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Advances in imaging technology are transforming how scientists see the cellular universe, showing the form and movement of once grainy and blurred structures in stunning detail. But extracting the torrent of information contained in those images often surpasses the limits… Read more →
A research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST; Gaithersburg, MD), working with the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, has demonstrated a dramatically improved technique for analyzing biological cells and tissues based on characteristic molecular vibration “signatures.”… Read more →
Pioneering work using touchless technology for vascular surgery is now being extended to neurosurgery.
Dr Mark Rouncefield and Dr. Gerardo Gonzalez from the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University were part of a collaborative team from Microsoft Research,… Read more →
3D printing has proved very useful in the health and medical sectors. The technology has been used to produce custom insoles, a mouthpiece for sleep apnea sufferers and even a replacement skull. Now, BMW has produced custom thumb orthoses for… Read more →
Traditional bariatric surgery for weight loss has benefited thousands of people, but many who are interested in it are concerned about the incisions and some of the potential side effects involved. USGI Medical out of San Clemente, CA is about… Read more →
The availability of robust cell-surface markers for identifying and isolating adult stem cells is essential for studying both their normal in-vivo function during tissue renewal and for evaluating their contribution to cancer. We have shown Lgr5, a Wnt target gene… Read more »
This summer an empty retail unit in Hammersmith’s Kings Mall will be temporarily transformed into the Heart & Lung Repair Shop. Creative and curious visitors to of all ages can discover how these vital organs are far more complex than… Read more »