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  • Making 3D printed ears for disfigured children

    Monday 6th October 2014

    Five years ago, few people had heard of 3D printing, but now computer generated images are being used to create body parts. Scientists at University College London are using 3D printing to create ears to be implanted onto children with severe disfigurements in the first clinical trial of its kind...

  • Children's cardiac surgery RVH move to Dublin 'would take time'

    Wednesday 24th September 2014

    It would take "one to two years" for a Dublin hospital to build up capacity to take on the demands of children's cardiac surgery from Belfast, a senior paediatric cardiologist has said. Outgoing Stormont health minister Edwin Poots said an expert review had found the service should move from the ...

  • Pioneering 3mm laparoscopic surgery offers patients smaller scars and quicker recovery

    Monday 15th September 2014

    A Leeds consultant at St James’s University Hospital is one of the first surgeons in the world to perform a 3mm laparoscopic cholecystectomy, using Surgical Innovations’ (SI) unique 3mm clip applier. Consultant Giles Toogood used SI’s brand new LAP3 procedure kit to remove 36 year-old Felic...

  • Early lung cancer diagnosis saved study test volunteer

    Tuesday 9th September 2014

    A Dundee woman discovered she had lung cancer after volunteering in an experimental blood test. Shirley Dolan gave a blood sample as part of a Dundee University study pioneering early detection techniques for the disease. The 58-year-old former smoker "never even had a cough" before she was diagn...

  • Medical glue 'can fix broken heart'

    Thursday 28th August 2014

    A medical superglue has been developed that has the potential to patch heart defects on the operating table or stop bleeding on the battlefield. The new adhesive may eventually replace stitches and staples in heart, gut and blood vessel surgery, says a US team. Tests on pigs show it can seal ca...

 
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