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Anaesthesia: what we still don't know about the 'gift of oblivion'

Shortly after making my decision, I rang a separate Brisbane medical practice. I asked to speak to the doctor whose job it would be to render me …

High-tech scalpel makes brain surgery less risky

The "smart scalpel" developed by a researcher named David Oliva Uribe in Brussels, Belgium doesn't look or even work like a conventional scalpel. It has no edge, has a sensor-rich sphere at the tip, and instead of having the capability to cut people open, it can differentiate between cancerous …

The Brain

Hong Kong Poly Researchers Develop New Rapid Virus Detector

At the Hong Kong Polytechnic University researchers have created a new way of detecting viruses, which may become a new standard over the slow and …

Business card with built-in ECG is perfect for cardiologists

Some people can make business cards that stand out <i>and</i> show off their skills. Take for example, that one engineer who created a card that lights up and that programmer who designed one that can play <i>Tetris</i>. But what if you're a medical professional, specifically a cardiologist? A company called …

3D printed at-home medical device detects anemia within seconds

Feb 26, 2016 | By Kira<p>Researchers at <b>Kansas Sate University</b> have developed a 3D printed diagnostic device that, when paired with a smartphone app, can …

Researchers want to grow human tendons on an incredibly advanced robotic hand

That alone is enough to improve the motion capabilities in prosthetics in a way that has never been seen before. But the researchers plan on taking the project even farther by growing human tendon and tissue on the robot hand.<p>That would mean people could have an <i>entirely new hand</i>, human skin and …

Honeypots Help Illustrate Scores of Vulnerabilities in Medical Devices

There have been some strides made in the last year, but for the most part, security around the healthcare industry has remained the consummate …

The Downside of the Explosion of Available Health Data

Before the Information Age, much of medicine was as much art as it was science. Physicians depended on their observational skills arguably more than …

How Cryopreserving Organs Is Closer to Reality

<b>(Image courtesy of you me on Flickr)</b><p><b>Researchers are getting closer to cryopreserving organs. Here's how.</b><p><i>Qmed Staff</i><p>A human heart can only survive only …

Carnegie Mellon University

Transplant Surgeons Revive Hearts After Death - MIT Technology Review

Transplant surgeons have started using a device that allows them to “reanimate” hearts from people who have recently died, and use the organs to save …

What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

Laser Breathalyzer Can Sniff Out Disease

Just breathe and let the 'laserlyzer' do the rest<p>Dogs are pretty good at sniffing out cancer, but now researchers have developed an “optical dog’s nose” that uses lasers to detect a range of diseases by analyzing the molecules in ones breath.<p>When someone gets cancer or an infection, metabolic …

Clot-snatching stroke treatment gets the green light

Snatching blood clots from the brain with a wire mesh stent is a new stroke treatment that is now supported in the United States.

'Hunger Games' Actress Angel Giuffria Talks Life As A Cyborg

Plus, the future of bionic limbs<p><i>Hunger Games</i> actress and self-proclaimed “cyborg,” Angel Giuffria, just upgraded to one of the most advanced prosthetic arms on the market.<p>The bebionic3 is 30 percent smaller than typical prosthetics and has a ton of new grip patterns that Giuffria can cycle through. …

Heart repair protein discovered by scientists

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US, found that a protein called vinculin is responsible for keeping heart muscles pumping as we age<p>A protein which helps the heart repair itself has been discovered by scientists in a breakthrough which could lead to new drugs to …

Johns Hopkins University

Hackers Can Tap Into Hospital Drug Pumps To Serve Lethal Doses To Patients

They probably won’t, though<p>The LifecarePCA is a drug infusion machine for hospital patients, designed to correctly administer the right dosage of medicine straight into the arm of a person in need. When it works as it should, mechanical precision thwarts human error and eases care. If someone with …

Smartphone CellScope Upgraded to Automatically Spot Parasitic Worms

Parasitic worms are still a serious health problem in many parts of our world. Rapidly diagnosing the disease can speed up its care and help stop the …

Artificial Wombs Are Coming, but the Controversy Is Already Here

Ectogenesis is a social and political minefield.<p><i>Zoltan Istvan is a futurist, philosopher, journalist, and author of the bestselling novel The Transhumanist Wager. He writes an occasional column for Motherboard ruminating on the future beyond natural human ability.</i><p>Of all the transhumanist …

The Invention That Could End Obesity

A Michigan surgeon invented an apparatus that he believes tricks the brain into thinking the stomach is full. His Full Sense Device could be a lifesaver for millions of obese Americans and raises questions about how hunger — our most basic human impulse — even works.

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready<p>A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor …

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World First: Man Controls Two Prosthetic Arms With His Mind

Doctors wired them right into his nerves<p>Until recently, losing both arms in an accident would probably have meant the end of a patient's two-fisted grip. Not so for Leslie Baugh, the first shoulder-level double amputee to wear and control two complex, mind-controlled prosthetic limbs.<p>Baugh isn't …

Stretchy Artificial Skin Lets Prosthetic Hand Sense Heat, Humidity, and Pressure

It's so sophisticated, it can even tell the difference between a dry and soggy diaper<p>Prosthetic limbs that can be controlled by an amputee’s thoughts or muscle movements already exist. But what if they could also sense the environment and then send that information back to the amputee’s nervous …

Report: Medical device prices declined 5% in August

Prices for the 10 most sought-after medical devices slid nearly 5% in August, compared with the same month last year, according to the Modern …

This New Device Can Detect Several Cancer Types Using a Single Blood Sample

Image: Microculus<p>We know that early detection often gives us the best chance to beat many different types of cancer, but current methods are …

New 'Bionic Eye' Returns Blind Man's Sight to Him For The First Time in 30 Years

Image: Duke University<p>Larry Hester was diagnosed with a degenerative disease called retinitis pigmentosa (RP) in his early 30s. At the time, there …

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