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Extending the Lifespan of Organs

Extending the Lifespan of Organs

Once outside of the body, human organs have a very short shelf life, ranging from roughly five to just over thirty-five hours. Of course, this puts a major dent in the number of organs available for transplant. The development of ...

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Are Surgical Robots Vulnerable to Hackers?

Are Surgical Robots Vulnerable to Hackers?

In the coming decades, it is believed that an increasing number of surgeries will be performed with real-world teleoperated robots. Unlike other surgical robots, a doctor doesn’t have to share the same room with these machines when operating them. As ...

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How A New Device Could Change Cancer Screenings

How A New Device Could Change Cancer Screenings

Getting tested for cancer is never a pleasant experience. For example, cancer of the esophagus is frequently diagnosed via a biopsy, a procedure in which tissue is extracted from the body. Needless to say, this hardly sounds like anyone’s idea ...

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Detecting Concussion Risk – With a Mouth Guard

Detecting Concussion Risk – With a Mouth Guard

Mouth guards are a common sight in contact sports, such as football and hockey. The importance of this piece of equipment is fairly obvious – the Massachusetts Dental Society estimates that athletes who fail to wear mouth guards are sixty ...

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A New Device for Sleep Apnea Patients

A New Device for Sleep Apnea Patients

It is well known that Americans struggle with sleep – according to a 2012 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 30 percent of American workers get less than six hours of sleep per night. Of ...

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Growing Human Muscle – With Pig Tissue

Growing Human Muscle – With Pig Tissue

Regardless of your level of physical activity, it’s a good bet that you’ll suffer at least a few physical injuries in your lifetime. Many of these bumps and bruises are relatively minor, and the body recovers fairly quickly. Unfortunately, this ...

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