Emily Traywick

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Would you trust a robot to perform your surgery?

Researchers have now developed a robot that can make sutures and other delicate operations completely autonomously. Physician Peter Kim and his colleagues recently detailed their invention, which they call the Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot, in <i>Science Translational Medicine</i>.<p>“It is programmed by a …

Robotics

Why Robots Can Be Better Surgeons

When doctors first approached Hormuz Irani, a surgical oncologist based in Bakersfield, Calif., to suggest he participate in the hospital’s …

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Why Anesthesia Is One of the Greatest Medical Mysteries of Our Time

Anesthesia was a major medical breakthrough, allowing us to lose consciousness during surgery and other painful procedures. Trouble is, we're not …

How to assess wound exudate

By Nancy Morgan, RN, BSN, MBA, WOC, WCC, DWC, OMS<p>Each issue, <i>Apple Bites</i> brings you a tool you can apply in your daily practice.<p>Exudate (drainage), a …

Bees Have Value in Medicine: Honey Helps Wounds Heal · Guardian Liberty Voice

Bees have value in medicine because their honey helps wounds heal. Honey is the thick liquid food bees make for themselves from flower nectar. At a …

11 top Israeli innovations for treating wounds

New methods for treating, cleaning and sealing wounds are being developed in Israel. Image via www.shutterstock.com<p>Exciting new methods for treating, …

Medicine

Queen's Freddie Mercury: Voice explained by scientists

Anyone who’s ever heard a Queen song recognizes the power of Freddie Mercury’s voice. Those majestic, bombastic, rough-hewn vocals have had an …

V074 Robotic

V074 Robotic-assisted Common Bile Duct Exploration<p>V074 ROBOTIC-ASSISTED COMMON BILE DUCT EXPLORATION<p>Raquel G. Heredia, MD, PhD,<p>Mario Masrur, MD, …

Strategies for Minimizing Bile Duct Injuries

Strategies for Minimizing Bile Duct Injuries: Adopting a Universal Culture of Safety in Cholecystectomy<p>Over 750,000 cholecystectomies are performed …

When to say no to surgery

Knee surgery<p>Arthroscopic surgery to trim or remove a torn meniscus—the cartilage that cushions your knees—is the most common orthopedic surgery in …

Medicine

Wanted: Folks 50-plus to test use of cannabis as osteoarthritis treatment

Middle-aged people with bad knees, take heart. Help may be on the way.<p>Dr. Mary Lynch of the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax is …

Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics around the country in an effort to thwart the scary, intrusive thoughts and the repetitive behaviors …

Study: Sleep Loss Can Cause Brain Damage

Missing sleep may lead to brain damage, according to new research published in the Journal of Neuroscience on Tuesday.<p>Many assume that naps and …

Neuroscience

'First human head transplant now possible', neurosurgeon claims

The first ever human head transplant is now possible, a neurosurgeon has claimed.<p>Dr Sergio Canavero believes that the technology now exists that will allow surgeons to carry out the Frankenstein-style procedure, which has been tested out on animals since 1970.<p>Up until now there has been no way to …

Dyslexic girls have different brain anatomy from dyslexic boys

The study found less gray matter volume in parts of male brains used to process language. It found less gray matter volume in parts of females brains …

The Brain

Children with autism leave 'silly' out

When a child with autism copies the actions of an adult, he or she is likely to omit anything “silly” about what they’ve just seen. In contrast, …

Broken ‘clock’ gene leads to brain damage

Disabling a gene that helps keep track of time makes brain cells more likely to die spontaneously. Scientists think the connection may help explain …

Neuroscience

Why don't we feel guilty in video games?

Photograph: 11bit Studios<p>Developed by Polish team 11bit Studios, This War of Mine seeks to simulate the civilian experience of war, including moral …

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