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 ...Read More »
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Could 3D Printers Revolutionize Organ Transplants?
It might sound impossible to believe, but there may come a day when donated organs come not from a human, but from a printer. Yes, you read that right ‒ medical researchers are attempting to use three-dimensional printers to manufacture ...Read More »
Hearing with the Tongue? It’s Not as Far-fetched as it Sounds
If your hearing isn’t what is used to be, you’re hardly alone – according to the Hearing Loss Association of America, roughly one in five adults suffer from some degree of hearing loss. To think of it another way, this ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Exploring the Body with a Fold-Up Robot? It May Be Possible
How’s this for a news story ‒ a team of scientists create a robot that can fold into a different shape, carry certain items, swim, walk and even destroy itself. As crazy as that may sound, an international team of ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Hope for Aging Hearts: Is Young Blood the Key?
Most people generally assume that aging is simply an unavoidable fact of life – age forces our skin to wrinkle and sag, our joints to ache and the body to become more susceptible to injury and illness. Likewise, the aging ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »