Medical research

BioSA: Bridging the gap with biodegradable metals

Millions of patients all over the world undergo surgical procedures related to bone defect repair every year. With an ever-increasing life expectancy and the issues that come with a decaying skeleton, the number of interventions ...


Additive design signals revolution in reconstructive surgery

Revolutionary implants produced by a Western-based medical device company will soon change the face of reconstructive surgeries for more than just the family pet. Human patients may see the benefits of this technology as ...


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.


Prediction method for epileptic seizures developed

Epileptic seizures strike with little warning and nearly one third of people living with epilepsy are resistant to treatment that controls these attacks. More than 65 million people worldwide are living with epilepsy.


Computational technologies for accurate and safe ear surgery

The three-year EU-funded HEAR-EU project, which was completed at the end of August 2015, has pioneered ground-breaking imaging technology and surgical planning software to improve the likelihood of successful cochlear implant ...

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