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Bionic Suit Puts Paraplegics Back on Their Feet

March 17, 2014 11:40 am | by Reuters Videos Comments

A powered exoskeletal suit is giving paraplegics a new lease on life, allowing them to walk on their own - even up stairs. The ReWalk is the latest example of a developing technology that might one day make wheelchairs a thing of the past...

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3D Printer Used to Rebuild Man's Face

March 17, 2014 11:18 am | by CBS News Videos Comments

Stephen Power was severely injured in a motorcycle accident, leaving his face badly disfigured. He became one of the first patients in the world to benefit from new surgical technology where a 3D printer helped rebuild his face. Sky News...

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The Pulse: Growing Stem Cells on a Chia Pet

March 12, 2014 4:39 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

This week on The Pulse, we’re making heart models for fewer recalls, taking vital signs with an iPhone, tracking activities with Moov, and finding a new way to grow stem cells ...             

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The Future Of 3D Technology In The OR: (Part 3)

March 11, 2014 10:28 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

In this third and final installment of “3D Technology And The Modern OR” we’ll try to predict how the healthcare industry’s view on 3D will evolve with time and how the products themselves will change in the coming years. We all know the...

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A 50-Cent Microscope that Folds Like Origami

March 7, 2014 11:39 am | by TED Videos Comments

Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper that's just as easy to fold and use. A sparkling demo that shows how this invention could...   

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Researchers Cure Diabetes in Mice

March 6, 2014 12:18 pm | by Reuters Videos Comments

Researchers in California have turned skin cells in mice into insulin producing beta cells, effectively curing the animals of diabetes. They hope to achieve similar results in human cells, paving the way to an eventual cure for a disease...

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My DNA Vending Machine

March 6, 2014 11:42 am | by TED Videos Comments

Vending machines generally offer up sodas, candy bars and chips. Not so for the one created by TED Fellow Gabe Barcia-Colombo. This artist has dreamed up a DNA Vending Machine, which dispenses extracted human DNA, packaged in a vial along...

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3D Technology And The Modern OR: Benefits Of 3D (Part 2)

March 5, 2014 3:50 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

In this edition of “3D Technology And The Modern OR” we’ll take a close look at some of the expectations and benefits of 3D visualization in the OR and why facilities of varying size and type have decided to invest in its potential.   

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Simple Blood Test Could Revolutionize Schizophrenia Diagnosis

March 3, 2014 12:09 pm | by Reuters Videos Comments

An inexpensive blood test to diagnose schizophrenia could be made available within two years, offering a groundbreaking alternative to conventional methods that rely on conversations between patients and doctors. Schizophrenia is a serious...

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Could Future Devices Read Images from Our Brains?

March 3, 2014 12:01 pm | by TED Videos Comments

As an expert on cutting-edge digital displays, Mary Lou Jepsen studies how to show our most creative ideas on screens. And as a brain surgery patient herself, she is driven to know more about the neural activity that underlies invention...

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Can the Damaged Brain Repair Itself?

February 28, 2014 12:02 pm Videos Comments

After a traumatic brain injury, it sometimes happens that the brain can repair itself, building new brain cells to replace damaged ones. But the repair doesn't happen quickly enough to allow recovery from degenerative conditions like motor...

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3D Technology and the Modern OR (Part 1)

February 25, 2014 11:40 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

In the inaugural edition of “3D Technology And The Modern OR,” we’ll take a look at how the technology that supports OR visualization has evolved in the last several years and how the latest 3D products on the market has been received by...

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A New Way to Grow Bone

February 20, 2014 2:00 pm | by TED Videos Comments

What does it take to regrow bone in mass quantities? Typical bone regeneration — wherein bone is taken from a patient's hip and grafted onto damaged bone elsewhere in the body — is limited and can cause great pain just a few years after...

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What Is Electropolishing and How Does It Work?

February 14, 2014 11:57 am | by Able Electropolishing | Able Electropolishing Co., Inc. Videos Comments

What is electropolishing and how does it work? Electropolishing is a reverse plating process. Instead of depositing metal on a part, electropolishing removes the outer skin of metal. This is achieved by using a combination of chemicals and...

Laser Technology Lets Parkinsonism Patients Walk Again

February 13, 2014 3:07 pm | by Reuters Videos Comments

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have developed a device that re-routes brain signals in Parkinsonism disorder patients, allowing them to regain mobility. For at least one patient in Florida, the device is ...            

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