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A nanofibre thread designed for use in medical sutures could enter clinical trials later this year in surgery to repair injured shoulders.
The thread, known as Bioyarn, has been developed by researchers at Oxford University. They hope to begin testing… Read more →
Injecting a mini diagnostic lab into your body may make the time-consuming trial-and-error approach used to find the right cancer drug a thing of the past. Two devices – one already tested in a handful of people – promise to… Read more →
Medtronic landed the CE Mark of approval to introduce its Micra pacemaker in Europe. This is the world’s smallest pacemaker, and because it’s implanted via transfemoral route completely inside the heart it doesn’t need or use cardiac leads. Moreover, there’s… Read more →
A wearable device that emits low-level electrical fields can slow the progression of glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer, and extend patients’ lifespans, a major clinical trial at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and more than 80… Read more →
When the Dragon spacecraft is propelled into space atop a Falcon 9 rocket this week on a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS), it will be carrying an artificial muscle material developed by Lenore Rasmussen and her company… Read more →