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A prosthetic leg that can sense touch makes it easier for amputees to walk

September 21st, 2019 at 1:04 am » Comments Off

The prosthesis tries to replicate the nervous system’s feedback loop. The issue: People who walk on both legs rely on constant feedback between their nerves and their brain to get around. But people using a prosthesis don’t have this brain-foot loop, which can make harder to walk confidently. A new bionic prosthesis, developed by researchers […]



Artificial intelligence detects heart failure from one heartbeat with 100% accuracy

September 20th, 2019 at 9:33 am » Comments Off

Doctors can detect heart failure from a single heartbeat with 100% accuracy using a new artificial intelligence-driven neural network. That’s according to a recent study published in Biomedical Signal Processing and Control Journal, which explores how emerging technology can improve existing methods of detecting congestive heart failure. Led by researchers at the Universities of Surrey, […]



Doctors have put human livers in suspended animation

September 18th, 2019 at 10:26 am » Comments Off

Supercooling organs could save the lives of people on transplant waiting lists.



First long-distance heart surgery performed via robot

September 14th, 2019 at 1:39 am » Comments Off

In a feat of networking, engineering, and medicine, a doctor performed a heart procedure while standing 20 miles from his patient. A doctor in India has performed a series of five percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures on patients who were 20 miles away from him. The feat was pulled off using a precision vascular robot […]



Cambridge scientists reverse ageing process in rat brain stem cells

September 9th, 2019 at 11:34 am » Comments Off

Aged rat brain stem cells grown on a soft surface (right) show more healthy, vigorous growth than similar aged brain stem cells grown on a stiff surface (left) New research reveals how increasing brain stiffness as we age causes brain stem cell dysfunction, and demonstrates new ways to reverse older stem cells to a younger, […]



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