Tagged: Cancer

A year-old baby rides unfettered on a homemade wheelchair

Eva Moore get homemade wheelchair

The Moore’s family in Edmonton, Canada, is one strong family, and their newest member, the little one-year-old Eva Moore a very special kid. The miracle baby survives with permanent spinal cord damage, which has left her unable to walk. Despite the odds, Eva is inspiring everyone around by adapting to the tiny wheelchair her parents have put together, so that Eva can move about independently and do most of the things other kids of her age can do. Read More…

Spanish doctors implant 3D printed rib cage and sternum inside a cancer patient

3D printed rib cage and sternum

3D printing has lately played a very important role in medical science, to be particular in saving lives of people and giving them a new reason to enjoy it to the fullest. Good example of 3D printing saving someone’s live include a 3D printed skull for a patient suffering from chronic bone disease. The latest instance is the implant of a 3D printed rib cage and sternum inside a 54-year old Spanish cancer patient who had sarcoma tumor removed from his chest and major part of ribs too at the Salamanca University Hospital.
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Breakthrough cancer detection technology detects mouth, throat cancer through breath

EPFL cancer detection Technology

Cancer is the third largest cause of deaths reported globally as late detection also reduces number of treatable victims drastically. However, a team of researchers led by Nico de Rooij in Neuchatel worked at SAMLAB in collaboration with EPFL to develop, perhaps, the quickest method available for detection of certain type of cancer cells. This device can detect cancer in mouth and throat only. Highly accurate micro-sensors are developed for this device, and they measure cancer signatures in breath. All a person will have to do is to breathe out into a mobile device to make the detection possible, that’s it. The team collaborated with the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel to test the device on real patients, who were either sick or had gone through a surgery for throat cancer. The results verified that the technology is accurate and the sensors were extremely efficient and effective. Read More…

DermoScreen iPhone app detects skin cancer at early stages

DermoScreen iPhone app detects skin cancer

Having cancer can be the worst thing that can happen to an individual and if it is skin cancer then it is even worse. Efforts to detect skin cancer at the earliest possible stage is something that researchers around the globe are looking for, and Hyperspectral Camera is one example of that. And now George Zouridakis, a professor of engineering technology at the University of Houston has developed an app that uses your iPhone as a skin cancer detector. DermoScreen app that functions with an accessory that goes by the name Dermoscope, magnifies the iPhone camera view and tracks for any signs of melanoma.
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Hyperspectral camera detects skin cancer in under 5 seconds

cancer detecting hyperspectal camera by VTT

Researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed a lightweight hyperspectral camera capable of detecting skin cancer, their precursors, skin tumors and actinic keratosis in a matter of few seconds. The camera covers a large field of view, approximately 12 cm at any instance of time enabling detection of larger areas of skin for any early signs of cancer. The camera reveals what is not visible to the eye and gives the user any sign of early cancer, helping in taking the course of action for prevention of the skin cancer.
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