Surgery

Breast cancers detected at smaller size in women with implants

Breast augmentation with implants does not interfere with the ability to detect later breast cancers—in fact, cancers may be detected at a smaller size in breasts with implants, according to a study in the April issue of ...

Surgery

Surgical mesh implants may cause autoimmune disorders

Surgical mesh implants, often used for hernia or gynecological repair, may be the reason so many patients report symptoms of an autoimmune disorder, according to a University of Alberta rheumatologist.

Cancer

An artificial mole as an early warning system

Alongside cardiovascular disease, cancer has become the top cause of death in industrialised countries. Many of those affected are diagnosed only after the tumour has developed extensively. This often reduces the chance of ...

Medical research

Light based cochlear implant restores hearing in gerbils

A team of researchers with members from a variety of institutions across Germany has developed a new type of cochlear implant—one based on light. In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the ...

Neuroscience

Cochlear implant success depends on brain circuit organization

A cochlear implant is an electronic device capable of restoring hearing in a profoundly deaf person by directly stimulating the nerve endings in the inner ear. This technology enables people who have become deaf to communicate ...

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