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neurosurgery

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Healing, 'Terminator'-style: Liquid metal could fix severed nerves

Biomedical researchers in China are taking a page from Hollywood, kind of, by using liquid metal to bridge the gap between the two ends of a cut nerve.

By April 28, 2014

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Tiny, maggot-like bot could kill hard-to-reach brain tumors

A light bulb goes off when a neurosurgeon sees plastic surgeons use sterile maggots to remove dead tissue.

By September 6, 2013

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Hi-def fiber tracking helps pinpoint brain damage

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh hope the new imaging technique will help them identify neural connections broken by traumatic brain injuries and other neurological disorders.

By March 5, 2012

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Surgeons use Kinect tech during aneurysm procedures

Kinect is enabling surgeons in London to view and manipulate medical images via gesture and voice control.

By June 1, 2012

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eButton knows if you're a workout warrior or a slug

Prototype gadget is a combination of GPS, accelerometer, camera, and sensors that track everything from time spent at the computer to where you eat out.

By November 9, 2011

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Teen listens to iPod during brain tumor removal

Doctors had to keep Gavin Brooke, an 18-year-old from the United Kingdom, awake during a six-hour brain surgery. So he listened to his iPod.

By December 18, 2008

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My cyborg sister: When life-saving gadgets break down

A piece of silicone less than 2 inches wide keeps my sister alive. When a family member's life depends on a medical device, writes Crave editor Leslie Katz, technology takes on a whole new meaning.

By August 21, 2012

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Microelectrodes help brain signals 'speak'

Using two grids of 16 microelectrodes implanted atop the brain, Utah researchers are one step closer to enabling paralyzed people to speak via their thoughts.

By September 7, 2010

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World's smallest neurostimulator gets green light

The Brio, which treats the symptoms of Parkinson's, gets European approval and is implanted in a 67-year-old man, though it is yet to be approved for use in the U.S.

By September 10, 2009