Needle-phobic pancreas transplant 'world first'

Posted in Medicine on 28th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

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.

Researchers develop dissolvable wireless sensors to monitor brain injury

Posted in Hardware on 19th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

Researchers have developed biocompatible brain implants that can monitor brain injury before completely dissolving.

Fluorescent agent could help surgeons remove all of tumor first time

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

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.

Cartilage growing to rebuild body parts 'within three years'

Posted in Medicine on 30th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

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.

Google and Johnson & Johnson are working on robots for surgery

Posted in Software on 14th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

The Verb Surgical team hopes to leverage Googles expertise in machine learning and image processing and Johnson & Johnsons knowledge of medical devices.