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Rebuilding Cartilage and Bone

Rebuilding Cartilage and Bone

Researchers at Orthomimetics of Cambridge, England have developed a joint replacement scaffold that coaxes the joint bones and surrounding cartilage tissue to slowly regrow rather than relying on permanent metal replacement joints. Based on new materials developed at Cambridge University ...

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Improving Speech Intelligibility

Improving Speech Intelligibility

Professor Miriam Furst-Yust from Tel Aviv University in Israel, has developed a new type of ear implant that can improve hearing for the hearing impaired. The device makes it easier to single out and understand speech in a noisy environment. ...

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Robot Improves Partial Knee Replacements

MAKO Surgical Corporation of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has developed a new partial knee replacement system incorporating a robotic arm and 3D imaging, which the inventors say allows for finer control and faster patient recovery time. Incorporating the first robotic arm ...

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New Bionic Eye Could Restore Sight

New Bionic Eye Could Restore Sight

Researchers working for the Boston Retinal Implant Project have been developing a bionic eye implant that could restore the eye sight of people who suffer from age-related blindness. Although the bionic eye will only help individuals that were born with ...

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Artificial Vascular System to Help Grow Tissues

Researchers from Cornell University have engineered micro-channels within a water-based gel that can act as a vascular system. The system can carry and deliver oxygen, sugar, proteins, and other growth factors to the growing tissue. The scientists designed the system ...

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