Welsh biker has face rebuilt using 3-D parts

Mar 14, 2014

Welsh biker has face rebuilt using 3-D parts

A British man who suffered horrific facial injuries in a motorbike accident has had pioneering surgery to rebuild his face using 3-D printed parts. Stephen Power from Cardiff, Wales, is thought to be one of the first trauma patients to have a procedure in ...

Dec 21, 2013

Human trials start for artificial heart

French biomedical firm Carmat said Friday it had begun the first human implant trial of its prototype artificial heart, which aims at overcoming shortages of organs available for transplant. The operation, which took place Wednesday at the Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris, “went satisfactorily,” ...

Nov 28, 2013

Wheelchairs steered at flick of driver's tongue

An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. To use this wireless system, users must first get their tongue pierced with a magnetic stud that resembles jewelry and acts like a joystick. Researchers reported ...

Sep 4, 2013

Suicide victim's organ donation wish denied in China

A man who texted police in China to donate his body and organs to science before hanging himself was denied his final wish because he had not applied in advance, official media reported Wednesday. “I have decided to donate my body and all my ...

Apr 19, 2013

Mother donating kidney to son dies in surgery

A kidney donor has died during a transplant operation for the first time in Japan, the Japan Society for Transplantation said Thursday. The 65-year-old woman suffered massive bleeding and died during endoscopic surgery to remove a kidney for transplantation into her son at Doujin ...

Mar 22, 2013

Leukemia therapy lifts hopes in study

A leukemia therapy in which a patient’s lymphocytes are genetically modified to attack the tumor cells causing the disease has shown dramatic effects in five patients, according to a new study. The treatment appeared to eliminate cancer cells that had grown back after initially ...