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Tissue bioengineering for cardiac repair is a field of intense study. The protocols for heart muscle tissue culture are well established, but the cells that make up laboratory-engineered cardiac tissue often differ from those in the human body. This is… Read more →
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Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL; Pasadena, CA) are developing an endoscope with a miniature stereo camera designed to produce 3D images from inside the brain to assist in brain surgery. The camera is a… Read more →
Scientific collaborators at Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine have been working on new technology to help surgeons on the battlefield receive guidance from remote specialists when dealing with difficult trauma cases. There are existing systems that allow a… Read more →
Engineers at the Univ. of California, San Diego, have developed a mouth guard that can monitor health markers, such as lactate, cortisol and uric acid, in saliva and transmit the information wirelessly to a smartphone, laptop or tablet.
The technology,… Read more →
Laparoscopic surgery relies on using rigid endoscopic cameras to visualize patient’s anatomy. This requires a separate incision and places the camera right over the working area where there’s often lots of splatter and condensation that gunks up the lens. At the… Read more →