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Common heart defect isn't harmless at high altitude - Futurity

About 40 percent of adults have a heart condition that is considered harmless, but it could cause problems at high altitude.

Organ transplant rejection isn't always forever - Futurity

If the body rejects a transplanted organ that it once tolerated, the situation may not be permanent, new research suggests.

Drug that can repair heart attack damage and trigger growth of healthy tissue

Drug that can repair heart attack damage and trigger growth of healthy tissue<p>By<p>A drug designed to halt and repair heart attack damage could change …

Medicine

Robert Downey Jr

Had the absolute privilege of presenting a brand spanking new 3D-printed bionic Iron Man arm to Alex, the most dapper 7-year-old I’ve ever …

3D printed heart helps to save girl's life

A two-year-old girl who was born with a serious heart defect has had a life-saving operation thanks to a 3D printer.<p>Mina had a hole between two chambers of her heart, but doctors were able to use the printer to create a model to help surgeons plan the successful operation.<p>Mina and mum Natasha spoke …

3D Printing

Patient 3D prints his own kidney to guide surgeons

John Cousins, co-founder of 3D printing company Isodo3d, was in Southampton General Hospital having already undergone an appendix operation when he …

3D Printing

Get 3D printing and make some money in 2015

The new issue is on sale now<p>3D printing will be the big tech boom of 2015 and the new issue of 3D World shows you how to get started, from modelling …

3D printing could soon save knees from arthritis - Futurity

A new way to regenerate the knee meniscus, tested in sheep, uses 3D printing and the patient's own stem cells.

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Can 3-D Printed Homes Help Solve Homelessness?

A new project will print homes for charity–if it can get funding.<p>The best way of solving homelessness, many advocates argue, is just to give people homes. Though it sounds simplistic–and expensive–a “housing first” policy in places like Utah and Boston actually saves the government money. Now a …

Housing

Faster 'door-to-balloon' time is critical for heart patients - Futurity

How long it takes doctors to insert tiny balloons into blocked arteries has a big effect on survival for heart attack patients.

Electric Implants Kill Off Infections, Then Dissolve

Staph infection? There’s a patch for that<p>Someday, in the not-too-distant future, bacterial infections could be treated by implanting electronics into your body. A team from Tufts University and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana developed a tiny implant that can be inserted into an area …

Medicine

Home

Going for a drink this Friday?<p>New BHF research reveals that drinking more than five drinks per week could shorten your life. The study also found …

The City

Walnuts slow prostate cancer in mice - Futurity

Walnuts slow prostate cancer growth in mice, and researchers suspect it's more than just omega-3s at work.

Ivabradine pill may prevent heart failure for thousands

<b>A pill costing less than £1.50 a day has the potential to save the lives of thousands of heart failure patients, medical trials suggest.</b><p>The drug, ivabradine, is already available in the UK to treat angina.<p>Prof Martin Cowie, who led the UK-based part of the study, said it could save up to 10,000 …

Medicine

Open Bionics Demos Successful 3D Scanned & 3D Printed Robotic Prosthetic

Prosthetics continue to make major news in the 3D printing community, and the next wave integrates robotics thanks to the crowd-source-funded Open …

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3D Printing: NYC Hospital Uses Printer to Build 3D Heart for Baby With Congenital Heart Defect

The 3D Printer is not just for making fancy sculptures or toys. It is also being used to help astronauts in space and to save the lives of babies on …

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Carmat's artificial heart finds its way to first human patient in France

The "bioprosthetic" artificial heart from Carmat has been implanted in a human being. The procedure was performed on December 18th at France's Georges Pompidou European Hospital, and the patient is said to be doing well. Carmat says he is currently awake in the intensive care unit and is speaking …

Heart cells beating in a Petri dish offer new hope to heart patients

Adele Johnson was 26 when she was involved in a motorway accident in 2009. She sustained only minor injuries and was able to walk away from the crash. But several weeks later she still felt stressed, tired and depressed.<p>Johnson's condition initially baffled doctors, but a cardiologist provided a …

An ultra tiny sensor could help doctors clean out your arteries

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, and according to the CDC, clogged arteries from coronary heart disease kill more than 385,000 people annually. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a tiny device they hope will …

Medical First: 3-D Printed Skull Successfully Implanted in Woman

Another day, another advance in 3-D printing technology.<p>Doctors in the Netherlands report that they have for the first time successfully replaced most of a human’s skull with a 3-D printed plastic one — and likely saved a woman's life in the process.<p>The 23-hour surgery took place three months ago …

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3D printer drones will take to skies by 2040, claim BAE scientists

3D printers could be so advanced by 2040 they could create small unmanned aircraft, BAE Systems claim.<p>These unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) could then potentially be used as a group of wide-winged aircraft for protracted or enduring surveillance or as rotary-winged UAVs to rescue single civilians or …

Scientists uncover key clue for protecting hearts against deadly arrhythmia

Previous research has shown carbon monoxide, which is produced naturally in heart cells, can guard against ventricular fibrillation, however the …

3D-printed vertebra successfully implanted for the first time

Spinal injuries are often life-changing, and the solutions are decidedly archaic, sometimes involving surgical cement and screws. The future is …

3D Printed Prosthetics

Depending on where you get your statistics, there are between 10 and 15 million amputees in the world. People who lose a limb go through a lot of pain obviously and the challenge to get a prosthetic limb that allows them to fully function again often doesn’t lessen the emotional pain aspect. It is …