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

Posted in Medicine on 12th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

The patients surgical team determined that a fully customisable 3D printed sternum and rib cage was the best option.

Implant 'traps' spreading cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 9th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

A small sponge-like implant that can mop up cancer cells as they move through the body has been developed by US researchers.

Implantable 'artificial pancreas' could help diabetes patients control their blood sugar

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

The development of an artificial pancreas that continuously measures a person's blood sugar, and can automatically release insulin as needed.

Miniature heart sensor keeps heart failure patients out of the hospital

Posted in Hardware on 16th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Implanting microchip sensors in patients with advanced heart failure to better monitor symptoms and reduce their chances of returning to the hospital.

Pain blocking implant gets closer to human use

Posted in Medicine on 12th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

A tiny device that blocks severe pain caused by nerve damage is set to be implanted in sufferers of the condition within five to ten years, according to its creators.