Ice Cold Saline Has Been Used to Rapidly Cool and Suspend Bodies During Surgery

Posted in Medicine on 28th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

Doctors at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have placed humans in suspended animation and this could enable them to have hours instead of minutes to operate on critical patients.

Pediatric cardiologist uses VR to visualize heart defects

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jul, 2018
by Alex Muller

Models help surgeons and patients' family members understand congenital heart defects.

FDA approves first artificial iris for implantation

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jun, 2018
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.

Ultrasound imaging needle to transform heart surgery

Posted in Medicine on 1st Dec, 2017
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.

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

Posted in Medicine on 20th Oct, 2017
by Alex Muller

Eye experts are warning of the risks of wearing novelty contact lenses at Halloween, saying they can cause nasty infections.