Researchers develop experimental glue which can soon fix broken bones

This effective glue could provide an optimal solution for acute bone fractures - sudden and painful damage to the bone - that often occur in the case of people with osteoporosis, a condition wherein bone tissue becomes naturally frail with age

Researchers develop experimental glue which can soon fix broken bonesDentists have known how to fix broken teeth for a long time, and different types of adhesives and methods are used depending on the damage that is diagnosed. This process is usually known as ‘bonding.’ The fact that we know how to repair teeth in this way may lead to an assumption that fractured bones […]

In a first, doctors in Texas re-grown soldier’s ear on forearm

U.S. Army surgeons have successfully transplanted a new ear on a soldier who lost her left ear in a car accident. The procedure, involved harvesting cartilage from the soldier's ribs to carve out a replacement, which was then placed under the skin of the forearm to allow the ear to grow

In a first, doctors in Texas re-grown soldier’s ear on forearmShamika Burrage survived a near-fatal car accident two years ago, but not without losing something pretty important: her left ear. Now, thanks to a novel procedure performed at an Army medical centre in Texas, Burrage is getting that ear back in a most unusual way. Plastic surgeons harvested cartilage from Burrage’s ribs to create a […]

Scientist develop skin patch to combat obesity

A research team in Singapore has successfully developed a skin patch made up of hundreds of micro-needles which will help people to lose lots of weight in a short time. The patch targets problem areas such as belly fat and is designed to cut down on adipose tissue formation toning down the stomach

Scientist develop skin patch to combat obesityScientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have created a skin patch that can convert potentially harmful white fat into energy-burning brown fat. In a recent study published in the journal Small Methods, the researchers reveal how the patch reduced fat mass and weight gain over 4 weeks in mice fed a high-fat diet. […]

Scientist create ‘pen’ to help detect cancer within 10 seconds

 The MasSpec Pen works by releasing a tiny droplet of water onto the target tissue, absorbing the chemicals inside of the cells. This droplet is then analysed by an instrument called a mass spectrometer, which can analyse thousands of molecules, and quickly deliver the results to doctors on a computer screen

Scientist create ‘pen’ to help detect cancer within 10 secondsThe device is capable of identifying cancerous cells 150 times faster than conventional technologies and was 96 per cent accurate in tests. Researchers from the University of Texas say that the MasSpec Pen can help surgeons identify which tissue should be removed and which should be preserved, to help patients’ recover. Dr Livia Schiavinato Eberlin, […]

Doctors and engineers team up to create indigenous medical devices in Mumbai 

The first round of MEDHA received an overwhelming response from working professionals and students of medical and engineering streams. The event took place on July 14, 15 and 16. MEDHA is a platform which works on indigenous medical device innovations; it is where interested doctors and engineers can team up to create innovative solutions for unmet clinical needs

Doctors and engineers team up to create indigenous medical devices in Mumbai The first round of Medical Device Hackathon (MEDHA) 2017, organised by the Biomedical Engineering and Technology (incubation) Centre (BETiC) at IIT Bombay, took place at K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering in Mumbai. It received an overwhelming response from working professionals and students of medical and engineering streams. The event took place on July 14, […]

Dr Lahane performs micro-incision cataract surgery live in Chennai 

Micro-incision Cataract surgery (MICS) is a technique used to remove the cataract with micro size cut in the eye. According to experts, there are many benefits of the smaller cut in the eye. Smaller incision causes fewer traumas in the eye because of surgery

Dr Lahane performs micro-incision cataract surgery live in Chennai Cataract surgeries help patients to regain a clear vision. Ophthalmologists have been adopting advanced techniques of removing cataracts from the eyes. In the annual conference which was held by Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society of India, at Chennai,  an advanced technique of doing cataract surgeries was demonstrated. Dr Tatyarao Lahane a renowned ophthalmologist who has performed […]

BETiC brings doctors, engineers together to develop indigenous healthcare technology

It is common to see doctors enjoying engineering tasks like soldering and engineers grappling with medical issues at MEDHA. Some of the participants of previous events held at Mumbai, Nagpur and Bangalore left their jobs to work fulltime on medical devices

BETiC brings doctors, engineers together to develop indigenous healthcare technologyThe Biomedical Engineering and Technology (incubation) Centre at IIT Bombay has created a unique eco-system for indigenous medical device innovation. In July-August 2017, they are organising a series of weekend Medical Device Hackathon (MEDHA), where interested doctors and engineers can team up to evolve innovative solutions for unmet clinical needs. The MEDHA will be held […]

IITB student designs portable dentist chair to aid in dental camps

Dental camps are medical camps organised by dentists for diagnosis and treatment in rural as well as urban areas. This newly designed chair will be a useful accessory for a dental camp. The chair has been accurately designed with minute details which keep the patient’s and dentists’ needs in mind

IITB student designs portable dentist chair to aid in dental campsA properly designed patient chair is a primary need of dentist but while conducting dental camps the transportation of the chair becomes problematic. A post graduate student of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) has come up with a solution for this chair portability problem. Arun Shah, who is in his last year of Masters […]

Pune teen designs ‘automatic blood drawing machine’ wins prestigious award

Pankaj claims that his invention will eliminate the threat of nurses getting infected with different diseases while drawing blood from patients. These are known as ‘needle stick inquiries’ which occur when nurse gets in contact with bodily fluid of the patient

Pune teen designs ‘automatic blood drawing machine’ wins prestigious awardDrawing blood for a test is a routine procedure for the doctors and patients. But, the complications like non-detection of vein, multiple pricking and needle stick injuries commonly occur. While children’s find it terrifying to undergo the process, in case of elderly, locating the vein becomes a difficult task. With an aim to overcome these […]