Surgery

Elderly Can See Longer with NeoVista

Elderly Can See Longer with NeoVista

NeoVista, based in California, is investigating a new treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a medical condition usually found in older adults that results in a loss of vision. Although there are treatments for this ailment, they are invasive and ...

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Seeing Melanoma

Seeing Melanoma

Scientists from Washington University, St. Louis, have developed new technologies that promise to solve one of the most difficult problems melanoma patients encounter. Although few people have this kind of skin cancer, the mortality rate among them is very high. ...

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Ultra High Resolution Video Used in Surgery

Ultra High Resolution Video Used in Surgery

Dr. Steven Palter of New York recently reported the first laparoscopic surgery performed using a high-resolution video camera. Using equipment worth over a million dollars, he and his team were able to obtain one of the clearest views inside the ...

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Brain Surgery With Sound Waves

Brain Surgery With Sound Waves

Researchers from University Hospital Zurich and the Israeli company Insightec Ltd. have developed a new type of brain surgery using high intensity ultrasound beams to precisely heat and destroy damaged brain tissue. Their procedure eliminates the need to cut through ...

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Turning Connective Tissue into Bone

A group of researchers from Linkoeping University in Linkoeping , Sweden, led by Prof. Gunnar Kratz, has successfully created human bone, cartilage, and other tissue types from human connective tissue stem cells. This breakthrough could be a key turning point ...

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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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Swallow a Surgeon

Swallow a Surgeon

Scientists from the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at ETH Zurich (IRIS) are developing tiny robot pills that will be swallowed and then perform surgical operations inside the body. These robot pills will be controlled from outside the body, ...

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