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No Pulse: How Doctors Reinvented The Human Heart
This 10,000-rpm, no-pulse artificial heart doesn't resemble an organic heart--and might be all the better for it
Doctors Who Work With X-Rays May Be Adapting at the Cellular Level to Withstand Radiation
Doctors whose bodies are regularly exposed to x-rays may be adapting at the cellular level to protect themselves against radiation,...
Robo-Nurses Replace People, Deliver Pills
Hospital robots are saving lives and money
Coming Soon: Disposable Endoscopes Featuring the World’s Tiniest Cameras
A new type of endoscope with a super-small camera on its end could yield cheap, disposable scopes for peering inside...
First Artificial Muscles Used to Control Eyelids
For victims of strokes, serious face injuries, or degenerative muscular diseases, losing the ability to blink threatens to compound their...
Implantable Device Allows Mastectomy Patients to Regrow Own Breasts
While mastectomies save many women from breast cancer, they often leave the subject feeling depressed, unattractive and ashamed. Some women...
Electric Fields Halt Spread of Brain Cancer
Until the naked mole rats yield their secrets, humanity will still have to worry about treating and controlling cancer. And...
Med Students Use P2P File Sharing To Get Restricted Access Papers
While some companies hope an iTunes-like approach to distributing scientific papers on the cheap will get journal articles into the...
Doctor In a Pill
An ingestible electronic device kills cancer while sparing healthy tissue
Freezing the heart to save the life
Two Philadelphia doctors are championing an unconventional new treatment for keeping cardiac-arrest victims alive, with as little brain damage as possible: just give them hypothermia