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40 Year Old Deaf Woman Hears For the First Time

Forty year old Jo Milne suffers from Usher Syndrome and was deaf from birth. She recently got bilateral cochlea implants, which allowed her to hear for the first time. The video documents her reaction to the first time the implants were turned on.

Via Geekologie

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Woman Receives a 3D Printed Skull Implant [video]

[Note: The video shows a part of the surgery. If you don’t have the stomach for it, do not watch beyond the 50 second mark.]

3D Printing is well on its way to changing the way we live. From making toys, art, food, cars, and medicine, the technology is making its impact felt in nearly every aspect of modern life. For a 22 year old Dutch woman, the technology has been especially helpful in helping her battle a medical condition.

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BioPen Writes With Living Cells, Repairs Damaged Bones

BioPen 3d for Bone Injuries

Putting 3D Printing technology to greater use, scientists at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) have developed the BioPen. The pen follows a process similar to 3D printing to deposit regenerative stem cells onto damaged bone and cartilage.

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Infographic Takes a Quick Look at Medicine History: 1950 vs Now

Medical technology has made huge advances over time, with innovation, advances in technology and our better understanding of the functions of the human body changing the landscape of healthcare. Of course, changes in lifestyle bring along a whole set of new problems, like those that this infographic highlights in a very quick look and comparison of medical industry in the 1950s vs its present state.

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Bionic Eye Approved, Humans With Laser Sight Coming Soon

USA’s FDA has approved Second Sight’s bionic eye, a development that will help people with degenerative eye disease called Retinitis pigmentosa (RP). The bionic eye is a retinal prosthesis called Argus II that will help restore partial vision in people affected by the disease. Europe approved the device way back in 2011, and with the approval of the USA, the path seems to be very clear for the prosthetic eye.

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Tissue engineer prints dummy biocompatible kidney on stage at TED


In quite an impressive TED talk, medicine specialist Anthony Atala printed a biocompatible model of a human kidney on stage. Yes, that is as awesome as it sounds. Basically, it means that one day it would be possible to grow organs from the patient’s own tissue, rather than having to rely on donated organs. The organ-printing process makes use of 3D scanners to create an image of the organ, and a tissue sample to seed the printer.

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“Pixie Dust” could regrow human limbs

For a long time now, scientists have been studying various insects and animals to find a way to “regrow” human limbs. The solution now appears slightly closer as scientists with a substance called “pixie dust” that has displayed remarkable qualities for healing injuries that may have otherwise led to amputations.