted in Science on 2nd Nov, 2014 09:55 PM
by AlexMuller
The phobia was eliminated on accident; a happy consequence of a very serious procedure.

Weight loss surgery greatly reduces diabetes risk

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Weight loss surgery can dramatically reduce the odds of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a major study.

Synthetic Platelets Halt Bleeding Three Times Faster

Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2014 01:18 AM
by AlexMuller
The immediate application is imagined for control of bleeding in people who have suffered traumatic injury, and patients who are undergoing surgery.

Magnetic nanoparticles stimulate cells to regenerate bone

Posted in Medicine on 25th Nov, 2014 11:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers in bone tissue regeneration believe they have made a significant breakthrough for sufferers of bone trauma, disease or defects such as osteoporosis.

Organovo and Yale Announce Collaboration on 3D Bioprinting for Organ Transplantion

Posted in Medicine on 5th Dec, 2014 02:49 AM
by AlexMuller
The company would likely be printing partial livers for human implantation within just 4-6 years.

Seven life-changing surgeries made possible by 3D printing

Posted in Hardware on 13th Dec, 2014 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
3D printing technology has enabled some truly life-changing surgeries in the past year.

Doctors Revive and Transplant Hearts That Have Already Stopped Beating

Posted in Medicine on 25th Dec, 2014 08:25 PM
by AlexMuller
A dead heart beats again in medical breakthrough.

An Alternate Drug Therapy May Reduce The Chances Of Organ Rejection

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2015 10:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Our body’s immune system acts like a barrier to transplantation as a routine medical treatment.

Hospital patient's 3D printed kidney model used in operation

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jan, 2015 04:41 PM
by AlexMuller
A man created a 3D scan of his own kidney to help the surgeons who were operating on him.

Micro-machines journey inside animal

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jan, 2015 07:30 PM
by AlexMuller
In a case of science fiction meeting reality, microscopic machines have journeyed inside a living animal.

Organ transplant first: Organ donation from UK newborn

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jan, 2015 05:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Doctors have performed the first organ transplants from a newborn in the UK.

High blood pressure treatment device 'promising'

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jan, 2015 03:40 PM
by AlexMuller
A device the size of a paper clip inserted in the groin has shown promising results in lowering blood pressure, scientists say.

The 7 Most Important Advances in Cardiovascular Medicine in the Past 25 Years

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2015 04:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Cardiovascular medicine has seen monumental leaps in the past 25 years.

3D Printed Heart Model Makes Surgery Faster, Safer For Children

Posted in Medicine on 4th Feb, 2015 04:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Using a life-sized 3D model created from the patient’s MRI data, the team was able to shorten the length of the surgery, while eliminating the need for multiple surgeries.

Fluorescent dyes can 'light up' brain cancer cells for surgery

Posted in Medicine on 5th Feb, 2015 04:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Fluorescent dyes attracted to cancer cells differentiate brain tumors from normal brain tissue, and may help surgeons accurately localize and completely remove tumors.

To keep dangerous bacteria off medical devices, coat them with this liquid

Posted in Medicine on 14th Feb, 2015 08:25 PM
by AlexMuller
A liquid so slippery that bacteria just slide off it, preventing the formation of dangerous biofilms.

New laser probe identifies brain cancer cells in real time

Posted in Medicine on 18th Feb, 2015 05:53 PM
by AlexMuller
An intraoperative handheld probe for cancer-cell-detection enables surgeons, for the first time, to detect more than 92% of invasive brain cancer cells during surgery.

A potential breakthrough in using electrical pulses to treat deadly glioblastoma brain tumors

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2015 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Experiments are leading toward effective treatments for humans with glioblastoma, the most common and deadly malignant brain tumor.

Self-healing nanogel acts as long-term drug supply

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2015 11:08 PM
by AlexMuller
MIT chemical engineers have designed a new type of self-healing hydrogel that can be injected through a syringe to supply one or two different drugs at a time.

Tiny Robot Grippers Dissolve Away in Your Body Once Their Job is Done

Posted in Medicine on 26th Feb, 2015 12:00 AM
by PlanetTech
As robots get small enough to swim around inside the body, they'll soon be used to perform medical procedures all from within a patient.

Three Men Voluntarily Amputate Their Injured Hands In Favor of Bionic Replacements

Posted in Hardware on 28th Feb, 2015 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Three men have become the first to undergo 'bionic reconstruction', enabling them to use a robotic prosthetic hand controlled by their mind.

Wireless brain stimulaton with magnetic nanoparticles

Posted in Science on 15th Mar, 2015 05:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a method to stimulate brain tissue using external magnetic fields and injected magnetic nanoparticles to treat diseases such as Parkinson’s.

Pioneering surgery 'saves bowels' when removing polyps

Posted in Medicine on 16th Mar, 2015 08:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Pioneering surgeons have developed a technique to preserve the bowels when removing pre-cancerous growths.

Google is building a robotic surgery platform with Johnson & Johnson

Posted in Business on 29th Mar, 2015 06:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Robotic surgery can refer to machines that act autonomously, but it frequently means tools that surgeons can 'pilot' from a computer screen.

Child heart surgery deaths in UK have 'halved'

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2015 12:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Children's heart surgery in the UK, often the source of bitter controversy, has improved significantly, a report has concluded.

Flipping a switch in a common virus could mean safer organ transplants

Posted in Medicine on 9th Apr, 2015 03:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Treating organs for CMV before they're transplanted could make the process safer for people with compromised immune systems.

In the Future, Spider Silk May Help Grow Your Replacement Heart

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2015 07:51 PM
by AlexMuller
One challenge has been finding a scaffold material to grow organ tissues on, something that’s non-toxic, will not impede cell growth, and will not, itself, be rejected by the body.

Stroke outcome can be improved with new clot-removal device

Posted in Medicine on 18th Apr, 2015 05:19 PM
by AlexMuller
'We will be able to treat many more patients, who will have much better outcomes. This is a once-in-a-generation advance in acute stroke care.'

Five billion people 'have no access to safe surgery'

Posted in Medicine on 27th Apr, 2015 07:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Two-thirds of the world's population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to a new study in The Lancet, more than double the number in previous estimates.

3D printed windpipe used in surgery 'saves children's lives'

Posted in Hardware on 3rd May, 2015 08:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Three babies have been saved using 3D printed windpipe splints to help them breathe. A rare illness that means their windpipes can collapse and prevent air getting in.

The machine that could replace anesthesiologists

Posted in Hardware on 13th May, 2015 09:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Anesthesiologists train for 4 years after medical school and are paid an average of $277,000 a year. The machine can only be used for a few procedures for now, but that's changing.

Robotic tentacle targets keyhole surgery

Posted in Hardware on 15th May, 2015 05:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Italian engineers have built a robotic arm, aimed at improving surgical operations and inspired by the octopus.

Electrical stimulation accelerates wound healing

Posted in Medicine on 16th May, 2015 10:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The pulses stimulated new blood vessels to form, increasing blood flow to the damaged area and resulting in wounds healing significantly faster.

Medical millirobots offer hope for less-invasive surgeries

Posted in Science on 1st Jun, 2015 06:22 PM
by AlexMuller
To advance minimally invasive treatments, researchers have proposed using tiny robots, driven by magnetic potential energy from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners.

First multi-organ transplant that includes skull and scalp

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jun, 2015 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
A 55-year-old software developer from Texas has become the first patient to receive a scalp and skull transplant while receiving kidney and pancreas transplants.

New drug triggers tissue regeneration: Faster regrowth and healing of damaged tissues

Posted in Science on 13th Jun, 2015 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
A new drug repaired damage to the colon, liver and bone marrow in animal models.

Miniature heart sensor keeps heart failure patients out of the hospital

Posted in Hardware on 16th Jun, 2015 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Implanting microchip sensors in patients with advanced heart failure to better monitor symptoms and reduce their chances of returning to the hospital.

Stem cell use during lung transplantation may expand donor pool

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jun, 2015 12:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Pairing a donated organ with a potential recipient is a critical task requiring a near-perfect match.

Swarms of tiny robots are joining forces to break through blocked arteries

Posted in Hardware on 30th Jun, 2015 01:12 AM
by AlexMuller
A $18 million initiative set on creating a microrobot-assisted procedure for dealing with blocked arteries within five years.

Successful heart transplant after using experimental artificial heart

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jul, 2015 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
A 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients.

Research suggests that eye drops could spell the end of cataract surgery

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jul, 2015 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Treating cataracts by way of an eye drop might not be all that far away.

Surgeons practice on 3D printed models for kids' operations

Posted in Medicine on 1st Aug, 2015 10:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Using 3D printed copies of body parts has helped save 4 children aged two months to 16 years who suffered from life-threatening blood vessel malformation in their brains.

When surgeons listen to their preferred music, their stitches are better and faster

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Aug, 2015 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
When surgeons listen to music they prefer, their technique and efficiency when closing incisions is improved, a new study shows.

Tiny glue guns and glue made of nanoparticles could patch up surgical holes

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2015 02:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Glue made of nanoparticles, delivered by a needle, can be a better replacement for sutures and surgical staples.

Study: U.S. hospitals throw away $15M in unused surgical supplies each year

Posted in Medicine on 10th Aug, 2015 04:55 PM
by AlexMuller
These items could be salvaged to ease shortages and also to save lives abroad.

Laser detects brain tumour cells during surgery

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2015 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons in London have used lasers to diagnose abnormal tissue during an operation to remove a brain tumor for the first time in Europe.

'Tissue Velcro' Could Patch Damaged Organs

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2015 05:11 PM
by AlexMuller
In the not-too-distant future, patients with damaged hearts or livers might receive tissue patches grown in a lab.

Weight loss surgery 'cures half of type-2 diabetes cases'

Posted in Medicine on 5th Sep, 2015 08:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Weight loss surgery cures half of patients with type-2 diabetes, for at least five years, a study suggests.

Implant 'traps' spreading cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 9th Sep, 2015 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A small sponge-like implant that can mop up cancer cells as they move through the body has been developed by US researchers.

Cancer patient receives 3D printed ribs in world-first surgery

Posted in Medicine on 12th Sep, 2015 04:41 AM
by AlexMuller
The patient’s surgical team determined that a fully customisable 3D printed sternum and rib cage was the best option.

Bio-artificial kidney project hopes to raise funds through crowdfunding

Posted in Online on 12th Sep, 2015 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A crowdfunding effort kicks off in the hopes of raising funds to help accelerate the development of a bio-artificial kidney to change the lives of Kidney Failure patients.

3D printed windpipe improves girl's operation

Posted in Medicine on 19th Sep, 2015 03:56 AM
by AlexMuller
A 3D-printed windpipe has been used to practise delicate surgery before an operation on a six-year-old girl at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital.

DARPA's Targeted Electrical Stimulation of the Brain boosts Memory

Posted in Hardware on 20th Sep, 2015 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Electrical arrays implanted in the brain show promise in their ability to improve patients' scores on memory tests.

New technique bodes well for lung transplant success rate

Posted in Medicine on 21st Sep, 2015 09:32 PM
by AlexMuller
The EVLP-treated lungs showed little signs of rejection, while the lungs transplanted without the treatment all showed signs of severe rejection.

The Affect 3D Printing Could Have On The Medical Industry By 2020

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Sep, 2015 03:36 PM
by AlexMuller
3D printers are rapidly changing the world of medicine. By the 2020s printable skin, false teeth, knees and joints may drive growth in the burgeoning market for 3D printers.

New Tech Doubles Transplant Hearts' Viability Time

Posted in Medicine on 6th Oct, 2015 01:34 PM
by AlexMuller
With the new “heart in a box,” developed by Transmedics, heart transplant success rates may climb substantially.

Bowel cancer is four distinct diseases

Posted in Science on 13th Oct, 2015 06:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Bowel cancer is four distinct diseases, each with a different prognosis, scientists have discovered.

A functional kidney organoid from stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 17th Oct, 2015 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Diseases can attack specific organs, landing patients on a transplant list. Our bodies have markers that identify an organ as 'self', making it difficult to find an organ match.

Brain Surgery Using Ultrasound Waves

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Oct, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
A revolutionary new approach to neurosurgery avoids both radiation and a scalpel.

Biodegradable implant could simplify bone replacement surgery

Posted in Medicine on 31st Oct, 2015 06:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A new biodegradable graft material could take the place of actual bone, for the treatment of fractures or other injuries.

Memory-boosting devices tested in humans

Posted in Medicine on 4th Nov, 2015 10:32 AM
by AlexMuller
A strategy designed to improve memory by delivering brain stimulation through implanted electrodes is undergoing trials in humans.

Virtual reality technology aims to drag medical training 'out of the 18th century'

Posted in Software on 7th Nov, 2015 12:03 PM
by AlexMuller
We are just beginning to uncover what VR is capable of, but advances could have a drastic impact on the health industry.

Google Glass helps cardiologists complete difficult coronary artery blockage surgery

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Nov, 2015 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Cardiologists have used Google Glass in a challenging surgical procedure, successfully clearing a blockage in the coronary artery.

3D printing helps surgeons plan life-saving operation

Posted in Medicine on 25th Nov, 2015 05:19 AM
by AlexMuller
A 3D-printed model of the blood vessels inside a woman's brain has helped surgeons practise life-saving surgery.

Google and Johnson & Johnson are working on robots for surgery

Posted in Software on 14th Dec, 2015 11:54 PM
by AlexMuller
The Verb Surgical team hopes to leverage Google’s expertise in machine learning and image processing and Johnson & Johnson’s knowledge of medical devices.

Cartilage growing to rebuild body parts 'within three years'

Posted in Medicine on 30th Dec, 2015 09:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Patients needing surgery to reconstruct body parts such as noses and ears could soon have treatment using cartilage which has been grown in a lab.

Fluorescent agent could help surgeons remove all of tumor first time

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2016 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
A new injectable agent that makes cancer cells in a tumor fluoresce, could help surgeons remove all of the cancerous tissue on the first attempt.

Researchers develop dissolvable wireless sensors to monitor brain injury

Posted in Hardware on 19th Jan, 2016 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed biocompatible brain implants that can monitor brain injury before completely dissolving.

Needle-phobic pancreas transplant 'world first'

Posted in Medicine on 28th Jan, 2016 12:13 PM
by AlexMuller
A British woman has become the first person in the world to have a pancreas transplant because of a severe needle phobia, her doctors have said.

Doctors implant 3D-printed vertebrae in 'world's first' surgery

Posted in Hardware on 27th Feb, 2016 02:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Without this procedure, the patient's cancer would have left him a quadriplegic.

'Smart' scalpel could distinguish healthy brain tissue from tumors

Posted in Hardware on 16th Apr, 2016 07:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have designed a smart scalpel that provides real-time guidance on whether the tissue it is tending to is cancerous or otherwise.

Robot betters expert surgeons at soft tissue stitching

Posted in Hardware on 5th May, 2016 05:41 PM
by AlexMuller
"No significant differences in erroneous needle placement among all surgical techniques, suggesting that STAR was as dexterous as expert surgeons in needle placement"

Stem cell injections reduce scarring during bypass surgery and possibly increase survival of patients

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jul, 2016 05:03 PM
by AlexMuller
There was a 30% improvement in heart function, 40% reduction in scar size, and 70% improvement in quality of life.

5 Ways Futuristic Technology is Helping Eye Care

Posted in Medicine on 12th Aug, 2016 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Amazing breakthroughs in vision technology are bringing the futuristic promise of bringing sight to the blind a reality.

The Science Behind LASIK Surgery

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2016 01:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Tens of millions of these procedures have been performed and the technology is only getting better.

Robot operates inside the eye to restore sight in a world first

Posted in Medicine on 10th Sep, 2016 09:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons have used a robot to operate inside the eye and restore sight - in a world first.

Living Eye Implant Uses Lab-Grown Cells to Restore Sight

Posted in Science on 15th Sep, 2016 09:55 AM
by AlexMuller
Cells were regenerated and multiplied on a synthetic hydrogel film, then the film was implanted back into subjects’ eyes.

New catheter lets doctors see inside arteries for first time and clear plaque

Posted in Hardware on 6th Oct, 2016 09:17 AM
by AlexMuller
A new safer catheter that allows cardiologists to see inside arteries and remove plaque from only diseased tissue has been used.

Robot surgeon can operate finely enough to remove cataracts

Posted in Medicine on 5th Nov, 2016 11:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Axsis, a system developed by Cambridge Consultants, is a small, teleoperated robot designed to operate on the eye with greater accuracy than a human.

Doctors use deep-brain ultrasound therapy to treat tremors

Posted in Medicine on 10th Dec, 2016 12:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Doctors in London have used sound waves to successfully operate deep inside the brain.

New Surgery Can Give the Legally Blind 20/20 Vision

Posted in Medicine on 14th Dec, 2016 03:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers removed the jellylike tissue behind the lens of the eye and replaced it with a saline solution in 20 patients who had Terson syndrome.

The Tiny Robots Revolutionizing Eye Surgery

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jan, 2017 04:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Machines that are capable of making precise operations inside the human eye will make it possible to perform entirely new procedures.

Bionic lens can make vision three times better than 20-20

Posted in Medicine on 6th Sep, 2017 01:48 PM
by Alex Muller
The Bionic Lens is a dynamic lens that replaces the natural lens inside the eye via one of the most common and successful procedures in medicine – cataract surgery.

Injectable 'Elastic Glue' Seals Wounds in Just 60 Seconds

Posted in Medicine on 8th Oct, 2017 07:04 PM
by Alex Muller
The substance could eventually be used in surgeries and in emergency situations, though it still needs to be tested on humans.

Halloween Novelty contact lenses 'can cause sight loss' and eye damage

Posted in Medicine on 20th Oct, 2017 12:34 AM
by Alex Muller
Eye experts are warning of the risks of wearing novelty contact lenses at Halloween, saying they can cause nasty infections.

Ultrasound imaging needle to transform heart surgery

Posted in Medicine on 1st Dec, 2017 03:51 PM
by Alex Muller
Heart tissue can be imaged in real-time during keyhole procedures using a new optical ultrasound needle developed by researchers at UCL.

FDA approves first artificial iris for implantation

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jun, 2018 05:07 PM
by Alex Muller
The CustomFlex Artificial Iris, is meant to treat adults and children whose iris, the part of the eye that is colored around the pupil, is damaged.

Pediatric cardiologist uses VR to visualize heart defects

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jul, 2018 03:24 AM
by Alex Muller
Models help surgeons and patients' family members understand congenital heart defects.

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