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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 ...