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Augmented reality system helps medical professionals

Birmingham - The coming together of medics and technologists has shown how a mixed reality system can allow medical practitioners to view and effectively interact with virtual replicas of patients' organs, bones and body parts.

Surgical Robotics: The Next 25 Years

Cambridge - A new report has cast a futuristic gaze towards surgical robots and autonomous systems over the next twenty-five years. The outcomes indicate an enhanced role for machines in making medical decisions and assisting surgeons in performing complex tasks.

Novel skin closure device set for launch

A new skin closure device that works without needles has been developed. Called ClozeX, the process has received considerable attention from the medical community.

Drinking ground coffee improves nose and throat surgery

Barcelona - Researchers have produced a so-termed 'granular jamming cap', which is filled with coffee grounds. This contraption can improve the accuracy of the tracking systems used by surgeons for nose and throat surgery.

Success with bioengineered human livers

Cincinnati - Scientists working on the development of artificial human livers have shown some success by bioengineering human liver tissues. The livers were generated from healthy and usable human liver tissue from human pluripotent stem cells.

Is tricolsan the answer to surgical site infections?

The use of triclosan-coated sutures could be effective for the prevention of surgical site infections, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This takes the form of a new guideline.

World's heaviest man goes under knife in Mexico

Guadalajara - The world's heaviest man, who at one point weighed almost 600 kilogrammes (1,300 pounds), has undergone successful gastric bypass surgery, his doctors in Mexico said.

Can epilepsy be tackled through surgery?

Boston - New technology, based on a computational approach, makes surgery a more viable option for patients with epilepsy. This is for situations where standard medications are not proving to be effective.

500kg Egyptian sheds half her weight after India surgery

Mumbai - The "world's heaviest woman" has shed half her weight -- around a quarter of a tonne -- in the two months she's been in India for treatment, doctors said.

Super-flexible glass created for medical devices

A new type of glass, which is very flexible, has been invented for medical devices. This for use within the microscopic world. Here brittle materials are holding back what is possible.

Solar-powered skin developed for prosthetic limbs

Glasgow - Prosthetic limbs and bionics continue to advance, restoring mobility to patients who have suffered injuries. One new innovation is powering artificial limbs with energy derived from solar power.

Nine US deaths linked to breast implant-associated cancer

Washington - Nine women are believed to have died in the United States from a rare cancer linked to breast implants, US health officials said Tuesday, with more than 350 cases of the disease recorded nationwide.

Maverick Italian surgeon's seventh transplant patient dies

Stockholm - A seventh patient of Italian surgeon Paolo Macchiarini, accused of misconduct after claiming to have carried out groundbreaking synthetic organ transplant work, has died, her father said Monday.

Wearable robotic tools developed for surgery

Bristol - Wearable robotic implements and devices are being developed to aid surgeons when performing complex surgical techniques. The latest developments relate to keyhole surgery where accuracy and precision are key.

'World's heaviest woman' has surgery in India, loses 100 kgs

Mumbai - Indian doctors said Thursday that an Egyptian who is believed to be the world's heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilograms (220 pounds).

Rush for 'Barbie' vagina has experts stumped

Paris - A rush of women going under the knife for designer genitals has taken even plastic surgeons by surprise and divided medical professionals on the ethics and benefits of "labiaplasty".

Freezing fat: What's new in beauty

Paris - Move over liposuction, the new fad in fat is freezing it.As plastic surgeons, dermatologists and beauticians from around the world gather in Paris to analyse trends at the IMCAS aesthetic congress, here is some of what's new:- Freezing fat...

Pioneering new surgery repairs baseball star's elbow damage

Seth Maness, who played for St. Louis Cardinals, has regained the chance to continue his career following pioneering elbow surgery. A serious injury ended Maness' career last season. Now, thanks to a successful operation, he is free to sign up again.

Surgical forceps removed from man after 18 years

Medics in Vietnam have extracted surgical forceps from a man. The forceps had been inside the man’s body for 18 years; the man had not known he was carrying the medical equipment.

Patient’s own stem cells used to heal burns

In an important scientific breakthrough a company has devised a spray, based on stem cells, that helps skin to regenerate after it has been badly burned. This is a replacement to skin grafts.

Regenerating body parts might be possible

Washington - Regenerating body parts sounds like the stuff of science fiction. However, researchers studying worms that are capable of regeneration, think that a closer understanding could lead to a human being able to regenerate a limb one day.

Essential Science: Surgeons detect cancer using sound

London - Medical technologists have successfully deployed advanced technology based on sound that helps them to perform precise operations to remove tumors and to protect healthy tissue.

In Lebanon, saving the hearts of Syrian refugee babies

Sidon - Nine-month-old Amena al-Helou's skin sizzles as the surgeon cauterises an incision in her chest, beginning a heart operation at a south Lebanon hospital to save the Syrian refugee's life.

New technique allows medics to watch a brain tumor glow

Using an experimental bio-paint, scientists have gained the ability to watch a brain tumor glow. Using this improved visual ability this will make surgical procedures more accurate.

3D printed biomaterial promises better bones

A newly formulated biological material, that can be produced via a 3D printer, promises an advancement in medicine by helping to support and to build stronger bones.

Man accidentally receives a hemorrhoids opereation

A man in China experienced something he never expected to experience. He accidentally received an operation for hemorrhoids.

Mini-robots being trialed to test out medical procedures

To deliver drugs within the human body and for precise surgery, micro-sized robots are being considered. One of the research centers developing robotic devices is Drexel University.

Japan watchdog warns men against quick foreskin snip

Toukyo - A consumer group is warning Japanese men to exercise extreme caution before undergoing foreskin surgery after a spate of eye-watering mishaps on the operating table.

Would you trust a robot to sew up your appendix?

Washington - A robot has been used to operate on soft tissue for the first time. This wasn't a human controlled device; the robot operated "autonomously," according to a computer program.

U.K. health services make a stand against obesity

One third of hospital trusts in the U.K. are refusing to treat people who are classified as obese for routine surgical procedures. Those classed as obese are told to come back when they have lost weight.
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A typical picture of a bulky pacemaker. We soon may have devices like these that are both tiny and e...
A typical picture of a bulky pacemaker. We soon may have devices like these that are both tiny and efficient.
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Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) has a 3D camera and the ability to see near-infrared wavelength...
Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) has a 3D camera and the ability to see near-infrared wavelengths.
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A French surgeon left a pair of surgical pliers inside a woman s womb during a caesarian operation.
A French surgeon left a pair of surgical pliers inside a woman's womb during a caesarian operation.
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The surgical bot is named STAR  or Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot.
The surgical bot is named STAR, or Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot.
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File photo: The first Google Glass monitored surgery is to be performed in Madrid  Spain.
File photo: The first Google Glass monitored surgery is to be performed in Madrid, Spain.
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North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un
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Britain s Prince William (R)  president of the Royal Marsden NHS (National Health Service) Foundatio...
Britain's Prince William (R), president of the Royal Marsden NHS (National Health Service) Foundation Trust, watches as head surgeon Pardeep Kumar (L) performs surgery for the removal of a bladder tumour on a male patient during a visit to the Royal Marsden hospital in London November 7, 2013
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A typical dog cone
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Dr Luz Perez-Schwartz monitors anesthesia during surgery.
Dr Luz Perez-Schwartz monitors anesthesia during surgery.
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Pitcher Yu Darvish returned to the Texas Rangers this past year after undergoing Tommy John surgery ...
Pitcher Yu Darvish returned to the Texas Rangers this past year after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2015.
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Anonymous teen face.
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Doctors perform surgery
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A Vietnamese man has had scissors removed from his abdomen that were left behind during surgery 18 y...
A Vietnamese man has had scissors removed from his abdomen that were left behind during surgery 18 years ago, after he reported a stomachache
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A surgeon using the  Preceyes surgical robot.
A surgeon using the Preceyes surgical robot.
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File photo: An operating theater.
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Surgery on right hand of N. Houser
The world s first Google Glass monitored surgery will be performed in Madrid  Spain on Friday.
The world's first Google Glass monitored surgery will be performed in Madrid, Spain on Friday.
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A patient getting laser eye surgery
A patient getting laser eye surgery
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Scientists have claimed that advanced tissue engineering techniques  such as freeze-drying heart val...
Scientists have claimed that advanced tissue engineering techniques, such as freeze-drying heart valves after cellular materials have been removed and storing the biological scaffolds for later transplanting, could revolutionize the field of reconstructive heart surgery.
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Photo of an operating theater
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