What would a tumor feel like? Sadness? Despair? Hope? Surgeons will soon know, thanks to a device invented by Leeds University, England, which lets users judge the cancerous state of tumors, along with the best way to go about treatment.
For the first time in history, a patient has been implanted with a synthetic windpipe that was created using the patient's stem cells and a replica of his original windpipe. It's amazing even though it kinda looks like PVC piping
It's always amazing to look back at how terribly simple things once were. These pop-up books, for example, are intricately layered to show the various organs in a human body. Doctors would use 'em for practice surgery runs. [Laughing Squid]
My background is writing partially thought-out gadget blog posts, so you'll forgive me this brief moment of juvenile amazement:Holy cow surgeons have the craziest tools! Is the SPIDER something you surgeons out there are regularly playing god with, or what?
We were just about to stuff Nintendo's Flash Focus vision game into the snake oil file when White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski revealed he actually improved his hitting through daily use of the software. Like many of the White Sox batters last year, Pierzynski stunk, and to come around he played Flash Focus in the off…
According to the experiments by the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Centre team, playing some Wii games improve surgeons' performance. The study pitted a group of eight trainee surgeons, who spent one hour on the Wii, against normal trainees in a surgery virtual reality simulator. However, only a few games help this: