Category Archives: Surgery

Gender and Medicine

Although we live in the 21st century, the problem of gender bias is unfortunately still relevant, even in medicine. This is particularly true for surgical specialties. In surgical specialties one’s technical skill can be put into question due to one’s

Gender and Medicine

Although we live in the 21st century, the problem of gender bias is unfortunately still relevant, even in medicine. This is particularly true for surgical specialties. In surgical specialties one’s technical skill can be put into question due to one’s

Tumors that Glow in the Dark

Dr. Liu from the Technical University of Michigan is developing a fluorescent probe that might help light up tumor cells. Some of the properties of this probe include: the ability to penetrate deep tissues, its infrared properties make the malignant

Tumors that Glow in the Dark

Dr. Liu from the Technical University of Michigan is developing a fluorescent probe that might help light up tumor cells. Some of the properties of this probe include: the ability to penetrate deep tissues, its infrared properties make the malignant

Quadriplegic Man Feeding, Scratching Himself for First Time in Years

At Case Western University a quadriplegic man was able to move his right arm. Electrodes arrays were implanted to read signals from his motor cortex of his brain. The patient’s thought to move his hand and a computer analyzed it

Quadriplegic Man Feeding, Scratching Himself for First Time in Years

At Case Western University a quadriplegic man was able to move his right arm. Electrodes arrays were implanted to read signals from his motor cortex of his brain. The patient’s thought to move his hand and a computer analyzed it

A Look into the Gut

In June 2016 scientists implanted a transparent graphene sensor with a customized abdominal window for simultaneous optical and electrical recording of the enteric nervous system in mice in vivo. This use of technology to learn more about the ENS is

A Look into the Gut

In June 2016 scientists implanted a transparent graphene sensor with a customized abdominal window for simultaneous optical and electrical recording of the enteric nervous system in mice in vivo. This use of technology to learn more about the ENS is

New ‘flight simulator’ technology gives neurosurgeons peek inside brain before surgery

Much like pilots-in-training that practice with “flight simulators” before landing any actual planes — a new, FDA-approved technology has been developed to allow neurosurgeons to practice complex surgeries before they cut into their patients. They create a realistic, customizable 3D simulation

New ‘flight simulator’ technology gives neurosurgeons peek inside brain before surgery

Much like pilots-in-training that practice with “flight simulators” before landing any actual planes — a new, FDA-approved technology has been developed to allow neurosurgeons to practice complex surgeries before they cut into their patients. They create a realistic, customizable 3D simulation

Surgical robot use criticized in new report

The use of the da Vinci surgical robot in benign gynecology has been controversial. A recent study showed that robotically assisted adnexal surgeries (such as an oophorectomy) had slight increased rates of complications (though statistically insignificant) and costs almost double that of the

Surgical robot use criticized in new report

The use of the da Vinci surgical robot in benign gynecology has been controversial. A recent study showed that robotically assisted adnexal surgeries (such as an oophorectomy) had slight increased rates of complications (though statistically insignificant) and costs almost double that of the

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute Opens First-of-its-Kind Research Stem Cell Clinic for Cardiac Patients

New clinic offers a scientific approach to assess the benefits of stem cells to repair damaged or diseased cardiovascular tissues! Full article: http://goo.gl/FKtMZl

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute Opens First-of-its-Kind Research Stem Cell Clinic for Cardiac Patients

New clinic offers a scientific approach to assess the benefits of stem cells to repair damaged or diseased cardiovascular tissues! Full article: http://goo.gl/FKtMZl