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Researchers create a fast-sealing surgical ‘glue’ for closing wounds

October 27th, 2017 at 10:02 am » Comments Off

It’s elastic enough to keep a wound sealed on an inflated lung.



FDA approves second gene-altering treatment for cancer

October 24th, 2017 at 8:58 am » Comments Off

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the second in a radically new class of treatments that genetically reboot a patient’s own immune cells to kill cancer.



This company is trying to disrupt the braces industry and dentists are fighting back

October 16th, 2017 at 11:23 am » Comments Off

SmileDirectClub offers to straighten your teeth at a fraction of the cost of braces, without a visit to the dentist. But orthodontists claim the company has endangered the oral health of tens of thousands of people.



Edible sensor can measure your gut from within

October 13th, 2017 at 1:12 pm » Comments Off

It clings to your intestinal wall to track abnormalities and help diagnose disorders.



Company uses patient’s own cells to put and end to baldness, aging skin and tendon degeneration

October 10th, 2017 at 10:24 am » Comments Off

Hollywood has made movies about it. Industries have made billions from it. And if the volume of scripture is any indication, the Almighty God must have placed great value on his creation of the head of human hair. After all, He gave Samson—the strongest man of whom the Bible tells—his immense strength through his hair […]



Meet the nocebo effect, the placebo effect’s evil twin that makes you feel pain

October 10th, 2017 at 9:55 am » Comments Off

A fascinating new study finds patients report worse side effects when a drug costs more money.



Gizmos and Gadgets: augmented reality is coming to surgical suites

October 3rd, 2017 at 9:43 am » Comments Off

September 20, 2017 – Israel based, AUGmedics is the inventor of an augmented reality technology designed to enhance the performance of surgeons doing spinal operations. Called ViZOR, the application provides a heads-up display that enhances a surgeon’s perception. ViZOR gives the wearer a 3D spinal projection that goes below the skin by using the information […]



How diseases can be targeted using nanotechnology – and why it’s difficult

September 26th, 2017 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

Scientists are designing materials that are a thousand times smaller than the width of a hair. Known as nanomaterials or nanoparticles, some could help treat diseases.



Nerve implant ‘restores consciousness’ to man in vegetative state

September 26th, 2017 at 9:59 am » Comments Off

Stimulation of the vagus nerve allows patient who had been in a persistant vegetative state for 15 years to track objects with his eyes and respond to simple requests.



Scanning the future, radiologists see their jobs at risk

September 24th, 2017 at 10:19 am » Comments Off

These days, a radiologist at UCSF will go through anywhere from 20 to 100 scans a day, and each scan can have thousands of images to review.



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