Neuroscience

A simple blood sample indicates how serious a head trauma is

A simple blood sample to diagnose patients with traumatic brain injury is an innovation enabled by researchers at Örebro University. In a new study, reported in Nature Communications, they have identified biomarkers in the ...

Medical research

A non-hormonal pill could soon expand men's birth control options

Women have many choices for birth control, ranging from pills to patches to intrauterine devices, and partly as a result, they bear most of the burden of preventing pregnancy. But men's birth control options—and, therefore, ...

Medical research

Making innovations in surgery safer

A study to help surgical innovations be developed more safely and efficiently has published a 'core outcome set' for new surgical techniques and devices in the Annals of Surgery. The COHESIVE study, led by National Institute ...

Surgery

Next-generation implants will be biodegradable and non-invasive

EPFL engineers have developed a neural interface that disappears harmlessly in the body after several months and allows natural tissue to grow back. What's more, it can be implanted in a patient's blood vessel rather than ...

Ophthalmology

New research may revolutionise cataract treatment

World-leading eye experts have made a breakthrough that could potentially change the way cataracts are treated—with potential for drug therapy to replace surgery.

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