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University of Manchester makes made-to-measure skin and bones a reality using inkjet printers

...Projectresearch team, said: "It is difficult for a surgeon to reconstruct anycomplex disfiguring of the face using CT scans, but with thistechnology we are able to build a fragment which will fit exactly. Wecan place cells in any designed position in order to grow tissue orbone."This breakthrough overcomes p...

Artifical cornea lets woman blind 20 years see

...and then sewn into the recipient's eye. First, the surgeon cuts a hole from the center of the donated cornea ...the donor cornea tissue sandwiched in between. The surgeon then removes most of the damaged cornea from the patient's eye so that the new prosthesis can be sew...

Doctors closer to using gene analysis to help trauma patients

...ponse to trauma.?/p> Dr. Ronald G. Tompkins, a surgeon and biomedical engineer at Massachusetts General Hospital, is leading the effort to develop standard operating procedures for the care of burn and trauma patients and increase understanding of the body’s molecular reactions to injury, including infla...

Penn Researchers Use Robotic Surgery

...unter-intuitive movements by surgeons (whereby the surgeon must move his hand to the left in order to move the mechanical device to the right), the daVinci technology affords surgeons the direct, "intuitive" control they exercise in traditional open surgical procedures, seamlessly translating their natural h...

Two new retroviruses—transmitted from animals—identified

...unter-intuitive movements by surgeons (whereby the surgeon must move his hand to the left in order to move the mechanical device to the right), the daVinci technology affords surgeons the direct, "intuitive" control they exercise in traditional open surgical procedures, seamlessly translating their natural h...

Identification of specific genes predicts which patients will respond to Hepatitis C treatment

...author of the study. Dr. McGilvray is a transplant surgeon at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. "By manipulating the products of these genes we might be able to improve treatment responses to this chronic disease." "This i...

Why do aneurysms form? New studies suggest leading role for white blood cells

...In both cases, says senior author and U-M vascular surgeon Gilbert Upchurch, M.D., the rodents that had low n... In an accompanying editorial, Columbia University surgeon M. David Tilson, M.D., notes that the studies bring research on AAA formation and the role of the ne...

Nanotubes inspire new technique for healing broken bones

...graft, bone or synthetic material is shaped by the surgeon to fit the affected area, according to Haddon. Pins or screws then hold the healthy bone to the implanted material. Grafts provide a framework for bones to regenerate and heal, allowing bone cells to weave into the porous structure of the implant, wh...

Surgical Robot 'Scrubs In' At UNC, May Be More Precise Than Conventional Surgery

...imity to the patient. Unlike with laparoscopy, the surgeon is seated across the room from the patient, with a...rists with eight degrees of freedom that allow the surgeon "to bend around corners and work in ways that are much more natural," said Boggess. This allows full...

Screen all at risk for HIV, plus pregnant women

...imity to the patient. Unlike with laparoscopy, the surgeon is seated across the room from the patient, with a...rists with eight degrees of freedom that allow the surgeon "to bend around corners and work in ways that are much more natural," said Boggess. This allows full...

FDA: 'Highly Unlikely' Green Tea Lowers Cancer Risk

...imity to the patient. Unlike with laparoscopy, the surgeon is seated across the room from the patient, with a...rists with eight degrees of freedom that allow the surgeon "to bend around corners and work in ways that are much more natural," said Boggess. This allows full...

Clinical trial to test stem cell approach for children with brain injury

...fter initial treatment and evaluation, a pediatric surgeon will approach the injured child's parents to explain the trial and request permission to enroll the child in the study. If permission is granted, bone marrow will be extracted from the child's hip and then processed to derive two types of progenit...

Penn Surgeons Use Completely Robotic Surgery to Successfully Treat Prostate Cancer

...ng down the motion of the robotic instruments, the surgeon can perform extremely precise, intricate movements...d a few feet from the patient. At the console, the surgeon operates four robotic “arms?and “wrists?using hand and foot controls. One of the robotic arms holds ...

Scientists learn to predict protein-stabilizing ability of small molecules

...ng down the motion of the robotic instruments, the surgeon can perform extremely precise, intricate movements...d a few feet from the patient. At the console, the surgeon operates four robotic “arms?and “wrists?using hand and foot controls. One of the robotic arms holds ...

Cells from amniotic fluid used to tissue-engineer a new trachea

Pediatric surgeon looks to fetal cells to repair birth defectsResear...cts -- in this case, even before birth. Pediatric surgeon Dario Fauza, MD, who led the study, will present the team's work on OOctober 8 at the American Acade...

Bacteria that cause tooth decay able to survive without important biochemical pathway

...ns suffer from tooth decay. Considered by the U.S. surgeon general to be a "silent epidemic," tooth decay is a chronic childhood disease that affects five times more children than asthma and is estimated to result in 51 million lost school hours. In an effort to understand how best to combat the tooth-decay...

Genetic key to growth of new arteries is identified

...o blocked arteries. A team led by SFVAMC vascular surgeon Rajabrata Sarkar, MD, PhD, has demonstrated in mice that the MMP2 gene is essential for the growth of new arteries when the femoral (leg) artery is blocked. The team also identified and described, for the first time, the specific DNA sequences of t...

Guiding principles for facial transplantation unveiled

...cument concludes with 10 Guiding Principles that a surgeon should consider before undertaking facial transplantation for a patient. The principles address such issues as: appropriate patient selection; medical facility selection; patient informed consent; patient psychological evaluation; proper institutiona...

Terahertz imaging may reduce breast cancer surgeries

...nducting the study. "This technology could aid the surgeon in immediately identifying residual cancer after t...the need for subsequent procedures by allowing the surgeon to analyze tissue samples during the initial excision procedure. Terahertz light is located between...

For one Stanford doctor, the beat goes on during open-heart surgery

...Hospital surgery room on a recent afternoon, heart surgeon Kai Ihnken demonstrated how he repositions the bea...year-old man undergoing triple bypass surgery. The surgeon reached into the chest, lifted the beating heart out, then craned his neck to the side, just so, sea...

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