Business / Tech Feb 28, 2019

Doctor performs first 5G surgery

Next-generation wireless technology is taking the medical world a crucial step closer to robots performing remotely controlled surgery, a doctor in Spain said Wednesday after carrying out the world's first 5G-powered telementored operation. Doctors have telementored surgeries in the past using wireless networks, but blazing ...

World / Science & Health Sep 29, 2016

Scientists fix fractures with printed synthetic bone

Scientists in the United States have successfully treated broken spines and skulls in animals using 3-D-printed synthetic bone, opening the possibility of future personalized bone implants for humans to fix dental, spinal other bone injuries. Unlike real bone grafts, the synthetic material — called hyper-elastic ...

Delicate preemie survives heart surgery in Okayama

National / Science & Health Oct 30, 2015

Delicate preemie survives heart surgery in Okayama

A hospital said Friday it successfully operated on a highly premature newborn for tetralogy of Fallot, a complex heart condition comprising four separate defects. Okayama University Hospital said it was the first such surgery ever completed successfully in Japan. Cardiovascular surgeon Shunji Sano, who carried out ...

National / Science & Health Mar 24, 2015

Survey finds high death rate after complex liver surgery

Alarmed by a spate of deaths following laparoscopic operations last year at Gunma University Hospital, a surgeons association has surveyed other medical institutions and found a worryingly high death rate nationwide. The Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery surveyed 212 medical institutions in January and found ...