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Surgical Techniques

Image: Scientists have achieved a breakthrough in collaborative magnetic microrobotics (Photo courtesy of University of Twente)

Collaborative Magnetic Microrobots Open New Horizons for Promising Biomedical Applications

In the future, a couple of robots smaller than a grain of salt could go inside the body and work together to perform surgeries involving all kinds of complex tasks. More...
25 Oct 2023
Image: New insight into immune response forges a path toward improved medical implants (Photo courtesy of NIH Medical Arts)

Improved Medical Implants Could Influence Immune System to Help Instead of Harming the Body

The findings of a new study could help lay the groundwork for designing medical devices that could work in harmony with the immune system, rather than against it. More...
25 Oct 2023
Image: The Aurora EV-ICD system has received FDA approval to treat abnormal heart rhythms and sudden cardiac arrest (Photo courtesy of Medtronic)

First-Of-Its-Kind Implantable Defibrillator Technology Treats Abnormal Heart Rhythms and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

A first-of-its-kind implantable cardioverter-defibrillator offers a single device and single procedure with the lead positioned outside the heart and veins to minimize the risk of long-term complications. More...
24 Oct 2023
Image: Oxygen vacancy boosting Fenton reaction in bone scaffold towards fighting bacterial infection (Photo courtesy of Central South University)

Innovative Method Combats Bacterial Infection Post Artificial Bone Transplantation

A new innovative method can prevent bacterial infection after artificial bone transplantation by enriching H2O2 from the microenvironment and enhancing the ability of Fenton reaction to functionalize bone scaffold with antibacterial properties. More...
24 Oct 2023
Image: The Micromate robotic system has received FDA clearance for use with CT guidance (Photo courtesy of Interventional Systems)

Needle-Based Intervention Robot Compatible with both Fluoroscopy and CT

Micromate from Interventional Systems has become the first needle-based intervention robot available for sale in the United States that is compatible with both fluoroscopy as well as CT. More...
23 Oct 2023
Image: Air pressure within the two channels of the robotic catheter tip determines whether it deflects left or right (Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins University)

New Soft Robotic System to Streamline Brain Surgery

Researchers have developed a foundational model for a soft robotic tool and control system that could give surgeons better control and precision within the brain while performing difficult neurosurgeries. More...
23 Oct 2023
Image: The first ever device to monitor transplanted organs detects early signs of rejection (Photo courtesy of Northwestern University)

First-Ever Implantable Device Detects Organ Transplant Rejection Three Weeks Earlier Than Current Methods

A first-ever device to monitor transplanted organs can sense warning signs of rejection up to three weeks earlier than current methods. More...
20 Oct 2023
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