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Magnetic ‘metal seed’ that destroys brain tumours in ten minutes invented by British scientists

June 11th, 2018 at 9:44 am » Comments Off

Deadly brain tumours could be heated up by MRI scanners until they die in groundbreaking treatment Deadly brain tumours could be removed in just ten minutes with a groundbreaking new treatment which uses MRI scanners to heat up cancer cells until they die. The new therapy, developed by University College London, involves injecting a tiny […]



A new laser eye surgery fixes your vision without any gnarly eyeball slicing

June 10th, 2018 at 8:32 am » Comments Off

As someone who wears glasses, the idea of corrective laser eye surgery is certainly tempting. But then you start reading about how the invasive surgery is actually performed, along with some of (admittedly rare) risks, and suddenly glasses don’t seem so bad. Things could change, however, thanks to research coming out of Columbia University. Researchers […]



Same cancer, worse results and twice the cost in the US

June 4th, 2018 at 9:29 am » Comments Off

Monthly spending on certain cancer patients in Washington was $12,345 vs. $6,195 in British Columbia Despite paying double, Americans died slightly faster than Canadians in the study (CNN)Americans paid twice as much as Canadians for health care, but they didn’t get twice the benefit, according to a new study of patients with advanced colorectal cancer […]



Researchers create the first 3D-printed corneas

June 2nd, 2018 at 3:42 pm » Comments Off

Researchers at Newcastle University have been able to 3D-print a biocompatible corneal framework using a new gel formulations that “keeps the stem cells alive whilst producing a material which is stiff enough to hold its shape but soft enough to be squeezed out the nozzle of a 3D printer.” There is a significant shortage of […]



People are so obsessed with trading cryptocurrencies that a hospital just launched a program to treat addictive behavior

June 2nd, 2018 at 9:45 am » Comments Off

Scottish addiction treatment center Castle Craig Hospital has launched a program geared to help people who are addicted to buying and selling cryptocurrencies online. In its online guide, the hospital describes the addictive behavior as similar to that of other online addictions, and offers practical advice as well as longterm therapeutic treatments. Since bitcoin first […]



What Is Bioprinting?

May 11th, 2018 at 10:14 am » Comments Off

Bioprinted materials can be used to repair damaged organs. Bioprinting, a type of 3D printing, uses cells and other biological materials as “inks” to fabricate 3D biological structures. Bioprinted materials have the potential to repair damaged organs, cells, and tissues in the human body. In the future, bioprinting may be used to build entire organs […]



Cancer dormancy: Why do cancer cells go to sleep?

May 1st, 2018 at 10:19 am » Comments Off

Cancer has always been thought of as something that grows rapidly and uncontrollably, but this view may be wrong. New evidence suggests that cancer alternatively uses the “accelerator” and the “brake” in order to survive.



Why a faecal transplant could save your life

April 27th, 2018 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

The faecal transplant, also known as trans-poo-sion, surely has the title of medicine’s most disgusting procedure. It is pretty much what you are imagining – part of a faecal stool is taken from one person and given to another. The purpose is to introduce new beneficial microbes to the receiving patient’s digestive system. And it […]



How social media can reveal overlooked drug reactions

April 3rd, 2018 at 8:56 am » Comments Off

When patients connect online, they often share information that reveals how treatments work in the real world. When Allison Ruddick was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer in October 2014, she turned to the world of hashtags. After her initial diagnosis it wasn’t clear if the cancer had metastasized, so she was in for a […]



This Silicon Valley startup has quietly raised $500 million to help diagnose cancer using controllers

March 30th, 2018 at 10:21 am » Comments Off

Health and Commerce Since its debut six years ago, Redwood City-based startup Auris Health has quietly raised $500 million to develop a series of tools designed to innovate surgical robotics technology. The company’s latest product, Monarch, is a controller-operated robotic camera that allows physicians to visualize the inside of the human body. The technology, which […]



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