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The Sore Problem of Prosthetic Limbs

April 10, 2014 | by TED | Comments

What drove David Sengeh to create a more comfortable prosthetic limb? He grew up in Sierra Leone, and too many of the people he loves are missing limbs after the brutal civil war there. When he noticed that people who had prosthetics weren’t...

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Micro-Organs to Shape the Future of Personalized Medicine

April 17, 2014 5:05 pm | Comments

Researchers at Vanderbilt University are developing an artificial liver as part of a larger system of synthetic organs being built to test drugs. If successful, the technology will not only change the way drugs are developed and tested, but...

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Researching the Use of Google Glass to Help People with Parkinson's

April 15, 2014 12:28 pm | by Newcastle University | Comments

A team from the University's Digital Interaction research group in Culture Lab have been working with Google Glass to see how the technology can be used to help people with Parkinson's disease. Find out how Glass is being used in the project...

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The Pulse: Replacing a Skull with a 3D Printed Version

April 3, 2014 9:01 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we’re 3D printing a human skull for implantation, checking blood pressure with a patch, helping disabled children learn to walk, and monitoring pressure sores. This episode features:       

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The New Bionics That Let Us Run, Climb, and Dance

March 28, 2014 2:55 pm | by TED | Comments

Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows...

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Catching Cancer Cells

March 20, 2014 11:54 am | by University of Michigan | Comments

Could cancer be diagnosed with a simple blood test? A new chip can trap the one cancer cell in a billion normal cells. Sunitha Nagrath and her lab developed the chip with other members of the Translational Oncology team, which seeks to...

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Active MRI Sheds Light on the Body in Motion

March 18, 2014 12:11 pm | by Reuters | Comments

Researchers in California have developed a new MRI technique which images wrist motion in real time. By capturing multiple scans per second, the team have been able to produce movies showing how one of the most complicated joints in the...

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Surgeons Using 3D Technology in OR

March 17, 2014 12:04 pm | Comments

CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot talks with two Chicago surgeons who are wearing 3D glasses in the operating room. In one procedure, they used the technology to remove a brain tumor via a patient’s nose.        

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Bionic Suit Puts Paraplegics Back on Their Feet

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