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IT Management

Flexible Robotic Worm Optimises Surgery

2015 17 Nov

Surgeons may one day be able to remove tumours from within the inner ear in a less invasive fashion — ie, without removing the entire mastoid bone. All they will need to do is cut a tunnel of 5 mm in diameter through the bone using a miniature robot named NiLiBoRo. The robotic "worm" can adjust its path while drilling through bone to steer around sensitive... Read more

IT Management

Handheld Device Can Detect Melanoma

2014 11 Aug

Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer in the US. Approximately 76,690 men and women were diagnosed with it in 2013. While only 5 percent of all skin cancers are due to melanoma, it is the primary cause of 7 percent of deaths related to skin cancer. Moreover, the incidence of melanoma is increasing at a much faster rate than any other cancer, providing... Read more