Surgery

Repairing tendons with silk proteins

Just mentioning a ruptured Achilles tendon would make anyone wince. Tendon injuries are well known for their lengthy, difficult and often incomplete healing processes. Sudden or repetitive motion, experienced by athletes ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Surprisingly low Shanghai COVID death count spurs questions

Lu Muying died on April 1 in a government quarantine facility in Shanghai, with her family on the phone as doctors tried to resuscitate her. She had tested positive for COVID-19 in late March and was moved there in line with ...

Surgery

Antimicrobial coating to improve implants

Infections after hip replacements and from orthopedic device procedures can be complicated and lead to painful and repeat surgeries, with the chance of "superbugs" leading to fatality.