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Titan Medical's New Robotic System

September 11, 2013 11:01 am | by Titan Medical | Comments

The SPORT™ Surgical System prototype successfully demonstrates the key features of the system. These include two multi-articulating instruments, each capable of moving with seven degrees of freedom and an intra-abdominal 3D HD vision system.

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Post-Operative Cancer Treatment Technology Unveiled

September 11, 2013 10:10 am | by Team Consulting | Comments

Award-winning medical design and development company Team Consulting has today unveiled an innovative concept that has the potential to address two significant unmet clinical needs; early detection of cancer regrowth following surgery and detection of infection within chronic wounds.

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RapidFIRE: New Kidneys, Livers Are Stepping Stones

September 10, 2013 2:41 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Chinese researchers have started 3D printing kidneys out of living cells, providing the stepping stones to 3D-printed, fully-implantable organs. So, what's keeping these things from starting a new revolution in organ transplantation?  

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Living Kidneys 3D Printed in China

September 9, 2013 9:39 am | by China View | Comments

Researchers at a university in eastern Zhejiang Province have used a 3D printer to create living kidneys, which is expected to be used for transplants in the future.              

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Semi-Automatic Catheter Insertion Gun Seeks to Reduce Pain in Hospitalized Children

September 3, 2013 11:59 am | by Biodesign Israel | Comments

Students at the Hebrew University Biodesign program develop a handheld device for rapid and safe IV insertion. Biodesign is a multi-disciplinary, team-based approach to medical innovation, created by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hadassah Medical Center in partnership with Stanford University.

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Identifying the Better Blood Glucose Monitor for Burn Care

August 29, 2013 3:53 pm | by UC Davis | Comments

Burn patients are at risk for high blood glucose levels, or hyperglycemia, due to the body's stress response. Intensive insulin therapy, which is commonly used to keep glucose under tight control, significantly reduces mortality and morbidity. But not all glucose monitoring systems are created equal.

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Google Glass Used to Broadcast Surgical Procedure

August 28, 2013 2:03 pm | by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | Comments

During this procedure at the medical center’s University East facility, Dr. Christopher Kaeding wore the device as he performed ACL surgery on Paula Kobalka, 47, from Westerville, Ohio, who hurt her knee playing softball. As he performed her operation at a facility on the east side of Columbus, Google Glass showed his vantage point via the internet to audiences miles away.

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Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans: A Pilot Study

August 28, 2013 10:23 am | by University of Washington | Comments

A video of example trials from a pilot study of direct brain-to-brain communication in humans conducted by Rajesh Rao, Andrea Stocco, and colleagues at the U of Washington, Seattle. Using electrical brain recordings and a form of magnetic stimulation, Rajesh Rao sent a brain signal to Andrea Stocco on the other side of the UW campus, causing Stocco’s finger to move on a keyboard.

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Mind-Reading Headset Monitors Brainwaves

August 27, 2013 11:49 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on Kickstarter, we are monitoring our brainwaves and moving objects with just our thoughts with the Emotiv Insight, a 5-channel, wireless headset from Tan Le, founder and CEO.             

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Helping the Body Regrow Nerves

August 22, 2013 12:45 pm | by NSF | Comments

Combat, cancer and accidents can all cause devastating nerve injuries. Now, with help from the National Science Foundation, researchers at the University of Florida are working to use the latest technology to help the body regrow nerves.

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The Pulse: Growing Human Body Parts

August 22, 2013 10:36 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

On this episode of The Pulse, brought to you by MDT TV, we are regenerating limbs, building better brain implants, engineering 3D tissue, and measuring consciousness.               

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Concept Animation of Nanorobotic Atherosclerosis Plaque Removal

August 15, 2013 9:47 am | by Nanobotmodels | Comments

Atherosclerosis is a major cardiovascular disease involving accumulations of lipids, white blood cells, and other materials on the inside of artery walls. Since the calcification found in the advanced stage of atherosclerosis dramatically enhances the mechanical properties of the plaque, restoring the original lumen of the artery remains a challenge.

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Ambient Backscatter Eliminates Power Needs for Wireless Device Communication

August 13, 2013 5:18 pm | by University of Washington | Comments

University of Washington engineers have created a new wireless communication system that allows devices to interact with each other without relying on batteries or wires for power. The new communication technique, which the researchers call “ambient backscatter,” takes advantage of the TV and cellular transmissions that already surround us around the clock.

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The Future of Intubation

August 9, 2013 12:01 pm | by Hebrew University of Jerusalem | Comments

Graduates of the Hebrew University’s Biodesign program revealed a robotic intubation device that automatically identifies the lungs using an infrared source and navigates toward it. The device was successfully tested on cadavers at Hadassah Medical Center, and clinical trials will begin as soon as next year.

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Missouri Woman Builds Lego Leg to Inspire Others

August 9, 2013 11:58 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

As a child, Christina Stephens filled her parents' home with castles and pirate ships made of Legos. When she put her Lego-building skills to work to make a prosthetic leg out of the children's toy, she became an Internet sensation.     

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