World’s first super-microsurgical intervention with ‘robot hands’ at Maastricht UMC+
Surgeons operate on lymphatic vessels of 0.3 millimeters using Microsure surgical robot
Plastic surgeons at Maastricht UMC+ have used a robotic device to surgically treat lymphedema in a patient. This is the world’s first super-microsurgical intervention with ‘robot hands’. The surgeons used the robotic device to suture vessels of 0.3 to 0.8 millimeter in the arm of the patient. The robotic device, created by Eindhoven company Microsure, enhances the surgeon’s precision, making this type of procedure easier to perform. The patient is doing well and the surgeons are enthusiastic. The news of this extraordinary operation has been announced on 27 September, at the 26th World Congress of Lymphology, in Barcelona. Continue reading “World’s first super-microsurgical intervention with ‘robot hands’ at Maastricht UMC+”
MIR sensors in life science applications- Presented by Robert Weih, nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies
The use of laser sources in gas sensing applications has been increasing in recent years. Tunable laser absorption spectroscopy (TLAS) has proven to be a versatile tool in a variety of sectors. In life sciences it is e. g. applied for breath gas analysis and liver function diagnosis. The mid-infrared wavelength region, especially between 3 and 6 μm, is of particularly high interest for spectroscopic sensing applications. Interband Cascade Lasers (ICLs) with continuous wave operation throughout this wavelength range serve as ideal light sources for sensor instruments.
The presentation discusses the advantages of mid-infrared instruments over commonly used systems, gives an insight into the concept and basic performance of ICLs and highlights a few application examples.
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Researchers have developed a new three-drug delivery system for cancer treatment, especially metastatic melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer – and shown that the system may have particular value with cancers like this that often spread through the lymphatic system. Continue reading “Researchers Develop New Drug Delivery System for Cancer Treatment”
A new nanoparticle developed by University of Michigan researchers could be the key to a targeted therapy for cardiac arrhythmia, a condition that causes the heart to beat erratically and can lead to heart attack and stroke.
The disease affects more than 4 million Americans and causes more than 750,000 hospitalizations and 130,000 deaths per year in the U.S. alone. Continue reading “New Nanoparticle Developed by University of Michigan Researchers Could Be Key to Targeted Cardiac Arrhythmia Therapy”
MIT researchers are developing tiny devices made from polymer wrapped carbon nanotubes that detect insulin, nitric oxide and fibrinogen — simplifying and automating diagnostic tests. Continue reading “MIT Researchers Develop Implanted Nanotube Sensor Simplifying Diagnostic Tests”
The NSF‘s ASSIST center, based at NC State, is using nanotechnology to build clinically accurate, self-powered health monitoring technologies.The team, led by Veena Misra, is developing tiny devices harvesting energy from body heat (which creates thermal energy) and body motion (which creates mechanical energy). They can be used on various areas of the body. Continue reading “Nanotechnology Used for Building Accurate, Self-Powered Health Monitoring Technologies (Video)”
A wearable pressure sensor that is both highly sensitive and cheap to produce could aid the development of prosthetic skin, touch-on flexible displays and energy harvesting, as well as changing the way vital health signs are monitored. Continue reading “Gold shapes up as new-age sensor”
A simple, reusable glucose sensor could lead to a low-cost test for diagnosing and monitoring diabetes in clinics. The device, which consists of silver nanoparticles embedded in a hydrogel, can detect glucose in urine samples just as accurately as commercial tests. But unlike those tests, it can be used hundreds of times, and its color-change readout is easy to interpret. Continue reading “Low-cost, Reusable Glucose Sensor”