I’ve posted about several different extremity grafting.. and here is a fairly recent one from China. The case wasn’t anything too crazy, similar to others where emergency treatment was needed to keep the limb alive before it could be reattached.
But this post was more for the photo! Any thoughts?
This is from a little while ago, but it’s so interesting I had to post it! This was actually published in the Journal of Hospital Infection back in December. The study explored the dimensions of hand exposure in the two different methods, and measured the average time being shared in between the two different greetings.
I sure hope they do a follow up study in looking at the effectiveness.
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Thank you so much for your kind words, and I am glad you are enjoying my blog!
Good luck with your goals, and hopefully we will meet one day in the small world of pediatric surgery!
Google Glucose Contact
I think one of the greatest contributions from the so called “tech-bubble” is the creative technology being developed by the tech giants. Here is one amazing thing.
“We hope a tiny, super sensitive glucose sensor embedded in a contact lens could be the first step in showing how to measure glucose through tears, which in the past has only been theoretically possible.”
The chip and sensor would be embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material, while a pinhole in the lens would allow fluid from the surface of the eye to seep into the sensor.
This can save so much efforts of monitoring diabetes. We won’t need any more finger pricking, or difficult devices to monitor blood levels. Rather, we can get this completely connected to our phones and always be aware of whats going on!
This might be the best paper ever written… posted in the JOURNAL OF SUPERHERO MUTATIONAL SCIENCE, This study talks about the biological implications of Wolverine’s ability to regenerate.
Of course it was published by the distinguished researchers Scott Summers (cyclops) and Charles Xavier (professor x).
Really mashes up my love for science with just pure nerdiness.
IPS or induced pluripotent stemcells have been all the rage in the medical community. Just two years ago, the nobel prize was given for creating IPS from skin cells.
More recently, researchers from UCSF used the same technology to create liver cells from skin cells.
“The cells began to take on the shape of liver cells, and even started to perform regular liver-cell functions,”said co-author Milad Rezvani, UCSF Postdoctoral Scholar. “They weren’t fully mature cells yet—but they were on their way.”
Nine months after the transplant, scientists saw a rise in human liver proteins in the mice, which meant that the cells were thriving.
Its exciting to see how fast IPS are being incorporated into transplant technology!
By the way.. I passed the 500th post mark a few posts back. Thanks to everyone that’s been with me so far.. Lets keep it up for 500 more! (actually much more than 500 more :))
A perfect view of the balance between chaos and order within an operating room.
We are constantly hearing about the wonders of 3D printing. A lot of it involves very difficult tissue engineering.. which is great, but there are other uses for it too!
Surgeons at Kosair Children’s Hospital (Louisville Kentucky) used the 3D printer to create a 3D rendering of a child’s heart. Instead of trying to figure out a defect in a heart using the traditional CT scanner, this allows for a better understanding of the nature of the defect and also gives the surgeon an opportunity to create a better plan for the surgery.
The best part of this is that it only cost ~$600 (excluding the price of the printer)! Can anyone buy me a printer?!?
A T2 Virus with its head blown up. The DNA flying everywhere is beautiful isn’t it?