Tailor-Made Organ Implants
‘…So far, only a few organs have been made and transplanted, and they are relatively simple, hollow ones — like bladders and Mr. Beyene’s windpipe, which was implanted in June 2011. But scientists around the world are using similar techniques with the goal of building more complex organs. At Wake Forest University in North Carolina, for example, where the bladders were developed, researchers are working on kidneys, livers and more. Labs in China and the Netherlands are among many working on blood vessels…’
Doctors Communicate with Brain-damaged Man
The first time a severely brain injured patient has been able to relay clinically relevant information to their doctors, is being touted as a new way to possibly improve their quality of care
‘For more than a decade, Scott Routley has been living in a vegetative state.
‘He can’t talk. He can’t move. And although his eyes are open, no one is sure whether he can see.
‘But now, for the first time, doctors caring for the 39-year-old London, Ont., man say they know he’s not in pain.
‘And they learned it from Routley himself, by analyzing his brain waves when they asked him.
‘”This was a landmark moment for us because for the first time, a patient can actually tell us information, important information about how they’re feeling and their current situation,” said lead researcher Dr. Adrian Owen on Tuesday…’
Ways to Cancer-Proof Your Home
Cancer Causing Magnets That May Be In Your Home
‘When it comes to cancer, you probably want to do what you can to avoid it. But how do you do that when it seems like everything around you poses a cancer risk? Here are seven important steps to removing the most obvious cancer risks from your home. They include checking for and removing: radon, nonstick-coated pots and pans, makeup and personal care products with toxic ingredients, BPA-lined cans and bottles, cleaning products and air fresheners, toxic building materials, furnishings and household cleaning supplies, as well as common pesticides and weed killers…’