Most of us have had a broken bone at some point in our lives and we can all agree that it is not a pleasant feeling. Our skeletal system, though not fragile, is susceptible to an occasional crack or a full-blown broken bone.
Researchers from the University of Bern, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology develop a high-precision, sensor-based surgical robot for spinal operations together with industry partners. Their project is being funded with two million Swiss francs, sponsored by the "BRIDGE" programme of the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Commission for Technology and Innovation.
Background Being unmarried is associated with decreased survival in the general population. Whether married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never‐married status affects outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease has not been well characterized.
There's no shortage of info (and misinformation) out there about when to get pregnant - or when not to. But no matter what your search engine, great aunt, or the random lady standing next to you in line for coffee says, there's no magical right time. However, there are plenty of factors that may offer a sneak peek into the type of pregnancy you'll have. How old you are? Yep, that's definitely one of them.
Imagine taking a pill with an ingestible sensor that takes measurements and sends information wirelessly to your doctor, or a pill that senses changes in your gut microbiome and adjusts its dose accordingly. Ingestible medical devices promise such applications, and many more, but a big challenge is making their power sources safe for our bodies.
Digital health broke out in 2017. We saw more investment than ever before: Over $4.7 billion flowed into a record number of companies. While these record-breaking investments underscore the enthusiasm for new digital health solutions, another revolution was quietly happening just outside the spotlight.
A triple-drug focused remedy method may provide an efficient new treatment choice for power lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) that reduces the chance for the lengthy-time period unintended effects skilled with chemotherapy and is given for a restricted time, not as a day by day lifetime drug remedy.
First of all, a 3D model of the patient was been created before surgery, combining images previously acquired via an MRI scanner, or radiography. On the day of the operation, a 3D image was (virtually) projected on the patient, and helped Dr Grégory in any of his movements and decision making.
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