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3D Printing an Osteoporotic Mandible to Aid in Surgery | Medical Blog

Together with maxillofacial surgeon, Erik Nout, MD, DDS, PhD, I prepared a stereolithography file of the above 3D-printed mandible. Speaking about the 3D print, Dr. Nout says: “The 3D-printed

Using Nanoparticles for Faster, More Accurate Cancer Detection | News Brief

Using light-emitting nanoparticles, Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection

Successful Implantation of Heart Pump with Power Cable Behind Ear | News Brief

Under the system to provide medical treatment to end-stage heart failure patients, a group that is ineligible for heart transplantation, in response to their requests, Osaka University

Beating Heart Patch is Large Enough to Repair the Human Heart | News Brief

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have created a fully functioning artificial human heart muscle large enough to patch over damage typically seen in patients who have suffered

Digital Scan of the Eye Provides Accurate Picture of a Person’s General Health | News Brief

Personalized medicine or “precision medicine” is the most significant trend in 21st century medicine. “It’s all about the right treatment for the right patient at the right

3D Printing Aids Fistulotomy | Medical Blog

Dr. Brouwers, with the help of colleague David Zimmerman, MD, explains how 3D printing of a perianal fistula internal opening makes for easy assessment of treatment options and patient education.

3D Printing a Q Fever-Infected Aortic Aneurysm | Medical Blog

Aortic infection is a rare, but severe condition. Primary infection with Coxiella burnetii bacteria in patients with chronic Q fever is notorious in the southern part of

FDA Approves Pill with Sensor that Digitally Tracks if Patients have Ingested their Medication | News Brief

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first drug in the U.S. with a digital ingestion tracking system. Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole tablets with sensor) has

Engineering Non-Immune Cells to Kill Cancer Cells | News Brief

Researchers have reprogrammed normal human cells to create designer immune cells capable of detecting and destroying cancer cells. researchers have recently used T-cells engineered in the laboratory

Bringing 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hands to Third-World Countries | News Brief

3D printing is commonly used in first-world countries. However, 3D printing can be of added value in third-world countries as well. Prosthesis for children are normally handmade

Know Your ICD-10 Code | News Brief

ICD-10, which is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, contains codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints,

New Real-Time Health Monitoring Platform Allows Physicians to Manage Patients with Chronic Disease Between Office Visits  | News Brief

Physician-friendly OMS Chronic Care Coordinator (OMS C3®) software launches to reduce hospital readmissions by monitoring the health of patients who are at home.

Introducing a New Blog on 3D Printing in Medicine | Feature

First, I would like to thank Physician’s Weekly for the opportunity to blog here. From time to time, I will provide 3D printing news, my opinion on that news, and coverage of the future of 3D printing in medicine. 

Know Your ICD-10 Code | Feature

ICD-10, which is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, contains codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints,

Common Molecule Can Be Genetically Engineered to Allow Scientists to Program the Actions of a Cell | News Brief

Led by Professor Alfonso Jaramillo in the School of Life Sciences, new research has discovered that a common molecule — ribonucleic acid (RNA), which is produced abundantly

Discovery of Chromosome Motor Supports DNA Loop Extrusion | News Brief

It is one of the great mysteries in biology: how does a cell neatly distribute its replicated DNA between two daughter cells? For more than a century,

New Mobile App Can Easily Screen for Pancreatic Cancer By Taking a Selfie | News Brief

Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst prognoses — with a five-year survival rate of 9 percent — in part because there are no telltale symptoms or

New Handheld Spectral Analyzer Uses Smartphone to Detect Disease | News Brief

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed technology that enables a smartphone to perform lab-grade medical diagnostic tests that typically require large, expensive instruments.

Circular RNA Linked to Brain Function For First Time | News Brief

While hundreds of circular RNAs (circRNAs) are abundant in mammalian brains, one big question has remained unanswered: What are they actually good for? In the current issue

New Kinds of Brain Cells Revealed in Study | News Brief

Under a microscope, it can be hard to tell the difference between any two neurons, the brain cells that store and process information. So scientists have turned

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