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3D Printing Benefits Prior to Surgery

October 2, 2013 10:08 am | by University of Missouri | Comments

  In the two years since the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering opened a three-dimensional (3D) printing facility, students and faculty from fields as diverse as paleontology, medicine and engineering have used the printers to prepare for complicated surgeries, model extinct crocodiles and build skills for future employment.

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$24M Project Aims to Stop Bioterrorism

September 26, 2013 5:19 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has taken on a $24 million project to develop a unique body on a chip system that could be used to prevent…                     

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The Pulse: Self-Healing Polymer for Wound Care

September 26, 2013 10:51 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

On this episode of The Pulse, brought to you by MDT TV, we're treating wounds with a self-healing polymer, implanting a cure for sleep apnea, printing objects in 3D for the blind, and monitoring vital signs with a shirt. This episode feature: Scientists have created the world's first self-healing polymer that can repair itself without any intervention, offering potential applications in wound care.

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Heart Activity Is Regulated via Communicating Heart Cells

September 25, 2013 11:35 am | by University of Western Ontario | Comments

New research from Western University is leading to a better understanding of what happens during heart failure; knowledge that could lead to better therapeutics or a more accurate predictor of risk. The research--led by Robarts Research Institute scientists Robert Gros, Ph.D., and Marco Prado, Ph.D...

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The Coherex WaveCrest LAA Occluder

September 19, 2013 11:49 am | by Coherex Medical | Comments

The WaveCrest LAA Occluder is an implantable device that seals off the LAA opening so clots cannot escape into the blood stream and cause a stroke. It is a one-time treatment option for patients who would otherwise be on a lifetime regimen of anticoagulation therapy.

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Spatial Reach for Infection and Cancer Detection

September 12, 2013 10:59 am | by Team Consulting | Comments

Team Consulting (a UK-based medical product development consultancy) has 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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How Technology Allowed Me to Read

September 12, 2013 10:46 am | by TED | Comments

Months after he was born, in 1948, Ron McCallum became blind. In this charming, moving talk, he shows how he is able to read – and celebrates the progression of clever tools and adaptive computer technologies that make it possible. With their help, and that of generous volunteers...

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The Pulse: Robots Remove Brain Tumors

September 12, 2013 10:12 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

On this episode of The Pulse, brought to you by MDT TV, we’re removing brain tumors with robots, using MetaboShield to help obesity, regenerating heart tissue, and pairing glucometers with smartphones for ease of use.      

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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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