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Prosthetics
New Amputation Surgery Technique May Lead to Better Control of Prosthetics
new amputation surgery
Prosthetics
New Amputation Surgery Technique May Lead to Better Control of Prosthetics
A new amputation surgery technique developed at MIT reconnects muscle pairings and may lead to better prosthetic control — and less pain.
February 21, 2021

A new amputation surgery technique developed at MIT reconnects muscle pairings and may lead to better prosthetic control — and less pain.

Surgery
Man's Double Hand & Face Transplant May Be First to Succeed
face transplant
Surgery
Man's Double Hand & Face Transplant May Be First to Succeed
Five months post-surgery, a double hand and face transplant recipient shows no signs of transplant rejection, suggesting the procedure was a success.
February 7, 2021

Five months post-surgery, a double hand and face transplant recipient shows no signs of transplant rejection, suggesting the procedure was a success.

AR
First AR-Assisted Knee Replacement in America Is a Success
ar-assisted knee replacement
AR
First AR-Assisted Knee Replacement in America Is a Success
The United States’ first AR-assisted knee replacement surgery was a success, marking another milestone for the use of AR in healthcare.
January 27, 2021

The United States’ first AR-assisted knee replacement surgery was a success, marking another milestone for the use of AR in healthcare.

AR
Doctors Use AR Surgery to Implant 3D-Printed Eye Socket
AR surgery
AR
Doctors Use AR Surgery to Implant 3D-Printed Eye Socket
Doctors in Israel used a combination of AR surgery and 3D printing to repair a patient’s damaged eye socket quickly and efficiently.
January 23, 2021

Doctors in Israel used a combination of AR surgery and 3D printing to repair a patient’s damaged eye socket quickly and efficiently.

Healthcare
Jaw Joints Grown From Fat Could Alleviate TMJ Pain
TMJ Pain
Healthcare
Jaw Joints Grown From Fat Could Alleviate TMJ Pain
Researchers have grown new jaw joints for pigs from fat-sourced stem cells, and the technique could one day cure TMJ pain, or even knee pain, in people.
October 18, 2020

Researchers have grown new jaw joints for pigs from fat-sourced stem cells, and the technique could one day cure TMJ pain, or even knee pain, in people.

Medical Innovations
A New Way to Heal Badly Broken Bones with Electrical Stimulation
electrical stimulation
Medical Innovations
A New Way to Heal Badly Broken Bones with Electrical Stimulation
A new bone scaffold delivers electrical stimulation to broken bones, speeds up the healing process, and then simply dissolves into the body.
July 6, 2020

A new bone scaffold delivers electrical stimulation to broken bones, speeds up the healing process, and then simply dissolves into the body.

Future of Medicine
Using Ebola to Fight Brain Cancer
Using Ebola to Fight Brain Cancer
Future of Medicine
Using Ebola to Fight Brain Cancer
A lab-altered Ebola virus can hunt human brain cancer cells without killing healthy cells.
By Julia Sklar
April 30, 2020

A lab-altered Ebola virus can hunt human brain cancer cells without killing healthy cells.

Neuroscience
Brain Implant Restores Sense of Touch in Man With Paralysis
Brain Implant
Neuroscience
Brain Implant Restores Sense of Touch in Man With Paralysis
Researchers have used a brain implant to help a man with paralysis both move his arm again and regain a sense of touch.
April 29, 2020

Researchers have used a brain implant to help a man with paralysis both move his arm again and regain a sense of touch.