Chinese Conduct 3D Printed Spinal Implant Trials in Humans

Peking University Third Hospital in Beijing is in the process of conducting human clinical trials with titanium 3D printed spinal inserts. "We started clinical trials on 3D printed implants late last year, and now we have used dozens of such implants for more than 50 patients," 

Mammoth blood proteins could be used in major surgery

The blood from woolly mammoths is helping scientists develop new blood products for medical procedures such as heart and brain surgery.

Woman acquires British accent after routine dental surgery

A woman from Toledo, Oregon has developed a peculiar accent after undergoing routine dental surgery. 

Surgeons use Kinect to speed up cancer surgery

Doctors at a Canadian hospital are using the X-box Kinect during cancer surgery, to speed up operations and reduce the risk of contamination.

Patients' nerves made to glow during surgery

Damaging a patient's nerves during surgery can cause agony - and even paralysis. But nerves are rather hard to see.

First all-robotic surgery and anesthesia performed

Canada's McGill University Health Centre has hosted the world's first operation and anesthesia to be carried out entirely by robots.