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Patient receives 3D-printed rib implant in breakthrough procedure

January 11th, 2019 at 12:03 pm » Comments Off

3D printing made some big advances in the medical domain last year, and it seems like that trend isn’t going to slow down any time soon. Proving that point is an impressive procedure recently carried out in Bulgaria, in which a patient received one of the first 3D-printed ribs as part of a potentially lifesaving […]



Scientists find a way to 3D print one pill for all that ails you

January 9th, 2019 at 11:41 am » Comments Off

  Multiple medications with different release times—all in one pill. Last year, the FDA approved a 3D-printed pill for the first time. And now, researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a method to make 3D printing medicine even better. NUS Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Assistant Professor Soh Siow Ling, with the […]



Goodbye surgery? Scientists just made eye drops that dissolve cataracts

January 8th, 2019 at 11:53 am » Comments Off

It could mean a cheap, painless way to restore vision to thousands. Most of us take our vision for granted. As a result, we take the ability to read, write, drive, and complete a multitude of other tasks for granted. However, sight is not so easy for everyone. Indeed, for many people, simply seeing is […]



Ingestible capsule can be controlled wirelessly

December 26th, 2018 at 11:53 am » Comments Off

Electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs in response to smartphone commands Researchers at MIT, Draper, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology. The capsule, which can be customized to deliver drugs, sense environmental conditions, or both, can reside in the stomach […]



Lasers cure nearly 50% of patients with prostate cancer in new study

December 20th, 2018 at 11:42 am » Comments Off

Experts have honed a cutting-edge method to kill off tumors with less damage to healthy cells. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and STEBA Biotech have announced the success of the unique method they developed to fight prostate cancer. This treatment, which the group of expects called “transformative,” has shown promising results. […]



The 10 most incredible medical breakthroughs of 2018

December 16th, 2018 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

From medical drones to the first FDA-approved cannabis drug, innovative research continues to transform the future of health care. In a tech-obsessed world, it’s only natural to ponder all the ways technology might actually be damaging your health. Is social media a trigger for depression? Could your cell phone start a fire while you sleep? […]



Using Artificial Intelligence to fix healthcare

November 29th, 2018 at 1:13 pm » Comments Off

Surgery filmed in 360° and live-streamed to remote doctors could already be happening in a hospital near you. The healthcare industry should be using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to a far greater degree than at present, but progress has been painfully slow. The same factors that make the healthcare system so attractive to AI developers – […]



World’s first full-body medical scanner generates astonishing 3D images

November 24th, 2018 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

The new EXPLORER full-body scanner promises faster and more detailed medical imaging(Credit: UC Davis) After over a decade of development, the world’s first full-body medical scanner has produced its first images. The groundbreaking imaging device is almost 40 times faster than current PET scans and can capture a 3D picture of the entire human body […]



Eye scan may detect Alzheimer’s disease in seconds

November 7th, 2018 at 11:04 am » Comments Off

Two new studies now suggest that a noninvasive eye scan could soon be used to catch Alzheimer’s disease early. A simple eye scan may soon detect Alzheimer’s in a matter of seconds. The world’s population is aging rapidly and the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise. For this reason, the need for efficient […]



The probiotic that kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria

October 20th, 2018 at 9:16 am » Comments Off

Infection with the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus can cause many health problems, including sepsis. Certain strains of this bacterium are resistant to antibiotics, so they are particularly dangerous. However, researchers discover that a probiotic bacterium can destroy this superbug. Researchers are now investigating the potential of a probiotic bacterium in treating MRSA infections. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus […]



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