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Printing 3-D Skeletons

By | April 2, 2013

Plastic bones and organs based on CT scans could educate students or prepare surgeons to perform complicated operations.


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Microbes Affect Weight Loss

By | March 27, 2013

Microbial changes in the gut contribute to a patient’s ability to slim down after gastric bypass surgery.


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Bones Get in Her Eyes

By | December 20, 2012

After undergoing untested cosmetic surgery that uses stem cells to rejuvenate skin, a woman grew bone fragments in the flesh around one of her eyes.


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Robot Mends Hearts in Britain

By | October 24, 2012

A remote-controlled robot helps British surgeons repair heart defects.


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Robots vs. Radiation

By | July 13, 2012

A trial comparing the effectiveness of robotic surgery and radiation for the treatment of throat cancer has begun in Canada.

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Surgical Art

By | June 1, 2012

InĀ 1929 and 1930, Johns Hopkins Medical School surgeon Warfield Firor carried out a series of experiments to determine how long blood could flow between animals with joined circulatory systems. Without using any anti-coagulants, Firor attempted to es


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Avant-Garde Science

By | June 1, 2012

Why naked mole-rats and experimental gene therapies remind me of groundbreaking artists.


The Blood Exchange, Circa 1930

By | June 1, 2012

Early 20th century cross circulation experiments on dogs paved the way for milestones in human cardiac surgery.

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Lighting Up Ovarian Cancer

By | September 20, 2011

A new technique that makes ovarian cancer cells glow white allow surgeons to better visualize the tumors they aim to remove.


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Medical Device Researchers Slanted Trials

By | July 1, 2011

Researchers with financial ties to a company that makes a popular back surgery product overlooked the product’s adverse side effects.



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