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

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

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.

How to identify which cancer drugs work best for each patient

Posted in Hardware on 24th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

An implantable device could allow doctors to test cancer drugs in patients before prescribing chemotherapy.

Brain implants: Restoring memory with a microchip

Posted in Science on 15th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

The story 'Johnny Mnemonic' foresaw information being carried by brain microchips by 2021. A team of neuroscientists could be making this fantasy world a reality.

Implantable device targets tumors using electric fields

Posted in Medicine on 6th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

The technique uses a small device containing a reservoir of chemotherapy that can be either implanted in the tumor or placed on the skin to create the electric field.

Future medical implants may be powered by sound waves

Posted in Hardware on 28th Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

Ideal implants would be wireless and battery-free.