“GastroShield,” a Sprayable Gel to Prevent Bleeding

June 18, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

A gel for shielding surgical wounds
“To develop GastroShield, the team [at MIT] used a polymer called pluronic, which is a [MORE]

Surgical Approach to Inoperable Pancreatic Tumors

June 4, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Novel procedure could allow for removal of previously inoperable pancreatic tumors
“A clinical trial will seek to understand if a novel [MORE]

Bioabsorbable Stickers to Detect Life Threatening GI Complications

May 21, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Researchers develop small, bioabsorbable stickers to detect life-threatening GI complications
“Leaks of the acidic fluid from the digestive tract into the [MORE]

Printing Living Skin into Wounds for Scar-Free Surgery

May 7, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Scar-free surgery prints living skin (and maybe hair) right into wounds
“Ozbolat and the Penn State team had previously used two [MORE]

Tissue Soldering

March 19, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanothermometry-enabled intelligent laser tissue soldering
“Here, intelligent laser tissue soldering (iSoldering) with integrated nanothermometry is introduced as a promising yet unexplored [MORE]

First Partial Heart Transplant

March 12, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Duke reports success in world’s 1st partial heart transplant
“Nearly a year after a newborn received the world’s first partial heart [MORE]

Soft Robotic Catheter for Beating Heart Surgery

February 27, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

A shape-shifting robotic catheter could make heart surgery safer
“Based on an octopus-inspired device previously created by Ranzani, it incorporates a [MORE]

Gastric Cancers Produce a Highly Indicative Biomarker

January 9, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Identification of stromal cell-derived factor 4 as a liquid biopsy-based diagnostic marker in solid cancers
“Here, we [gastroenterological surgeon at Nagoya [MORE]

Closed-Loop Anesthesia Delivery [CLAD]

January 2, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Closed-loop control of anesthetic state in nonhuman primates
From the Picower Institute at MIT: “By combining neurophysiology, real-time signal processing, control [MORE]

A “Smart Scalpel” 

December 12, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

A generative force model for surgical skill quantification using sensorised instruments
“Here we [at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland] describe a [MORE]

Pressure Sensor for Minimally Invasive Surgery

November 7, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Revolutionizing the field of minimally-invasive surgery in Singapore
“Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a novel aero-elastic [MORE]

Genetically Engineered Pig for Human Organ Transplant

October 24, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pig Kidney Xenotransplantation Performing Optimally After 32 Days in Human Body
“Surgeons at NYU Langone Health have transplanted a genetically engineered [MORE]

Molecular Profiling Brain Cancer During Surgery

September 5, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

AI tool determines brain cancer genome during surgery
“A new tool developed by researchers at Harvard Medical School (HMS) uses artificial [MORE]

Success with Experimental Fetal Brain Surgery

August 1, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Doctors have performed brain surgery on a fetus in one of the first operations of its kind
“Doctors [at Boston Children’s [MORE]