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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘medical technology’

Apple May Be Looking Into Medical Devices [Report]

Apple is one of the biggest companies in the world thanks to its mobile devices. The iPhone and iPad have proven to be big sellers quarter after quarter, but the gravy train can’t last forever. Apple has to be constantly looking for the next big thing, and it may have found it. The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that Apple …

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Researchers Use 3D Printers To Make Cartilage

Cartilage is an incredibly vital component of our bodies. Unfortunately, it can be easily damaged by a variety of diseases and injuries. To replace it, researchers have turned to 3D printers. The Herald Sun reports that researchers at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne have created cartilage with the use of 3D printers. Like other 3D printed body components, the 3D …

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Quadriplegic Woman Ushers In Cyborg Revolution By Feeding Herself Chocolate

All too often do we forget to celebrate the little things in life – like having the ability to freely move our bodies. For some, that’s not an option as they’re confined to a bed or wheelchair for the rest of their lives. Fortunately, new technologies are beginning to give freedom to those who have all but lost it. The …

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Prosthetic Arms Are Becoming Increasingly More Realistic

Prosthetic limbs have come a long way over the years, but a lot of them still can’t replicate the precise motion that natural limbs perform on a daily basis. That’s quickly changing, however, as one company has already given Nigel Ackland, a 53-year-old who lost his arm six-years-ago, a prosthetic arm that functions just as well as any natural arm. …

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These Mice May Lead To Humans Unlocking Regenerative Powers

Humans can’t regenerate wounded areas of the body. Sure, we can grow scar tissue to cover up broken skin, but there’s no real tissue regeneration present. What if humans were able to become like Wolverine from the X-Men and regenerate skin without any sign of trauma? Researchers may have found the answer in two species of African spiny mice. These …

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3D Printers Are Getting Better At Printing Blood Vessels

One of the first major medical uses for 3D printers came around a few months ago when researchers discovered that they could print working blood vessels. It was a breakthrough in medical technology and could one day lead to saving more lives through inexpensive means. That same technology has received another massive breakthrough this week that makes it even more …

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3D Printing Becomes More Awesome With The Help Of Lasers

3D printers are more than just a cool way to make your own plastic models. The technology has numerous medical applications from creating organs to helping a little girl move her arms. Those examples all involve relatively large samples though. What can be done about objects that are less than a nanometer in size? Researchers at the Vienna University of …

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