Mayo Clinic patient’s first impressions with bionic eye

Mayo Clinic: “Bionic Eye implant offer hope of restoring vision”

This is a breathtaking moment where a man can see his wife again after almost a decade.

Dr. Lezzi explains the procedure

Source: Mayo Clinic

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Titan Krios: The insanely powerful $4m 3D microscope that could unravel cancer’s secrets

This is what sweat looks like up close - incredible 3D images are possible with the FEI Titan Krios telescope

This is what sweat looks like up close – incredible 3D images are possible with the FEI Titan Krios telescope

Scientists at Monash University in Australia have installed a powerful new microscope that is able to show atoms and molecules in super high definition 3D images, and could help to unravel the secrets of cancer and other diseases.

Read more: IBT

Diabetes Technology Inches Closer To An Artificial Pancreas

The pancreas, shown with the much smaller gall bladder, produces insulin that regulates glucose levels in the body.

Every person who uses insulin to manage diabetes wants what they don’t have — a replacement for their malfunctioning pancreas. And though the technology isn’t yet to the point of creating an artificial pancreas, it’s getting a lot closer.

Read more about it: NPR

Gamers Help Scientists Analyze 2.5 million Tumor Samples

A very inventive way of how to let ordinary people help reaserchers through gaming…

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Reverse the Odds, a mobile game developed by Cancer Research UK andChannel 4, invites users to find patterns in real tumor tissue in order to help scientists learn more about cancer.

This video explains what it is all about:

Source: BigThink

3D printing of body parts soon no longer to be science fiction?

Japan researchers target 3D-printed body parts

  Japanese scientists say they are on their way to being able to create custom-made skin, bone and joints using a 3D printer.
  Several groups of researchers around the world have developed small masses of tissue for implants, but now they are looking to take the next step and make them functional.

  Tsuyoshi Takato, a professor at the University of Tokyo Hospital, said his team had been working to create “a next-generation bio 3D printer”, which would build up thin layers of biomaterials to form custom-made parts.

  His team combines stem cells—the proto-cells that are able to develop into any body part—and proteins that trigger growth, as well as synthetic substance similar to human collagen.
  Using a 3D printer, they are working on “mimicking the structure of organs”—such as the hard surface and spongy inside for bones, Takato said.

  In just a few hours, the printer crafts an implant using data from a Computer Tomography (CT) scan.

  These implants can fit neatly into place in the body, and can quickly become assimilated by real tissue and other organs in the patient, the plastic surgeon said.

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Japan researchers target 3D-printed body parts

Japanese scientists say they are on their way to being able to create custom-made skin, bone and joints using a 3D printer. Several groups of researchers around the world have developed small masses of tissue for implants, but now they are looking to take the next step and make them functional.

Read more: PhysOrg

Japanese robot a tireless aid in dementia care

Pepper is a humanoid robot being developed by SoftBank Mobile Corp. to help provide indefatigable care for elderly nursing home patients with dementia.“Pepper,” a humanoid robot, is supposed to act as a conversation partner for elderly nursing home residents with dementia.

With a rising number of elderly people suffering from dementia several companies have started to focus on improving their quality of live. This robot is said to be the fist one able to read emotions.

More info: thestar