Oncology & Cancer

Improving cancer diagnostics through microfluidics

Dr. Raphael Pollock has earned the reputation as one of the world's best surgical oncologists for patients facing one of the toughest cancers to treat, sarcoma. Frequently these tumors start out in the very deepest recesses ...

Medical research

Directly printing 3-D tissues within the body

In the TV series Westworld, human body parts are built on robotic frames using 3-D printers. While still far from this scenario, 3-D printers are being increasingly used in medicine. For example, 3-D printing can be used ...

Surgery

Link found between gut bacteria, successful joint replacement

Having healthy gut flora—the trillions of bacteria housed in our intestines—could lower the risk of infection following knee and hip replacement surgeries, while an unhealthy intestinal flora may increase the risk of ...

Cardiology

New device could allow your heartbeat to power pacemaker

An experimental device converted energy from a beating heart to provide enough electricity to power a pacemaker, in a study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2012.

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